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SportsGal501 09-25-2006 07:19 AM

Noob question:Snow and the Wrangler
 
Cello!!

I recently purchased an '06 TJ Trim X~Package 24X (ecco) last month.

How does it handle in the snow,ice,etc??

I will probably be experiencing my first Winter~Snow this year,living in NYC and all.So,my "noob" question is the pro's
-con's and do's and don't of driving the TJ in the snow,ice.


Thanks;)

khenderson 09-25-2006 10:15 AM

with the light weight and short wheel-base of the wrangler, it tends to easily get away from you in the snow. as long as you have some decent tires for it, and don't drive too crazy, you'll be just fine. and a few sandbags in the back never hurt either.

coolman8bc 09-25-2006 11:14 AM

I live in Michigan and my 97 handles pretty well with the 4 wheel drive engaged. Ice has always been a problem for me though. But like he said just drive smart/

Texapple 09-25-2006 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khenderson
with the light weight and short wheel-base of the wrangler, it tends to easily get away from you in the snow. as long as you have some decent tires for it, and don't drive too crazy, you'll be just fine. and a few sandbags in the back never hurt either.


That's how I drive during winter in Jersey :D

Buster 09-25-2006 05:38 PM

Listen to all the good advice given here, and add, 4 wheel drive still = no wheel stop, and you will be fine.

SportsGal501 09-25-2006 07:59 PM

Thank you...:p

Probably throw tow (big)bags of kitty litter or
salt in the back for weight.

Strykar 09-26-2006 05:12 AM

get rid of the bs tires that came with it. the tread pattern is to tight for snow/rain/ice. atleats if you have the goodyear wrangler oe tires.

SportsGal501 09-26-2006 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strykar
get rid of the bs tires that came with it. the tread pattern is to tight for snow/rain/ice. atleats if you have the goodyear wrangler oe tires.

I have the Goodyear Wrangler GSA P225's on it

mrbigjeep 09-26-2006 09:49 AM

yup thats oe tires

FuzzyDolly 09-26-2006 10:57 AM

I live in Buffalo and have had my 05 X for a year today. The GSA's that come stock did fine for me last winter. They're even mildly OK in the mud. Personally, I loathe Goodyear tires and are hoping the wear down quickly (like every other set I've had) so I can get a set of 31's BFG MT's. I grew up in Brooklyn and lived there till I moved to Buffalo. You'll be fine this winter. Just remember, 4WD does NOT help you stop. If This is your first 4WD vehicle, losing traction the first few times miight be intimidating. The front end wants to pull like a front wheel drive, and the back wants to skid like a rear wheel drive. My suggestion would be to take it out to a nice empty lot somewehere on LI and throw it around for a while after the first snow. Welcome to the addiction. You're gonig to LOVE your TJ! It's amazing what these things can do stock. Check out some of my pics at http://www.myjeepspace.com/profile.p...allery&id=2314

SportsGal501 09-26-2006 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FuzzyDolly
I live in Buffalo and have had my 05 X for a year today. The GSA's that come stock did fine for me last winter. They're even mildly OK in the mud. Personally, I loathe Goodyear tires and are hoping the wear down quickly (like every other set I've had) so I can get a set of 31's BFG MT's. I grew up in Brooklyn and lived there till I moved to Buffalo. You'll be fine this winter. Just remember, 4WD does NOT help you stop. If This is your first 4WD vehicle, losing traction the first few times miight be intimidating. The front end wants to pull like a front wheel drive, and the back wants to skid like a rear wheel drive. My suggestion would be to take it out to a nice empty lot somewehere on LI and throw it around for a while after the first snow. Welcome to the addiction. You're gonig to LOVE your TJ! It's amazing what these things can do stock. Check out some of my pics at http://www.myjeepspace.com/profile.p...allery&id=2314


Aw....another New Yorker...I'm also going to wait for them to
"wear down" before I upgrade them.I was planning on hitting this empty lot near New Rochelle,where Caldor's use to be at the first sign of a snow flake:D

But,I owned a Bronco II back in early 90's so not "new" to 4wd
just the Jeep thingy.But the Bronco II was SWB so with the Wrangler,I feel right at home.

Thanks for the advise...greatly appreciated..from all of you guys

03Leo 09-26-2006 08:17 PM

I had my Wrangler in NY for 2 winters already (with new tires this last one) and I can feel the difference in snow. I didn't get the very best off-road tires but a pretty good set for city driving (all-terrain BF Goodrich) I am pretty happy with it. Good luck!

FuzzyDolly 09-29-2006 08:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SportsGal501
Aw....another New Yorker...I'm also going to wait for them to
"wear down" before I upgrade them.I was planning on hitting this empty lot near New Rochelle,where Caldor's use to be at the first sign of a snow flake:D

I owned a Bronco II back in early 90's


ME TOO! I bought it used from my cousin. It was an '84. Mine was black with a tan ionterior. Even had a back seat. God I loved that truck. Served me very well through 200,000 miles and 3 accidents. Really hated to have to give it up.

Now back to tires. I went over to a buddy's house to see what the biggest tire I could fit on a stock X. We fit 31X10.5-15 on the stock 15X7 rims with no lift. I know what I'm asking Santa for this year!

SportsGal501 09-29-2006 05:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FuzzyDolly
ME TOO! I bought it used from my cousin. It was an '84. Mine was black with a tan ionterior. Even had a back seat. God I loved that truck. Served me very well through 200,000 miles and 3 accidents. Really hated to have to give it up.

Now back to tires. I went over to a buddy's house to see what the biggest tire I could fit on a stock X. We fit 31X10.5-15 on the stock 15X7 rims with no lift. I know what I'm asking Santa for this year!

Mine was a 1989 Bronco II XLT
Light blue on dark blue roughly 140,000 miles before
I traded it in for a Mazda 626.

But true to Fords=Fix Or Repair Daily
I think it knew when pay day was because that seemed
to be the time it always wanted to have something not work:(


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