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Throttle Out | JL Hill Descent Control Tested

How Good is the JL Wrangler’s Hill Descent Control?

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 15, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series, Ryan Huck takes a 2018 JLU to Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA to test the Hill Descent control (HDC). This new feature, available in the JL Wrangler, is only intended for low speed off-road driving. When HDC is activated in 4-low, it automatically applies the brakes while descending hills at speeds below 30 MPH.

“I’m usually not a big fan of computer assistance while driving, but the downhill assist does come in handy on the trail in some situations.  People that are new to off-roading will get good use out of this feature!” – Ryan Huck

While using this feature, the driver has control over the exact speed the vehicle will descend—even over bumps, stair steps, and jagged rocks.
In addition to his explanation, Ryan walks through, step-by-step, how to activate HDC as well as demonstrating the feature’s capabilities in real-life situations on the trail. Using two different areas of the park for his demonstrations, Ryan tests how well the HDC can handle a variety of trails and surfaces.

Watch it here:  https://www.extremeterrain.com/throttle-out-jan2019-2.html
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About ExtremeTerrain

ExtremeTerrain.com is a leader in providing enthusiasts with aftermarket Jeep Wrangler and Toyota Tacoma parts and accessories. Located just outside Philadelphia, PA, ExtremeTerrain is dedicated to providing Wrangler and Tacoma owners with the best parts and customer service while also ensuring the conservation and protection of off-road trails. Visit http://www.extremeterrain.com

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