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Unread 02-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #16
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Im interested in a 2nd one. If it has the Selec-Trac , under 130k miles and has the 4.0.
It's a 2004 Quadra-Drive with the HD Selec-Trac transfer case swapped in. She has the 4.7L HO and 101,600 miles.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 11:29 AM   #17
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It's a 2004 Quadra-Drive with the HD Selec-Trac transfer case swapped in. She has the 4.7L HO and 101,600 miles.
Hmmmmm, I like the fact you swapped the 242 in. The miles seems great. I like V8s but not fond of the 4.7. Avg MPG? Any mods?
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Unread 02-13-2014, 11:38 AM   #18
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Here is the link to the Jeep and all of it's information: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f153/...ifted-1850498/
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Unread 02-13-2014, 12:07 PM   #19
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I live in Wisconsin so we get plenty of snow... I've gotta say, my wj is pretty worthless in the slippery stuff. By comparison my girlfriends 230000 mile 97 Explorer absolutely schools my jeep. Kind of embarrassing.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 12:58 PM   #20
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I live in Wisconsin so we get plenty of snow... I've gotta say, my wj is pretty worthless in the slippery stuff. By comparison my girlfriends 230000 mile 97 Explorer absolutely schools my jeep. Kind of embarrassing.
Either you need newer tires, or you need to check your transfer case. You should be running circles around the Exploder.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:08 PM   #21
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No problems here in about 12" of wet snow. Went out searching for unplowed roads this morning.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:09 PM   #22
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Either you need newer tires, or you need to check your transfer case. You should be running circles around the Exploder.

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My tires are good. Played around with air pressure too... No difference. If there's snow on the ground and I gas it going straight, the *** end kicks out and I get sideways. I will change the transfer case fluid next week with mopar stuff. Would this be the reason for a constant humming noise from 30 Mph up to freeway speeds?
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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:33 PM   #23
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Either you need newer tires, or you need to check your transfer case. You should be running circles around the Exploder.

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Agreed. Sounds like your 4wd is not kicking in right or not at all. Your Jeep should (and will) literally eat the grocery getter Explorer for lunch if it is working right.

On days of deep snow I feel like a genius for owning a Jeep! Love that part, I don't feel like a genius very often.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #24
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Last year, I was able to spin, in a circle, in one place, in the parking lot. I haven't tried this year. My ankles are getting worse and I cannot walk as far as I used to, because of my 2004 accident.

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Unread 02-13-2014, 02:29 PM   #25
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I live in Wisconsin so we get plenty of snow... I've gotta say, my wj is pretty worthless in the slippery stuff. By comparison my girlfriends 230000 mile 97 Explorer absolutely schools my jeep. Kind of embarrassing.
242HD + Vari-Lok axles + mud tires and a WJ is unstoppable in the snow.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 03:01 PM   #26
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242HD + Vari-Lok axles + mud tires and a WJ is unstoppable in the snow.
Mud tires are generally not the best in the snow, a good set of all terrains will do better in my experience. I have quadra drive 2 and it is currently not working all that well haha
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Unread 02-13-2014, 03:07 PM   #27
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I live in Wisconsin so we get plenty of snow... I've gotta say, my wj is pretty worthless in the slippery stuff. By comparison my girlfriends 230000 mile 97 Explorer absolutely schools my jeep. Kind of embarrassing.
I had blizzacs on my wj long ago - driving on ice was like driving on pavement start/stop was awesome

U need new tires

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Unread 02-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #28
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Just got the same storm. 2 wheel drive all day.... But then again don't drive like most of the ppl in ct.. I use my head and "drive"
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Unread 02-13-2014, 03:23 PM   #29
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Mud tires are generally not the best in the snow, a good set of all terrains will do better in my experience. I have quadra drive 2 and it is currently not working all that well haha
No you don't. Quadrtrac II or Quadradrive. Unless you've done some serious hacking and installed the WK independent front suspension (and replaced the rear axle along with).

But yes, all terrains are going to be better on packed snow than mud terrains - MTs have little to no siping. In deep snow, the muds should churn through just fine.

Still, definitely sounds like your Jeep has issues. My Quadradrive system is beyond impressive in snow - deep or packed.
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Unread 02-13-2014, 03:28 PM   #30
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No you don't. Quadrtrac II or Quadradrive. Unless you've done some serious hacking and installed the WK independent front suspension (and replaced the rear axle along with).

But yes, all terrains are going to be better on packed snow than mud terrains - MTs have little to no siping. In deep snow, the muds should churn through just fine.

Still, definitely sounds like your Jeep has issues. My Quadradrive system is beyond impressive in snow - deep or packed.
Yeah, my bad... I meant quadra trac
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