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Old 10-02-2007, 10:28 PM   #1
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Deep Snow 4 Wheelin...

Alright so now that I have the jeep, a 4" lift kit and some new 33" tires in the works. What are some things I need to keep in mind for 4 wheelin in deep snow.

(remember, this is Colorado w/ Dry snow)

- Winch
- Snow Chains?? (will this work for Deep Snow)
- Shovel
- Group of people to go w/ etc.

Will snow chains help in deep snow, Along w/ a set of 33x12.5x15 tires? Or will chains only help on ice? Also, what is the deepest amt of freash snow I can go through before getting stuck?

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Old 10-02-2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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I'm going to move this to general for you to get more responses.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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looks like i didnt get any responses.. lol

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:37 PM   #4
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winch and don't go out alone
Be sure to have some survival gear for the weather.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:39 PM   #5
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I would say chains will help a lot. When I lived in Laramie WY for a year I got to play in a lot of dry snow. I could go through it just fine as long as the snow was under my front bumper, with dry light snow axle drag does not slow you down much unlike mud or heavy wet snow will.

Always bring someone with you with another rig! I always bring a sleeping bag and some food just in case, and of coarse very warm clothes.

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Old 10-09-2007, 10:49 PM   #6
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Chains will help even in deep snow although they are a major pain in the butt. You might carry a pair and never use them in an off road situation. I've ran in 4-5 feet of dry powder with good tires.and airing down to 5lbs -+. The more horizontal the lugs/crossbars the better they work in deep snow. The problem with that type of tire is that it isn't very good on icy/snowy maintained roads.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:04 AM   #7
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i'd say just keep it floored the whole time. make sure you do that and everything will go well.

really, keep your momentum...don't let the snow drag you down...
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:15 AM   #8
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:43 PM   #9
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Don't forget the Flux Capacitor! Although 88MPH in anything more than 2 feet of snow is a bi-atch!

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Old 10-10-2007, 02:17 PM   #10
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haha Good call onm the flx capacitor..

I was thinking more of a flame thrower so you can melt the snow before you drive though it lol

But have you heard of any problems of Chains catching on rocks and causing damage to the wheels / tires? The more I thought about it the more i was curious about this problem.

I will make sure to get some chains and carry them with me and install them before I go off road, Digging down to install some chains does not sound fun!
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #11
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i was wondering about chains too... good idea?

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Old 10-24-2007, 02:46 AM   #12
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I am no expert, but here is a picture of my mine and my friend Kevin's TJs sitting on about 5 feet of snow. Both are on 12.50 tires with about 8# of air.

This was late snow though and not dry powder. We did much better in this type of snow by not using a lot of power and trying not to break through the crust. Slow was the way to go. I suspect that deep powder can be much different though.

Later in the day, we pull off to air up. We were about 1/4 mile from the plowed road. I was stuck twice in that 1/4 mile and had to have tug. Low tire pressure is very important.

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