Tommy takes his Jeep Wrangler Willys Sport into fresh Colorado powder!
There are a ton of things you need to know about Tommy’s 2021 Jeep Wrangler Willys Sport. It is almost bone stock, meaning it’s one of the most basic options available in the Wrangler lineup. It does have a six-speed manual transmission, a proper low-range 4×4 system and solid axles. Tommy opted for the Willis Sport package, which gave him a limited-slip differential. That’s a huge advantage in the snow. So much so, Tommy shows us what the vehicle does when the traction control is off, and it’s left in two-wheel drive.
It’s all about tires, and the Jeep Wrangler Willys Sport has some.
The Jeep comes with meaty BFGoodrich KM2s that surround 17-Inch x 7.5-inch Moab Black aluminum wheels. It is a mud-terrain tire, and it’s the older design. Recently, BFG came out with a much more compliant and capable KM3, but these KM2s aren’t too shabby.
You may notice that the Jeep.com website features Firestone Destination MT tires on their 2021 Jeep Wrangler Willis Sport page. It’s easy to assume that the recent supply issues may have been the reason why they didn’t add them to Tommy’s Wrangler. Honestly, if snow is your thing – you need to get a proper snow tire. All-season and MT/AT tires may not have a compound that’s as compliant in the white stuff as a proper snow tire.
Different types of snow
TFL Studios is located in Boulder, Colorado. Simply put, we do a majority of our shooting in the Rocky Mountains. This means that we totally immerse ourselves in snow. In the Rockies, deep snow is often powdery, light and flaky. At least it is at first.
We know that there are a variety of different types of snowy conditions. One of the more difficult ones is where the snow melts, creating thick ice, and then additional snow accumulates on top. It’s a tricky traction condition to say the least. We also have our share of black ice, which is oil and debris mixed with solid ice. It’s impossibly slippery.
More often than not, we get heavy, gooey snow in late spring. In many people’s opinion, the heavy stuff is the worst as it combines many of the aforementioned varieties all at once. It’s a challenge.
While we are focused on powder in this video, keep in mind that we will feature all different types of snowy conditions in the future.