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rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 02:49 PM

TJ 98 on snow. General Questions
 
I decided to take my TJ on the road today because of the snow. The roads are terrible and there are about 4 inches on the ground. I engaged theTJ on 4x4 and hit the road and felt very shaky driving it I even spinned out of the road once. So, how do I know if the 4x4 is working properly?

Thanks

JeepinDad 12-26-2012 02:53 PM

Sure fire way to find out is from a stand still turn your wheels all the way to the left or right and go, if your Jeep lurches and pushes your 4x4 is working.

Best piece of advise I can give for driving in the snow/ice is slow down! Go easy on the brakes and go easy on the gas. Ease into turns and if you start to lose control keep your eye on where you want your Jeep to go and straighten her out.

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 02:58 PM

Thanks. Gonna do that now

in2jeep 12-26-2012 02:59 PM

head up an incline in 4 wheel drive,give it plenty of throttle,& look to see if the front tires are throwing snow,too. I was wondering myself, if it helps snow traction to air down the tires? I run 33" Bfg AT's

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 03:08 PM

I run 32" with a 2.5 lift. I just tried it. When I engaged in 4h it barely made an attempt to move, but when I engaged in 4L it responded really well. Is it better to run 4L over 4H.

JeepinDad 12-26-2012 03:10 PM

Only if you pulling something or need the torque I.E. you're stuck. Did it barely move when you had your wheels turned or straight? If you had your wheels turned all the way and it barely crawled that's what you are looking for, you 4x4 is working fine. I had to think about it for a second, my Jeep barely moves if turned all the way in 4x4, the work truck lurches. Sorry about that.

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 03:21 PM

Ok, on 4H, with wheels turned all the way, it barely moved and the it came to a stop

4Jeepn 12-26-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by rafaelsimo (Post 3144871)
Ok, on 4H, with wheels turned all the way, it barely moved and the it came to a stop

do the front wheels spin on their own? Are you doing this on dry ground or snow? could just be the t-case linkage needs adjusted.. there is a rod with a screw box on the end drivers side of t-case rear just above the skid. Play with location of screw until 4wd works for you.

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 3144886)
do the front wheels spin on their own? Are you doing this on dry ground or snow? could just be the t-case linkage needs adjusted.. there is a rod with a screw box on the end drivers side of t-case rear just above the skid. Play with location of screw until 4wd works for you.


Snow

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 03:32 PM

When I engaged on 4L with wheels turned all the way, I had no issues

4Jeepn 12-26-2012 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by rafaelsimo (Post 3144897)
When I engaged on 4L with wheels turned all the way, I had no issues

in that case adjustment of linkage sounds like the problem.

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 3144901)
in that case adjustment of linkage sounds like the problem.

How did you say that could be adjusted? Any special tools?

Thanks

4Jeepn 12-26-2012 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by rafaelsimo (Post 3144916)
How did you say that could be adjusted? Any special tools?

Thanks

no special tool, socket should work. You unscrew it and move it(on the rod) either towards the front of the jeep or the back depending. I would mark its current location so you know the starting point, sharpie works well.

here is a link with a picture:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tcas...ion-75751.html

rafaelsimo 12-26-2012 05:00 PM

Thanks

Wattapunk 12-26-2012 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by in2jeep (Post 3144790)
head up an incline in 4 wheel drive,give it plenty of throttle,& look to see if the front tires are throwing snow,too. I was wondering myself, if it helps snow traction to air down the tires? I run 33" Bfg AT's

Skinny winter tires(9.5" wide) run at normal psi are the best for snow/ice. You don't want a large footprint for snow/ice and want the higher psi. Our short wheel base and lightweight on larger tires would be a disadvantage in winter.


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