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post #1 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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Stuck Grand Cherokee

This was in about 4" of snow last night in Arlington, VA. The dude came over the median and across 2 lanes of Rt.50 traffic and ended up in this drainage ditch. I saw the very tail end where he slammed into this pit (air bags didn't go off btw). He had to crawl out the passenger side window. I asked him if he needed me to call 911 and he told me that he had it under control!


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post #2 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 08:35 AM
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people drive too fast and think 4WD will save them.
It does not work that way.
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post #3 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:11 AM
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people drive too fast and think 4WD will save them.
It does not work that way.
Amen man, Its people who have no clue how to drive that do that.

4x4 doesn't mean Jack if your going to fast for it to work.

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post #4 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:13 AM
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hey is that my driveway

touche !!!
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post #5 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:20 AM
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still gotta give it to the 242 though, it was doing fine for 4+ foot of snow (out RT.66 west of arlington)

btw: I'm stuck too heh! but I am also in a stocker with ****ty tires (I don't own it)

Overall I would feel very safe in a Jeep for what I just took this unfamiliar one thru last night and today... (possibly safer than anything in it's price class)
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post #6 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:22 AM
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yeh, im in delaware, woke up to 2 feet of snow, cant wait to get the jeep out haha
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post #7 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:28 AM
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yeah now I am reading thru all the lift threads

you only had 2ft ? it's still coming here and they are calling for another foot before morning in my area... (base of the Shenandoah Mts)
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post #8 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 09:38 AM
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Sounds funny guys, but the best vehicle i have ever drove in the snow was a 07 dodge grand caravan with snow tires, ice studs and traction control. They are very stable vehicles. Dodges traction control system on the FWD cars is great. Its just like posi, as soon as it detects slip it engages both front tires. That thing would literally chew through snow banks and several feet of snow.

True story, my neighbor got his ZJ stuck in his lawn in the snow storm. I came flying down the road in my van blasted through the snow bank and drove past him in the snow covered lawn that he was stuck in waving and laughing... HAHAHA should have seen his face.

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post #10 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'm certain that it was this guys first time seeing snow, much less driving in it
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post #11 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 10:23 AM
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Amazing that he didn't take out any innocent bystanders. Very lucky in general.

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post #12 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Another shot that my buddy had...

taken from his stock 03' Wrangler...which didn't get stuck...not once...because we didn't have it floored
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You do realize that you can lose control even if you are driving for conditions right? You also don't need to have it floored to lose control.
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2 feet and still snowing, it stopped for about 10 minutes, and it started dumping again haha, this is great
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post #15 of 19 Old 02-06-2010, 02:19 PM
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You do realize that you can lose control even if you are driving for conditions right? You also don't need to have it floored to lose control.
x2. Last year I was going about 35mph in part time with maybe 1" on the highway, back end kicked out, 360 against the barrier. If you catch ice or a slippery spot, you're going for a ride no matter how good of a driver you think you are.
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