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Old 12-02-2011, 08:54 PM
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

i live in eastern montana and have no problems getting around... you guys are good to go
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

I put a bag of salt in the back when it snows, and it certainly does help with traction. I haVE QDII with Dest AT tires, and the traction is definitely improved with more weight in the rear, particularly from a standing start, and around corners in the snow.
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:51 PM
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

maybe i can convince my g/f we need more weight in back, then i can put a wall of subs back there without her bitchin.... that should add some weight
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

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I put a bag of salt in the back when it snows, and it certainly does help with traction. I haVE QDII with Dest AT tires, and the traction is definitely improved with more weight in the rear, particularly from a standing start, and around corners in the snow.
I keep salt in the back during winter too...but mines for the ground to melt snow/ice for traction. mabye i didnt get your joke .
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

I've been driving around with 220lbs of concrete in the back of my vehicle for the past year now. It drives much smoother with the added weight... been meaning to find some free weights to replace the concrete so I can get my cargo space back.
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

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I'm curious to see how my WK goes through winter. Also, a fellow North Dakotan very cool. The winter has been mild so far for us (at least in Grand Forks area).
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The weather hasn't been too eventful here either. Mild, little snowfall, although we did get about 3 inches on Sunday. Wouldn't mind a few more.
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

Keep a tub of gear in the back - tow strap, gallon of washer fluid, quart of oil, common used tools, hitch end, and jumper cables. Adds about the weight of a sandbag + I have my duffel with camping gear in it. So I have lotta weight in the back.

I tend to drive with esp off completely when driving in snow. Being AWD to steer is a matter of throttle control when in a slide.
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

im my RWD WJ i used to put two huge bags of rock salt in the back,. they acted as weights and i used them to melt ice when i got stuck (which was quite often) ...................... did i mention that i hated that vehicle lol
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

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maybe i can convince my g/f we need more weight in back, then i can put a wall of subs back there without her bitchin.... that should add some weight
Better yet. Put her in the back when she is "bitchin"-LOL.
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Re: Anyone ever put weight in the back of their WK for winter driving?

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its all about the tires. I have the 3.7 with fulltime awd and i try to push those limits like taking the ESP off but i also put new tires on.
How does esp off exactly help in the snow ? Does it just turn off the BTCS (brake traction control system) and allow the wheels to spin more therefore eventually getting traction?
I'm just wondering if it helps in the snow because I have a 3.7 QT1 also. I have not had much snow driving experience with my wk cuz i just got it last year. Just looking for any tips.
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Nebraska guy here....gets a fair share of snow. Only had my Jeep for 1 winter and it was a champ. My tires are crap though...Antone know a cheap snow tire or alternative ?

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Nebraska guy here....gets a fair share of snow. Only had my Jeep for 1 winter and it was a champ. My tires are crap though...Antone know a cheap snow tire or alternative ?

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I just put Cooper Discoverer AT3s on my WK. Great tire, decently priced. If a new tire is out of your range for now, maybe contact any area junkyards to see if they have any used tires in the size you need.
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