Yes it is for a few reasons... You have rear wheel drive (when 4wd isn't in use) and when there is no one in the back, there is very little weight in the back (most up front), so since you have some sweet a** torque on that puppy, you will fish tale around turns if you are taking turns as fast as you do when it is dry. Also remember that since it hasn't rained in a good bit, the roads will probably be slicker than normal... You just have to get used to it, then it will be fun!
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It could be the BFG AT's. I use to have them on my jeep and my brother had them on his. We both noticed that they weren't the best tires on wet roads. Of course my foot is kinda heavy so that might have something to do with it.
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Age has nothing to do with it. If the back end didn't follow the front end (spun, slid, broke lose) then you were going too fast for the conditions. Could be the tires, could be the road, could be the speed. My point was that everyone needs to be careful in the wet or snow. There are many accident reports filed that start with "I wasn't going too fast but..."
I would have to concur w/ the SWB being the culprate here - not any sort of bad driving... I have been used to driving Toyota 4x4's before my YJ and I have to say what I used to take at a "slower paced" corner in the truck cause my Jeep to turn sideways. I have learned sinve then but it took a few corners to sink in. Not everyone was born driving a Jeep.
Mike17112, I wasn't trying to be rude or give you driving lessons. You asked if it was normal for the backend to breaklose and my answer was "yes' if you are driving too fast. That wasn't meant as a smart remark or any indication of your driving. Everything people have said here including those "helpful answers" that assured you that they have the same problem (they are also going too fast) are simply the factors that make "too fast" occur at a really low speed. I also have the felt the backend get loose on wet pavement and spun around playing in snow in a parking lot. Why, I was going to fast for the conditions . Haven't yet seen a Jeep slide out or get loose while parked. (although I did see a camaro slid across an ice covered parking lot once with no driver inside, that was weird). Don't get frustrated if all the answers here are not ones you like. Happens all the. Take everything with a grain of salt and use it how you will. Again, Sorry.