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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

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I have the base Laredo with QT1. I heard no noise. I was not bottomed out. Three wheels were solid on the ground and the front passenger wheel had dug a hole and was spinning while the other three did nothing. Nothing I did would get the other wheels to spin at all.
Its generally not a good idea to just let one wheel spin needlessly. It heats up that tire and the surface under it to where that traction becomes zero.
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That really is not what I wanted to hear. So basically I am unable to use my 2014 for any off road purposes.
The stock tires on these jeeps aren't made for offroad, these are more of a street tire to help get the best fuel economy.

I'm with Jacko, with the M/S2 tires I have had no reason for winter tires.
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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

It's a 2014 base Laredo with QT1 and the stock 17" x 8" wheels and tires. I know these are all around tires and not meant for off-road but having one wheel spin while three wheels stay still is disheartening.
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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

You should have had two tires spinning at least
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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

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It's a 2014 base Laredo with QT1 and the stock 17" x 8" wheels and tires. I know these are all around tires and not meant for off-road but having one wheel spin while three wheels stay still is disheartening.
Greetings,

Did you get the Goodyear Fortera HL as your OEM tire?

If so, Look at TIRERACK.com or any other website for the on-road/off-road all terrain choices for your size. If you never experienced these type of tires before or you have, the ride is completely different from a touring all season one. Mind you, since you do have the QT1 as the 4x4 transfer case, the off road experience will be limited to the capabilities of your vehicle. The new tires will help to a certain point.

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Otherwise, if you still want a highway feel, then the Michelin M/S 2's is one of the best out there for the snow.

Best for now.
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If possible, turn off traction control and start in second gear.

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yeah, I would have turned off traction control, and put it in snow/sand/mud mode which should turn off eco also. and If you are seeing that much snow, you should get different tires.
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yeah, I would have turned off traction control, and put it in snow/sand/mud mode which should turn off eco also. and If you are seeing that much snow, you should get different tires.
OP doesnt have select terrain and has no clue about driving in the snow
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Otherwise, if you still want a highway feel, then the Michelin M/S 2's is one of the best out there for the snow.

Best for now.
Greetings again,

I forgot to mention that the next choice is go for a dedicated snow tire. Depending the area you are in and it is allowed, you might wanted to get a dedicated studded winter tire.

The other thing to remember is, a tire right off the store rack general is ineffective for winter conditions until you put a couple of hundred miles on it. The initial surface layer of the tire has to wear off. This varies between the different manufactures.

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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

Im still confused as to what was actually happening. I have the QT1 and have tested it capabilities when ever i can. i know you can easily get one tire in the air and still have it pull you through using the Brake Lock Diff. With QT1 as long as one tire on each axle has traction, it will go. Now if you lose traction on both tires of the same axle, then you will stop dead in your tracks. Tested that one with a ice hill.

OP - did you have someone spotting you and reporting what your tires were doing? sometimes the sounds and feel can be deceiving. i wondering if both tires were spinning, the one in the hole and the other one on the same axle?
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Re: 2014 GC snow problem

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Im still confused as to what was actually happening. I have the QT1 and have tested it capabilities when ever i can. i know you can easily get one tire in the air and still have it pull you through using the Brake Lock Diff. With QT1 as long as one tire on each axle has traction, it will go. Now if you lose traction on both tires of the same axle, then you will stop dead in your tracks. Tested that one with a ice hill.

OP - did you have someone spotting you and reporting what your tires were doing? sometimes the sounds and feel can be deceiving. i wondering if both tires were spinning, the one in the hole and the other one on the same axle?
Yea I had someone outside the Jeep telling me that only one wheel was spinning and the rest were not moving. I am going to have the nearest dealership check it out next week when i bring it in for the recall.
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