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post #1 of 9 Old 02-02-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
Eddie800
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Cj 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?


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post #2 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM
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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!
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post #3 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #4 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 10:12 PM
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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.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-04-2013, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I run 32x10.5 on 15" right now. Sounds like a MT is just not goin to make it.

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-04-2013, 07:36 PM
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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.

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post #7 of 9 Old 03-22-2013, 08:24 PM
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Yeah, I say not many MT's do good on ice. Just smart driving.

I built a bridge, tried to get over it, bridge broke, I said F&%$ it.. dropped that piece in 4.. I'm fine now. ;)
Build thread: http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f46/project-cheap-ride-budget-build-67602/
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-16-2013, 04:04 PM
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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

1979 CJ7 258 / 4.0 head / J20 power Steering / T150 Dana 20 / EMU YJ 2" lift / Custom front bumper

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-23-2013, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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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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