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Love the new WK2

Just survived the snowmaggedon in Seattle in the newish 2011 WK2!!

Only QT1 with stock tires but they only slipped once and never came close to getting stuck. We got 6" and were not plowed on side streets at all. We also have some very steep hills. The buses were sliding down the hills with tire chains on, but the WK2 just kept truckin'. I was a bit worried about not having QT2 and above, but really feel like QT1 has been great.

Looking forward to upgrade the Fortera HL stock tires, but honestly they performed well with 60% tread life and will prob wait till they have a few miles on them.

just thought I'd report. It was great that 14 days after getting my first jeep we had one of the bigger snow ice storms in Seattle in a while.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:22 AM
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Re: Love the new WK2

NOT TO BURST youre bubble but my old dodge conversion maxi van with posi rear would climb 8% streets with 10 inches of snow in 2 wheel drive

but i feel ya nothing better than the invinceable feeling of 4 wheel drive in the snow, my 98 xj has the same setup as you (i think) and fairly wide street tires (285 75 15) and has been in snow deep enough to start plowing it with the air dam and bumper, no problem just backed right out of it
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Re: Love the new WK2

My summit has been a pleasure in the same snowgassim that is the Seattle area. I'm a ways north of Seattle and measured 1.5 feet at home. No problems... just a lot of fun.

I'm now sitting in Beijing where it's pulling down to 5 degrees F tonight. No snow, no wind, no fun. Just cold.
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Re: Love the new WK2

No bubble bursting at all. I've learned that when it comes to snow in seattle (being from texas), its really only about what I'm comfortable driving. I feel you that a lot of 2wd's get through snow better than AWDs flying around, its more about safe driving and winter tires.... but QT1 is a huge improvement over my 2wd mazda!
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great to hear the Jeep is doing great for ya!

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Happy to hear....be safe
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Re: Love the new WK2

> Looking forward to upgrade the Fortera HL stock tires, but honestly they performed well with 60% tread life


I wouldn't suggest playing with winter weather driving all-season tires even on great AWD. I keep my stock Fortega's in basement until spring time.
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