We went camping last weekend and while we were there we explored some local trails.
We found a fun incline (that lead to no where) and tried climbing it.
When on a trail I am typically in MANUAL gear select, X Mode ON, and Traction Control OFF.
This is the best combination I've found for the car to work. This is true for what I was doing now too.
The car easily climbed the incline with some momentum.
I then tried crawling up it to see if I could 'stall' the car.
Sure enough I did. At a slow enough speed it bogs into some computer non sense where the traction control can't figure out where to send the power.
I have talked about disabling the system before and decided to try this incline with no control systems on.
I pulled the 7.5 fuse listed on the interior fuse panel. All the computer systems were disabled then.
I then tried crawling the same incline and the car immediately started spinning the rear wheel in a low spot (open diffing/diagonal spin). It threw a lot of dirt and made a mess.
The car couldn't go any further. AWD still seemed to work as the rear wheels were spinning.
Conclusion: The computer systems in these cars are very good. Even if they seem to be a hindrance at times.
I got the whole thing on video if anyone wants to see.