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Unread 01-22-2014, 01:40 PM   #2416
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The tree hit EXACTLY where I was thinking about putting the snorkel.
All you have to do, now, is look at all the places that a tree won't hit a snorkel.

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Unread 01-23-2014, 11:51 AM   #2417
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All you have to do, now, is look at all the places that a tree won't hit a snorkel.
All I've got is on the hood. I'll have to give that taping of the blind spots activity a try
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Unread 01-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #2418
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Just thinking out loud here. If the snorkel was there, it may fail from the impact, but your hood would be in tact. If you have a mold, it may be cheaper and easier to repair the snorkel than the hood. From what I've read about arb snorkels, they're very strong and generally don't break from tree impacts
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Unread 01-23-2014, 12:55 PM   #2419
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Just thinking out loud here. If the snorkel was there, it may fail from the impact, but your hood would be in tact. If you have a mold, it may be cheaper and easier to repair the snorkel than the hood. From what I've read about arb snorkels, they're very strong and generally don't break from tree impacts
That's why I was going to make a decent mold so I could always make another. It was just awful coincidence that the first time I hit a tree hard was exactly where I would have put it.
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Well that was the most fun I have had coming into work in a while!

Although - it did further draw my attention to one fact: I need new tires. I have lost over an inch of tread on my MTRs, and when all things are relative you can probably consider mine bald for this type of tire.

As much as the irresponsible me is screaming "C'mon Kate!!! Lets upgrade to a 6" lift and swap to 35's!!!! IT WILL BE FUNNNNNN", I know that I am going to probably do the responsible thing and get a more reasonable tire... at least while I am in school saving up. Then I can ditch the old, unreliable beater car and get a new truck and make Alice the toy.

My biggest downfall in life is that I really have no patience. Its something to work on I guess. Drive safe this morning if you are in the northeast. There are a few crazies out there without 4wd.
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As much as the irresponsible me is screaming "C'mon Kate!!! Lets upgrade to a 6" lift and swap to 35's!!!! IT WILL BE FUNNNNNN"
I don't think that any part of you - irresponsible or not - is that stupid.
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How much snow do you have so far. We're at 6-8 inches right now and still falling. Roads were barely plowed
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Unread 02-05-2014, 06:07 AM   #2423
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I don't think that any part of you - irresponsible or not - is that stupid.
You know me. I always have these outlandish though patterns, but they get more practical as time goes on. That being said - I am that stupid to want to do that. Will I actually do it? Probably not. But that wont keep me of daydreaming about it.

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How much snow do you have so far. We're at 6-8 inches right now and still falling. Roads were barely plowed
We have around 9, its probably touching 10 by now (just enough to be deeper than my boots) - I got into work about an hour and a half ago. Still certainly going strong though. There are about 8 people at work out of the 50 that are usually in by this time. Its nice and quiet. I can actually get some work done today!
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You know me. I always have these outlandish though patterns, but they get more practical as time goes on. That being said - I am that stupid to want to do that. Will I actually do it? Probably not. But that wont keep me of daydreaming about it.
Stay with 4" in your springs, 1" in the body, and then start moving whatever is still in the way. You know how this works.
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Stay with 4" in your springs, 1" in the body, and then start moving whatever is still in the way. You know how this works.
Highline fenders will do wonders with what you already have too. Throw a set of those on with your 4" springs and you can easily run 37's.
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Highline fenders will do wonders with what you already have too. Throw a set of those on with your 4" springs and you can easily run 37's.
Oh I know. Trust me - that is on the "do really want" list. In all reality I am probably going to stick with 33s for now. Its practical and suits my current needs.


This morning was fun - hauled the jeep out of about 4 feet of snow on all sides. Found out there was a nice 1/2" thick layer of ice on top of 8" of snow and underneath another 6".... so that was a mess.

Have a jolly good time dashing through the unplowed apartment complex streets until I get to the bottom of the hill. Long story short, people think that they can drive in a foot+ of snow without 4wd on a hill are crazy. I had to run back home to grab my recovery gear and move a car and a minivan to even get out of the place and get to work.
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Haha nice! There were a few cars stuck at the bottom of our apartment driveway too
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Ok - now that the excitement of getting to use my recovery gear before work is gone.... this morning seems less awesome.

I am wet up to mid-thigh from having to jump in an out of the jeep in deep snow. This is rather unpleasant to be sitting at a desk like this. Should have gotten extra pants....
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Have a jolly good time dashing through the unplowed apartment complex streets until I get to the bottom of the hill. Long story short, people think that they can drive in a foot+ of snow without 4wd on a hill are crazy. I had to run back home to grab my recovery gear and move a car and a minivan to even get out of the place and get to work.
Don't you have a winch?
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Don't you have a winch?
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