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Old 11-04-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Unhappy 2012 Sahara Unlimited

Hi I just bought a 2012 Sahara Unlimited due to it having 4x4 capabilities and reliable in snow conditions. We had our first snowfall a couple of days ago and the jeep was fishtailing all over the place. When I bought the jeep i changed the tires to knobby ones thinking this would help in our severe winters. I was very disappointed to say the least!.. Even in 4wd it still slid all over the place! It was embarrassing!...something I'm missing?..I am taking the jeep across the mountains in the middle of the winter in December and now i'm not so sure..
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new JEEP!!! Snow is easy for any 4X4 with decent tires but the ice underneath isn't easy for anything without chains or tracks. When you are pushing snow well up over the hood you will see the 4X4 advantage.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
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Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this area and post you questions there:

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Old 11-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Welcome Aboard! Knobby tires do well in deep snow and mud. On packed snow you want tires with lots of siping; something not usually found on knobby tires.
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Welcome, just go slow and easy, that should work...
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Hey, Welcome!

Mud tires just don't do well in packed snow, ice, or even slush.

All Terrain tires, or a combo type tire normally do much better then a straight up mud tire.

Mud tires(MT's) have big chunks of flat rubber for tread. snow and all terrain(AT's) tires have slits in treads that give the tires grip in the snow.

I bought a pair of AT's for winter driving to switch out with my MT's during winter... The difference is big.

But there are some really, really nice combo tires like the Duratracs... but they cost a boatload.

Hope this helps. And like they already said, you can post that question in a different section of this forum and get a lot more answers.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum!

If you're near a Walmart take a look at the wrangler authoritys. I've gotten 80000 mileage out of them so far and they do amazing in snow mud rain and sand. I love them! I used to have mud tires on my Rubi and they didn't do very well

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