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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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Rob and Joe - my bad and apologies. Didn't mean to belittle anyone's challenges with their rigs. Perhaps I had the wrong impression that some folks may not be taking advantage of the simple, good advice put forth to help in these circumstanses.
We discuss these issues so that others in the forum can chime in about their own experiences and possible solutions.

If you have come across some "simple, good advice" that has been put forth then please share. I've followed the wiper thread and have changed my wipers to a different type without much noticable difference. What else should I be doing? My opinion, at this point, as they sit so low on the windshield they don't benefit at all from the defroster heat.

Sorry, not intending to hijack this thread....for what it's worth I've had great luck in the snow with my stock 18s. I know dedicated snows would make it a beast, but just not worth the expense for me considering where I live.

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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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The only reason that I did not opt for the Blizzak's is that I do way too much highway driving and was concerned about longevity. The Hankook's have a thin steel strip belt in the middle and are softer in the frigid temps and should wear better than the Blizzak's for me. Originally, I wanted to go with the Bridgestone's but I decided to take a flyer with the Korean tires, and the Jeep is flying through the snow.
Any winter tires are better than stock all-seson for winter driving. I drove Pirelli's, Michelin's & two types of Blizzaks winter tires on different cars. Blizaks best among them, for trucks. I drove days in Quebeck while -25C in snow and ice and nothing been wrong while this. I use my first set of Blizzaks on JGC 2008 for 3 winters and not always driving on snow, they are very good on dry highway too but bit noisy on speed over 65m/h. For performance cars like my G37 coupe I think Pirelli's performance/winter tires are better.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:59 PM
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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Rob and Joe - my bad and apologies. Didn't mean to belittle anyone's challenges with their rigs. Perhaps I had the wrong impression that some folks may not be taking advantage of the simple, good advice put forth to help in these circumstanses.
You mean I don't have to take my WK2 back to the dealer because it refuses to do proper donuts when in Snow mode? hehe. Hopefully my nuanced way of giving props to the technology was not misconstrued. I am a happy customer, though mildly annoyed right now. I want to go out and play but for the first time in years, the County's snowplowing efforts have been timely and thorough. $@#!% gubmint workers...

As an aside, ever since I saw the pics of one member's tire rack setup in his garage (I think it was scorelow), I have been lusting for a set of 18" rims and shoes...
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Firestone, Cooper, BFGoodrich, General Tires, Kumho - > all normally considered as cheapo alternatives to Bridgestone, Michelin, Pirelli, Continental etc.
For mud and sand you might be right, I just didn't get your point of posting to the snow related thread. This is not snow tires at all and wouldn't be better than all-season tires much on snow.
Cheapos or not, from my experience so far, my Firestone Destination A/Ts have performed better in the snow, dirt, mud, and rocks, and very comparable on pavement, vs the stock Michelin Latitude Tours. I would get these cheapo tires again in a heartbeat.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

I brought a new 2011 GC 4X4 with the qt 1 about 2 weeks ago, and I was wondering how much snow can I drive in with out getting stuck or hurting the underside. This is my first jeep
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Cheapos or not, from my experience so far, my Firestone Destination A/Ts have performed better in the snow, dirt, mud, and rocks, and very comparable on pavement, vs the stock Michelin Latitude Tours. I would get these cheapo tires again in a heartbeat.
Ditto on the Firestone Destination AT. We have them on my wife's '06 Expedition and they are phenomenal tires for all-around performance. We are only getting ~30,000 miles per set (on our second set now with 30,000+ and ready to get a third) but they are worth it; quiet considering the tread pattern too.
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Old 01-27-2011, 09:33 PM
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

My wife has grudgingly accepted the need to replace our trusty '94 Limited with a new Overland. But yesterday when she got stuck in 18" of fresh show, she seemed for the first time to be looking forward to the changeover because of the QL's lift.

Has anybody actually found QL to be of real use in making it through deep snow? In principle it should be a great idea, but it doesn't seem to be getting much mention as an aid in getting through drifts and such.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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I brought a new 2011 GC 4X4 with the qt 1 about 2 weeks ago, and I was wondering how much snow can I drive in with out getting stuck or hurting the underside. This is my first jeep
After a 20" snowfall, I backed my WK2 out of my driveway. The snow packed up underneath and lifted enough weight off the wheels to get me stuck. Had to shovel the packed snow from under the chassis, not an easy job. I now know how much snow I can attempt to challenge! Otherwise, the Jeep is great at getting around in the white stuff.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

Reporting from NJ and we just got about 6-10"...I was driving around today running errands. Some towns thought it was acceptable (or funny) to not plough half of their streets. Whatever, didn't make a difference. I unsuspectingly turned into an unploughed street, with about 8" worth, and it was pretty much effortless---even with stock tires! I did experience the back end slide out a little on another street, but I was having fun and making a turn at speed and being a little overzealous with my right foot
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

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Cheapos or not, from my experience so far, my Firestone Destination A/Ts have performed better in the snow, dirt, mud, and rocks, and very comparable on pavement, vs the stock Michelin Latitude Tours. I would get these cheapo tires again in a heartbeat.

Again this is not snow tires at all and could not be suggested in this thread, sure anything is better than stock.
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Re: Unsure about snow performance

We got about 18" by yesterday morning....drove my mom to work, expressway hadn't been plowed in hours and had several inches of packed snow on it....had no problems at all. Well, except on the way to my job. I got a little cocky (so glad to heed my own advice to drive slow, grrrr) and lost control on the highway for a bit, but ABS and traction control kicked in and surely saved my ass.

No fault of the Jeep...total operator error.
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Again this is not snow tires at all and could not be suggested in this thread, sure anything is better than stock.
You are right, they are not snow tires. But, this thread is about snow performance, NOT snow tires. Do snow tires outperform non-snow tires in the snow? Absolutely. But, for those that want an all-around performing tire, including in the snow, then I see nothing wrong with recommending a non-snow tire.
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