snow plowing with srt8 and update
I took my jeep to NH this week and ran it through some snow. I wouldn't worry about buying snow tires. You have to work at it to get this guy to slip. However, I got a message on my EVIC in yellow letters "FCW OFF" after going through some deep snow. I got concerned as it stayed on after getting on to a cleared road. After getting back to the house and researching the issue I found that a dirty cruise control sensor could cause this. I went out to the car, found the front bumper covered with snow. When i cleared it off, the meaasge went away.
The seat heaters don't warm the seats like my wife's Volvo or my Lexus I think it is partly due to the suede which dosen't hold heat/cold like leather. As far as seat coolers go, I haven't had them on yet. If they're like the ones on my Lexus, they probably won't do much.
After I put 500 miles on it I tried a 0-60. I had a little over a 1/4 tank of gas and headed up a slight incline. I was going to try the launch Ralph G. had suggested but then decided to see what the worst time would be so I left it in auto and nailed it. I expected low 5's and was suprised to see my EVIC show 4.7 after the run. I' ve got to try the 1/4 when there's no traffic (or cops) on a flat stretch nearmy house.
I took out my spare, the jack and the rest of the stuff from the spare tire well before my NH trip. That stuff weighs a ton! I'm going to leave it out. It opens up a lot of space for temporary storage and won't hurt performance. I haven't had a flat in years and with run flat tires, WTF? I'll take my chances, get additional storage when I need and reduce weight.
'97 TJ Wrangler 5-speed manual 4.0l (the last car I would give up)
'06 LS430 Lexus Ultra (best luxury sedan I've owned)
'12 SRT Grand Cherokee