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Old 12-13-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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It snowed last night and today and I did not go play in the snow with my jeep. I am a nervous driver. It was about 2-3 inches, a lot here. Because I live off a country road with a lot of curves and hills there was a lot of wrecks and problems on the road last year during a snow storm they officially closed the road this time. At least 3 wrecks in a small area before they did. Hubby came back from driving dtr to work in her grand cherokee and sd he was not going in to work. I called in too as I leave work at 8 pm and figured ice everywhere by then. Here is what I found when we finally went out at 4:30.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
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Prob a good idea...I've already seen where a couple posters in the last couple days have wrecked their rigs. I'd stay in the woods or atleast off the pavement where other cars are. LOL

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Old 12-13-2010, 04:49 PM   #3
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Curvy, hilly, backroads aren't much fun to drive in snow...even with 4WD. 4WD will help you go forward, but not stop or turn (well...it helps a little with the turning...more stability anyway). That said, we got a couple inches here and I was out having fun in 2WD! But no backroads...all in town. Hope we get one of those freak 16" of snow kinds of storms. But if not, I'm likely heading up to Chicago New Years...maybe they'll have some
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:59 PM   #4
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I would get out there the best way to get better it practice practice find an empty parking lot and drive 2wd/4wd but be safe
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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I'm a scaredy cat. With my 4 wd blazer that my hubby now drives, I was known for getting him to pick me up (after he got a ride to my work) just to drive me home in bad rain in the dark. I am a jeep loving wimp. I think I will be more adventurous when it is warmer. Just driving with the top down will be different for me. I didn't use to be this way. Only after a bad motorcycle wreck years ago. I will be going to work tomorrow and they are not temps to raise enough for shady roads to be clear or overpasses. I have to go on both. Wish me luck. The big test will be going home at 8 pm.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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That's good to hear, nobody should be driving unless they feel safe and comfortable. Sometimes baby steps help, like someone was saying, find an empty parking lot, set up some pylons, and practice in the deep snow, but the key is, don't break 2-5mph, or whatever speed you feel safe driving.

I'll tell you right now, unless you have chains and studs, you will have no control at all on ice, we had a flash freeze last night from 38ish F to -13 rain to snow and I wouldn't go out in it. I've seen plenty of accidents when the vehicles were only going 2mph and couldn't stop it was so slick and just gently bumped into the next car.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:12 PM   #7
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Well the first step to recovery is knowing you have a problem

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:16 PM   #8
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Drove the Wife to a Doctor App today . Had to be in Indy at 9 AM and it,s 100 miles south . Two lane roads all the way but we made it .

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Old 12-13-2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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love the snow.....only 2 small snow storms so far and i was out playing with each on..... 2wd though not enough snow yet to make 4x4 fun

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