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Re: Snow driving advice

i love flying past 4x4's in my subie with snow tires.... the faces i get. its priceless.
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I hate seeing subies fly by me, the faces I give them!
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Re: Snow driving advice

Subaru's are awesome. A LOT of steering control and handling in the snow. I've seen them haul ass in snow before. Lol.
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Re: Snow driving advice

My snow driving style:

Fire her up, let the motor idle for a min or two (clear windows get oil/water pumping), move the tranny to D and let her rip!!!

I have honestly never had so much fun, I done some stupid things (going in real deep snow etc) and not once did she get stuck. Find a big empty, untouched parking lot. Get in the middle, survey for kerbs (don't wanna hit those), put the tranny in 1st and go for it! I went through nearly a 1/4 tank...
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Re: Snow driving advice

I lived in England for 40 years (if not obvious im english) I now live in Canada (where we get proper snow) .
All above is excellent advice
For my two pennies worth i would get some dedicated winter tyres, they are a softer compound designed for temps below 7 degrees and excellent for wet conditions
in parts of Canada its law to have them fitted
hope this helps happy and safe driving.
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Re: Snow driving advice

All of the above is spot on, but if by some miracle you do manage to get your jeep stuck, don't just floor it like some people do. Be very gentle on the gas and if you still can't get out, try using the brake pedal to control wheel spin. Using this I've never had to go for help and I've used my Jeeps to deliver newspapers on rural gravel roads for years. I've driven thousands of miles in these awesome machines through all kinds of mud, muck, snow and whiteouts without a hitch. I know I have plowed through snow up to the hood without getting stuck and had way more fun in the snow than should be allowed. The mailman may not get through, but the newspaper will!!! It's fun counting the stuck cars and trucks while I motor on my way!! BTW, Snow tires are definitely the way to go, but if you can't afford a second set of shoes for your Jeep, I've had great luck year round on my work Jeep with the Cooper Discoverer ATR's. They aren't all that good for serious off road, but for a pavement pounder they are great, handling snow and ice better than some cheapo snow tires I've tried and work quite well in the rain and mud too. Gravel kind of chews them up, but in my experience that is true with all tires. Have Fun!!
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Re: Snow driving advice

Like everyone said, tires are critical. I could do better in the snow w/ winter tires on my Cavalier than a 4x4 with highway tires. Tires will make or break the performance.

We don't get hardly any snow where I live (maybe 8-10 good snow storms a year). I would say that 10"-12" of snow would be a pretty decent amount here. I've never had ANY problems with my Jeep and A/T tires. If I had issues, I would get dedicated snow tires and be even better off.
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The best thing you can do is what Marty suggested. Find a wide open lot on a snowy day and go "get to know" your Jeep. It'll go like hell...but like mentioned above, 4WD doesn't do chit for stopping. If anything, it makes it worse since now you're stopping a lot more vehicle than any car.
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The best thing you can do is what Marty suggested. Find a wide open lot on a snowy day and go "get to know" your Jeep. It'll go like hell...but like mentioned above, 4WD doesn't do chit for stopping. If anything, it makes it worse since now you're stopping a lot more vehicle than any car.
You'll find out quickly that the Jeep handles like a lumbering elephant.
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You'll find out quickly that the Jeep handles like a lumbering elephant.
True...until you put Addco sway bars and Bilstien shocks on them...then they handle REAL nice.
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True...until you put Addco sway bars and Bilstien shocks on them...then they handle REAL nice.
Not from what I'm used to driving. It definitely cuts down on the "size of the elephant", but it's still an elephant. There's only so much you can do to a 4,000 lbs top heavy vehicle.
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Well, I'm used to a Wrangler and an older XJ...so to me, this is MUCH better. It'll never be a WRX or a BMW though...
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