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post #1051 of 1345 Old 08-21-2011, 07:43 PM
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how do these tires work in the snow??

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post #1052 of 1345 Old 08-21-2011, 09:45 PM
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How do these handle in mud and sand? Thats what I mostly wheel on besides the occasional trip to KS Rocks or Tuttle Creek.

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post #1053 of 1345 Old 08-22-2011, 09:26 AM
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how do these tires work in the snow??
Is this your first Jeep? TJ's are not really that good in snow anyway. Don't care what rubber is on there. It is the short wheel base problem, but yes they are " good" in snow.

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Is this your first Jeep? TJ's are not really that good in snow anyway. Don't care what rubber is on there. It is the short wheel base problem, but yes they are " good" in snow.
Yes this is my first jeep and my first set of tires I'm buying. Gotcha I did not know that. But I still love my wrangler!
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My wrangler hasn't really had any trouble in the snow.
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Ok. Just wanted to ask that first. If you drove a ft wheel drive car first, and now have a Jeep you would think snow was your friend.
The bigger the tire the tougher it is to stop.... and go.
I like the tires and better yet the way the snow flies up the side of the Jeep with 33's. But going 55 mph in a couple inches is out of the question. IMO.

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For the guy pickin on the wrangler in my opinion my Wrangler did much better in the snow then my Cherokee and I miss my TJ greatly but the XJ has duratracs this year so well see...

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I have two TJ's a XJ and ZJ. The only difference in snow travel is that i can let the *** hang out on the XJ and ZJ more around corners. The TJ will cut the tightest dough nuts of any vehicle on the road, More so locked.

I run 35" tires and when its bad i use it as a DD. I drive 100+ mile round trip and i have no problems going 55mph or 65mph in light snow or a whiteout. It comes down to set up and control of your jeep. If your geared correctly stopping and starting isn't a problem either.

It really comes down to driver comfort in elements. If you go into it weary your going to have pucker factors. The best thing to do with a new jeep or new tires on your jeep is when the snow first starts to fly go to a empty parking lot and throw it around so you know how to control it if you do loose control. To each his own, Good luck

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My one mtr/k had a thin patch and goodyear replaced it the same day for free! Awesome!

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How do these handle in mud and sand? Thats what I mostly wheel on besides the occasional trip to KS Rocks or Tuttle Creek.
i love the way they handle in the mud
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post #1061 of 1345 Old 08-30-2011, 05:42 PM
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Psh, that's not mud.. That's a runny little brown puddle

Mind have done well in every condition I could put them through, but I will be the first to admit that I've gotten sideways twice in wet conditions. Maybe I was going too fast to be turning at that angle, but I wasn't driving like a race car driver by any means. I was going at or below the 35mph speed limit (which, yes, I know the speed limit should be utilized based on conditions of the road)

Talking about a pucker factor though. Scary when you're going through an intersection making a left turn and all of the sudden you're sideways. Luckily I've always managed to react well

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The best thing to do with a new jeep or new tires on your jeep is when the snow first starts to fly go to a empty parking lot and throw it around so you know how to control it if you do loose control. To each his own, Good luck
I really agree with you there. I love playing in a snow covered empty parking lot (4WD doughnuts ). It really does show you how your rig will react and you learn how to control it.

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How old is the battery? I've seen some Jeeps do weird things when a battery is bad.
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The best thing to do with a new jeep or new tires on your jeep is when the snow first starts to fly go to a empty parking lot and throw it around so you know how to control it if you do loose control. To each his own, Good luck
I really agree with you there. I love playing in a snow covered empty parking lot (4WD doughnuts ). It really does show you how your rig will react and you learn how to control it.

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How old is the battery? I've seen some Jeeps do weird things when a battery is bad.
I've got a real problem man... I need to stop buying special cars: 90' Bandit II Firebird, 91' Alfa Romeo 164 L, 95' orvis... yup ahh.
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Talking about a pucker factor though. Scary when you're going through an intersection making a left turn and all of the sudden you're sideways. Luckily I've always managed to react well
Sounds like an average day driving my mustang lol. Having a high HP RWD car was an easy way to learn how to handle a vehicle with little traction. Now every time it snows around here, I'm drifting everywhere. Loved it when we had the blizzard two years ago because the streets were completely empty and covered with a few inches of packed snow. Made for some great sliding action. The 32's, 4.56 gears and rear locker helped a LOT.



Oh, and the MT/R's are great in sand. Even when pulling out stuck SUV's, they would dig in and trudge forward. Super soft sand too.

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