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Old 02-01-2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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Locker Not Good Enough in Snow

OBTW, airing down your tires is another tried and true help. In the snow that is. Once you get to ice you are going to need something abrasive like chains, kitty litter, carpet, etc.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:23 PM   #12
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Floor mats will help sometimes if you get desperate
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #13
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All good advice so far. It has been over 25 years since I have driven in snow, and at my age that is too long ago to remember what I once knew about snow driving.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #14
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a winch is cheaper than 4 wh conversion. but I would like 4x4 too. (and a winch)

I bought Elvis the beluga whale and had to have the transfer case rebuilt. but at least it works now.
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Re: Locker Not Good Enough in Snow

What about studded tires? Used them on my car back in the 80's and drove on them from Hailey, ID to California one winter.
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What about studded tires? Used them on my car back in the 80's and drove on them from Hailey, ID to California one winter.
I'm thinking the same; winter/summer tires. Or Mac can just chain up for the season.

And Mac, no sealin somebodies 4x4 system
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I do a lot of snowboarding and mountain and off road driving in snow. Chain up before you need to even in town. If snow base is soft and not deep 4 wheel drive and aggressive tire pattern is fine. For ice good chains are a must have. I've driven all types of 4x4s and our long wheel base heavy rigs are not optimal for off highway deep snow. We sink and plough through stuff, but if you invest in good duty chains this works well most of the time. Lighter 4x4 rigs with short wheel base will often outshine us. The real answer is to NOT GET STUCK in the first place. Chains and 4x4 will out match a 2x4 any day in snow. The more driving time in snow the better you will be when determining chains or no chains! If in doubt throw a pair of chains on either front or back. I prefer the front.
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Re: Locker Not Good Enough in Snow

Studded tires are now illegal in many states.
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I do a lot of snowboarding and mountain and off road driving in snow. Chain up before you need to even in town. If snow base is soft and not deep 4 wheel drive and aggressive tire pattern is fine. For ice good chains are a must have. I've driven all types of 4x4s and our long wheel base heavy rigs are not optimal for off highway deep snow. We sink and plough through stuff, but if you invest in good duty chains this works well most of the time. Lighter 4x4 rigs with short wheel base will often outshine us. The real answer is to NOT GET STUCK in the first place. Chains and 4x4 will out match a 2x4 any day in snow. The more driving time in snow the better you will be when determining chains or no chains! If in doubt throw a pair of chains on either front or back. I prefer the front.
What chains would you recommend? I currently have a set of these that i kept in my last truck but never had to use:

http://tirechain.com/car_chaininstallat ... uction.htm

These seem too light duty for the SMB but since the tire size of the SMB is exactly the same as my old truck I'll keep them as a 2nd set. Right now I'm thinking of going with these unless there is something better suited to our vans out there:

http://tirechain.com/VBAR.htm

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Try these next time and watch the videos.

http://www.autosock.us/
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