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You gotta be careful on packed down trails. The vehicles passing over the snow pack it down, leaving a hump on the trail that you don't want to fall off.

Also you must learn proper shovelling technique. I had a very similar situation not long ago, slid off the side of the trail and instantly got hung. I start on the front passenger side, behind the wheel. Clear out under your truck, paying attention to the suspension, and the crossmember. The torsion bars must be clear of the snow as well. Next move in front of the rear wheel, clearing out under your shock hangers and differential. Then repeat for the other side. Now you want to shovel all the snow that will hang you up when you start to move, in front of your tires and the whole width of the truck. Just be sure to leave a little 'ramp' so you have a chance at climbing back onto the hardpacked part.

A cheap alternative to a winch is comealongs. You can remove yourself from damned near anything, and they go on sale at crappy tire for under $20.

As far as tires, what beats bfg a/ts for snow use? They're absolutely amazing in almost all types of snow.
"Proper" lol
just clear that stuff out.

and BFG A/Ts may be good on the street, fresh snow and packed stuff... but as soon as you get in drifts and deep stuff you want something that will do good in mud, say a mud terrain or boggers because its the same principle basically... you want the tires to clear out as you throw snow and mud and ice everywhere

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So you completely shoveled the truck out and it still took more then a 15,000 lb winch to pull you out?

I'd really like to see how your truck was hung up to pull that off. Must have been one hell of a stuck.
yea... me to

i've been up to the body, laying on frame buried in ice and a F250 just pulled me right out. been buried up to the body in a snow drift and my friends yoda just pulled me right out time after time..
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I like A/T's cus those mud boggers don't last for shyt on the street.

2-3 months max.
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yea but if your him... BFG A/Ts wont do him any good in the stuff he's getting into, they suck compared to an MT in mud and deep snow

atleast get a set of Mickey Thompson MTZs, Good Year MT/Rs, BFG Muds.... something along those lines
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A/T are better in deep snow than muds.. muds arent siped (sp) they just dig them selves in.. i have driven through 2-3' drifts in my a/t and havent got stuck.. i can drive over 4 and a half foot snow banks fine.. i dont know if it was only because it was powder and i had 500 miles on the tires but i did just as good than the guys with TSA's.. and im not even lifted..

also how fast were you going to get lodged that far in snow? the term tread lightly should apply when your driving through trails..
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1) the drifts i was in you would not have made it through with stock everything and BFG A/Ts


2) who are you talking to about the tread lightly.. i was on a friends land and even then we weren't really hurting the ground underneath


how do you get through the 4 and a half foot banks? hit em at 20? thats like halfway or more up your door... i want pics
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lol i was talking to the original poster about treading lightly.. and it took time to get over that snow bank.. i got my selfe unstuck in alot of placese i dident think i could get out of.. i dont know im still new at this whole thing and have only seen what these tires can do and im impressed, it just seems liek people on here dont give them the respect they deserve..
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eh

im not an A/T type-a guy
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i think you have it backwards, MTs should work great in deep snow, not light snow.

BFG ATs are crap IMO. No matter how many people say how good they are I still dont like them and wont ever run them.
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i MIGHT run them as a set of street tires like whats his face... because my other set of tires is gonna be Boggers or TSL's...


but i wont run them on anything seeing dirt
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I am in Canada, everything is alot more expensive!

Ranger in the US is like $22k, I paid almost $30k for my truck
I thought with the Canadian dollar being better than the U.S. Canadians would get a better deal on a truck. That is why the Ranger plant that was scheduled to close in November is still producing. the falling U.S. dollar makes our goods more attractive to other countries.
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i dont under stand how you guys get stuck, i have a stock truck and never got stuck. well when you are a pro like i am, its all skill lol lol. plus no good trails up here from what i know.
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come on up to Laramie.. i will break that streak

tell me you could make that.. lol
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^^^ That's crazy.

I'm on my 1st set of a/ts. I'm impressed with how well they work. But if the mudders are better I should be more impressed once I get some mud terrains. I'm all for not getting stuck.
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Hey all,

Wow I was out all day because it's my b-day and I seemed to have missed alot.

Ok first, I was not trying to get through 4 feet of snow while off-roading, I slid off the trail and ended up in a ditch with that much snow. I was just driving down a trail that leads to a skidoo trail. I want to be able to go into the bush with about a foot of snow and not have to worry. Hell getting through 5 inches of snow would be great. I want to be able to (in the spring/summer) get through 1 foot of mud and go down trails that aren't really that hard.

As per tires, if not an AT, what tire do I go with? I drive 180 km a day minimum so tire thread life is a concern to me. Like if tires are $1200, I don't want to have to replace them once a year or so. I will offroad more when I know I am not getting stuck but it's not extreme off-roading in my eyes just normal ATV trails with some runs and some mud. What tire do you guys recommend?

I also still want to get a winch because if I do get stuck, I don't want to have to depend on other people. Sure a come-a-long would work but how long would it take to pull a truck through 4 feet of snow and about 20 feet forward?

Yes I cleaned the snow around the truck but not under, the reason why they needed so much power was I was stuck parallel to the road and to pull me out, they had to pull me diagonally towards to road so for about 20 feet, I was going through the ditch and 4 feet of snow.

I am gonna find a solution. I am thinking of just mounting a front receiver on my truck and then getting a warn portable winch so I can use it when needed.

btw to the person who doesn't get stuck, come out with me for 15 minutes, I bet you are so stuck we need to call a bulldozer in!

Any help would be great!
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Happy b-day


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i tell you what if i had more money i would come to both of your places and show you how to drive, you just have to be a pro lol
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I also still want to get a winch because if I do get stuck, I don't want to have to depend on other people. Sure a come-a-long would work but how long would it take to pull a truck through 4 feet of snow and about 20 feet forward?

Yes I cleaned the snow around the truck but not under
Offroading, one usually must depend on other people to help him out. How long would it take with a come-a-along? Less time than it takes to earn 200 bucks. Cleaning the snow under should have helped. Thats whats always gotten me stuck in snow. A winch is nice, but a capable truck should come first.
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My BFGs are great on the street and in snow with hard pavement underneath but I would never take them in snow thats over like 6-8" they just don't clear out fast enough for that. There great for what I need though. It sounds like you need more of a serious mud tire.
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Cereal you could always get another set of rims and run mudders on them. Then you can save your stockers for the street and put your mudders on when you're heading out to wheel. Still a pain in the *** changing tires but really how long would it take, and you'd keep your expensive mudders for a lot longer.
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here's another thing that you should think about. if you had a winch, would you have anything to hook it up to. that is the main reason why i don't have a winch. when ever i get stuck there would no place hook up the winch within 100-150ft. get an onboard air system then you can change wheels/tires in the field.
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I would love to be able to have 2 rims and 2 rubbers but that stuff ain't cheap but I think that is most likely the way to go.

As for a winch, there are lots of tree's where I live so that wouldn't be an issue, it's not like I am in an open field. I am in atv trails with tree's everywhere.

Well thats guys for your tips and advice, once again. I will look into to this stuff and let you know
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I thought with the Canadian dollar being better than the U.S. Canadians would get a better deal on a truck. That is why the Ranger plant that was scheduled to close in November is still producing. the falling U.S. dollar makes our goods more attractive to other countries.
on this note i was in michigan for 1 week 2 weeks ago and while i was shopping (havent been to the US in almost 7 years) I noticed that most prices where the same....tax was cheaper (6% vs 13% here)

only real deal i got was a Cobra CB for 50 bucks at a miers store (think that is )
and its 120 at canadian tire.............

yes somethings are cheaper in the US versus Canada but if ya by in the US its the shipping and handling that is very expensive to ship internationally and then you have to think about any warrenty issues that might come around.

so in the logn run when buying ya have to look at those issues.

For example If something is 100 bucks CDN and i see it say on ebay for 50 bucks US it might look like a great deal but then you add S&H and thats say 30-40 bucks........so now you are only saving 10 bucks ...........and if it does get inspected at customs while in shipping you may have to pay a duty when you go pick it up .........so to save 10 bucks i would rather buy it local...........it has to be a real good deal to go through the hassle

and like you said about our dollar at par basically alot of places will order it for you from the US and charge you the US price but you dont pay any shipping fees........

Another example is when i was in Michigan I went to a parts shop and asked how much a cap (the one i want) woudl cost........he said 1750 installed. The place locally is 2050 + 60 installed ........now there is also 13% tax on here and 6% on the Mich price.........then there is the drive to go get it there........which cost gas food etc.........plus lodging........then hopefully when you drive back across the border they think that cap was on when you drove down there in the first place..........if not you are fubar..........so to save 300 bucks at first glace would actually cost more in to get it done .

plus you are supporting local business.

thats my easter rant ....enjoy
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Oh I do know what you mean.

A Warn Portable 9000i winch is $1200 from the US, $1543.99 plus tax in Canada, So yes it is cheaper in the US but then I have to pay boarder fee's and shipping. That alone would probably be $200-$300.

It sucks but what can you do?
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go to harbor freight and get a 9,000lb winch for $350...


mines worked good so far, i've had to recover like 7 pretty hung up rigs
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For BFG's in Canada, you need to call around. Crappy tire wants 1 grand for a set, but I called and I found a place to get em for under 700 on the truck out the door.

Just need to make some phone calls.

Also, I was in crappy tire yesterday, they have a 8500lb winch for $399. Not the best, but better than the one you don't have.
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