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Old 12-20-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Got stuck for the first time!!!

The last two days the snow here has been crazy. We have somewhere around 18" on the ground I think. Last night I went to pick up a friend and have fun in the snow. What I didn't know was that his road and driveway had not been touched by shovel or snowplow...

I got there pretty easy. Most of the roads were ok, the last mile or two was pretty bad... When I got there I just pulled into the end of his driveway. When it came time to leave I almost got out but his driveway is angled a bit and i was near the ditch and didn't want to slide so i pulled forward and gave it another go.

Everytime I tried to go I was hitting really deep snow and getting stuck and I didn't want to go into that ditch. Well somehow from all this I was throwing so much snow I was buried up to the suspension and axels! I dug out under my Jeep and behind the tires then he said he would spot me. He told me to crank the wheel and since I couldn't see I didn't know I was headed right for the ditch on the other side of the driveway... I felt the back wheel go through fine and the front wheel almost made it but I was really stuck after that.

His dad came out and fired up his Chevy Avalanche. It has a 3-4" lift and some pretty big tires. He barely made it out of the driveway even though it was mostly cleared. once he got out to the road he was barely moving. Finally we got it lined up got the tow rope hooked up and he couldn't pull me because he was slipping too much. We decided to pull the Jeep back into the driveway so he got in front of me and that worked... But for some reason I could smell burning from under my hood. Fan belt? Oh, and my Jeep kept stalling, I don't know why.

After that I backed out and was fine. Made it home last night. That's my first crazy Jeep adventure. I just hope everything is ok under the hood. Took it out this morning and it seemed fine. Time for and some Mud Terrains. Well, as soon as I graduate from college next December.

Sorry for the long post and sorry I don't have any pics. I wasn't well prepared for in that sense. If anyone has any tips on driving in deep snow go ahead and post them. If anyone wants to criticize my driving, post it.

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:51 AM   #2
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No criticism at all.Heard you guys got slammed by snow.Good first time snow/JEEP adventure story.If you have a manual trans maybe the smell was your clutch.I'm waiting for our first snow here down south(maybe) hope to give my new- to- me 97 TJ a try.Can't wait.

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:53 AM   #3
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Pics would have been sweet Just always be careful driving in the snow really no tips just go slow and pay attention to the others on the road glad you got out and made it how safe
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:12 AM   #4
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Easy to get stuck in snow isn't it? I was on a job where a D-9 managed to get high centered. Took another D-9 and a D-8 to get him out. Lots of exercise though
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:15 AM   #5
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No criticism at all.Heard you guys got slammed by snow.Good first time snow/JEEP adventure story.If you have a manual trans maybe the smell was your clutch.I'm waiting for our first snow here down south(maybe) hope to give my new- to- me 97 TJ a try.Can't wait.
I do have a manual. I hope I didn't burn out the clutch... Seems to still work fine though. Maybe I reduced its life by a couple thousand miles lol. If you want some snow just come up to VA. There is plenty to play in
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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Easy to get stuck in snow isn't it? I was on a job where a D-9 managed to get high centered. Took another D-9 and a D-8 to get him out. Lots of exercise though
That's insane. I would've those Caterpillars would go through anything. If I had one of those to pull me last night I would have been set. Or maybe just some snow chains. OR MATTRAX!!!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #7
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One time at band camp! Hahaha Lol! couldn't resist. Last year and the year b4 SE WI got clobbered again and again and again. Even so got "Silver" stuck numerous times. Had to dig my girl out. It is aggravating yet somehow fun.

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Old 12-20-2009, 12:14 PM   #8
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Only time I ever got stuck (knock on wood) was in a snowbank as well. It happens, and that was with mud terrains. Apparently mud terrain != snow tire.
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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the only advice i can give is to avoid deep snow. just because you drive a jeep doesn't mean you are no longer subject to the laws of physics. once you're high centered, you're just another inexperienced 4x4 driver.
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Yeah, it doesn't really matter how good your tires are if they aren't able to make contact with the ground...lol
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:01 PM   #11
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Yeah, it doesn't really matter how good your tires are if they aren't able to make contact with the ground...lol
x2 and mud terrains if not aired down, will dig further and further down - increasing your chances of being high centered.
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:34 PM   #12
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How expensive is it to replace a clutch?
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How expensive is it to replace a clutch?
$150 for the clutch I believe...my friend quoted me around $350 worst case scenario to install it (he's a mechanic).
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$150 from LUK who are Jeep's supplier for clutches apparently.

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ahh thanks, I was just wondering because ive burned my clutch a couple of times
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Avoid deep snow, BUT

If you're going to try it anyway-do the following

Drop tire pressure to 8/12 psi-4lo-1st gear idle speed (or slightly more)

if tire begins to spin--STOP__ reverse try new line

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how do you avoid burning the clutch??
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If anyone has any tips on driving in deep snow go ahead and post them. If anyone wants to criticize my driving, post it.
It sounds like you had a great day.

There is no better way to learn your vehicle's capabilities than by exceeding them. In other words, go, get stuck. Have fun. You'll learn lots, you'll have a blast.

There's a line somewhere between adventure and stupidity. Be prepared to get yourself out. Shovels, sand, gloves. Maybe one of them hand winches. Maybe some sandwiches too. Whatever.

But I'm amazed at people who never push their limits. Getting stuck? Short term bad. Long term good.
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It sounds like you had a great day.

There is no better way to learn your vehicle's capabilities than by exceeding them. In other words, go, get stuck. Have fun. You'll learn lots, you'll have a blast.

There's a line somewhere between adventure and stupidity. Be prepared to get yourself out. Shovels, sand, gloves. Maybe one of them hand winches. Maybe some sandwiches too. Whatever.

But I'm amazed at people who never push their limits. Getting stuck? Short term bad. Long term good.
Very true... you're prolly not gonna die if you get stuck. You may be freakin miserable while you're working to get out and heck, you may even break stuff...but like Geoff said, you'll also learn what your vehicle is capable of...and you may learn what methods help get you out...and what methods just get you stuck even worse. For instance...you'll learn really quickly that if you're high-centered, and you get off, and hit it even faster/harder, you're just going to be waaaay more stuck. lol
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:01 PM   #20
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getting stuck is a learning process.just be prepared to dig your self out.if you don't get stuck your doing it wrong.

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