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Was curious to see how she would perform in the snow with the all season tires.

Snowy, slippery conditions and she handled great. Accelerates, Brakes and handles really well while many others are slipping and sliding all over the place.

Doesn't look like I will need to spend any $$ on snows!!
 

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been driving mine all week in the snow. with all seasons it does great. only issue i encountered was when the acc lens gets covered in snow you get an error on the dash and acc doesn't work (not that i'd use it in snow anyway).

 

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been driving mine all week in the snow. with all seasons it does great. only issue i encountered was when the acc lens gets covered in snow you get an error on the dash and acc doesn't work (not that i'd use it in snow anyway).

Nice Picture!!

Yea, we did get shit load of snow on WA, and I wish my car was not lowered

I am not sure how WK2 is but WK1 based on rear wheel drive was not so good compare to my wife's Audi.

I had snow tire and she had all-season, but her still drive better on the snow
 

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sweet photo , def. calendar material
 

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Was curious to see how she would perform in the snow with the three season tires.

Snowy, slippery conditions and she handled great. Accelerates, Brakes and handles really well while many others are slipping and sliding all over the place.

Doesn't look like I will need to spend any $$ on snows!!
I'd be careful running 3 seasons in under 40 degree weather. They are not made for cold temps. Even the SRT card on the passenger visor advises against it.

I run the all seasons and I felt very confident behind the wheel in all weather conditions so far. Snow/ice, rain, dry.


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I just ran the WK1 stock goodyears in -33 Celsius with no real issues. The tires were acting like big hard hockey pucks, but that's to be expected. I definitely had no concerns as long as I was ginger with the throttle at highway speeds.
 

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Cool picture!!!!

I bet the WK2 Jeep srt is much better in the snow than the WK1.. If only I could get one and supercharge it... :rolleyes:

How well does the new air ride system work in the snow? Doesnt it have a setting that raises it up off the ground a little bit more to help you climb through the snow? I have always wanted this on my Jeep!
 

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Cool picture!!!!

I bet the WK2 Jeep srt is much better in the snow than the WK1.. If only I could get one and supercharge it... :rolleyes:

How well does the new air ride system work in the snow? Doesnt it have a setting that raises it up off the ground a little bit more to help you climb through the snow? I have always wanted this on my Jeep!
No air ride on the SRT, that would be an Overland. The SRT does have a snow setting. It optimizes the driveline for better traction by way of the ELSD and Transmission.


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No air ride on the SRT, that would be an Overland. The SRT does have a snow setting. It optimizes the driveline for better traction by way of the ELSD and Transmission.


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Awww man. Sorry for the noob question.

I should have known better. I wonder how difficult it would be to get the overland air ride setup fabricated to work on the srt..
 

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Awww man. Sorry for the noob question.

I should have known better. I wonder how difficult it would be to get the overland air ride setup fabricated to work on the srt..
Probably extremely difficult. You'd need compressors and the air springs, the SRT8 has electronically controlled shocks, and then you've got a huge mess of electronics to sort out.

I'd guess it would be easier to do an aftermarket air suspension, but still not exactly something I would want to do to a $62-70k truck.

I was looking at different GCs today. They had an SRT8 in the dealership, and I noticed it lacked the air suspension too, which is too bad because you can get an air suspension on the RR Sport and the Cayenne. I guess it would have added even more weight, and possibly not been stiff enough for them.
 

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My dealer wasn't too bright and ordered my new 2012 SRT8 with 3 season tires and well in the words of Paul Simon... 'slid sliding away' - this Jeep does not work on snow with three season tires - it is downright dangerous. I got free a "downgrade" to all seasons (now I have all 8) and it's like night and day - just perfect now. I have the ultimate winter driveway: a curvy, steep and narrow hill which most two wheel drives can't get up - this jeep with the proper tires has no trouble whatsoever and is far superior to the 2007 on snow.
 

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Was curious to see how she would perform in the snow with the three season tires.

Snowy, slippery conditions and she handled great. Accelerates, Brakes and handles really well while many others are slipping and sliding all over the place.

Doesn't look like I will need to spend any $$ on snows!!
Traded in my 2010 SRT8 for the 2012. 2010 was a disaster in snow and ice. Goodyear run flats on 2010 required a kidney belt while driving in Queens, NY. Was all set to replace tires on the 2012 but am satisfied with the OEM. 2012 is a major improvement over 2010.
 
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