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Old 07-09-2015, 03:57 AM
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hello folks

Hi Im new to the forum. Long time cherokee driver always wanted a wrangler. The last few years I have ridden a motorcycle and have been jeepless. I live in northern Co no mts but hills and snow, not fun on a motorcycle. I am thinking of getting a yj in the 5000.00 range, I know to avoid rust but plan on doing work myself. Working on my motorcycle has really instilled a lot of pride in learning and doing the work myself and want to continue this on with my next jeep.

how realistic is this for a winter commuter? Thanks for any advise

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I live in the snow belt in west Michigan, we got over 300 inches of snow or some crap last winter. I don't drive anything but our Cherokee and yj. They are great in snow. With the yj just keep in mind the short wheel base, it can get a little squirelier a little faster. 5,000 should find you a nice yj. GL

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Old 07-09-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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I live in breckenidge, snow covered about 8 months of the year.... My yj is all I drive, I have bfg mud terrains and they scare me on ice and hardback,,, a storm of 1-4 feet they are great but on ice mud tires are scary and feel like ice skates!! Just something to think about!
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Something with BFG's all terrains I have never been stuck in, 10.5 wide or less is better also
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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Get tall and thin tires for the snow. They'll help you get down to either hard packed ice or the ground without getting your skid plat or belly hung up on drifts.
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Old 07-10-2015, 04:54 AM
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sweet thanks for the info. cant wait to have 4 wheels again and to be a jeep! i have till fall so time to be picky. I see so many jeeps daily that jeep envy is real. lol
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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jeep envy is real. lol
haha! Too true!

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