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Old 12-11-2011, 09:29 PM   #1
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any tips for offroading in the snow?

This is my first winter with my jeep and I plan to go off roading at a local sand pit. Does anyone else offroad in the winter or have any tips?

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Old 12-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #3
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Get rid of the air in your tires! 4-5psi. Have a compressor or OBA with you to fill them back up. Don't go alone, go with a group of other rigs. Tow hooks front and rear. Recovery straps. Winch would be good. Shovel. Have a plan. Leave instructions as to where you are going and estimated return time with someone at home. Bring sleeping bags, or something to stay warm if you get stranded.

That's a good start. Happy Snow wheeling.

EDIT: I just read local sand pit...DERP. Well, alot of the above still applies!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:36 PM   #4
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It really depends on the snow wet, frozen or powder, first thing you want to do is air way down I run 8-10 psi. Bring a shovel and recovery gear.
For powder you need to keep your momentum and don't stop in the deep stuff just plow your way through, frozen snow your best bet is to stay on top of the snow and don't dig holes, deep wet snow just sucks and Have not mastered it yet. Just go and have fun snow wheeling is a blast if you have buddy's to pull you out.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:28 AM   #5
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Okay cool I just don't want to head in a trail to get stuck 40 ft in lol.. how much snow is "too much" to try to go through, im sure it depends on lift/tire size but my jeeps stock with ome shocks and 31" tires
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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Anything deeper than your axle tubes and your drag increases exponentially. Realistically, you can probably churn your way through 20" of snow or thereabouts with good winter tires suitable for the terrain beneath the snow.

If there is a crust on the snow, expect some underbody damage - I've ripped mufflers and tailpipes off on thick-crust snow deep enough to get up where the exhaust is.
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Cool I can't wait for the snow to fall!
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My '04 same set up Ome/31s --for me wheel speed is critical--I treat snow the same as mud---don't stop in the deep stuff and keep wheel speed up to keep momentum up. (yeah so I can't spell--- it's early)

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