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Re: Snow. How deep?

Well we finally got some snow here in MI. Agreeing with others comments on the latitudes, they suck. Just to make sure I wasnt imagining it (justifying that want I've had for new tires since getting the GC this summer) I took my wife's Infiniti AWD G35 out when I got home. Her car with all season tires performed 5x better than my jeep on the slushy icy roads. I see some new tires in my future next week.
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REVIEW: WK2 Altitude, 20 inch rims, 275/55/20 Cooper Zeon LTZ and QT1

In roughly 5 inches of snow, followed by sleet and rain, it handled flawlessly. Steering was predictable, road feel was awesome, and even the slightest slip was felt through the steering wheel. In essense, QT1 is a better than AWD (this coming from a previous Subaru Legacy GT owner), with the ability to switch power better to the axle When taking a turn onto a road not plowed, you could feel the front start to slide and at that exact moment, all power was directed towards the rear and the WK2 corrected itself. Very predictable shift from front to rear, and can react to it so as to not over compensate. All in all it handled flawlessly, did about 40mph average on a highway on unplowed road. Very interested to see how it does when we get a good snowfall without all the goup such as sleet and freezing rain after it.
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We rented a stocker v6 during the worst snow of the year here in Tahoe like 20 or so months ago... It slogged through 3-4 feet of Sierra Cement, but it would start to ride up on the skid plates and lose front traction. We were mightily impressed as we don't think our lifted, M/T tired Chevy would fare that well.

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Re: Snow. How deep?

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REVIEW: WK2 Altitude, 20 inch rims, 275/55/20 Cooper Zeon LTZ and QT1

In roughly 5 inches of snow, followed by sleet and rain, it handled flawlessly. Steering was predictable, road feel was awesome, and even the slightest slip was felt through the steering wheel. In essense, QT1 is a better than AWD (this coming from a previous Subaru Legacy GT owner), with the ability to switch power better to the axle When taking a turn onto a road not plowed, you could feel the front start to slide and at that exact moment, all power was directed towards the rear and the WK2 corrected itself. Very predictable shift from front to rear, and can react to it so as to not over compensate. All in all it handled flawlessly, did about 40mph average on a highway on unplowed road. Very interested to see how it does when we get a good snowfall without all the goup such as sleet and freezing rain after it.
QT1 is very good in the snow, but what you experienced is full time split front to rear, roughly 50x50. There is no variability like in many AWD systems. I had a Kia AWD that was like 80x20 until slip was occurring. QT1 is much better in my experience. It is very simmilar to the 4hi lock I had in my select trac 99JGC.
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Yes, I really enjoyed the QT1 in the snow. It was very predictable. Even when I made those turns onto unplowed roads, you could predict when the power would be sent to the wheels that had traction and compensate accordingly, no surprises.
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Re: Snow. How deep?

Just drove into about a foot of snow through my in laws yard with stock 20's and forteras. Got a little scared when she bogged down but it trucked right on thru. Took a video but not sure how to post it. But here is a pic of the tracks:it was roughly a foot deep(possibly deeper with drifting) of week old compacted snow where we had about 5 inches last week then another 7 on top of that. Like I said before I did get a lil scared I would get stuck lol
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