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Unread 12-31-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
ronrdrcr
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Tj Tips for Trail riding on snow and ice?

Hey guys, I just tried to go up to Nikolai Mountain yesterday here near the Oregon coast. I've made it up and played in snow up there before, but this time while going up the fire road we had some guys in their large Diesel trucks coming down with atv trailers. About nine of them in all and they pushed us off the side of the road because they didn't feel like going 6" off the path even though they had room to go about 7' off. We ended up sliding into the ditch and took about 2.5 hours to get all three of us out. I was just curious what you guys find to be the best upgrades from stock for doing stuff like this. My main problem I believe was the stock Wrangler GSA's. I know I want to get a winch sometime real soon, but what is the best kind of tire for this stuff? I plan to do a lot of trail riding (trying to stay out of mud as much as possible) and snow stuff in the winter. What's your setup, and what do you recommend?

p.s. I have a 2002 TJ

Ron

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Unread 01-22-2008, 10:35 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I just tried to go up to Nikolai Mountain yesterday here near the Oregon coast. I've made it up and played in snow up there before, but this time while going up the fire road we had some guys in their large Diesel trucks coming down with atv trailers. About nine of them in all and they pushed us off the side of the road because they didn't feel like going 6" off the path even though they had room to go about 7' off. We ended up sliding into the ditch and took about 2.5 hours to get all three of us out. I was just curious what you guys find to be the best upgrades from stock for doing stuff like this. My main problem I believe was the stock Wrangler GSA's. I know I want to get a winch sometime real soon, but what is the best kind of tire for this stuff? I plan to do a lot of trail riding (trying to stay out of mud as much as possible) and snow stuff in the winter. What's your setup, and what do you recommend?

p.s. I have a 2002 TJ

Ron
Ron, locking differentials will go a long way toward keeping you unstuck. You'd be best to do a search for Wrangler snow or something like that for a tire search. A winch is a great item to have on your rig for getting unstuck. Good luck!
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