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Re: 2011 gc qt1

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I did 12" of snow with my Laredo X with OR2. I was in snow mode at the highest QL setting. It was slightly up hill and a bit iffy, but it worked. I was dragging a little, but it was fresh snow. I have the Latitude rubber.
Note that if Marky has OR2 he doesn't have QT I - probably he has QD II
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Re: 2011 gc qt1

I am 15 min of driving from Staten Island and I don't think you could stuck in this snow on 2011 because snow is too deep Your tires could slipp on ice or snow/ice mix and that is what happened to me lot and I replaced them with set of Blizzak's on old JGC rims. Highly recommended, you could get set of used 17 inch rims on Ebay for cheap or get expensive new rims up to you. Previous years JGC rims feet 2011 fine, I am using one from 2008.

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Re: 2011 gc qt1

Thanks for all of the info. I do have the qt1 with stock 17" good year tires. As I said before I am new to the Jeep Grand Cherokee and I don't want to damage the car since it's new. You said I should be able to go throught 6" of snow is that fresh snow
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Re: 2011 gc qt1

I have the Grand Cherokee Laredo base 4x4 model. Never owned one before and new at this type of car. Never had a 4x4 and just trying to get some input before I hit the road.
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I have the Grand Cherokee Laredo base 4x4 model. Never owned one before and new at this type of car. Never had a 4x4 and just trying to get some input before I hit the road.
If you never had SUV before: DRIVE CAREFULLY! Obey speed limits, especially during turns. Keep a safe distance and remember that even with 4x4 all laws of physics still apply.
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Re: 2011 gc qt1

If you can get grip from the stock rubber, you should be able to get through more than the 8" JGC ground clearance (not QL) in fresh or soft snow, and considerably more than that with snow tires or AT rubber. With grip, even a heavy SUV can push, float up and down, or surf, in soft snow if you let her run a bit.

In general, the only snow conditions greater than the JGC 8" clearance you do not want to test, is wet then frozen packed snow cut by deeper, older tire tracks on either side usually left by big rigs. These conditions can set up like concrete and can either leave you swamped to the belly or cause damage to the undercarriage.
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Re: 2011 gc qt1

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In the snow mode you cant raise the QL. Tried to do 4 lo with no success. Oh well lesson learned.
If you go into snow mode first then hit the Off Road I then II the vehicle will raise. If you are already at level Off Road I or II then go to snow mode the vehicle will lower to normal ride height. If you then hit the Off Road I or II it will go back up as long as your speed isn't too high for each setting (Level I under 48MPH and level II under 25MPH)...at least this is how my Quadra-Lift works (this is all in high range not 4 low setting).
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if you go into snow mode first then hit the off road i then ii the vehicle will raise. If you are already at level off road i or ii then go to snow mode the vehicle will lower to normal ride height. If you then hit the off road i or ii it will go back up as long as your speed isn't too high for each setting (level i under 48mph and level ii under 25mph)...at least this is how my quadra-lift works (this is all in high range not 4 low setting).

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Thanks for the good info. I hope these tires are good enough, thanks again
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