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02-03-2011 10:03 AM
arrowhead
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Originally Posted by dfwislander View Post
The panhandle is a whole different world from the rest of Texas
Anywhere on top of the cap is different than the rest of Texas. No chiggers, never got a tick, few mosquitoes unless it rains a lot and not much chance of that. It can get really cold and nasty in the winter though and those spring sandstorms were never any fun and still aren't.

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
Hellbilly
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Originally Posted by dfwislander View Post
Sleet/snow/ice in DFW. Wife had to go to work and is stuck, I'm going to have to try to go get her. So, for winter covered roads, any recommendations (besides the obvious drive slow). I mean more setup logistics with the jeep. 4whi or lo? ESP on or off? Thanks guys, us southerners don't have experience in this stuff!!
Slow down. That is the best advice.
02-02-2011 11:45 AM
JIMBOX --How brilliant !!

Any more words of wisdom ???

Like don't ever go off-road, cause you might have trouble ??

JIMBO
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
JIMBOX 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 !!

JIMBO
02-02-2011 12:51 AM
ncossey
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Originally Posted by armadillo
Airing down seams to help with the gription on snow and ice aswell. Not as much on ice, but every little bit helps.
Not to knock on your idea, but you dont wanna air down in below freezing temps. Tires freeze as well and its easy to get a fold or tear in your sidewall aired down. Rubber is much more vulnerable in colder conditions because its not as pliable? and flexible.
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
dfwislander
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Originally Posted by tuff2010

One of the guys over at Screaming Lizards saw it and said he just wanted out of the area, and apoligised for not getting any footage...Heck I wished I had pics!!

But what the hey, there is always tomorrow!
I did the same thin in 2004 in my TJ. Spent the day on I30 just helping stuck drivers. The JK did just as well as the TJ did back then today. Stayed in 4hi and was fine. Even had a little fun. Biggest concern I had was the ESP. The TJ didn't have it, and since it turns off in 4lo automatically, I thought I should probably turn it off, but it didnt seem to be an issue at all. Thanks to all for the advice, it's been a lot of years since a day like this and I frankly was a bit nervous!
02-01-2011 09:04 PM
Firemangully 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!!!!

Woohooooo!
02-01-2011 08:38 PM
ncossey
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Originally Posted by dfwislander
Sleet/snow/ice in DFW. Wife had to go to work and is stuck, I'm going to have to try to go get her. So, for winter covered roads, any recommendations (besides the obvious drive slow). I mean more setup logistics with the jeep. 4whi or lo? ESP on or off? Thanks guys, us southerners don't have experience in this stuff!!
I live in fort smith and my whole town is under an inch and a half of ice and some snow, just put your jeep in 4hi if you start to spin and stay light on the throttle. Do not turn off esp. You will be fine ive been driving in it all day.
02-01-2011 08:29 PM
Hammerwalk Suuuurre! I believe you haha
02-01-2011 08:22 PM
tuff2010
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Originally Posted by Hammerwalk View Post
Pics or it didnt happen!
One of the guys over at Screaming Lizards saw it and said he just wanted out of the area, and apoligised for not getting any footage...Heck I wished I had pics!!


But what the hey, there is always tomorrow!
02-01-2011 08:19 PM
Hammerwalk
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Originally Posted by 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!!
Pics or it didnt happen!
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
Hammerwalk 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
smoke 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
chp23 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
dfwislander
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Originally Posted by arrowhead View Post
It's obvious you haven't been to the Panhandle or South Plains in winter.

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.
The panhandle is a whole different world from the rest of Texas
02-01-2011 11:08 AM
kylep
winter wheather

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Originally Posted by dfwislander View Post
Sleet/snow/ice in DFW. Wife had to go to work and is stuck, I'm going to have to try to go get her. So, for winter covered roads, any recommendations (besides the obvious drive slow). I mean more setup logistics with the jeep. 4whi or lo? ESP on or off? Thanks guys, us southerners don't have experience in this stuff!!
If ur nervous put in 4wd.drive slow and DON'T RIDE THE BRAKES!!!!
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
arrowhead
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Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn View Post
Chains on tires in texas? HAHA thats funny!!
It's obvious you haven't been to the Panhandle or South Plains in winter.

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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