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Old 04-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Snow

It's not too much (yet), but it's enough to realize the people who said the stock BFG MTs are bad in snowy roads are just wrong

Even in 2WD
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Agreed. I think it's about realistic expectations and driving ability.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #3
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I kicked it out on purpose, jammed on the brakes, etc.. in a parking lot. It's more controllable than the Subaru Legacy AWD I traded in for the Jeep (in 2WD)
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That looks like wet snow, and you're in a very heavy JKU. The type of snow and the temps make a difference.

Hopefully, there'll be no more of that for us this year. I'm ready for summer.
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It's pretty heavy/wet snow. I thought we were done too, was 84 on Sunday, supposed to be 65-70 tomorrow. We also just had the driest March in history here, which is typically the snowiest month
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It's pretty heavy/wet snow. I thought we were done too, was 84 on Sunday, supposed to be 65-70 tomorrow. We also just had the driest March in history here, which is typically the snowiest month
Our winter pretty much sucked, snow-wise. Only a couple of decent storms, but nothing even close to normal.

First time in the last decade I've taken the motorcycle battery off the trickle charger before mid-April. Hell, I took the top and doors off my Jeep the 1st week of March! Crazy.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Winter in the city (Denver area) was actually about normal for the season. But all of this snow was up slope, and like none of it made it to the ski resorts. Worst ski year since like 1980.

Keystone normally gets around 220 inches per year, so far 120
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All the snow is here in NM! Comin' down like crazy right now in Albuquerque!
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In general its the ice and lack of siping that gets them twitchy, particularly on a lighter 2 door...the weight of the JKU is a definite advantage with those tires. We are also having an incredibly mild winter!
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My experience with the km2's and snow has been great. Heavy/wet, light/fluffy pretty much all snow conditions and have not had a problem.
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what is snow?
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what is snow?
It's this white stuff that makes for interesting landscapes and fun winter sports

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It's not too much (yet), but it's enough to realize the people who said the stock BFG MTs are bad in snowy roads are just wrong

Even in 2WD
Hey Snikt, Give the Duratracs a try in the snow and I bet you change your mind. hahaha
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Hey Snikt, Give the Duratracs a try in the snow and I bet you change your mind. hahaha
Well I'm sure there is better, but as long as it's adequate then I'm good. On previous cars I could have bought dedicated snow tires which are better, but if I can get by with all seasons and save like 700$ then I'll do that.

From reading the reviews I was thinking these KM2s would be just bad, but it's prolly better than 90% of every stock vehicle out there.
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Hey Snikt, Give the Duratracs a try in the snow and I bet you change your mind. hahaha
x2. I found the KM2 ok in fresh powder but on highly traveled road ways where the snow melts and re-freezes as packed ice, not so good. They would benefit a great deal from a sipe job. I have the Kelly TSR and they perform flawlessly in snow.

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Well I'm sure there is better, but as long as it's adequate then I'm good. On previous cars I could have bought dedicated snow tires which are better, but if I can get by with all seasons and save like 700$ then I'll do that.

From reading the reviews I was thinking these KM2s would be just bad, but it's prolly better than 90% of every stock vehicle out there.

Oh ya, don't get me wrong, as far as compared to other vehicles the Jeep with KM2s is far better. and you are right you won't need dedicated snow tires for sure. But, when you get to the that icy slick snow we have in the middle of winter, or the deep snow the duratracs are amazing
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It's this white stuff that makes for interesting landscapes and fun winter sports
White stuff?

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Hard to see her, cause she's white! Tires work great in all types of snow. We get it all here in Snokane Washington!
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It's this white stuff that makes for interesting landscapes and fun winter sports

thank you! I hope to experience some when I move to the north this summer. would be awesome to own a 4wd in this type of weather called snow.
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In states with mild winters they might cut it, but below -20 the rubber freezes solid becomes hard and looses traction . They are worthless on hard packed icy snow in very cold temps.
On snowy icy highways at highway speeds they are dangereous, where tires with softer stickier rubbers are needed.

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