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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:46 PM   #101
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How many people that are not running buggies are actually running 40's?* (on this board anyway) And not counting mud trucks there are very few that would have the reliability for a run like this that I personally have seen.

*serious question

I just don't see an all day/weekend buggy run in snow to be an enjoyable day. Matt probably knows everyone on 40s is my guess, there just are not that many -- lots on 36-38" rubber though.
If I had the time, I'd see if I could go. Already have a snow run scheduled with my club, and too much to do ay home and work to go to dah UP.

I don't run 40s, but I have wide 38.5s on beadlocks(i.e. I can and do run 2psi and lower for snow), and I have high clearance axles on a semi lightweight (4 cyl, tube bed) truck.

I'd love to go on a trip like this, just isn't in the cards.

My guess, is this kind of trip, if you get 6-8 total, thats plenty.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #102
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It's funny how offended people get when told their jeep is not adequate enough.

I know damn well I'm not equipted for a run like this. I don't know what the big deal is for some.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:47 PM   #103
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wouldn't a PTO snowthrower be slightly more efficient? :tonka:
The furnace would be way cooler on a propane-powered Jeep.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #104
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How many people that are not running buggies are actually running 40's?* (on this board anyway) And not counting mud trucks there are very few that would have the reliability for a run like this that I personally have seen.

*serious question
I would do it if I had a front locker.

*serious answer
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:50 PM   #105
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #106
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I would do it if I had a front locker.

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kinda interesting since, in snow, I have found it is better to drive with limited slips rather then a locker.... the locker, in a Hummer only makes things worse in snow.....
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:55 PM   #107
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kinda interesting since, in snow, I have found it is better to drive with limited slips rather then a locker.... the locker, in a Hummer only makes things worse in snow.....
I meant that relative to not having a front traction device at all right now.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #108
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a front traction device

is that anything like an axle?
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:09 PM   #109
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what a soap opera.


We probably have more than enough people wanting to go already if I find out we need more I will PM people who contacted me saying they are interested.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #110
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is that anything like an axle?

I probably should have just built the Ram's new front axle instead of tearing up the XJ.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:36 PM   #111
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I went on a run with my XJ on 31's where everybody else was 35's or bigger and the lead guy was on 38's and had snow over the hood.

I have also been on snow runs where I was breaking trail in my XJ and I had 2 stock XJ's behind me but the Chevy K10 on 35's was stuck all the time.

The key to snow wheeling is floatation and weight. Lightweight always wins in deep snow and wide tires and lightweight will dominate.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #112
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You started it :tonka:
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Old January 24th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #113
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How many people that are not running buggies are actually running 40's?* (on this board anyway) And not counting mud trucks there are very few that would have the reliability for a run like this that I personally have seen.

*serious question

I just don't see an all day/weekend buggy run in snow to be an enjoyable day. Matt probably knows everyone on 40s is my guess, there just are not that many -- lots on 36-38" rubber though.

I've got 40's and I don't have a buggy.

I would love to go but I don't have a winch and I only wheel at the Mounds so I'm out.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #114
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kinda interesting since, in snow, I have found it is better to drive with limited slips rather then a locker.... the locker, in a Hummer only makes things worse in snow.....
And mud???
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:18 PM   #115
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I have access to a sherman tank, can I come?


j/k only trying to get some laughs in here.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #116
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I have access to a sherman tank, can I come?


j/k only trying to get some laughs in here.
I would laugh if you really had access to a sherman tank.
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Old January 24th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #117
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I would laugh if you really had access to a sherman tank.
I wish! how cool would that be? I could play kelly's heroes with it
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I wish! how cool would that be? I could play kelly's heroes with it
Don't you mean Hogan's?
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Don't you mean Hogan's?
nope. Kelly's Heroes (clint eastwood, telly savalas, donald sutherland, don rickles, carrol o'connor)
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Don't you mean Hogan's?
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