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Old 11-10-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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Performance on snow???

What's up? I just purchased my first wrangler...a 1991 YJ 4.0L with 3" lift, 33x12.50 w/ ProComps.

That being said, I'm used to driving in the snow in my old truck... I snow ski a lot and will want to be driving the YJ when it snows. I wanted some feedback on how these things typically do in the snow. I'll be running the hard top in the winter.

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Old 11-10-2009, 04:23 PM   #2
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the jeep it self is a good snow vehicle. but those 33's will cause u the most headache, big tires and snow don't work really well together.they float over the snow instead of going through the snow.

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Old 11-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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haha yeah i have some fun in my tj when is snows. as long as it is in 4wd when the streets are covered, you should be dandy. Mine does like to drift in 2wd with my 32's, but its easy to control.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:06 PM   #4
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I dont know how much snow or ice we
are talking about?
Here we have snow and ice from dec thru march
I run 235s because they are a good size for
our winters

I think you might want a second smaller set
of tire/rims

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Old 11-10-2009, 07:39 PM   #5
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i have 225's on mine. smaller tire is much better for carving through the snow.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input! I may look at our local classifieds and try and grab a set of rims and smaller tires.
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Old 11-11-2009, 06:33 AM   #7
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A narrower tire will cut through the snow/mud better than a wide tire will, but be careful with height as the tire likes to roll on the side wall the taller you go, when back on hard ground.
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Old 11-11-2009, 09:55 AM   #8
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They go great in the snow, even with 33 inch tires.
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Old 11-12-2009, 10:35 PM   #9
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Aight Skeeter...I'm jealous. We never get snow like that around here.
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Old 11-12-2009, 11:36 PM   #10
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Jeeps are great in the snow. Watch out for understeer if in 4WD. Also, with the short wheelbase, if you lose traction, they can get turned around in a hurry, and they don't recover well. As long as you don't think 4WD means incincible, you'll do fine.

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