Went Winter Wheeling today - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-14-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
Went Winter Wheeling today

Hey guys. So yesterday at work me and a buddy of mine were talking about how it would be cool to go and do some winter wheeling. so we went on the local forum and sent out the MSG. before 9 last night we had a small group of guys who were in for a SHORT trip. There was 3 vehicles in all. Todd's Samurai and two jeeps done right to the nines. So we headed out at 9 in the morning. here is a few pics and the rest of the story.


Name:  IMG_5456.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  87.1 KB

We were maybe, maybe 400 meters in to the trail when me and Todd first got stuck. So we got winched out.... no problem.Then we could not get any traction because even with the tires aired down as far as they could go with out bead locks, the Samurai still did not have enough weight to push down on the tires and make a bigger foot print.so for another 400 meters we were toed up the Mountain.


Name:  IMG_5459.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  79.2 KB

Name:  IMG_5458.jpg
Views: 6
Size:  90.3 KB


OK so now we are at the top of the hill OK. Lets go and have some fun. We were moving for a good long while, and then we hit another bump. Now that we were at the top of the mountain we had to start dealing with drifts. Now Todd was starting to get a little pissed that his Samurai was not keeping up with the Jeeps. So he starts to push it a bit harder. Which is fine......until the hub bolts all snapped on the right side and we lost four wheel drive..... in the middle of a snow bank.


Name:  IMG_5461.jpg
Views: 7
Size:  110.8 KB

by now it is a round 430 and we realised that we could no go any further so we turned around. we finally get back to the trail head, and realize we did not even get 7 km tagged on the trails. The whole day was us getting towed up the mountain. I am not trying to ***** or nothing i really did have a good time. I just thought that some of you guys would like a laugh. O and before i forget The winch on the samurai broke as well. lol. Anyway that's what happens when you drive a Suzuki i guess. Hopefully next time we head out on the trails i will have a lift in my truck.


Cheers
Chris

Last edited by reader585; 02-17-2009 at 03:59 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-14-2009
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
The guy from work with a Sami broke the bolts in his left hub. Was leaking diff gear oil all down the side of his wheels. You could spin the entire hub assembly. LOL!

Looks like fun regardless.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-14-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
Ya thats what happend to my buddy today
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-14-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
Nice pics Chris. You guys still have a ton of snow there!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-14-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
O ya man we have close to 4 feet in areas. Its insane.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-15-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Sounds like ummm, fun....?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-15-2009
goliath553's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 218
Looks cold.... but fun.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-17-2009
RangOH's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Madison, Ohio
Posts: 854
Tire chains probably would have made your trip a little better.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-17-2009
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Looks like fun, being the one getting constantly recovered isn't though.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trigger01 View Post
Sounds like ummm, fun....?
snow wheelin is awesome! In fact thats one of the only things I miss about living in Wyoming..


And don't dog on Sami's those things will out wheel most of the trucks on this site, they can be built on a much lower budget and they have a bigger after market
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-17-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
Yup, and they can still get 17mpg with a 4 cyl and 35s LOL
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-17-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
Ya but its still a sami.......Disgusting ( and not in the good way)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-17-2009
Ranger_Guy15's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 2,827
How come ya didnt bring the ranger with?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-17-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
It is all stock It would not have even made it 50 feet down the trail.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-17-2009
Ranger_Guy15's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 2,827
The snow doesnt look that deep...
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-17-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
It is like 4 feet deep.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-17-2009
Ranger_Guy15's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MN
Posts: 2,827
Really? Must have been pretty hard packed.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-17-2009
reader585's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Oromocto New brunswick
Posts: 791
In spots. There was some spots that were just plane evil.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-17-2009
Tys 4x4 FTW's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 6,575
ahhh snow wheelin

i love it, and hate it.

cool pics though.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-17-2009
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by reader585 View Post
Ya but its still a sami.......Disgusting ( and not in the good way)
Quote:
Originally Posted by reader585 View Post
It is all stock It would not have even made it 50 feet down the trail.
....?
point proven
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-17-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimmeh View Post
The guy from work with a Sami broke the bolts in his left hub. Was leaking diff gear oil all down the side of his wheels. You could spin the entire hub assembly. LOL!

Looks like fun regardless.
everyone breaks the left hub .... i have a vid i need to puload to youtube.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-17-2009
Downey's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Muncy, PA
Posts: 8,470
looks like fun
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-17-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99ranger4x4 View Post

snow wheelin is awesome! In fact thats one of the only things I miss about living in Wyoming..
I'm not suggesting that it isn't, but being towed the entire way would just suck. I would love to do some snow wheelin!
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-17-2009
Melt's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 3,392
heres some snow wheelin pics from last month

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=78781
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-17-2009
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
A LWB SJ s/t, I want!

Nice pics.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-18-2009
Roddy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,332
Quote:
Originally Posted by RangOH View Post
Tire chains probably would have made your trip a little better.
LOL yeah no kidding. Nice pics tho
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter Wheeling Take 2 reader585 General Ford Ranger Discussion 17 02-09-2010 09:30 AM
Winter Wheeling this weekend in CO thesoundmaster Snapshots 33 01-21-2009 02:20 AM
Winter Wheeling yellow_edge General Ford Ranger Discussion 69 01-15-2009 04:34 PM
Went wheeling today lots of pics! Ace Snapshots 29 12-27-2008 08:17 AM
Went wheeling today at Corbett 03Shadowbob Snapshots 11 11-03-2008 04:44 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:25 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.