392 in snow - yes nor no.

mikeC

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Hi. Just ordered the 392. I live in MA and was wondering if anyone here has driven it in snow. I don't particularly like driving in snow but did it in my 2015 Unlimited RHD when I delivered mail for 4 years and never got stuck once. I can afford to park it for the winter if that is the best option as I don't put a lot of mileage on per year.
 
Hi. Just ordered the 392. I live in MA and was wondering if anyone here has driven it in snow. I don't particularly like driving in snow but did it in my 2015 Unlimited RHD when I delivered mail for 4 years and never got stuck once. I can afford to park it for the winter if that is the best option as I don't put a lot of mileage on per year.
This is the best vehicle I've ever driven in the snow. Period. I wouldn't hesitate. Note that this is also my first Jeep of any kind.
 
Hi. Just ordered the 392. I live in MA and was wondering if anyone here has driven it in snow. I don't particularly like driving in snow but did it in my 2015 Unlimited RHD when I delivered mail for 4 years and never got stuck once. I can afford to park it for the winter if that is the best option as I don't put a lot of mileage on per year.
No Issues what-so-ever driving in the snow down here in Southern Arizona
 
living in Colorado, I’d have to agree, it’s been one of the better vehicles I’ve had for snow. Just have the right tire. M/T don’t do as well as others.
You will notice a slight moment of rear spin until the front axle engages. It’s very little though. Hardly noticeable.
 
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I picked up my 392 here in Northern Idaho this past November and drove it all over the place this winter. Driving it at speed on snowy interstates, city streets in town, and on snow covered winding back roads. I couldn't believe how good it performed! I was taking snow packed road corners at 40mph with no slipping at all. I was just waiting for the rear end to slide out, but it never did. I just keep a smooth controlled throttle, braking as little as possible, and it drives beautifully.

I also drove my 2014 this winter as I usually do, and the difference was amazing. On snow packed roads of 2-4 inches of snow, I'd have to put the '14 in 4wd just about right away. It would tend to slide out when turning corners, especially from a stop. The '14 would get a squirrelly too on corners around 20mph. In deeper snow, the '14 would push pretty easily on the front end if not in 4wd. I didn't need to put the 392 in 4wd until at least 6 inches or more. Quite impressed with it!

One other thing I noticed is when slowing down to a stop, such as stoplights in city street driving. It may be an engine compression thing, but the 392 slows much faster and controlled when I let off the gas. You can feel it for sure, and this allows for much less braking as I drive it in the snow.

Still on the stock tires, BTW....
 
Had a snow run last Saturday. Jeep did fine, driver learned a lot. Two footed technique to keep the wheels from digging in is essential and I ended up with the Pedal Commander set at Eco -1,000,000..... Of course I didn't learn the two footed technique until the offhand comment AFTER the run.

Breaking trail was a bitch, lighter rigs did better and the higher lift gang did waaaay better. But It was awesome in the snow!

The snow in the picture is about 1/4 of where it was at the top. It was an awesome day.
 

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The wrangler with snow tires is nearly unstoppable.....and fun as hell
 
Had a snow run last Saturday. Jeep did fine, driver learned a lot. Two footed technique to keep the wheels from digging in is essential and I ended up with the Pedal Commander set at Eco -1,000,000..... Of course I didn't learn the two footed technique until the offhand comment AFTER the run.

Breaking trail was a bitch, lighter rigs did better and the higher lift gang did waaaay better. But It was awesome in the snow!

The snow in the picture is about 1/4 of where it was at the top. It was an awesome day.
In Michigan, that white stuff is road salt. My 392 will be parked for most of the winter.
 
Hi. Just ordered the 392. I live in MA and was wondering if anyone here has driven it in snow. I don't particularly like driving in snow but did it in my 2015 Unlimited RHD when I delivered mail for 4 years and never got stuck once. I can afford to park it for the winter if that is the best option as I don't put a lot of mileage on per year.
It’s a Jeep… it PREFERS the snow.💪🏼😎
 
Hinges will corrode faster. I’m also in MA
Am pretty sure I have that extra gasket they added to later models, not that it will stop anything lol.
 
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