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Old 02-01-2011, 08:19 PM   #31
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I live just West of Ft. Worth and spent the whole day working I-20 in Arlington pulling people up the hill at Green Oaks to keep traffic moving....4hi and I had my ESP off and had zero issues....fun part of the day was when I hooked up to a 18 wheeler and was able to give him just enough bump to get him rolling and kept the snatch strap tight all the way up the hill....bet it looked funny and jeep unlimited pulling a big truck , LOL!!
Pics or it didnt happen!

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Pics or it didnt happen!
One of the guys over at Screaming Lizards saw it and said he just wanted out of the area, and apoligised for not getting any footage...Heck I wished I had pics!!


But what the hey, there is always tomorrow!

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Sleet/snow/ice in DFW. Wife had to go to work and is stuck, I'm going to have to try to go get her. So, for winter covered roads, any recommendations (besides the obvious drive slow). I mean more setup logistics with the jeep. 4whi or lo? ESP on or off? Thanks guys, us southerners don't have experience in this stuff!!
I live in fort smith and my whole town is under an inch and a half of ice and some snow, just put your jeep in 4hi if you start to spin and stay light on the throttle. Do not turn off esp. You will be fine ive been driving in it all day.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:04 PM   #35
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4hi did great for me today! Best bet is to not drive in it unless you have to. If you do, just take things slow and easy and allow plenty of time/distance between you and the "others".

I did notice that 4hi gave me more traction and I had less potential for spinning around turns. As was mentioned earlier.....use this opportunity to practice in a safe place....ie BIG parking lot without many obstacles. This mix will be with us at least 2 more days....low tonight is 9.

But don't fret -- it will all be gone just in time for partytime SUPER BOWL FRI/SAT/SUNDAY!!!!

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One of the guys over at Screaming Lizards saw it and said he just wanted out of the area, and apoligised for not getting any footage...Heck I wished I had pics!!

But what the hey, there is always tomorrow!
I did the same thin in 2004 in my TJ. Spent the day on I30 just helping stuck drivers. The JK did just as well as the TJ did back then today. Stayed in 4hi and was fine. Even had a little fun. Biggest concern I had was the ESP. The TJ didn't have it, and since it turns off in 4lo automatically, I thought I should probably turn it off, but it didnt seem to be an issue at all. Thanks to all for the advice, it's been a lot of years since a day like this and I frankly was a bit nervous!
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Congrats to helping stranded and scared poopless drivers when we get this weather. I would have helped a few today, but no straps yet. Have not added that to my kit at this moment in time. I sure would have liked to see pics of that pull with the tractor in tow! Tomorrow is definitely round two, but worse, especially for the rural areas. My neighborhood us literally an ice rink right now.
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I can't believe nobody has said it, but have some sand with you if you can. (Buy some from home depot etc.) Failing that, Kitty Litter does a pretty good job of providing traction when you get stuck. Dog food is okay, but kitty litter and sand are money for trying to work your way out of being stuck.
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floor mats work good in a pinch as well.
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Airing down seams to help with the gription on snow and ice aswell. Not as much on ice, but every little bit helps.
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Airing down seams to help with the gription on snow and ice aswell. Not as much on ice, but every little bit helps.
Not to knock on your idea, but you dont wanna air down in below freezing temps. Tires freeze as well and its easy to get a fold or tear in your sidewall aired down. Rubber is much more vulnerable in colder conditions because its not as pliable? and flexible.
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Heh Heh, airing down to below 5 psi is one of the few ways to drive in deep snow, but it takes a little knowledge/right tires/OBA/ability to reset busted beads (without beadlocks) and--


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Course having an automatic tranny mekes it SO MUCH EASIER, but

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A little starting fluid and a match will reset a bead. Be ready with da air, cause if the tire cools and unseats the bead again, it's hell gettin the eather to work the second time.
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If you unintinchonally(sp?) leave the road and ruin a sidewall, airring down didn't work
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--How brilliant !!

Any more words of wisdom ???

Like don't ever go off-road, cause you might have trouble ??

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Sleet/snow/ice in DFW. Wife had to go to work and is stuck, I'm going to have to try to go get her. So, for winter covered roads, any recommendations (besides the obvious drive slow). I mean more setup logistics with the jeep. 4whi or lo? ESP on or off? Thanks guys, us southerners don't have experience in this stuff!!
Slow down. That is the best advice.
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The panhandle is a whole different world from the rest of Texas
Anywhere on top of the cap is different than the rest of Texas. No chiggers, never got a tick, few mosquitoes unless it rains a lot and not much chance of that. It can get really cold and nasty in the winter though and those spring sandstorms were never any fun and still aren't.

Ever hear the old expression "The only thing between Dalhart and the North Pole is a barb wire fence"? Kind of a true statement.

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