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Unread 01-17-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
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Wheeling in ice

Could wheeling in ice 2-2.5" thick put a hole in something. I have skids on most parts of the jeep just got it so not to sure what all is protected.

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Unread 01-17-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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i unno about putting a hole in it, but if your on a lake i highly don't suggest it unless your SURE it's heavy enough ( let a friend go first!)... jk on the ().
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Unread 01-17-2008, 09:22 PM   #3
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No I am just talking about like wheeling through pits Where the jeep breaks the ice up into chunks. I was wondering if one of the chunks could come up and put a hole in something
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Unread 01-17-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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Depends how cold it is and how thick the ice is but I bet you could do some damage to something. I was playing in a sand pit a while back with my xterra and there was a little water under the ice. As my tires broke through, the ice on the sides of my tracks did a real number on my front rims and sidewalls. It looked like I's been driving next to a curb.
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Unread 01-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #5
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could do alot of damage, could break brake lines, bend rims, bend your tie rod, luckily fo me all it did was make my diff. fluid a milky grey color. pics below

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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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you guys are brave. I'd hate to have to wade through water anyways if I got stuck. But through that stuff? Yikes!
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Unread 01-17-2008, 10:39 PM   #7
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jeepcurious nice pics but you gotta check your breather hoses on the diffs. I've been in water that high plenty of times and never found milky diff fluid.... in fact i've had water in the tranny, but none in the diffs...
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Unread 01-18-2008, 06:41 AM   #8
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can ice damage a jeep? well...Jeep is made of steel. The Titanic was made of steel. any questions?

they do ice wheeling/racing on the reservoirs up in the mountains. studded tires on tube buggies basically, but these res's are 6" thick, with no crevices.

Personally, I'm not going on water, whether it be solid or liquid, in anything that does not float.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 07:06 AM   #9
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Watch your radiator. Ice can jam between that and your fan causing bad stuff to happen. Brake lines can be torn off. ARB lines also, if you have em.

The ice up to Georgetown is almost two feet thick. They park motorhomes on it. If you haven't raced on the ice. You are missing out on some real fun. Go up on a Sunday morning and get in line. It's like twenty bucks for a day of racing around on the ice. You don't need to run cheaters or studs to have fun. Dress warm though. It gets cold!
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Watch your radiator. Ice can jam between that and your fan causing bad stuff to happen. Brake lines can be torn off. ARB lines also, if you have em.

The ice up to Georgetown is almost two feet thick. They park motorhomes on it. If you haven't raced on the ice. You are missing out on some real fun. Go up on a Sunday morning and get in line. It's like twenty bucks for a day of racing around on the ice. You don't need to run cheaters or studs to have fun. Dress warm though. It gets cold!
do you keep it in 4WHI or just 2W

the slipping on the ice would warrent the 4w but at the same token it might take some of the fun out of it. Just curious
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Unread 01-18-2008, 07:20 AM   #11
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If you want to win.....and we all do, you keep it 4. But you try real hard not to spin your tires. You gotta keep your speed at a controllable pace cause you're racing around a dogbone shaped course. It's all about control and not spinning off into the middle. It's really a blast. You try your lockers in the straights and unlock em in the corners. Street tires work better than muds do. Lot of people have a set of Hakapalettas mounted on rims just to race the bare rubber class. I never did. I just raced my mud TA's
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jeepcurious nice pics but you gotta check your breather hoses on the diffs. I've been in water that high plenty of times and never found milky diff fluid.... in fact i've had water in the tranny, but none in the diffs...

i only got water in the front diff. which is because of the Warn diff cover, the screws seem to come loose after wheeling for a but, and water seeped in
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Watch your radiator. Ice can jam between that and your fan causing bad stuff to happen. Brake lines can be torn off. ARB lines also, if you have em.

The ice up to Georgetown is almost two feet thick. They park motorhomes on it. If you haven't raced on the ice. You are missing out on some real fun. Go up on a Sunday morning and get in line. It's like twenty bucks for a day of racing around on the ice. You don't need to run cheaters or studs to have fun. Dress warm though. It gets cold!
exactly, 2 feet thick is a lot different than 2" thick stated by the OP.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 05:28 PM   #14
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that's takin a hell of a risk runnin through ice holes. unless you're absolutely sure.....you may not want to run over them because of depth issues....you might think it's only 6 inches deep but actuallity might have it around 3 ft. you should always check every water crossing before continuing on......yea i know its a huge pain in the ***.
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watch your radiator the bottom is just plastic.
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