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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

Definitely "Snow" mode
I was driving some single-lane logging roads today that were sheer ice from melting hard packed snow. A few times, I thought there was no way that I was going to get up those slippery hills. Too narrow to turn around, but the Jeep just motored up the hill. Fun afternoon in Muskoka

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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

Sure, use snow mode but really there are only 3 modes for ice driving:

1) Stay Home Mode
2) Studded Tires Mode
3) Chained Tires Mode

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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

And...

4) Go super slow mode, if and only if flat, level ground. Else, GoTo 1-2-3

Remember, Isaac Newton is in charge. He is always in charge, but his laws become more obvious in slick conditions.

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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

Studded tires and snow mode with mine.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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Doesn't "Rock" also lock the center and rear differential? I thought "Snow" still allowed toque bais in the transfer case.
I don't know. I was quoting from the grid in the manual.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

Same storm here dumped a lot of snow. Snow melted and turned into crusted icy pile of snow. Anyway ...

A bit disappointed with my GC. I think the whole lower facia is a mess. Found out that all this plastic stuff hanging low right in front of tires makes things difficult and is prime to rip it out. I know you can take a lower facia out but it is a pain. A bit disappointed with this design (probably compromise to improve MPG). My old beater truck didn't have any problems with anything where jeep would scrape front.


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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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Sure, use snow mode but really there are only 3 modes for ice driving:

1) Stay Home Mode
2) Studded Tires Mode
3) Chained Tires Mode

Be safe out there.
Mode 2 should be awesome on snow and ice in the hills with a WK2!
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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Sure, use snow mode but really there are only 3 modes for ice driving:

1) Stay Home Mode
2) Studded Tires Mode
3) Chained Tires Mode

Be safe out there.
Number three has limited application with the JGC...chains are only permitted in the rear and low-profile chains only. ('Just saying for folks browsing in the future)

I personally prefer option number one.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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So there was a snowstorm here yesterday. A lot of sleet too and below freezing temps. The snow has turned into blocks off ice.

Is it safe to drive over that? The plow buried my driveway in. I was just thinking of driving over it. That bad for the tires? Put the jeep in snow mode? Rock mode?


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Here's a pic of my Grand Cherokee at a hotel in Philly. Those bastards plowed me in and the snow was basically all ice. I just drove up and over the ice and I didn't even think to raise up the suspension for more clearance. It took two tries, but I didn't do any damage to the vehicle.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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OR-2 is limited in what you can do... so try OR-1
As for what traction mode, snow is about the closest, but all of this depends on whether your tires can get traction and if the snow is truly now blocks of ice or is still moveable.

The GC, particularly with the V8, can walk thru snow so high comes over the hood in OR-1... IF your tires can keep traction and the snow is willing to be shoved.

Slushy wet snow can drag pretty good, but with decent tires and the v8 you can still drive easily. If it hard freezes, not so much.

If you haven't done a lot of heavy snow driving, may be a good 'snow day' for you.
What exactly do you think the distinction is between the V8 and the V6 as far as ability on snow & ice? I have the V6 and I've yet to encounter a situation where I didn't have enough power in deep snow or ice.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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What exactly do you think the distinction is between the V8 and the V6 as far as ability on snow & ice? I have the V6 and I've yet to encounter a situation where I didn't have enough power in deep snow or ice.
The engine difference shouldn't make much difference except for perhaps the V8's better low rpm torque. The bigger difference would be the V8's available QuadraDrive sysytem which wasn't previously available with the V6.
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Re: Ice. Which setting to use?

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Mode 2 should be awesome on snow and ice in the hills with a WK2!
Studded tires mode is awesome with something hardcore like the Nokian Hakka built in studs... both at low speed or higher speeds.

Never needed chains... even in mountain snow that comes over the hood.

Honestly for routine driving where there is 3-4 inches or less and no glare ice under the snow, I don't even bother with snow mode.
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