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Unread 12-30-2013, 02:40 PM   #16
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Speaking of tree huggers..

On a snow run a few years ago, we passed a couple pulled off to the side in a Subaru. They said they were documenting the environment destruction by 4x4 vehicles. I gave them a and we went on our way. Fast forward a few hours, were on our way back down, and here sits envirogeeks in the ditch. We stop and offer to pull them out. But not before we took pics of how they tore up the ground trying to get out. Before we did pull them out, we made sure to show them just how little a properly equipped 4x4 with lockers actually tears up the ground (little to none.) I about ripped the rear bumper off pulling them out, but we did and went on our way..
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Unread 12-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #17
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Mine hardly gets started until the temps are below 40*
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Unread 12-30-2013, 03:54 PM   #18
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Mine Hibernates for the winter here in Mass.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 04:39 PM   #19
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I drive mine all winter long. I leave the front hubs engaged from the first snow, to the last. This way, I can "shift on the fly" while moving, as needed.
In fact, this was also the main reason for installing a twin-stick. It makes it really easy to switch from 2wd, to 4wd, quickly while moving.

and I keep my tow strap handy all winter as well. Originally in case I got stuck... but in the last few years, I've pulled out probobly 20 or so stuck cars.
My greatest "achievement" was winter storm "NEMO" last year. We had 3-4 feet of snow, and the state declared "no cars on road, except emergency".

But I had to work at 4am. Before the plows were even out. THe snow was so deep in places that it was coming over the hood as I plowed through it. But as long as I kept the momentum, it carved a "jeep size tunnel" through, and kept going. The fan belt howled like a monkey, as tons of snow probobly filled the engine compartment.


My only issue is the defrosters are terrible. The wipers are terrible. The visibility becomes terrible as the "clear spot" on the windshield gets smaller and smaller as a drive during the snow.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #20
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I prefer the 04 grand cherokee or my 94 cummins over the CJ in the snow.

In 15" of snow the grand cherokee is like driving on wet roads. The CJ not so much.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 06:09 PM   #21
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Speaking of tree huggers..

On a snow run a few years ago, we passed a couple pulled off to the side in a Subaru. They said they were documenting the environment destruction by 4x4 vehicles. I gave them a and we went on our way. Fast forward a few hours, were on our way back down, and here sits envirogeeks in the ditch. We stop and offer to pull them out. But not before we took pics of how they tore up the ground trying to get out. Before we did pull them out, we made sure to show them just how little a properly equipped 4x4 with lockers actually tears up the ground (little to none.) I about ripped the rear bumper off pulling them out, but we did and went on our way..
ha ha ha.. touche.. love it...
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Unread 12-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #22
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I love snow runs. Sure don't like driving it on snowy roads though, I'll stick to my F150.





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Unread 12-30-2013, 07:56 PM   #23
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I'm pretty sure I'm in the CJ section of the forum, but I have to say...And I hope I don't get flamed for this, my XJ is great in snow. I slid it off my driveway (tried to make it up in 2wd...Bad idea) and it pulled itself out of the snowy ditch and up the hill, without needing a running start (like mom's Kia)! But I do find it hilarious that in the picture that says "It gets you there even in deep snow," there's literally less than 3 inches on the road, and the snowbank is only a foot high! We have to be careful around here because sometimes you can't even see full-size trucks around the snowbanks! We're supposed to get snow this week, and they aren't sure yet if it'll be counted in inches or feet. Northern Maine has had more than 4 feet in a week before. Like snow up to the stomach, BEFORE it's plowed into banks...
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Unread 12-30-2013, 08:36 PM   #24
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In one of the blizzards of 96. (When we had one every Wednesday for 5 or 6 weeks)

My buddy asked if I was off that evening cause of the snow. Of coarse I sad yep! He came out in his snowmobile and picked me up. We played all night. He has a buddy artic-cat.

He was telling me about his neighbors. They won a law suit and bought their house and two jeeps. (Wranglers or TJ's whatever was new that year). It was the typical 24-28" of snow blizzard we were getting. I saw one day they were stuck half in the road and half on the snow bank.

He said it was funny. He had come home the evening before watching them trying to get over the snow bank the plow had created to get to their garage. (House is only 50ft off of road) he said he sat and watched a few min. Then busted through a higher snow bank on his side of the road with his 1976 Wagoneer and drove up his 500ft driveway with drifts 4-5ft high to his garage. He said they watched him drive up to his house.

I'll say this, its easy to drive through fresh deep snow. It's when the cold and wind pack it tight then its a lot harder. I've driven through 3day old snow 3ft deep in my cummins that was a hard drive. My skid plate had the snow packed so hard I left no foot prints on it walking my tracks. I would not have thought about the CJ unless I though I could drive on top of the snow.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 08:58 PM   #25
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Haha funny story^! Yeah heavy snow is the worst. The winch on our King Quad was having a hard time holding up the plow, because the snow stuck to it! Gonna try some spray-on snow grease stuff to try and keep it off...Semi-unrelated but my neighbors had a full gas snowblower on their roof all winter last year...
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Unread 12-30-2013, 08:59 PM   #26
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Driving in snow is so easy, I decided to try it with 3 wheels....
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Unread 12-30-2013, 09:16 PM   #27
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Haha funny story^! Yeah heavy snow is the worst. The winch on our King Quad was having a hard time holding up the plow, because the snow stuck to it! Gonna try some spray-on snow grease stuff to try and keep it off...Semi-unrelated but my neighbors had a full gas snowblower on their roof all winter last year...
Just have a few cans of silicone spray. Use it liberally.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 09:59 PM   #28
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Thanks! Think I may try that...
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Unread 12-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #29
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Thanks! Think I may try that...
It works great on my snowblower.

There is also a special plow paint that is suppose to be non stick. Been a while since my bro had the power wagon and snowplow. So may not be available anymore.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #30
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Pam cooking spray work too.
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