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98 Wrangler, Sno-Way, 235/75-R15 ??

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by DenningHill, Dec 13, 2004.

  1. DenningHill

    DenningHill Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Hello snowpeople,
    I just got a 4.0 1998 Jeep Wrangler to plow my mountain-side dirt driveway with.

    My neighbor has a Sno-Way and he's happy with it so I thought I get one too. Is there a better choice?

    I also want to get a set of tires for plowing only. I'm thinking of getting 235/75-R15 tires. Is that too much? should I get just the 225? Any suggestions as to what brand and model?

    Thanks Much
  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    At the risk of sounding biased, a LD fisher with a trip edge (or any light weight brand with a trip enge design) will play better on dirt and gravel as I have been using RD and HD ones for that for many years and it is very good natured in that task.
  3. PLOWMAN45

    PLOWMAN45 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,816

    the better choice is a curtis
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have my Snoway on a 96 4Runner and I love it......never any problems either.

  6. DenningHill

    DenningHill Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    The problem I have w Fisher LD is that they don't list Wrangler as a supported truck. I'm afraid their plow may be too much for a Jeep.
  7. festerw

    festerw Senior Member
    Messages: 986

    Pretty much any plow brand will be good for your Jeep, trip-edge or not as long as the springs are tensioned properly. My Meyer has be fine on a 1/4 mile dirt drive way and a gravel parking lot.

    On the tires 235's should be fine, that's what I run on by Dakota in the winter in place of the 31's.
  8. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    For a 98 they should but not for the newest models of that wrangler.
  9. The Sno-Way on my Ranger works great! And the down pressure system, who can beat that!! :)

    31 X 10.5 R15 is what I have, if that matters.
  10. tvpierce

    tvpierce Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209


    Do a search and decide for yourself. While I have no personal experience with Snow Way plows, they seem to be VERY well regarded by people who know plows.

    If I had a 3/4 ton truck, I think I'd go with a different plow (Personally, I'm fond of Fisher, although Blizzard makes a strong argument for themselves. But honestly, all the major manufacturers are fine.)

    But for a Jeep or SUV, Snow Way may be hard to beat. It's not a "Residential Use" plow like most of the others. If you have a dealer you like, who's nearby, then that's a pretty good selling point too.

    Just my 2 cents... arguably worth that.

    Jeff Pierce
  11. Tarkus

    Tarkus PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,113

    I agree too, even though I have never used one, I have never really heard anything bad about them and they have some nice plows for lighter weight vehicals.
  12. jpunlimited

    jpunlimited Senior Member
    Messages: 132


    what does a snoway cost? as for tires you can easily go one size over without any problem. check out the cooper m+s they are not alot of money compared to the big three tire Co. I have put them on my past vehicles and ended up loving them. the mud and snow in cooper has a nice tread pattern for snow and is not that loud on the highway. the discount stores carry them like BJ's etc. 235's should be no problem..