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stuck in the snow...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84gmcjimmy, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    stuck in the snow...UPDATE: IM OUT

    We have gotten around 8-10" of snow this year, and all that snow from my long driveway I made into a big heap. I felt like going through it with the Jimmy... I went through 5 times in what was around 2 feet deep, then I felt rebelious and went into the deeper stuff which in the highest spots was 2.5-3.0 feet... now I am stuck.
    Reasons why I am stuck:


    • My tires are not snow tires, and they are bald
    • It is stock, so almost everything is dragging in the snow
    • I am an inexperienced driver in more than 10" of snow.
    • I don't know the techniques on how to drive in snow... besides knowing I need momentum
    • I don't have a winch
    So I have the ford f-250 charging (the battery has been dead for the last 3 months:() and hopefully I can get it running, then tomorrow I will bring the ford down and use that winch to pull me out.
     
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    air down to 8-10 #s it will make a difference.
     
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    Let us know if you get stuck like this


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    This about 4' deep. I was messing around and got off the side a little bit. Thats 8#'s in the tires, they didnt start working till around 2#'s.
     
  4. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    How much lift and what size of tires are those?
    I would air down but I don't know how well the tires will stay on the rim. If they come off I don't know how to much them back on.
    Nice rig, that looks DEEP :crazy:
     
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    If they come off the rim then just grab your can of ether and re-seat them. Piece of cake.
     
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    dont tell him that hell blow him self up lol

    dont worry i doubt it'll come off
     
  7. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    lost all the hair on my arm that way ^^^^^^^ :D
     
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    i used that method to seporat 5gal pails if there wet you cant get them apart for the life of you.

    use gas or what ever i got around. dident tell the guy i was working with shot the one pail about 75 feet and my buddy almost fell off the roof lol
     
  9. big83chevy4x4

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    sounds like fun, blowing 5 gallon buckets apart :thinking: too bad i don't have 2 of them right now. btw you have a PM dave.

    once i drove through a snow pile that was bigger than my truck, stock, 31" goodyear ats. drove right threw with out getting stuck in along bed even. that was so much fun. one thing you don't want to do is spin the tires too much and heat the tires up and make ice, youll never get out then.
     
  10. 84gmcjimmy

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    Woah! That must have been fun!
    Ah, there is soemthing I learned then. if I didn't move I would rev the engine more hoping to clean the threads to get traction.. so thats a bad idea since it makes ice.. DOH:(
     
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    you don't really want to clean the tread, snow sticks to snow. when you get the snow out of the tires, it will only grab more snow and dig further. when you stop moving forward, go back, it'll pack the snow and youll get more traction.
    but sometimes you need to spin the tires to get you out, just don't do it very long.
    snow wheeling is like nothing else
     
  12. 84gmcjimmy

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    The only reason I like snow if for snow wheeling:cool1:
    I tried moving back and forth to pack the snow down, but it wouldn't move more than an 1 back, then just spin, then going forward it won't move because the snow is halfway up my grill that I am pushing...
    Thaks for the help!1
     
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    heres my stuck pics

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    Only thing worse then getting stuck in snow... Is getting stuck in snow and mud. I wheeled a little bit in the snow yesterday but not much. We only have about 4" were my parents live. To get myself out of a situation like yours I just dug out from under the pumpkins, and under the frame and cleared out a little in front and back. Then rock her out, forward till ya stop.. reverse... then forward.

    Good luck to ya.
     
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    No pics??? :confused:
     
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    I got stuck in my back yard Thursday. I had my snow tires on (235x75r15 Cooper Weathermasters) and made it until all four tires were about 8" from the ground. Lockers didn't help, nothing helped. I finished winching my truck backwards down the hill so I could unload it, snapping a 8" tree in the process. I then winched back up the hill. When it was all said and done the snow was packed hard enough to walk on top of (crotch deep snow otherwise) and there was a neat pattern in the snow (could even see the U-bolts dragging).

    Need big wide tires and a light vehicle for snow wheeling...
     
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    You can do that but remember to pull the spring out of the stem to relieve the pressure build up inside the tire.
     
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    How? :confused:
     
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    i'd air down to about 10 or 12 psi then try to slowly back out in low range then just till the tires spin then do the same forward till you have enough room to get a little speed then back out try and follow your tracks in but try not to spin the tires to fast if you stop moving the stop and go foward slow then take another run at her :D if you still can't get out you can try to air down more but any farther you go down the more chance you could knock a bead off

    we were out wheeling last night in about 3-4 feet on snow and didn't get stuck got slowed down in some spots it was a blast till i broke both my tranny mount bolts :( then out came the tiedown strap :)
     

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