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Old 10-03-2018, 07:32 PM   #76 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-03-2018, 08:35 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Damn that sucks. Looks like you have a reason for a build thread now though.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:37 PM   #78 (permalink)
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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,
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:46 AM   #79 (permalink)
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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??
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:22 PM   #80 (permalink)
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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
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:17 AM   #81 (permalink)
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Wow. That's a lot of snow for October! Looks like fun.
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:01 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Here’s a crappy photo of this the hole I was in

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Old 10-09-2018, 11:29 PM   #83 (permalink)
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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?



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Old 10-10-2018, 11:13 AM   #84 (permalink)
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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
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:24 PM   #85 (permalink)
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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!
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:05 PM   #86 (permalink)
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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.
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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...
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Old 10-23-2018, 07:54 PM   #88 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:06 PM   #89 (permalink)
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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.

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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.
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