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12-07-2008 10:04 PM
Triple88a
12-07-2008 09:52 PM
Triple88a 2004 Snow Tire Reviews
12-07-2008 09:07 PM
chief100psu
best setup

Tires are the most important. First off skinny blizzaks or dunlop graspics are the best on ice and snow -
12-07-2008 08:59 PM
Triple88a Its not all about the tires, there is much more than just the tires. Weight, clearance, both length and width center of gravity, wheel track, wheel base.. etc They all play factors.
12-07-2008 07:52 PM
TommyFTR I always did well in the snow in my TJ. 3" Teraflex lift with 33x12.5" BFG All-Terrains.
12-05-2008 05:32 AM
JCS05Rubi 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.
12-05-2008 05:17 AM
polarscott
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Originally Posted by bpowa View Post
show your wife this. YouTube - Why Jeeps are Better
lol right on!
12-05-2008 01:10 AM
bpowa show your wife this. YouTube - Why Jeeps are Better
12-03-2008 10:05 PM
Cal 4 Banger will do just as good in the snow as the 6 cyl. I've had mine now for 8 years and never had a problem. run AT's. never had a problem with snow. I make a habit of finding heavy snow to play in.
12-03-2008 08:16 PM
Atthehop 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.
12-03-2008 07:44 PM
GS_Geoff
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
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.

Now more than ever I think I need a TJ Rubi.
12-03-2008 06:22 PM
Triple88a 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!!!!!!!!
12-03-2008 05:57 PM
jp'rs_peep'rs Fun tho!

C.
12-02-2008 06:45 PM
Kauka
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Originally Posted by RatherBNmexico View Post
whats snow?

Yea... I was wondering the same thing
12-02-2008 04:07 PM
ExDementia Wow, this thread is older than me!
12-02-2008 09:45 AM
Atthehop 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.
12-02-2008 09:12 AM
cork1958
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Originally Posted by Scottdog View Post
With all the calcium they put on the roads to melt the snow around here now? Buy the Jeep to have fun with the rest of the year. Buy a cheap POS to rust out in the winter.
An after the fact reply to this thread.

Exactly what I did when I bought my TJ in July. Acquired a slightly less than POS Mercury Topaz for backup!
12-02-2008 09:06 AM
cork1958
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Originally Posted by JPFreek1 View Post
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!!
06-23-2007 09:42 PM
ejmct >>Buy a cheap POS to rust out in the winter.

The Jeep *is* going to be my winter car!
That's why I need to make sure it goes in the snow!
06-23-2007 10:44 AM
camarors91
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Originally Posted by Triple88a View Post
in snow you have to be smooth. I honestly think you will actually be better in snow with the 4 banger because its lighter.. us big guys with 6s have so much torque.. in snow that torque is useless.
Good Call Didn't think about that!

Thanks!
06-23-2007 10:28 AM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by camarors91 View Post
Hey I understand that Tires are a big factor but what about a 4 banger.Will I have a problem in snow because of it?
in snow you have to be smooth. I honestly think you will actually be better in snow with the 4 banger because its lighter.. us big guys with 6s have so much torque.. in snow that torque is useless.
06-23-2007 09:49 AM
camarors91 Hey I understand that Tires are a big factor but what about a 4 banger.

Will I have a problem in snow because of it?

Sry if iam stealing the post
06-23-2007 08:37 AM
Scottdog With all the calcium they put on the roads to melt the snow around here now? Buy the Jeep to have fun with the rest of the year. Buy a cheap POS to rust out in the winter.
06-23-2007 07:37 AM
nicolas-eric M&S are most of the offroad tires. ATs, MTs and others.

here in europe you aren´t allowed to install tires with a lower top-speed than the car - except winter tires.

that´s why most manufacturers of offroad tirers make the M&S symbol on their tires.
06-23-2007 07:18 AM
ejmct
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Originally Posted by nicolas-eric View Post
there are difgferent types of tires:

ST - street

AT - all terrain (about 50% onroad / 50% offroad)

MT - mud terrain (about 80% offroad / 20% onroad)

and then there are offroad only tires like the tires from interco.
I think the ones on the 05 I'm looking at are regular M+S.
06-23-2007 01:51 AM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by RatherBNmexico View Post
whats snow?

click me
06-23-2007 01:49 AM
RatherBNarizona whats snow?

06-22-2007 07:57 PM
nicolas-eric
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Originally Posted by ejmct View Post
I'm a newbie; what are "AT" tires?
there are difgferent types of tires:

ST - street

AT - all terrain (about 50% onroad / 50% offroad)

MT - mud terrain (about 80% offroad / 20% onroad)

and then there are offroad only tires like the tires from interco.




in my opinion a MT is too dangerous for a daily driver.
p.e on my old TJ first i had BFG AT tires. they were ok on the road. a friends TJ with BFG MT tires was very bad on the road.
you can´t go as fast in curves and on wet roads the MTs needed +50% more room to brake down the TJ.
06-22-2007 07:49 PM
ejmct I'm a newbie; what are "AT" tires?
06-22-2007 06:58 PM
Triple88a mine was with stock AT tires and stock tires are 185/50ish 14-15s
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