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Is there some way to disable this?

I can see where it comes in handy on trails, but for normal day in and day out driving it sucks! I don't know what kind of Mental Masturbation the engineers were doing to make them think this is a good thing to leave on all the time, but a cut-off switch or bypass would have been nice.

I have a steep driveway and backing into my garage to hoist my hardtop off sucks with this "Feature". I stall the engine because of this at least twice a week...after driving 20+ years without it, it is hard to get use to.

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Should be in the owners manual for the disable. I use 4low if I need to back up something steep.(yes on dry pavement) Zero clutch slippage.

I'm fine with it. It's very predictable since the brake pedal firms up on daily driving. It's very nice on the trail.

I would say the easiest way to make a disable for it for your situation would be to put the reverse input on a toggle. It won't let it roll forward in reverse, so cut that input and it will let i roll forward in reverse

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I like the HSA feature. I think finding 6th gear and reverse is more painful than the HSA feature.

Perhaps you would have second thoughts if you didn't live in Kansas.
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Ok...I guess I should re-phrase my question. My HSB works great in 4L, it prevents the Jeep from rolling backwards if in a fwd gear and visa-versa. The problem is in 2H, the break just holds way to long. If I stop on a hill and try to take off again that damn break is still holding preventing me from moving ... unless I want to smoke my clutch. It won't release instantly like it does in 4L.

I've driven a stick for the past 30 years...for normal everyday driving, I don't need help from this feature.

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Ok...I guess I should re-phrase my question. My HSB works great in 4L, it prevents the Jeep from rolling backwards if in a fwd gear and visa-versa. The problem is in 2H, the break just holds way to long. If I stop on a hill and try to take off again that damn break is still holding preventing me from moving ... unless I want to smoke my clutch. It won't release instantly like it does in 4L.

I've driven a stick for the past 30 years...for normal everyday driving, I don't need help from this feature.
No need to smoke the clutch, it just needs to see forward motion. I give a little rpm and more of a 'pop' when i let go of the clutch and go.

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No need to smoke the clutch, it just needs to see forward motion. I give a little rpm and more of a 'pop' when i let go of the clutch and go.
nope...that's the way it works in 4L, but in 2H it continues to hold for the 3 to 5 seconds. I guess I should have the stealership have a look at it.

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Perhaps you would have second thoughts if you didn't live in Kansas.
Well ya know...some of the ramps at the MALL are pretty steep.

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