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The blazer weighs more than a jeep...duh

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mouse, May 31, 2005.

  1. mouse

    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    What happens when a close to 6000 lb Blazer tries the same thing as a jeep?

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    Answer: you don't "float" over the top of the snow...

    We had plenty of fun on some tight trails, visited a ghost town, abondoned mines, and some mountain tops. I was a great time!

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    Embarassing, I know. I could have used the winch, but the jeep was more convenient...
     
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    I thought you were going to say look at the left of the jeep in the first pic......
     
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    No reason to wimp out and take the easy route!! In to the deep stuff we went...
     
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    Where did you guys go? Looks like you had a blast!!

    My wife and I went out into the Pintlars (south of Philipsburg) w/ the Skyliners. My truck isn't done so we rode in my dad's stock 03 Rubicon.

    It was an awesome time :D
     
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    We were in the Little Belts. Went up to Monument Peak, Daisy Springs (you probably won't find the names on a map, but they are listed w/BLM) and then across the ridge until we hit 89. We hit Hughesville (ghost town) and checked out the mine. The snow is passable in most spots, although we had 2 trucks going the other way that told that we would never make it through...yeah right, sounded like a challenge! We made it everywhere we wanted to go!
     
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    It's 110* here and you gotta go and show pics of snow????
     
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    Needs more HP! then the tires will "float" you over the top. Or break parts, which ever comes first. ;)
     
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    :haha: :haha: It's usually the latter... the last time I went out playing in the snow I had a LOT of horsepower goin', and I just sank and popped a driveshaft :D
     
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    Last years Frounteer (Helena MT) Fathersday Event. Should be a bunch of snow up there again this year :p:

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    I second that Mike. The engine is strong (rebuilt in March) and I'm nursing a weak rear driveshaft, waiting for the HAD to be delivered!

    I wheeled in snow every month last year. I actually tried to stay away from it...but the mountains kept it through the year.
     
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    They sure do. Here is the top of the North Medow Creek trail in Aug last year. It sure is beautifull up there!

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