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Re: Snow. How deep?

Excited to bash some drifts today. Drove my limited for the first time on snowy roads last night and it worked really well with the stock tires. Headin up my in laws untouched drifted driveway this morning. Can't wait lol..
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Re: Snow. How deep?

Just easily tackled 2ft drifts then went forward and back multiple times in some deep stuff with no problems at all with the stock good years. I was impressed. Was trying to make tracks for the Avalon in the one pic to make it up lol...

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My question is how is the stock 4wd system. I have a base model 13 grand cherokee with 4 high only. I came from a 4wd Nissan Titan with 4low and diff lock and never had an issue. This is my first jeep grand Cherokee and I'm not sure how this will do. I live in jersey and we get freak snow storms from time to time.
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Re: Snow. How deep?

You do have brake traction control, plenty good to get you through a freak storm. Low range is most useful for serious off road or when the snow is deep enough your bumpers are plowing a considerable amount of snow. Diff lock on the street is not all that useful. Their main advantage is there is no torque transfer delay, i.e. you don't have to wait for the traction control to sense wheel slip. They also put more power to the wheel with traction, helpful up steep slopes where one wheel has traction, but not that useful for routine freak street stuff. Tires is where its at and some driving skill helps.

With brake traction control, you want to mash the throttle and let the system work... unless of course you start moving too fast.
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Re: Snow. How deep?

Jdsmity10, I think I see mudflaps on your Jeep in your pictures. Do the mudflaps hold up well in deep snow, especially if you have to back-up so that the flaps hit the snow first? I also have mudflaps but have not driven in deep snow yet.
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Jdsmity10, I think I see mudflaps on your Jeep in your pictures. Do the mudflaps hold up well in deep snow, especially if you have to back-up so that the flaps hit the snow first? I also have mudflaps but have not driven in deep snow yet.
Ya I have the mudlfaps but this is the first snow I have driven in so I can't answer your question. No probs with them in the 2 days I drove in snow this weekend..
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I had zero issues in this and would not hesitate to go deeper. Good winter tires help lots.
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Re: Snow. How deep?

What brand winter tires? 20 inch?
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I have 18" goodyear ultra grip ice. I like them so far. Had Blizzaks on a previous vehicle and liked them as well. These were a bit cheaper so thought I'd give them a try this time.
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Re: Snow. How deep?

Its a WK SRT8 not a WK2, but a friend sent me the link to this youtube video with the comment "So that's what the lowered front is for... its a snow plow!"

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