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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

When the traction control was on it uses braking to correct oversteering, that kind of threw me a little. My instinct was to goose it a little and kick the butt around, that worked with my 98. With traction control it kept wanting to brake. It works great I just need to get used to the input from the computer. Zipping around in heavy snow in a 98 5.9 with great traction tires is a little different then this. The new LTX's really did the trick though. My wifes Limited did really well, she drove to Rockford through the worst of the snow and was passing people. The Goodyear tires on her 20's were great she said.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

I don't have WK2 but I think you are talking about stability control ESP.Whith ESP ON it will prevent rear end shaking. I wonder how front axel works now on the QDII with brake control wheel traction.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

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Pictures don't really do them justice, they look pretty much like the Latitudes from the sidewall with the raised writing. But the tread is way better, major traction now.
Thanks for the pics.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

great info, clearly set of winter tires are preferable in snow. looks like your initial thoughts are stock Goodyears in 20" are superior to 18" from offroad package? that would be in contrast to tirerack data, but perhaps 20" size compensates. i noticed the miles reviewed for goodyears is about 10 million vs 1.5 million for Michelins latitudes on tirerack => maybe not enough data on the Michelin's yet to call them superior to fronteras? or extra 2" might help. Curious to see if you agree with your wife's opinion of the 20s vs your earlier review of 18s. thx
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

I drove the Limited to the store and found some snow and turned hard over each way while accelerating and the 20's had lots of grip in the front. Nothing like the Latitudes sliding all over in a turn that came with the offroad 2 package. Some may not agree but I have found block tread typically fares better in snow then small sipe/channel tires like the latitude tours.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

Hey - where did you get the 5.7L badges for the doors? They look nice!
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

Our first snowfall here in Chicago gave me a great first impression of the 20" 50-series Forteras: excellent considering they are such a nice handling and very quiet street tire. I ran with the traction control "off" and did some playing around in un-plowed, un-salted parking lots and was very pleased. I've been running Firestone Destination ATs on my prior SUVs and on a truck for work and was planning on adding them to the Grand Cherokee, but the Forteras worked so well I'll leave them on.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

We had our first snow of the season Friday night here in central IL. On our 55 mile trip into Peoria(half of it on interstate), we passed eleven accidents including four rollovers. The goodyear 20 inch fortera tires on our 2011 Overland felt like they were not grabing the road too well on hard surface roads that had fresh snow. In the snow setting I did feel I had stable control of the vehicle, however. As I was coming around a curve on a down hill exit off of I74, I came upon a two car accident with a police car blocking most of the exit ramp. I could not stop before the accident-the ABS was working-, but I had control and could just go by the accident on the side of the ramp with no sliding or steering problems. On our gravel road there was good grip as to be expected. I am keeping the current tires. As long as the snow does not get above the high setting of the quadra lift, I feel I can get around safely with reasonable driving. The tires would be terrible if one attempts to plow through deep snow. I have some tractors and a pickup with aggressive snow tires on for those situations.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

I used to live in Chicago. If I still lived in a place that is flat as a pancake I would keep the stock tires, and just leave a lot of space between myself and the guy in front for added safety, and just slow down on snow days.
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Re: First Experience with new truck in snow

Paul Appell I'm really surprised we found such a difference riding on the same tires. Do you think the QL on the Overland affected the road "feel"? The 20" Forteras on my non-QL Limited were surprisingly excellent in the unplowed roads I drove on. Nothing deeper that 6" drifts here Saturday but I felt very connected to the road no matter what I did. Are your tire pressures set to 36psi? If the tires are inflated too much they lose some ability to form to the road surface and can make for a floaty yet hard ride that the QL might mask.
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