|02-03-2011 10:03 AM|
Ever hear the old expression "The only thing between Dalhart and the North Pole is a barb wire fence"? Kind of a true statement.
|02-02-2011 01:01 PM|
|02-02-2011 11:45 AM|
--How brilliant !!
Any more words of wisdom ???
Like don't ever go off-road, cause you might have trouble ??
|02-02-2011 11:32 AM|
|armadillo||If you unintinchonally(sp?) leave the road and ruin a sidewall, airring down didn't work|
|02-02-2011 10:58 AM|
|armadillo||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.|
|02-02-2011 08:39 AM|
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--
-------PLENTY OF TIME--------------
Course having an automatic tranny mekes it SO MUCH EASIER, but
If you're talking about a DD and a time schedule, either get a snowmobile or stay home !!
|02-02-2011 12:51 AM|
|02-01-2011 11:17 PM|
|armadillo||Airing down seams to help with the gription on snow and ice aswell. Not as much on ice, but every little bit helps.|
|02-01-2011 10:58 PM|
|Hammerwalk||floor mats work good in a pinch as well.|
|02-01-2011 10:34 PM|
|redneckpilot||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.|
|02-01-2011 10:20 PM|
|Hammerwalk||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.|
|02-01-2011 10:03 PM|
|02-01-2011 09:04 PM|
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!!!!
|02-01-2011 08:38 PM|
|02-01-2011 08:29 PM|
|Hammerwalk||Suuuurre! I believe you haha|
|02-01-2011 08:22 PM|
But what the hey, there is always tomorrow!
|02-01-2011 08:19 PM|
|02-01-2011 07:54 PM|
|tuff2010||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!!|
|02-01-2011 07:42 PM|
|tx_barrett||I live in the DFW area as well, and I got around fine all day in 4HI. My best advice is to downshift when slowing down or coming to a stop, let the drivetrain slow you as much as possible then use the brake if needed...|
|02-01-2011 07:39 PM|
|doclouie||I am so mad that Utah did not get an inch of this snow. Like some have said take it slow and assume everyone around you will not be able to stop their vehicles because one of them will not be able to. If your vehicle is outside and has a soft top remember to remove the snow when it gets deep or you may find some damage to the soft top frame.|
|02-01-2011 07:33 PM|
|swingtail82||we get a lot of ice here in arkansas and 4wd=4 wheel slide unless you have chains.....drive real slow and be EASY with the throttle, avoid cadillacs(1 hit me a few years back), put a blanket in your rig(too late), and like I said drive real slow and be EASY with the throttle|
|02-01-2011 07:29 PM|
Yeah, today was an interesting day. Wife and I are both from colorado, but I mostly grew up in texas. I would take a foot of snow over an inch of ice. Just go slow and allow plenty of time and watch out for the idiots with trucks in 4wd not realizing that 4wd will help with traction, but doesn't do squat stopping on ice. Since you have an auto, try to down shift the auto as much as you can when coming to a stop. I have a manual. I live in haslet and work downtown. I literally never had to touch the brakes. Nothing sudden. Take it slow. Snow and ice here is a whole differnt ball game!
I did see a couple of plow trucks this afternoon on I35 , they must have borrowed them from Oklahoma or something.
|02-01-2011 07:15 PM|
Stupid question here.
I got out in it today for a little bit, im not used to driving in the really deep snow. I shifted it into 4 low and the display on my 2011 wrangler said ESP off,
What is ESP?
does it automatically turn back on when I shift it into 4 high?
|02-01-2011 11:53 AM|
|Darryl_F||Hi, new here. Canadian driver in Manitoba. Stop behind the driver in front of you about 2-3 car lengths. This is to insure you have room to move up when you see the driver behind you not stopping well. If will give you the room to avoid the rear end and give that driver time to stop. Very useful when the conditions are bad.|
|02-01-2011 11:36 AM|
I have lived in Colorado mtns and NC. Based on my experience, just about anybody can learn to drive in the snow, but nobody can drive on ice. It really depends on the how much freezing rain/sleet etc is on the road.
- Slow down before bridges, don't brake on a bridge.
- If you can see an ice patch, look ahead for the end of the ice patch and wait to brake or turn.
- If you hit black ice like Ptaylor did in SC, hold on, I have no idea what to do.
|02-01-2011 11:18 AM|
|02-01-2011 11:08 AM|
|02-01-2011 11:04 AM|
|Texas jeremy||10 , arrow head, I have chains, and know how to use em. It's not often, but it does happen|
|02-01-2011 11:01 AM|
Driving on ice? Get some chains if you are going to do much of it.
Shifting into neutral when stopping really helps, especially with an auto.
|02-01-2011 10:35 AM|
|Black and Tan||
Hi guys and Girls.
This is my first post on the forum.
And here's advice from a Canadian driver who's used to getting 1 to 2 feet of snow in a 24 hour period.
-If you have decent A/T tires, you should be fine on snow and ice. If you have M/T's, I would seriously watch out when braking on an icy surface.
-Stay in 4 Hi. Unless you get stuck.
- ESP is a personal thing in my opinion. It's part of my ritual to turn it completely off if they're is any amount of snow on the road. But then again, I'm used to driving on snow/ice. So try it out in a parking lot or on an empty street. Especially when taking a tight corner on a street...those electronic nannies can be frustrating and dangerous if you don't know what to do when they kick in.
- Be especially careful if you're passing other cars in a multiple lane road. Wider tires will not ''cut'' as well through snow drifts and tracks left by previous passing vehicles.
- If you have diff locks...DO NOT LOCK THEM ON THE ROAD! Only if you get stuck.
- I don't think you'll need those chains.
- Look up rally driving techniques on youtube. The main one to try and practice is the clutch kick. I apply a lot of techniques from my pro stock rallye driving days in the winter, regardless of the vehicle I'm in. (Just read that you have an automatic. If you take a tight turn at low speed and your vehicle starts to understeer, take your foot off the gas, do not hit the brakes unless you have to, shift into neutral and coast through the turn...for standard tranny, pushing down on the clutch will have the same effect)
- And finally, you might not get much time to do this but PRACTICE...get to know your vehicle and how it handles, responsibly of course. Have fun and drive safe.
-Clear all snow and ice from your widshield, all windows and lights. I hate those lazy mthrfckrs that don't. You'll see better and will be seen by others.
-Your engine will warm up faster if you turn your temp control knob to cold and the fan to off.
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