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Old 11-15-2010, 04:05 PM   #31
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In a pinch a few dabs of klister to the tires will get you traction on a seemingly frictionless surface. But again everything every one else has said should cover it.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:20 PM   #32
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one thing I noticed is the back end does slide around. I smacked a(curving overpass) bridge with my tires. thank goodness for oversize tires or I would have had some damage to the tub... scary and yes I was going slow. just slid and I let it just slide and I stopped next to the bridge. didnt want to cross back across traffic or potentially flip(done that too)

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Old 11-15-2010, 08:19 PM   #33
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The worst thing you can do in a skid is hit the brakes, just let off the gass put both feet on the floor board, and turn into the skid. If back end swinging to the right turn to the right, if going left turn left. If you are stating to swap ends in 2wd and you hit the gas you will increase the rate at which you swap ends. If you don't believe me ask a cop/deputy/officer/trooper, i'm sure most academy's have skid pads. Our first run through they told us to hit the gas and it's amazing at how much worse it makes the skid, plus in a controlled environment it's a blast to send a crown vic in a couple of circles. I've put this to practice too many times to admit while responding to emergencies in the rain and a couple times out playing in the jeep. If you can find a big enough smooth mud field, you'll get some good summer time practice also.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:38 PM   #34
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my biggest suggestion is to watch out for idiots in z71's, f-150's, and rams....slow down, and leave your jeep @ home and drive a small front wheel drive car if you can. my wife's MINI feels pretty much the same on all surfaces, and it's got 240whp. I met a guy from Canada and he said 4-wheel drive translates to 4-wheel slide in the hands of most people, and after last winter I agree with him completely!! I took a 50 mile trip through snow and mostly ice, was passed by many boneheads in block lifted trucks and soon passed them back up when they ended up nose down in a ditch or the median. I deal with ice every winter and can honestly say that 4-wheel drive is not necessary and more times than none will get you into more trouble than 2-wheel drive
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:04 PM   #35
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The best advice I can give ya:

STAY OUT OF CLEVELAND DURING THE WINTER!!!

Those geniuses up there actually drive faster in the snow than in normal conditions.
Guilty! But it's only because we're trying to get out of Cleveland faster!
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:40 PM   #36
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Somebody has to say it. Drive the way you feel comfortable...if it's slow, drive slow....if it's fast, drive fast...if it's in 4wd or 2wd you decide.

I've spun out fwd, awd, rwd, and 4wd vehicles on all sorts of roads...some my fault, some due to black ice, and some b/c some jacka$$ decided to speed past me, pull in front of me and put on his/her brakes...a$$ h*le!

Go play and get comfortable with your Jeep in the wet, snow, ice, wet snow, freezing rain, etc. and then let us all know how you do.

Oh ya, btw, the number one rule is "DON'T BE AFRAID! NEVER BE AFRAID!!!" Fear is you worst enemy when behind the wheel. Relax your grip on the steering wheel and enjoy a nice winter day.
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my biggest suggestion is to watch out for idiots in z71's, f-150's, and rams....slow down, and leave your jeep @ home and drive a small front wheel drive car if you can. my wife's MINI feels pretty much the same on all surfaces, and it's got 240whp. I met a guy from Canada and he said 4-wheel drive translates to 4-wheel slide in the hands of most people, and after last winter I agree with him completely!! I took a 50 mile trip through snow and mostly ice, was passed by many boneheads in block lifted trucks and soon passed them back up when they ended up nose down in a ditch or the median. I deal with ice every winter and can honestly say that 4-wheel drive is not necessary and more times than none will get you into more trouble than 2-wheel drive
So you get a lot of snow down there in Arkansas?
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So you get a lot of snow down there in Arkansas?
I see 1/2 an inch in the forcast for January
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:29 PM   #39
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It's funny after reading these threads on snow driving I actually got a little concerned and talked to some jeep buddies, they all assured me mud tires handle better than all seasons in the snow. For me that was enough to hear, they were laughing and pointing out I've been driving a mustang in Canadian winters for 10+ years, the jeep couldn't be any worse then that!

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