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Unread 01-11-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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PICS - Checking the summer house (snow report)

Report style overview.
It has been snowing here for 3-4 weeks now and there are measured by the weather station ca 65 cm of snow.
In the city it has been cleaned and plown off but the situation is still good (if you look it from the 4x4 point of view).
To discribe the situation, this is me parking between apartment buildings:


So I decided that I can't miss the chance and decided to check my summer house. It's quite near the city, but the end of the road there is used only by me (i.e. it is not been used at all). Road end is through the wood, therefore there's a little bit less of snow, I think 25-30 cm.
I got there with two attempts. First ended when the snow wall pushed in front of the car builded itself so big that Compass just stopped with the wheels spinning (ESP full off of course). So I backed about 10 m and with some speed broke throgh the snow wall.
The rpms where up to 3500-4000 all the time (from 4500 starts the red zone for diesel), so the wheels were spinning pretty fast.
The road has some ups and down and turns between the trees. On the ups there were more "swimming" to the left and right but Compass made it to the end. Here I park behind the gate:


and here from another angle:



And from inside the gate (see also the snow hat on the well on the right)



Here's the childrens swing to give the idea of the amount of snow




My Compass has 16'' Nokian Norman2-s which are great in the snow. Digg forward good, turn good, throw the pattern empty qood.
Excellent tires, I surely recommend them:




When leaving, I stopped the Compass for one more time



to take a picture of the tracks I made when turning around



Excellent trip

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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:30 AM   #2
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Very nice pictures.........a gated summer house .....WOW !!!!
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oh dang, is that barbed wire in that last picture? Check your tires bro, lol. Nice pictures and nice Compass man I love when people post cool pictures!!
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oh dang, is that barbed wire in that last picture?
No, thats small dried fir-tree branch. Snow was heavily on the branches so they were so low that the roof took some with when driving under them.
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing!
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Excellent post. I am always very glad to see people put their Jeeps to good use.

Hey Urr, are those stock 16" wheels or what? And how much do those cost in Estonia? We can't get any 16" wheels from the stealership here in Finland as they have decreed a ban on their use after some badly assembled brake lines that threatened to hit the 16" wheels...
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Hey Urr, are those stock 16" wheels or what? And how much do those cost in Estonia?
These are Mitsubishi Grandis stock wheels.
Bought them used for 500 EEK (32 €) a piece two years ago for my winter tyres (16'' wheels + tyres were cheaper than 17'' tyres).
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32€ per wheel? Wow, that's cheap! Do they have more or less the same backspacing as the stock wheels?

(You know, the Finnish stealership wants 300€ for a single 17" wheel... )
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Offsett was quite the same --- 40 or 45 (Compass has 39).
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Urr, thanks! I always enjoy your posts! Straight to the point and FUN!
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