I think that's actually called ACC, Adaptive Cruise Control...😉😎
I used to hate it, but now I love it...😎Agreed- I HATE ACC! My wife’s Honda has it and on the rare occasion that I drive her car I turn it off.
I have them too, maybe a little more firm, but I like that, like a comfy racing seat. I have zero issues with them...😎I have the heated and vented seats. They are very comfortable. It may be different leather from non vented, though. Tougher and not as supple?
Mine really didn't, but tires are key. Obviously going to a "real A/T" from the stock Destination A/T, not a real A/T, can effect handling and ride quality, depending on the tire and the size. I have the MFC 2" lift, and the top strut reinforcement collars, which I recommend for all Cherokees, that's it. Lifting your Trailhawk, or any Cherokee is a fairly precise install, and must be done correctly. There have been MANY examples of how not to do it, and the drama associated right here on this forum. As far as tires go, I chose to go with 245/70's, not a huge difference, and no cutting, trimming, and grinding required. Some have chosen to go bigger and wider, but my analysis is this, it just creates more risk for premature wear and tear on an already somewhat fragile drivetrain to begin with. As for the tires themselves, I researched them for about 6 months before I chose the Toyo Open Country A/T III's. I've run many sets of A/T's through the years, and these are by far the best. The balance between offroad, and excellent street manners is unmatched and impeccable. A/T's have come a long way in just the last few years for sure. My Trailhawks offroad capabilities (I don't get too crazy, as I have dedicated offroad toys for that), and winter driving condition manners are 200% better than stock, and street manners are for the most part unaffected, and just as comfortable as it was stock. It's why I call her my "Cowboy Cadillac", and I'm not even a Cowboy...LOL!!!😉😎I wonder if road manners change with a 2" lift and the oversized off road tires? I am sure some of you know!
are you a mud-slinger?
No, I hate mud, I go around the mud holes. That stuff is too hard to clean off, and get out from all of the cracks and crevices. I like keeping mine clean and shiny. LOL!!! There's normally not a lot of mud out here here in the western high desert most of the time anyway...😉😎are you a mud-slinger?
I run the non LT. They're the SL 110T. The LT's, and E load rated tire in any brand are designed for much heavier vehicles than our KL's, and therefore are very stiff, and will definitely effect the ride quality and handling. I've run many sets of BFG KO2's and though they are definitely the best for pure damn toughness, they are still an LT, even in a 245/65. I found the street manners between the Toyo‘s and the KO2's not even close...😎I also would keep the size original and continue to carry the firestone full size spare. Which load rating did you get? I see there are two for the size you purchased. Does a higher load rating also result in a tougher tire that can take sharp rocks better off road?
Great questions!!! Well as far as the speedometer, at 60mph it might be 1 1/2mph off, and at 80mph, which is about where I cruise at highway speed most of the time, it's about 2mph off. Fuel mileage was only noticeable at first when they were brand new, and it dropped 1-2, but after they broke in, it was relatively the same as with the stock Destinations. My mileage varies a lot because the 2.0T is just such a fun running engine to drive, and does vary substantially depending on how you drive it. Under normal conservative driving I generally average 23-24 mpg in the winter, and 24-25 in the summer, which is about normal, and I'm not super conservative most of the time. I can get as high as 27 mpg on road trips using the ACC set around 78 mpg, and maybe better if I slowed it down to 70, but our legal speed limit out here is 80mph outside of the metro areas...LOL!!!😉😎Sounds like you found a nice balance in an A/Ttire for the TH. Taking note for when it’s time to replace the Destinations. Two follow up questions. 1 - what has been the MPG impact of switching to the Toyo’s? 2 - with them being a slightly different size, is the MPH accurate, or slightly off from programming? If off, how much?
Side note, I’ve appreciated your info in a variety of posts as a new TH owner. Thanks for your contributions and assistance to us TH newbies.
I can't help you with those, as I've never run a dedicated winter tire on anything. I will say that the Toyo‘s have no trouble digging through the snow, and are definitely the best A/T in the snow that I have ever run. We don't get a lot of ice out here, and the beauty of living in Utah is, we don't have a shortage of salt out here, and they do a really good job of taking care of the roads with it...😉😎My only other consideration will be whether I get an actual winter tire (I LOVE Michelin ICE-X from previous experiences) or not. I know my Destinations are not as good at stopping as the ICE-X, so I might grab a set of them next fall for our Michigan winter weather.