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Old 12-14-2013, 09:54 AM   #31
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I hate to barge in! But you guys seem to like the Detroits a lot! Which makes me happy as I have the full time Detroits front and rear in my ramcharger. But you guys are saying that that is bad in snow? The guy I bought it from mentioned it a bit but he never really drove it in snow. And I haven't either. I watched a video on YouTube that made me skeptical about using the Detroit as a DD. But what do you guys think?

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Old 12-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #32
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I hate to barge in! But you guys seem to like the Detroits a lot! Which makes me happy as I have the full time Detroits front and rear in my ramcharger. But you guys are saying that that is bad in snow? The guy I bought it from mentioned it a bit but he never really drove it in snow. And I haven't either. I watched a video on YouTube that made me skeptical about using the Detroit as a DD. But what do you guys think?
I have detroits front and rear in my jeep and and driven it in snow.... (Primarily in rear wheel drive only)..... The biggest thing is to roll into turns and Be passive on throttle reapplication. Accelerate hard while turning and it's going to lock and make controlling the vehicle much harder..... Gas=spins tires=locks diffs=hold on If you have manual lockout hubs on the front, you can leave one unlocked and three wheel drive it. Will make it less dicey as the front won't lock up. I haven't tried that technique yet but it came from a reliable source. Mine has been manageable and creepy crawlers are hardly a good snow tire to begin with.

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Old 12-15-2013, 10:01 AM   #33
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I have detroits front and rear in my jeep and and driven it in snow.... (Primarily in rear wheel drive only)..... The biggest thing is to roll into turns and Be passive on throttle reapplication. Accelerate hard while turning and it's going to lock and make controlling the vehicle much harder..... Gas=spins tires=locks diffs=hold on If you have manual lockout hubs on the front, you can leave one unlocked and three wheel drive it. Will make it less dicey as the front won't lock up. I haven't tried that technique yet but it came from a reliable source. Mine has been manageable and creepy crawlers are hardly a good snow tire to begin with.
So basically drive careful and you'll be fine? Haha three wheel huh? The guy I bought it from did switch it to warn manual locking hubs. Sounds interesting enough. But I'm not sure I would try it! Haha sounds like a trip. I have the old style mtr and they're getting down there on tread life. So those shouldn't be that fantastic of a tire either.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #34
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More or less! Definitely will want to get use to the handling before embarking on long trips at higher speeds! Haha.

As for the three wheel drive, it was explained to me by an ice racer, (4x4 on the lake in Georgetown. Apparently that is what the guys with front detroits tend to do so they don't push through the turns under power....
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Old 12-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #35
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Well heres at least one tooth.

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Old 12-15-2013, 11:38 PM   #36
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Well that's a problem lol.

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