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Old 03-01-2014, 08:17 PM
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I know it's 4wd But.

With the snow here I've noticed that as I go from a stop it feels like only the drivers front wheel spins which throws up the traction warning. Mainly when turning.
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With the snow here I've noticed that as I go from a stop it feels like only the drivers front wheel spins which throws up the traction warning. Mainly when turning.
So what kind of tires are you currently running? The stock Michelin Lattitudes that came on mine were about the worst thing I have experienced so I had a set of Hankook I-pikes (snow) put on and I have to tell ya, last storm left 14 inches and more on the roads and the Jeep went thru it with no problem. Stop start, turn, slush, whatever, it is sure-footed with these tires but with the Michelins it was downright scary! Dave
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With the snow here I've noticed that as I go from a stop it feels like only the drivers front wheel spins which throws up the traction warning. Mainly when turning.
Sorry I forgot to mention, with the snow tires I have not had traction control light come on at all. Dave
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I have the stock tires. It's been slippery here lately cause of the last big blizzard. Total of 60 inches for the winter. I've been sliding around a lot cause the roads are compacted ice. I don't think the stock tires are that bad. I've been use to lowered fwd car for 10+ years so driving this is nothing. I do plan to get different wheels with open country's later on.
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I I do plan to get different wheels with open country's later on.
Greetings,

As I have been saying for years, the Latitudes are a joke in the winter. I could not wait to rid of them.

Toyo Open Country tires, the HT & ATiI was re-engineered to improve winter performance. The siping is much better, but, I am not sure if they are using a softer compound. They improved the rolling resistance which should indicated a softer compound.

The softer the compound, the better grip in lower temperatures. A dedicated snow tire like the one DAVE IN PA uses, Hankook I-pikies has the softest compound. Hankook makes excellent tires. Another great one is Nokian's Hakkapeliitta series of dedicated tires, more money. A lot of the AT's tires and highway tires are using softer compounds, but, not like a dedicated snow tire in order to keep their strength and speed ratings.

Also, when a tire has the Mountain Flake symbol, it is rated for winter conditions and it has a softer tire compound in some degree depending on the tire category.

Best for now.
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For one I've did the summer tire winter tire swap for ten plus years I am not buying two sets of tires for a off road capable vehicle. I just find it stupid that on a 4wd jeep you get the one wheel wonder feeling when trying to go.
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For one I've did the summer tire winter tire swap for ten plus years I am not buying two sets of tires for a off road capable vehicle. I just find it stupid that on a 4wd jeep you get the one wheel wonder feeling when trying to go.
Which drive train options?
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Which drive train options?
I have a limited with the quadra-trac II with selec-terrain.
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With the snow here I've noticed that as I go from a stop it feels like only the drivers front wheel spins which throws up the traction warning. Mainly when turning.
Greetings,

I have a Lardeo with the QTII and Sele-terrian.

I had the Latitudes on when I first got the JGC in Feb of 2011, I had the same problem when turning. Some of that is expected because the tires did not break-in and the top coating did not wear off. Even after the break-in, I still had problems.

The old rule of thumb for winter was you need anywhere between 250-500 miles for a tire to be ready for winter usage. Today, it looks like it takes far less depending on the type of tire compound. My Nokian's were biting pretty good when I first put them on last year on the day it snowed and after 100 miles they really kick in and I have great traction now.

Question: Do you have the same problem if you engage the Snow option on the Sele-terrian?

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Greetings, I have a Lardeo with the QTII and Sele-terrian. I had the Latitudes on when I first got the JGC in Feb of 2011, I had the same problem when turning. Some of that is expected because the tires did not break-in and the top coating did not wear off. Even after the break-in, I still had problems. The old rule of thumb for winter was you need anywhere between 250-500 miles for a tire to be ready for winter usage. Today, it looks like it takes far less depending on the type of tire compound. My Nokian's were biting pretty good when I first put them on last year on the day it snowed and after 100 miles they really kick in and I have great traction now. Question: Do you have the same problem if you engage the Snow option on the Sele-terrian? Best for now.
I don't have same problem in snow setting. I didn't have the problem that much in my 2011 Laredo with the goodyears but that didn't have what I have now QT1 and no select. Guess I just need to put up with it till I get new tires. Winter is hopefully almost over.
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I don't have same problem in snow setting. I didn't have the problem that much in my 2011 Laredo with the goodyears but that didn't have what I have now QT1 and no select. Guess I just need to put up with it till I get new tires. Winter is hopefully almost over.
Greetings,

Before you go for new tires, there was a TSB on the QT! regarding traction and was posted on one of the threads. Check with your service dealer first.

In any event, after what I witness this snow season on the roads, it is better to have the proper tires. The proper tires will give the ability to control the situation; i.e. avoiding others that are out of control. In my neck of the woods, a lot of seasoned drivers forgot how to drive, plus whole new generations that have not seen snow and ice.

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In snow mode your Jeep starts in second gear. If you don't need snow mode, use the paddle shifter to start in second. And turn traction control off.

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