From everyones response, you can tell that Jeeps have no problem with the white stuff. Best of luck to you, and welcome to the board!
Exact reply I was looking for as reading through this topic. One person mimmicking all the other replies positively.
Was just coming here searching for this very topic. Stupid West Michigan winters and all that lake effect snow suck!
About to find out how good Jeeps can be in snow. Already have had 3 winter storm warnings this season. Just had one Sunday evening thru Monday 4pm. It missed us, for the most part. Still got a few inches. Have a feeling it may be a rough winter this year.
Just got my TJ in July. Just put brand new 31x10.5x15 Uniroyal Liberator AT's on it a month or so ago. I KNOW tires mean everything!!
Still won't ever like winter, but peace of mind driving around in it will save me from gaining a few more (blonde) hairs!!
I have a 04 4 banger w/ BFG AT's and it works great in the snow. The YJ I had before this was a 4 banger with the same tires and snow was never a problem. Thats with driving 100 miles RT to work every day. It's all in the tires.
1991 XJ Cherokee, 4.0, AW4, NP-242, SYE
HP D30, Rusty's axle truss, Currie HD steering, diff. slider
C8.25, Powertrax locker
4.5" RE up front and Rough Country out back
33" BFG A/T's 15" soft 8's
Suspension seats, rock sliders, plated rear corner panels,
trimmed fenders, CB, exhaust, lights, remote locks and start, etc.
Past jeeps:97 TJ, 99 TJ
Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop
In video games, the bad guy's bullets travel much slower than the good guy's bullets.
we got some snow here the other day.. luckily our governor wants to cut funding for snow plowing (thank god) so from now on, they wont plow smaller streets on the weekends any more. WWWwwWWWWhHHHHhhhhoo000OOOoo000ooottttTTTTtT TT T T!!!!!!!!
our governor wants to cut funding for snow plowing
Same thing happening here. My 98 Grand Prix (supercharged and heavily modified) does fine until the snow gets deep... or roadbergs start showing up. Then you have what happened last winter... cracked the front fascia and was nailing things with the custom $400+ intercooler radiator.
I don't think you will have any problem with a 4 banger. My yj was a 4 and my current 04 tj is a 4 and although we do not get a lot of snow in north NJ It never failed me. But I always ran 30x9.5 BFG AT's. #1 in my book.
I will agree it is all about the tires. I had a set of bald street tires on my 97, it obviously kind of sucked. Than I put on some Dayton Timberline ATs (They are kind of like Dueler APTs, not really agressive) and it did GREAT! Now my 05 had Wrangler MT/Rs from the factory. I was up in WV for a funeral and got stuck in a pretty narly snow storm. The Wrangler was okay in that it would actually drive through anything I asked it to, but the MT/Rs made turning and stopping just plain scary. Now I have different tires on the Jeep and it should be much much better.
A Jeep with any tires on it will pretty much drive through anything you can throw at it, short of a 3 foot mud hole. But, because it is a short wheelbase vehicle, it can be pretty squarely and hard to drive without some good tires.