Handling the JGC on ice - Page 2 - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 -

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #13  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:02 PM
john150's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 145
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 1827
john150 is on a distinguished road
So which are worse on snow and ice...the forteras that come on the 20's or the latitudes that come on the 18's?

__________________
2014 GC Limited, True Blue, V-6, Nav, Tow. Delivered 4/27/13!!
2014 GC Summit, Bright White, V-6. Delivered 6/28/14!!
2007 Commander Sport, Steel Blue, Tow, Roof Rack, Fogs
2008 GC Laredo, Red Rock, Rocky Mountain Edition
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #14  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:29 PM
TonyMontana's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 321
Thanks: 4
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 2382
TonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

I have a '14 Hemi Limited with 20's. I swap them in the winter for 18" steels with Saxon SnowBlazers (same as Cooper WeatherMaster). I live in Atlantic Canada and have grown up playing with rear wheel drive cars and 4x4's in the snow. The jeep is great in the snow. When it's bad out I use snow mode as it seems to step up the stability control intervention. I drove 200kms in a white out last week with no worries. Sand mode is essentially like snow mode with traction and stability control turned off. Great fun! It's also useful for getting the jeep out of deep snow as in snow mode stability control kicks in and the jeep just crabs sideways. You have to keep in mind that this is a 5000lb+ vehicle and if it steps out on you your going to have be on top of it and have some room the catch it. If you have the room to play without fear put it in sand mode and have some fun. Even more so in sport mode! Just make sure you have a big parking lot for the donuts! Lol


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:32 PM
TonyMontana's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 321
Thanks: 4
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 2382
TonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Quote:
Originally Posted by john150 View Post
So which are worse on snow and ice...the forteras that come on the 20's or the latitudes that come on the 18's?

Your taking your life in your hands trusting either of those on ice. You need lots of sipes on a tire to grip ice. Those have neither. Also all season tires are useless under 6deg cel. They become too hard.


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 01-13-2015, 09:48 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Chandler, AZ
Posts: 414
Thanks: 24
Thanked 36 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 2810
rubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond reputerubicontrail.net has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

The Goodyear Duratracs and/or All Terrain Adventure are going to be a better all-season tire that will handle well in the snow. Neither will really help you on ice. While some Duratracs (LT-sizes) can be studded, the size that fits the Grand Cherokee can not.

For ice, Goodyear makes this winter tire: Ultra Grip WRT SUV Tires | Goodyear Tires It can be studded for better grip.
__________________
2007 Jeep Commander Limited, 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara, 1955 Willys Jeep Pickup (Restoration Project), 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited: Photos & Specifications
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 01-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 59
Thanks: 1
Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
Rep Power: 1208
ramblinman is on a distinguished road
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Thanks for the advice from everyone. Looks like I need to practice skid control in a lot and get winter tires.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-14-2015, 03:53 PM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,995
Thanks: 73
Thanked 277 Times in 244 Posts
Rep Power: 46289
lstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond reputelstowell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Quote:
Originally Posted by john150 View Post
So which are worse on snow and ice...the forteras that come on the 20's or the latitudes that come on the 18's?
That's like asking whether Gilbert Godfrey or Roseanne Barr has the more annoying voice.

Both suck.

Nothing, absolutely nothing beats a Nokian winter tire.
If studs are legal, buy the Hakka 7 or 8 which hold the world speed record on ice [look it up].

The Hankook iPike are good, with or without studs, the Cooper weathermasters ain't too shabby either but once you move down from the Nokian's you are now in the range of lotsa choices for only a few bucks less.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 01-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 15
Thanks: 2
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Rep Power: 781
csBear is on a distinguished road
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Take a look at the Blizzaks also. I'm very happy wit mine.


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 01-14-2015, 07:35 PM
TonyMontana's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 321
Thanks: 4
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 2382
TonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Be vigilant on taking Blizzacks off as soon as the ave day time temps stay above freezing. They are so soft that they will shed their rubber when winter slacks off. In Atlantic Canada the Blizzaks go on in December and off in April whereas other winter tires can spend more time on. But they are a good tire.


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to TonyMontana For This Useful Post:
  #21  
Old 01-17-2015, 02:16 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 281
Thanks: 80
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1402
GunnySpook has a reputation beyond reputeGunnySpook has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hemispin View Post
Slowing down works wonders. Practice helps too. Try driving in an empty parking lot or similar to learn what your Jeep will do in different conditions.
And TRY to NOT have too much fun while you're learning!

The Gunny
__________________
The Gunny

2014 Overland CRD, ATG, ORA II
2014 Cadillac SRX
2001 Corvette Conv.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 01-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 281
Thanks: 80
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1402
GunnySpook has a reputation beyond reputeGunnySpook has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

Quote:
Originally Posted by lstowell View Post
That's like asking whether Gilbert Godfrey or Roseanne Barr has the more annoying voice.

Both suck.

Nothing, absolutely nothing beats a Nokian winter tire.
If studs are legal, buy the Hakka 7 or 8 which hold the world speed record on ice [look it up].

The Hankook iPike are good, with or without studs, the Cooper weathermasters ain't too shabby either but once you move down from the Nokian's you are now in the range of lotsa choices for only a few bucks less.
Just ordered Nokian Hakkapiillitta R2 SUV tires for my '14 JGC> $183/ea. at Discount Tire.

Had them on my '2000 Cherokee and they are WONDERFUL!

The Gunny
__________________
The Gunny

2014 Overland CRD, ATG, ORA II
2014 Cadillac SRX
2001 Corvette Conv.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-17-2015, 10:17 AM
Jim_in_PA's Avatar
Super Moderator

My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SE PA (central Bucks County)
Posts: 4,462
Thanks: 807
Thanked 622 Times in 498 Posts
Rep Power: 96267
Jim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond reputeJim_in_PA has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

So often, discussions about ice revolve around tires and handling, etc. It's important that we don't forget that sometimes the best way to handle driving in ice...is not to drive at all. There are many times when it really doesn't matter what your vehicle is or how it's equipped. The ice can and will get the best of you. That's the time to stay home or stay wherever you are until conditions are safer.
__________________
2012 GC Overland Summit - Winter Chill with New Saddle interior. 5.7L HEMI V8 - Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus "shoes" - LED fogs and DRLs



Day-job...Telecom Technical Sales
Avocations...Woodworking, Equestrian, Food, Photography
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-17-2015, 11:55 AM
TonyMontana's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 321
Thanks: 4
Thanked 34 Times in 28 Posts
Rep Power: 2382
TonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond reputeTonyMontana has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Handling the JGC on ice

^^ damn good advice!

And 4wheel drive does not mean 4wheel stop.

Physics has the advantage when 5000+lbs meets ice.

This from a Canadian who plays in the snow for 4 months a year minimum. More ice this yr than snow.


Sent from my iPhone using JeepGarage
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SUPERIOR handling is a priority for the 2012 Jeep SRT8 Scottina06 Grand Cherokee SRT - WK2 14 12-11-2011 03:43 PM
SNOW handling Update Red G8R Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 29 09-07-2011 09:05 PM
Chrysler fixes Grand Cherokee handling issue identified by Consumer Reports B.P.O.D Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 4 02-21-2011 01:22 PM
software fixe for Grand Cherokee handling problem LJS8510 Audio/Visual/Navigation 2 02-10-2011 05:37 PM
Service Slants - Rough Ride, Poor Handling MSCA Compass and Patriot 2 11-24-2010 10:28 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.