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Old 01-04-2014, 10:24 AM
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Drove in 6 to 7 inches, along with interstate with really compacted and slick snow on my Zeon LTZs. Handled great very predictable. Jeep handles like my Subaru did with a slight amount of under steer. Hit the gas, rear end wheels kick in and corrects easily. Love this jeep.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:04 AM
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

We've had 75 total inches of snow here in Erie, PA so far this winter, and temps have been in the single digits quite a bit. My Michelin LTX M/S 2's have been more than adequate in any situation I've encountered so far. I'm sure dedicated snow tires would be even better, but I just don't find a need for them. My Overland is a pleasure to drive in all this snow.
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:20 PM
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

I had zero issue with 500' of our driveway with 8" of snow...OEM Forteras with 28K miles on them. And that driveway isn't level... While I have something else in mind when I do replace my tires, I'm not disappointed in the performance I've gotten from dry highway to snow to mud to deep sand on a beach to-date. The JGC is a marvelous vehicle!
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I had zero issue with 500' of our driveway with 8" of snow...OEM Forteras with 28K miles on them. And that driveway isn't level... While I have something else in mind when I do replace my tires, I'm not disappointed in the performance I've gotten from dry highway to snow to mud to deep sand on a beach to-date. The JGC is a marvelous vehicle!
On the road I can't complain. I did get stuck in the driveway however today. It is a slight incline and we were pusing a little snow with the front air dam. I don't know many vehicles that can go through 12 plus inches of snow up a hill with no momentum though.
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

I have no complaints either. And we are being terrorized by snow here in Chicago. My Legacy would not make it out into the alley - the snow ruts are too deep and I would simply be stuck atop of the snow. But with the Jeep I have no issues.
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

I found the Latitudes to be poor in heavy water, I can just imagine how bad they are in snow. I replaced mine with Hankook DynaPro ATM RF10 tires. I've had no problems with them in mud, rain, snow, etc.

I drove from Boston to New Brunswick over the holidays. We had 3 or 4 ice and snow storms roll through. I drove relatives and friends around in the Jeep on snow packed and ice covered roads with no problems.

One day I parked on the right side of the street where my sister lives. The packed snow bank had gotten quite high in comparison to the plowed street. I got in the Jeep to leave and started moving out of the spot and the drivers side wheel ended up hanging in mid air. I had no problem easing forward and on to the road.

Of course, the best thing you can do in slippery conditions, no mater what tires you have on, is slow down.
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

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I live in Philly/NJ and here is what I did:

Bought 4 18x8 rims off a 11-13 Durango on ebay for 85 each incl. shipping (great deal but came with some road rash but since winter wheels I will feel less mad if I scratch them)

Bought 4 Nokian Hakkapelitta R2 SUV 265/60 R18 tires from STS for $239 each

Bought 4 TPMS sensors off ebay for $50 incl. delivery (sync'd with the jeep just fine after drivng at highway speeds for 10+ mins)

Drove 30 miles tonight on PA turnpike and some main/side roads and the Jeep handled perfectly. Better than stock....
Great minds think alike. That's exactly what I did. I really like the Durango RIMs too.

If your running your snows, your saving life on your summer tires (and beating up your summer RIMs). So it cost very little to have snows if you use them up. Only extra cost is an extra set of rims/sensors and a place to store them.

I consider the Snow Tires themselves as no added cost, you have to run something. Why not runs snows?
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I consider the Snow Tires themselves as no added cost, you have to run something. Why not runs snows?
I would rather get one tire I can run all year long and not have to worry about changing tires or buying an extra set of rims or storing them.
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I would rather get one tire I can run all year long and not have to worry about changing tires or buying an extra set of rims or storing them.
Yeah but no one tire do it all. Having the extra rims and the winter tires is cheaper than the hit on your insurance and the time you spend dealing with the insurance company and body shop when the unexpected happens in the snow.

No mud terrain or all terrain can perform as well as a winter tire or even come close. None of us are that good as drivers and that includes yours truly.
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Yeah but no one tire do it all. Having the extra rims and the winter tires is cheaper than the hit on your insurance and the time you spend dealing with the insurance company and body shop when the unexpected happens in the snow.

No mud terrain or all terrain can perform as well as a winter tire or even come close. None of us are that good as drivers and that includes yours truly.
I'm plenty confident in my driving. It is everyone else that I worry about.
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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

Had stock 18" Michelin Tours on my 14 Overland. With 16,000 miles on them, they were useless - dangerous in snow. I replaced them with Bridgestone Blizzaks and I am very impressed. They have great traction, stop well, and feel comfortable on corners.

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Re: Snow!! Not so good...

I replaced the Latitudes with GY Ultragrip Ice. I used to believe that only studded tires would help on ice, but not anymore. I've been testing them on every little icy patch in the yard or back roads where I can do so safely, both for braking and forward traction. There is just no comparison.
For daily driving to work, store, etc., the Jeep with Latitudes had no problem with getting me going. What concerned me was the stopping ability if a deer, person, or another vehicle suddenly moved into my path. And if I do want to go offroad a little, the extra traction is very helpful.
I got a set of GC rims with almost new Latitudes already mounted and balanced off ebay, and they will be my summer tires.
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