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10-28-2018 10:06 PM
rapier46 At 7psi, these tires squat pretty good. It was mostly dry but there was some snow and lot of ice. Front locker got me up a couple icy hills easily keeping two tires on grippy stuff. Still waiting on the groover.

https://youtu.be/88kl97MSqwI





Can’t wait for more snow to fall.. this truck with me and my pup in it scale Just above 5000 lbs. I’m trying to keep it as light as possible but there only so much stuff I have leave at home.
10-23-2018 08:54 PM
rapier46
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Originally Posted by WILLD420 View Post
Studs work really good on the ice that gets under a lot of trails and on the roads getting to the trails. They also help a lot when the rocks get all wet and slimy under the snow.

I've run chains in the snow when it wasn't too deep. They really helped but they dig. When it's only 2 feed deep, they really work great. When it's 6 feet deep, they only work if someone has made tracks that froze over hard then turned too slick to get any traction on.

I know a lot of guys make fun of snorkels but in your case, it sure would have been a nice addition.

If you aren't afraid of cutting the fenders, I think bigger tires would really help you. The difference between 35's which most brands only measure around 33" tall and a set of real 37's is a lot. That's 2" more under the diff and a huge difference in contact patch.

I'm working on some ideas for mine but my other half keeps telling me to fix the snowcat so we can wheel more and winch less...
I was thinking of 37s. Iíve already tubbed the inner fenders to fit the 35s and it would basically be a no go to fit 37s without having my caster adjusted like all the way forward, and maybe tubbing again. But 37s would be pretty rad...probably be 1Ē wider and and length of the contact patch would be significant as well. Maybe Iíll pickup some 37s to see if I can squeeze em in that would probably be pretty capable. I have dual cases so gearing on the trail wouldnít be a big issue.
10-23-2018 12:05 AM
WILLD420 Studs work really good on the ice that gets under a lot of trails and on the roads getting to the trails. They also help a lot when the rocks get all wet and slimy under the snow.

I've run chains in the snow when it wasn't too deep. They really helped but they dig. When it's only 2 feed deep, they really work great. When it's 6 feet deep, they only work if someone has made tracks that froze over hard then turned too slick to get any traction on.

I know a lot of guys make fun of snorkels but in your case, it sure would have been a nice addition.

If you aren't afraid of cutting the fenders, I think bigger tires would really help you. The difference between 35's which most brands only measure around 33" tall and a set of real 37's is a lot. That's 2" more under the diff and a huge difference in contact patch.

I'm working on some ideas for mine but my other half keeps telling me to fix the snowcat so we can wheel more and winch less...
10-16-2018 01:05 PM
rapier46 Got my truck back together and ordered a front locker. Where’s that 18-19 thread at? Gonna be gnarly!

I’m beginning to think I should mount a winch on the rear. Even if it’s just a smaller winch like a utv sized one and run a snatch block with it.
10-10-2018 02:24 PM
rapier46
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Originally Posted by 86chevyjoe View Post
I've never used tire studs but I don't see why they wouldn't help or at least help on the icy roads getting to the snow
The difficult trails here have steep icy hills. Winching up is basically the only option if they’re really iced over. Unless you have chains. I don’t have the clearance to run chains. Studs are fantastic on road, I may just have to try them offroad and see


I had my mts at 5 psi and I had pretty rad traction. But the ice got me!
10-10-2018 12:13 PM
86chevyjoe I've never used tire studs but I don't see why they wouldn't help or at least help on the icy roads getting to the snow
10-10-2018 12:29 AM
rapier46 Just got my truck running again. Dropped in the Replacement engine after work today enough to fire it up and it runs smoothly.

Stoked to get out in the snow again.


Not sure if I ever got a for sure answer on this, are regular tire studs any help while snow wheeling aired down?



10-05-2018 10:01 PM
rapier46 Here’s a crappy photo of this the hole I was in

10-05-2018 10:17 AM
DESERT ED Wow. That's a lot of snow for October! Looks like fun.
10-04-2018 09:22 PM
rapier46
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Originally Posted by 86chevyjoe View Post
you crazy bastard!!! that is an awesome story! what a way to start the 2018-19 season

did you go into the lake/pond on accident or something??


Unfortunately, I still have some issues. I have a pretty severe rod knock. Replacement engine is ordered. Hopefully will have her running soon. Probably won’t make it to moab in a week like I was planning but I could go in spring.


Well I was plowing through some rad snow, came up to a water hole. I made it through it, but I ended up st a really bad angle in the next one. I didn’t see it until I was half in it and half out of it, at a pretty bad angle. I couldn’t reverse, so I turned hard into it and hammered the gas, I had enough gription to plow into it and level out. But it was up to my hood. She started running real rough and died. Tried to winch myself out forward but with no charging system i hardly loves before out of juice. Didn’t want to drain the battery completely dead. Phone was needing a charge, and never know what good a little battery power can do for you. So I hiked up the nearest hill, about 300 feet away and got enough service to make a phone call to my dad to come out to save my ass. I can only think of the negatives of this right now, although I’m very lucky I didn’t end up on my lid in the hole. I’m bummed having a hydrlocked and permanently damaged engine, needing a huge cleaning, and needing to be rescued (I prefer to do the rescuing).

Here’s some photos of today’s efforts to get things moving in the right direction for the truck




Carpet pressure washed and drying


Engine bay washed out and getting ready for the swap




Timing belt kit is ordered for new engine. Here’s another video of the gnarness! 5 psi worked great.

https://youtu.be/yp2O5OkezAQ
10-04-2018 12:46 PM
86chevyjoe
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
Hahaha i got it running just now!! Flushed out the cylinders, wiped the intake out, cleaned plugs and it started right up. , changed oil a few times, will change a couple more,
you crazy bastard!!! that is an awesome story! what a way to start the 2018-19 season

did you go into the lake/pond on accident or something??
10-03-2018 10:37 PM
rapier46 Hahaha i got it running just now!! Flushed out the cylinders, wiped the intake out, cleaned plugs and it started right up. , changed oil a few times, will change a couple more,
10-03-2018 09:35 PM
RANGERROD Damn that sucks. Looks like you have a reason for a build thread now though.
10-03-2018 08:32 PM
rapier46 Fine.





Getting cleaned up.



How bout some vids too?

Plowing powder-
https://youtu.be/hyfcxfPX72g


Getting pulled out
https://youtu.be/vqOg0Pvdjc8



Aftermath.




GOD DAMN this was in my crank case


I got stuck at 1030 pm. Made a fire to stay warm, truck was full of water so it was shorty inside it. Called for help, help got there at 1230 ish, once help arrived we worked straight 10 hours to get me out. Got out at about 1030 am.

Iím supposed to leave for Moab in a week so if my engine is good Iím going to try and get this thing whole again.
10-03-2018 08:08 PM
RANGERROD
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
Got hammered with 15Ē of snow. I went out after work and ended up getting into trouble, hydrolocked my shit. Fawk
Pics or it didnít happen. Where do you live?
10-03-2018 06:53 PM
rapier46 Got hammered with 15” of snow. I went out after work and ended up getting into trouble, hydrolocked my shit. Fawk
09-30-2018 10:57 PM
rapier46 It’s been snowing a couple times a week here since the beginning of September. But very small amounts so nothing has stuck.
09-30-2018 08:51 PM
YotaAtieToo
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
We will soon need a 18-19 season thread....Iím supposed to get some snow this week. 8-10 inches


We're supposed to get our first RAIN this week.
09-30-2018 08:37 PM
rapier46 We will soon need a 18-19 season thread....I’m supposed to get some snow this week. 8-10 inches
09-19-2018 07:29 PM
rapier46 315/75r16. Basically 35x12.5x16


My thoughts behind the studs are the super icy hills. And studs are more practical than chains on my mt01s. Thinking I’ll see how the falkens handle in the snow, and see if their bit of siping and low pressure will get me going. If not, I may have to get some studded shit. A front locker would do me good too.

Here’s what my tires look like. Should do ok in the snow but theyre not siped that much. Could add siping but don’t want to compromise their summer rock abilities.


I’d like to try to throw some gorilla tape on the bead and see how it treats me.

I priced out duratracs today and I’m looking at 340 each. Plus studding. Yikes
09-19-2018 05:08 PM
86chevyjoe
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
There are lots of steep rough hills around here that get iced up so Iím curious if I should find some super sipey studded meats. Like studded duratracs.
i loved my duratracs in the snow. what size wheel you thinking?

Cooper used to make the M+S snow tires in a 35" for 16" wheel but i just looked and they don't anymore.

last snow season i ran 2 wraps of duct tape on inner and outer beads and never lost a bead even with flat tires.

duct tape is a must with no beadlocks
09-19-2018 07:58 AM
RANGERROD
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
I just weighed it last night, just a shade over 5000 lbs with my pup and ion board. I should be able to run 5 lbs relatively safely. Even lower I’d i take it easy and try not to mob it too hard

How did he run 39s on ifs?!
39”x18” wide! Sawzall baby.

Search “duck tape” in gen 4x4 and see how to use duck tape for beadlocks I’m honestly impressed how well they work.
09-18-2018 11:23 PM
rapier46
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Originally Posted by RANGERROD View Post
Still one of the best rigs I’ve wheeled with in the snow was a regular cab ifs Toyota dual cases on 39” Mickey Thompson Baja belted tires. So your rig will do great. Don’t be afraid to air down and play with crawling the snow and “blurping” the throttle and you’ll be surprised how far you’ll get.
I just weighed it last night, just a shade over 5000 lbs with my pup and ion board. I should be able to run 5 lbs relatively safely. Even lower I’d i take it easy and try not to mob it too hard

How did he run 39s on ifs?!
09-18-2018 11:03 PM
RANGERROD
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Originally Posted by rapier46 View Post
Iíve got dual cases so I should be able to crawl lots of stuff. The one thing the rzr couldnít do was crawl. It didnít have any sort of low gearing so it would just spin the tires. I had beadlocks so I was airing down quite low, but was just spinning the tires to get anywhere. Iím so stoked to be able to crawl again! And snow wheel with some warmth...that shit was frigid!!

This was one of the last snow wheeling days I was out on last year.


Couple years ago in my old rig before I put bigger tires on



My most epic snow day.

Over 4 feet! It was up to my tits when I stepped out and the truck was sitting on 2 feet ish



There are lots of steep rough hills around here that get iced up so Iím curious if I should find some super sipey studded meats. Like studded duratracs.
Still one of the best rigs Iíve wheeled with in the snow was a regular cab ifs Toyota dual cases on 39Ē Mickey Thompson Baja belted tires. So your rig will do great. Donít be afraid to air down and play with crawling the snow and ďblurpingĒ the throttle and youíll be surprised how far youíll get.
09-18-2018 10:15 PM
rapier46
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Originally Posted by 86chevyjoe View Post
I have 2 buddies with v6 extra cab tacomas and both run 35" BFG KO2's in the snow. it is amazing how far those rigs can go with those tires and just the rear locker. they only have 5.29s for gearing as well.

IMO, I think your rig will go just as good if not better than the rzr w/ your current set up
I’ve got dual cases so I should be able to crawl lots of stuff. The one thing the rzr couldn’t do was crawl. It didn’t have any sort of low gearing so it would just spin the tires. I had beadlocks so I was airing down quite low, but was just spinning the tires to get anywhere. I’m so stoked to be able to crawl again! And snow wheel with some warmth...that shit was frigid!!

This was one of the last snow wheeling days I was out on last year.


Couple years ago in my old rig before I put bigger tires on



My most epic snow day.

Over 4 feet! It was up to my tits when I stepped out and the truck was sitting on 2 feet ish



There are lots of steep rough hills around here that get iced up so I’m curious if I should find some super sipey studded meats. Like studded duratracs.
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