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Eddie800 02-02-2013 08:07 PM

Moving to ND
 
I'll be moving to Grand Forks this summer and getting the CJ ready.

Looking at a block heater, will this be enough?

Any tips on tires? I have swampers and they slide all over on ice and snow. Was looking at Cepek Mud Country...or chains/cables?

How bad really are the winters?

JMSMN 02-03-2013 08:52 PM

Block heater will be plenty. Roads get more icy than anything. I ran
hercules avalanch extremes with studs. Work awesome. Just make sure
your cj has great heat! And welcome to the dakotas!

Eddie800 02-03-2013 09:50 PM

Thanks, will look into studs, maybe I can find a used. I may get some ATs if nothing else as the swampers i have now are terrible on ice.

Heat is stock, may have to do the blazer blower motor upgrade and look for a hardtop.

JMSMN 02-03-2013 11:12 PM

It was -47 below last thursday in dickinson. My buddy put those cepeks on his dodge cummins and I wasnt impressed with them at all in snow and ice. What size rims do you have? I live south of grand forks just over south dakota border.

Eddie800 02-04-2013 05:27 PM

Thanks, I run 32x10.5 on 15" right now. Sounds like a MT is just not goin to make it.

loneeagle78 02-04-2013 08:36 PM

I am running a 33 12.50 mickey thompson mtz on my cherokee, seems to do pretty well, ice is an issue with just about any tire.
cherokee ftw is a friend of mine, and he is running the 33 12.50 wrangler duratracs on his cherokee. he doesnt seem to have issues either. I am running 410 gears, and he is running 456.

Cherokee_ftw_5 03-22-2013 09:24 PM

Yeah, I say not many MT's do good on ice. Just smart driving. ;)

VaCJ79 07-16-2013 05:04 PM

My MT's suck in the ice and snow. If you have done the chevy blower motor swap you will fine for heat. I'm in Grand Forks as well

Eddie800 07-23-2013 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VaCJ79
My MT's suck in the ice and snow. If you have done the chevy blower motor swap you will fine for heat. I'm in Grand Forks as well

Thanks all. Blower motor on my summer list.


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