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Old 02-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #31
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It is a striking contrast. Too bad it wasn't snowing.

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Excellent idea! There's no lack of options in the southwest but I sure would like to ride South Boundary from Angel Fire to Taos again. The trails around Gallup and the Zuni Mtns are also worthy.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:03 PM   #32
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Got out for a little snow play this morning east of Arnold, CA (Forest Road 6N58).

First snow shoed up the road aways. What a workout! Then decided to drive up until I either got stuck or decided to just turn around. Well ... I got stuck. Was a little excited to use my winch for the first time for a self extraction. Worked like a charm.



You can see I was dragging the axles going in. This photo is on the way back out.


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Old 04-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #33
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Re: Snow handling

It's my impression that skinnier tires give more traction in the snow. The wider the tire the less weight per square inch on the snow and less traction.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:48 PM   #34
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It's my impression that skinnier tires give more traction in the snow. The wider the tire the less weight per square inch on the snow and less traction.
My, albeit limited, experience in snow is that skinny tires cut down into the snow to more hard packed snow, where as wider tires tend to float on top of the snow and therefore don't track well.


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Old 04-15-2012, 11:20 PM   #35
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Re: Snow handling

Hi;

The temperature of the snow also affects tire performance.

I can get stuck just below freezing and never have a tire spin at colder temps.

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:59 PM   #36
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Would this be the ultimate snow driving?

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Old 05-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #37
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The problem with those would be hauling them up to the snow, but what a kick it would be to drive around in the snow with those installed.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:41 PM   #38
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Re: Snow handling

It looks like the little turnbuckle is the only thing holding them on the wheel.

They do seem to work - going through 18-24" of powder is impressive. But, it was powder. Wonder how they work in heavy, wet snow?

What do you think? $5000?

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:15 PM   #39
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I wonder about the tilt. They must have a limit or they would make contact with the body.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #40
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That is awesome. I also wonder about wet and heavy snow. Also what about a 9000 pound van on these.
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