Originally Posted by not_too_shabby
It looked to me like the smoke was from his brakes. When the wheels spin doesn't the jeep brake the wheel to divert the torque to the other side? It looks like he needed to raise his ride height to or-2. It seemed like he was high centered.
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I believe the brakes are only applied if you have quardadrive2 (ELSD) with the ORA2 package. I didn't see the trail rated badge on his car so I don't think he had that but he could have had quadralift if it was an overland. my thoughts:
1) don't get out of your car if it's in gear.
2) That kid's comment about swearing at the tires was priceless.
3) Kicking the snow around your tires doesn't really work like a shovel or help in any way.
4) I have the ecodiesel with ORA2 and will agree that the 'all terrain' tires that they put on the car are highway tires that suck in snow. I've been driving my '96 ZJ with crappy AT Kumhos that are far far better in the snow to work lately. that being said, I still think I could have gotten out of that situation with my highway tires in less than 60 seconds with a little more thought than he demonstrated. i'll sell my latitudes with 10k miles real cheap if anyone wants them.