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Old 11-11-2009
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Carl....IFS = snowplow. I got by 'okay' being open front and rear. Locked in the back would be a huge improvement in helping me plow more snow. lol.

I still want to build me a skid to aid in not plowing snow, but helping me slide ontop. In theory, it works. lol.
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Great pics, and looks like you guys had a blast!

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i want to do that! looks like fun!
I'd like to see pics of Beard's truck wheeling up there!
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I'd have a ton of fun up there!! our trucks would get along quite nicely i think haha
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Old 11-13-2009
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Shane, we need to all get chains!! that would fix most problems in the snow! imagine like 4 danger rangers with 35-40 inch tires just mobbin through like 4 feet of snow!! that would be epic!!!
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also, what tire does better in the snow, the MTR of the BFG?
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nice man looks like a good time.... i cant wait for some snow wheelin!!
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Shane, we need to all get chains!! that would fix most problems in the snow! imagine like 4 danger rangers with 35-40 inch tires just mobbin through like 4 feet of snow!! that would be epic!!!
If you are having that much trouble in that much snow with 35s, you aren't doing something right. lol
I have been all over the coast range in my ranger with 33's and a rear limited slip and my sport trac on 33's when I just had the rear locker. Plowing snow up front and dragging the rear axle with both setups.

You don't need chains (though they are good to have), just air down the tires and learn how to drive in the snow. If you don't have a compressor, even 15-18psi helps and you can drive home on that much air, I've done it several times. Lower pressure is even better of course. The MTRs rock in the deep snow, but so do most any mud terrains honestly.

And man I hate seeing all these pictures of Oregon, I freakin HATE living in Kentucky.

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Old 11-15-2009
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maybe your 1998 ifs ranger is way awsomer than mine!! maybe my truck is just a POS and i'm a ****ty driver!! congratulations on your driving skills!
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maybe your 1998 ifs ranger is way awsomer than mine!! maybe my truck is just a POS and i'm a ****ty driver!! congratulations on your driving skills!
Wow dude, got a stick up your @ss much?
I'm just telling you it helps to air down and you can get around okay even plowing snow. Get over yourself.
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dude! im really sorry, had a little to much last night!! i cant even believe that i wrote that!!

i think i was having trouble cause of my high tire pressure and it was really sticky snow.. for sure tho, airing down the tires works wonders in the snow!

thanks for understanding my college stupidity!
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I consider myself a pretty good snow driver... He was listening to what I had to say. He was having trouble because the type of snow and he didn't want to air down. Plus high gears really hurt. 3lbs in snow=badass! ha
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I haven't aired down that low, I bet it rocks! lol
Normally I use my compressor to air up my truck and my friend's Jeep, so I didn't go below 12-15psi just because I didn't want to spend forever airing back up. Gearing makes a huge difference too you're right. That's why I always advise people against running stock gears with bigger tires, it sucks if you actually wheel it. My ranger had 33s and 3.73s and I had to be in low range all the time in deep snow, and it struggled a bit in the deep wet stuff. I never did get a chance to play in the deep stuff with the 4.88s and front locker in the sport trac, moved too soon. :(
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Beautiful scenery. I'd love to go do a little snow wheeling, but we never get enough snow to amount to anything.
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Awesome pics!! Looks like you guys had a blast. I didn't know there were places to go wheeling up by Hoodo. Makes me want to get motivated to get off my dead a$$ and do the torsion key swap on my Ranger so I can get some real tires on it. Driving back to Corvallis from Bend on Sunday night I managed to get a little sideways coming over Tombstone Pass,... I think if I had proper snow/mud tires I would not have had to use 4wd near as much as I did. I am glad I have it though :). Stock wranglers are ok for a little bit of snow but I wish I had a tire with more meat. Again beautiful pictures.
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Yeah I could go in twice as deep of snow with mud terrains over my stockers. The place by hoodoo is mostly for snowmobiles. It was just the first good snow of the year, so it was okay for trucks.
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So Cory, where are your pics?
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Those were my pics. lol... I still have stuff to do to my truck. Going to hopefully take body lift off this weekend, re weld on sliders, put full width 9" under rear, bumpers should be made early next week, i'll order my winch in the next week or two, manual transfer case in pretty soon, etc...
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CORY! find me a donor 9 inch soon!!! please!!
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Love the pictures man! Looks like a great time!
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Man I wish I could of done that, it looks like it would of been fun as hell!
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