Lighter 4x4s tend to drift and spin easier than larger, longer, heavier vehicles.
Check your tires, look into getting them siped, it helps some tires and does nothing for others.
I've had 4x4s with and without ABS. ABS is nice in the "OH *****" moments. But if you are aware and careful, those are far and few between.
I've driven in "Sierra cement", Wyoming drifts and New England Blizzards and ice storms. The best thing in any of those situations is know what your vehicle will likely do and how it will perform. The only sure way to know is practice/testing.
When I lived higher in the mountains, the locals would get together some evening after a good snowing and "goof off" in the local supermarket parking lot. You get to know each other and know what each others rig was capable of. You also could get some tips on local conditions from the "ol' timers".
Sell your YJ? One of my biggest regrets was selling my '66 bronco. I will never be able replace that rig. My jeep "Pedro" is special in its own way to me. And as my wife has said, it ain't leaving on its tires when that day comes. As someone else said, a YJ's true destiny is to become the parts pile for another build.
Last edited by shadowulf; 09-16-2010 at 10:35 AM.
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