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Old 10-23-2011, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Snow Wheeling 2011/2012

might as well get started , since I sold my p/u , my 4 Runner will be serving snow duty , im going to keep the ifs and put a 4" lift on it and a locker in the rear , i see no need for a sas for snow unless you are running 35s or larger , and the ifs lift only cost me $125.00 a pic from last year is all i got for now
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Still no snow in the forecast for us.

This was exactly 1 year ago today. I can't wait for the snow to fly!

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Old 10-23-2011, 11:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Snow wheeling the NW is what made me SAS my DD! You will hate the fact that the front end acts like a ramp in the snow and pulls the tires up off the ground. I had the fabtech 4 inch and hated watching stock toy and cherokee rigs pass me, only to be bannished to the s10 crowd. Take up a collection, convince your buddies to help one weekend and you will look back and be thankfull.
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't wait till the snow starts flying... hopefully I'll be done with my pos before too long...

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I've gotten in three trail runs this year already where my tires touched snow. I would only call one of them truly snowy though...

This was taken at the bottom of the mountain, and by the time we got to the top there was about a foot of snow...


I'm looking forward to some good snow wheeling this year, though i have a feeling Colorado will be having a mild winter. You never know though, it has surprised us before.

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Old 10-24-2011, 05:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here are some from a few weeks ago









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now were was that at? cause at 5000ft over here we had some lakes fall but nothing stick real well.
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well actually scrach that question just looked at ur lisence plate.

Colorado duh!
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That is the Wheeler Lake Trail and its sort of near Breckenridge, CO. Starts around 10K feet and ends up over 12k.
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cant wait for snow to try the wifes new rig out..
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Looks good Z! I cant wait for snow wheelin..
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These are from a couple weeks ago. Nothing too crazy, just some fun early season snow wheeling. But we just got over a foot of the fresh stuff today











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Old 11-12-2011, 09:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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this is from today outside scio OR
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ive lived in the desert my whole life, and never drove in snow, outside of light snow forest roads when up north hunting(and never in my crawler). whats the fun vs, rock crawling in snow driving? is it just a bunch of 2 steps forward, 1 step backward, and repeat, or can you guys seriously rip it up in the snow, like its sand?
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Snow is kind of similar to Sand, but different too since its much slicker. You still have to worry about digging down into it, but I would say its easier to get unstuck most of the time.

Its mostly just something to go do while the weather is cold and other 4wheeling opportunities aren't available. Its a lot of fun to bomb down a road with a foot of new powder on it though, and it also makes boring trails difficult too. I guess its fun for the same reason that driving through mud is. Its just something different to go do, and the challenge of getting through it is enough for me.

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Snow changes trails. Trails that are 2wd in the summer can take hours to get through in the winter. Its just a different game.
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For all you Northwesterners, Im putting on a run December 9th. Night run, nothing special.

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These are from a couple weeks ago. Nothing too crazy, just some fun early season snow wheeling. But we just got over a foot of the fresh stuff today











Thread hijack.....Sweet rig, what lift, what year runner?
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Thread hijack.....Sweet rig, what lift, what year runner?
I sent him a pm awhile back asking the same things. I have a 01 that I'd love to look like that.
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I love to snow wheel, heck most fun I have had was just a simple run from where they stop plowing, up to ice house road and back down again. Was just a fun trip, no presure, no broken parts, lots of great views.
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This thing makes me think twice about cutting the IFS out of my 4Runner. Shit looks bad ass.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:34 AM   #25 (permalink)
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NW is to snow wheelin like Moab is to slick rock..... you can do it at other places but the epic place to go is the NW..... We get a couple of runs a year down here cos its all about timing here...... I'll prolly miss out on it this year since a motor swap it happenin after the 1st of the year.

Post up pics and vids to keep me/us teased ......
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