What must happen for you to drive your 2011-12 unlimited rubi in the snow? I snowboard twice every weekend in the winter. If my jeep is not going to be a good snow driver it might not be right for me.
For light snow, yes. If you see a lot of non-iced pavement, stay in 2wd. If you can safely travel near or at the same speed you'd travel in normal weather conditions, stay in 2wd.So for snow i just stick with the 2wd.
I agree with everything except the parking brake. I just envision some one yanking up on the parking brake b/c its snowing and they're nervous and causing a lot more problems.:whistling: How do you fly a F4U-corsair fighter/ how do you drive a Formula one race car/ how do you dive fior abalone ??
YUP, you get taught and practice-
On streets snow 2ft or less, you just drive SLOW and watch and go high on turns--
Off-road it's lockers and low air pressure and careful turns-
Don't use the lockers untill you've got some experience withem, you may have to use lockers if you've some steep hills, but lockers in snow/ice take a lotta care and all that depends on your tires-
The majority of your streets will be plowed, so just go slow and watch ahead for troubles--sometimes you're safer using the e-brake than touching your brake pedal, but here again--you have to learnit-
I've found that you can still maintain full STEERING, when you "FEATHER" the ebrake and thats in snow/ice and very steep downhills--I agree with everything except the parking brake. I just envision some one yanking up on the parking brake b/c its snowing and they're nervous and causing a lot more problems.
Anti lock brakes can be goofy on snow/ice but are perfect for most drivers out there that just panic and stand on the brakes, it allows them to maintain control and steer the vehicle still.
About the best advice I would give it to increase following distances and PLAN YOUR STOPS!!! Just b/c you have 4x4 and can accelerate some what normally still does not mean you can still stop quickly.
I would use 2hi until I felt the rear loose traction, or if the road starts getting white just like the others have said.
If you wanna play in 10' of level snow, let your tires down to 5psi/4lo/lockers and make wide turns-or2wd unless the road is all white RIGHT.
When the road is all white 4wd is fine Right.
If i go playing in the snow say in the snowbanks (10+") what do i put the rubi in.
You definitely want good tires with aggressive tread pattern. Regular street tires will just clog up and spin in the snow. I run Cepek Crushers on my 03 rubicon all year long and have yet to get stuck in snowbanks. I try to get out on the local streets before they are plowed clean just to go through snowbanks...Don't use lockers...you will slide forward instead of turning if you have any speed...
He asked about driving a Rubicon. He already has aggressive tires.Tires are the most important thing. Get tires that have the mountain/snowflake symbol on the sidewall. That means they are meant for the kind of driving you are going to be doing. Both my vehicles have 2 sets of wheels for this reason.
Ive used my Subaru to pull lifted pickups with all season tires out of snowy ditches. Dont be that guy. Its embarrassing for them.