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Old 12-25-2009, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Xmas Eve Wheeling

Hit the woods by myself on christmas eve while the gf was at work. Not much for action shots without a photographer but I did what I could











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got sucked down into a rut that we made the last time the trail was ran and it was all muddy:



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Old 12-25-2009, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This ice just couldn't handle it










broke through some more ice



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I had a great time
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks


I think it is time to move away from the pizza cutter LTB's and get some wider tires ... that might have helped quite a bit with regards to breaking through the ice

probably a 37x13.5 or 36x12.5?? I dunno gotta look around
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sounds like a good plan, especially on such a light truck that should help allot. what are they now 10.5" the only issue is if you go to wide you start to loose traction, again, especially on such a light truck
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looks like you were out having fun.

What tire pressure are you running in those pics?

Wider, less aggressive tires are your friend in the snow.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yeah they are 10.5" wide currently

I do have some weight in the bed from tools, junk, etc plus the cap so it's at least a little heavier than a standard pickup in the rear

The snow wasn't very deep as you can see, but that was at 16psi front/rear for the tires.

It was breaking through the ice and then the mud underneath that got me stuck twice, the spots where there weren't hidden mudholes it was going great. I zipped right up a trail that I had problems making it up before the ground froze

Hoping to head back out the end of this week, we just got some fresh snow that should make things fun
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I see the NY plates- what part are you from?
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Looks like fun and I bet you were thankful that you have a winch for that mud hole!! Nice pics!
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm way upstate in NY around potsdam/canton/massena area


Definitely glad I had the winch for the mud hole, being totally by myself in an area that doesn't have cell phone service unless you walk a ways and climb a ridge.

Not the smartest way to wheel but I more or less know the limits of my rig and know the trails pretty well. That and I've had to go to the top of the ridge before to make a phone call, it's not really that bad
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