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Old 01-20-2012, 01:38 PM   #31
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Is that two Penguins in North Idaho!
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Are you in the Prarie Meadows?
I live in the Meadows.

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Old 01-20-2012, 04:20 PM   #32
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Wife snapped this one when I came to pull her up the frozen hill TWO blocks from our house.
She's been callin me "Jeep guy" all week, we lost count of how many poeple we pulled out of the snow.
She really enjoyed driving around with me all day dragging cars through the snow. Now she wants JK!

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:25 PM   #33
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Is that two Penguins in North Idaho!
Cute kids!
Are you in the Prarie Meadows?
I live in the Meadows.
Thanks! Actually, their Angry Birds!

We're around Field Stone.
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:29 PM   #34
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Wife snapped this one when I came to pull her up the frozen hill TWO blocks from our house.
She's been callin me "Jeep guy" all week, we lost count of how many poeple we pulled out of the snow.
She really enjoyed driving around with me all day dragging cars through the snow. Now she wants JK!

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I haven't driven in snow for the past 18 years (i'm in FL), and have never used tire chains when I was in PA, so bear with me on this. Why are the chains on the front tires and not the back in the second picture?
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:53 PM   #35
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I haven't driven in snow for the past 18 years (i'm in FL), and have never used tire chains when I was in PA, so bear with me on this. Why are the chains on the front tires and not the back in the second picture?

You want the chains on the front so you can steer better.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #36
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Steering and stopping mainly.
If I was just using the chains to get tracition to pull someone out and only had 1 set I would put them on the rear.
Strongler axles in the Dana 44 and it has a limited slip differential. We had some glaze ice (freezing rain) after the snow so it was hella slick here for a few days.
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Why not use one set on each axle? Just curious since I was reading about 4WD vehicle and how to use chains with them the other day. A few sites were saying you should put them on all the wheels otherwise you're essentially turning your 4x4 into a 4x2 with either poor traction to keep the rear from flipping around or poor steering control.
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I live on the out skirts of lake stevens...we got just over a foot. I just bought my jku in october and was dying for it to snow so I could see how it goes. Well I got my wish and alot of it. I got to and from work everyday and was pickin people up and droppin them off. My jeep was awsome...i luv being able to shift the 4wd on the fly. It drove like there was nothing different outside.
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Chains, schmains! They just slow you down! Lock it in and hammer down! I think I fell in love this past week, I put a good 500 miles on in the snow and ice last week, that Jeep does better in 2wd than my F150 in 4x4! I am amazed, there is no better vehicle out there!

We got a lot of snow here for the area, my house I had about 8 inches, other friends had almost 20 inches. Our problem here was the freezing rain that followed it. We sat up at night listening to the trees snap in half from all the weight, sounded like the 4th of July at times. Went without power for about 3 days some were out for longer and some are still out. Lots of firewood laying on the sides of the road right now, gonna be a long clean-up.

Sorry no pictures of Jeepin in the snow. I have no idea how to upload pictures to here. Got a bunch of the area snowfall though.
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I live on the out skirts of lake stevens...we got just over a foot. I just bought my jku in october and was dying for it to snow so I could see how it goes. Well I got my wish and alot of it. I got to and from work everyday and was pickin people up and droppin them off. My jeep was awsome...i luv being able to shift the 4wd on the fly. It drove like there was nothing different outside.
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Why not use one set on each axle?
Have 2 sets but never needed both.
Just doesn't snow or freeze that often here in the PNW.

They are required at times to cross the mtn passes, just good to have them if you need them.
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Power came on this morning at 2AM. Out since Thursday morning around 10AM. Tree limbs every where. Neighbor lost a plum tree, it split in thirds. A third in his front yard, a third on my house, and a third in my side yard. Lost 6 limbs from 2 to 6 inches in diameter off of our big fir tree. Took out part of the fence, fixed that. Have limbs and stuff to cut up today.

As of this morning, North Thurston county: 18k still without power, 4 schools still closed.

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