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Old 10-15-2007, 11:26 PM   #1
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would a lift be a problem in winter?

ok just got wondering that with how bad roads can be in iowa, where its flat and can get really windy in the country, would a lift cause any handling problems on icy/snowy roads? Or would it still be similar to not having a lift?

like better in winter or not?

im only planning on going 2-3" with 31" tires on my tj.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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I wouldn't see it being much of a difference. My Jeep acts pretty much the same as it did when stock.

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Old 10-16-2007, 03:05 AM   #3
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x2, still a brick in the wind
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Old 10-16-2007, 12:41 PM   #4
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i loved the lift in the winter makes for easier snow driving i was making expiditions look like fords escorts
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ypu lift will be perfectly fine in the snow, especailly just a small one like that
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ypu lift will be perfectly fine in the snow, especailly just a small one like that
You haven't even owned yours long enough to comment.
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Old 10-16-2007, 06:56 PM   #7
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lift is ok in winter.
but think about buying some real winter tires. they´re much better on snow and icy roads.
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:37 PM   #8
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alright thanks for the replys. and i think my tires should be fine, im running the bfg at's and they are pretty new and seem to have good traction. but i havent gotten a chance to try em in snow yet.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:46 PM   #9
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alright thanks for the replys. and i think my tires should be fine, im running the bfg at's and they are pretty new and seem to have good traction. but i havent gotten a chance to try em in snow yet.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:02 PM   #10
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good point. brake pedal too, i see so many people still on the brakes when turning in snow and they wonder why they have troubles lol.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:06 AM   #11
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ok just got wondering that with how bad roads can be in iowa, where its flat and can get really windy in the country, would a lift cause any handling problems on icy/snowy roads? Or would it still be similar to not having a lift?

like better in winter or not?

im only planning on going 2-3" with 31" tires on my tj.
So if I read your post correctly, you have not spent a winter in Iowa yet? I don't want to be the messenger of bad news but they can get just down right brutal. I spent a few years in the mid-west and man does it get real cold and very windy.

The BFG AT's are OK to a point if you are bumbling around on short trips in town in 6" of snow. If you are doing a lot of long highway driving, you may want to reconsider winter tires. A survival kit is manadatory.

The Jeep drives like a refrigerator on wheels in the wind, it will be all over the road for sure in those heavy crosswinds so two handed driving on highways is a must. You should not have any issues with the lift. I think the height difference is negligible. Add a couple of 50 lb sand bags in the back of the Jeep for extra traction and stability. The more weight the better.
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You haven't even owned yours long enough to comment.
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:20 PM   #13
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actually for the past 3 winters ive been driving 2wd s10's through the winters in iowa. so ive had my experiences and am pretty good at it, never been in a ditch or anything. but im used to low trucks and not a big jeep and was wondering how stable they are in winter. like if the wind would blow me around on snowy roads at all.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:04 PM   #14
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for a 3" will i need a dropped pitman?? like will it affect my steering at all?

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