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Unread 07-19-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Question QUADRA-TRAC I good for deep snow?

Looking for some info from snow experts...

I'm looking at buying an Altitude Grand Cherokee, and I'm wondering if quadra-trac I is going to be good in deep snow, slush, etc. ?

I love the way the Altitude looks, but I want awesome snow performance. I do not want to get stuck in another Michigan winter! Will the Altitude with quadra-trac I fit the bill?


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Unread 07-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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Excellent explanations here: http://www.jeep.com/en/4x4/
But remember, you can get anything stuck if you try hard enough.
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Unread 07-19-2014, 08:33 PM   #3
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Better Info here:

ww.jeepforum.com/forum/f309/wk2-faq-basic-info-compilation-1173618/
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Looking for some info from snow experts...

I'm looking at buying an Altitude Grand Cherokee, and I'm wondering if quadra-trac I is going to be good in deep snow, slush, etc. ?

I love the way the Altitude looks, but I want awesome snow performance. I do not want to get stuck in another Michigan winter! Will the Altitude with quadra-trac I fit the bill?


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QTI is excellent in the snow, especially when equipped with snow tires. Most WK2s are built with QTI, many here run them.

QTII and QD may get you there with less wheel spin or drama. QTII (and QD) has low range which can be useful off road or towing a boat+trailer out of the water. I have a QD as I didn't want any compromise.
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Unread 07-20-2014, 05:43 AM   #5
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I'm familiar with how the systems work on paper, looking for real world accounts on how QTI does in deep snow, blizzards etc.

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Unread 07-20-2014, 06:36 AM   #6
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While you are waiting for comment you may want to try a search. Snow performance has been discussed several times over the years.

How a vehicle does is somewhat subjective, what is important to you? The WK2 QTI is as good or better than any AWD type system out there.... but tires will make or break your day in deep snow. QTII and QD can be better starting from a dead stop as they have snow mode.
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Unread 07-25-2014, 08:02 PM   #7
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Anymore opinions? I don't want to get stuck. Can someone significant deep snow experience with a laredo/altitude with QTI chime in here?

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you will get stuck in deep snow with qd1, or any 4wd car.
even a snowmobile will get stuck in enough snow.
define deep snow.

like snow on the road, or is that a joke or something? because I can drive anywhere with my 2004 FWD maxima with winter tires....
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Unread 07-26-2014, 09:32 AM   #9
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It's not the 4WD system that's going to be your issue. It's the crappy tires that come on the vehicle. I have the Michelins and they are just barely adequate in snow. They suck in deep snow. I'm going to be ordering some AT tires(Goodyear Wrangler All Terrain Adventure) soon for the winter. Not going the Winter Tire route. Been there done that. They are good, but I want a tire that can handle the deep stuff and be used in other situations.
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you will get stuck in deep snow with qd1, or any 4wd car.
even a snowmobile will get stuck in enough snow.
define deep snow.

like snow on the road, or is that a joke or something? because I can drive anywhere with my 2004 FWD maxima with winter tires....
I've seen a snowcat stuck, and that takes some effort.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 03:11 PM   #11
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I love nokyan hakkapelitas studded.

I had 7 last winters, and getting 8s now.

Best winter tires I have ever had.

Unbeatable grip on ice, low noise. Seriously, traction control didn't get on ONCE in the last 3 winters. With other brand winter tires before that, I often had slips/ VDC on)

Unless something is better one day, I'm sticking to those tires.
Oh, yeah, they are the most expensive, of course, but they are the best.
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I love nokyan hakkapelitas studded.

I had 7 last winters, and getting 8s now.

Best winter tires I have ever had.

Unbeatable grip on ice, low noise. Seriously, traction control didn't get on ONCE in the last 3 winters. With other brand winter tires before that, I often had slips/ VDC on)

Unless something is better one day, I'm sticking to those tires.
Oh, yeah, they are the most expensive, of course, but they are the best.
Blizzacks are proven better performer by independent testing. You should get better miles out of Nokians, however. Studded tires are illegal in most of the US.
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Blizzaks might be better than unstudded nokyans. Thats possible.
Studded nokyans beat everyhing.

I live in northern quebec and studded is the norm here. The new studded like nokyans are really less abrasive to asphalt.
I really would not want to drive without studded tires anymore during winter. They are just SO much better on ice its like day and night.

I had blizzaks before i had studded nokyans. They were quite good. But the studded nokyans are just so much better.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:34 AM   #14
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Looking for some info from snow experts...

I'm looking at buying an Altitude Grand Cherokee, and I'm wondering if quadra-trac I is going to be good in deep snow, slush, etc. ?

I love the way the Altitude looks, but I want awesome snow performance. I do not want to get stuck in another Michigan winter! Will the Altitude with quadra-trac I fit the bill?

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Where in michigan do you live? That will help define how much snow you are going to see.
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Unread 07-28-2014, 09:12 AM   #15
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Where in michigan do you live? That will help define how much snow you are going to see.
I'm in Metro Detroit, near Novi.


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