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Old 12-20-2010, 11:58 PM
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

Just drove home in fresh 5 inches of snow. I had no problems getting traction on take off or plowing threw the snow that wasn't plowed. It's when turning corners at slow speed you have to take your time and let the Jeep do it's thing. Tracking control worked fine as did the ABS when needed. Once I got closer to home I got on it a little around the corner and fought to keep the rear end spinning around.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

I was out in it too, skinny. It was fine plowing through the piles between the lanes on the tollway too. I had it in "snow" mode.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

Neither end of our Overland with 20's and Fortera got out of line or wanted to push unless I got on the throttle. The Jeep with the V6 seems to be very neutral with it's handling, that's why I went for it vs. the Hemi which had an less than ideal weight distribution.

Anyway, worse thing about the snow performance was the crappy stock wipers!
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

Heading up into this on Wed so I will get to see first hand how the WK2 V8 with 20' does in the Colorado high country.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.as...0505&catid=339
Colorado weather forecast: 'Epic proportions' of snow could fall in Colo. mountains
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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I know I'm glad I didn't have to "settle" for Goodyears. Never had any decent Goodyear tires. Especially those Goodyear Wranglers!
Goodyear has really turned their ship around. A few years ago I never considered them at all, but now they have a bunch of really great tires. Michelin, however, seems to have really slipped- they just don't have much that I'd strongly consider.

In most any industry you see leaders resting on their laurels and losing their edge while the basement dwellers really get on their game and leap to the head of the pack. Then after a few years it changes up again.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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Heading up into this on Wed so I will get to see first hand how the WK2 V8 with 20' does in the Colorado high country.

http://www.9news.com/news/article.as...0505&catid=339
Colorado weather forecast: 'Epic proportions' of snow could fall in Colo. mountains
I'll be up in the high country as well to give the michelin's and 4x4 system a workout! What parts will you be in?
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I'll be up in the high country as well to give the michelin's and 4x4 system a workout! What parts will you be in?
will be up in Brekenridge, you?
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

I wish you could specify what tires you wanted when you buy a car. I have never been impressed with factory offered tires.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

I have Blizzak P265/60R18's on mine and it was more squirrely than I would have thought today in the mealy snow. The fat tires are not the best for snow conditions in Northern NH & VT and I've been driving in challenging snow conditions for over 40 years.
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It seems like most people posting positively about their snow experiences have the 20's, I guess Jeep put some real snow-turds on the 18's.
I posted some experience about the 18" Latitude Tours on another thread; last paragraph at the link attached.

They are not great snow tires, but I've found them better that I expected, at least while their tread is brand new.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php...421#post320421

As for poor snow performance, I find that almost any tires can be poor in the greasy, slushy type snow that often forms on salted city streets near the freezing temperature.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

As was said earlier, these road are in Northern New England. Rural roads, near the Canadian line and the old 96 GC seemed more sure footed.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

Looking forward to playing in the snow when the new wk2 gets built., i test drove the v6 laredo on snowy roads, and it did seem very sure footed
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