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by gbvol54
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: How Much Tire Does a Grand Cherokee Need To "Float"
Replies: 0
Views: 56

How Much Tire Does a Grand Cherokee Need To "Float"

Back in 2012 I asked about how to access my retirement home over eight miles of unplowed road (link: https://www.snowtrek.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=259). I got a ton of good input of which I've used over the last 5 winters. I've learned to plow a bit as well as wheel a little in my 75 Land C...
by gbvol54
Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

I go to work for a day and come back to a new set of information. Thanks to all. I'll try to comment in order: WILLD420, your points are well taken. I've spent a bit of time on another site (PlowSite.com) researching plows and such and have gotten some valuable information regarding that option. It'...
by gbvol54
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Thanks guys for the information and link on the differential information. I'll get to studying.
by gbvol54
Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Seattle to off the grid is quite the change! Keep us posted. Are you familiar with Dick Proenneke? I fell for the Dick Proenneke reference hook, line and sinker. I didn't reconize the name but I've seen the video of his adventures many time on PBS. Quite the guy. I'm no where near man enough to att...
by gbvol54
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Time for some education for this hillbilly if you will; I'm familiar with Limited Slip and welded differentials from my quasi hot rods. Lockers, Spools and selectable lockers, not so much. I assume a locker is what the older 4X4s had where you got out of the cab and physically turned the hub to enga...
by gbvol54
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Just a hillbilly from Tennessee returning to my roots, though a bit further west.

And no I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Proenneke.
by gbvol54
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

EbSteve, I agree about the full size being tough to dig out. Been there, done that. Like to avoid doing that again. I'm sure that there are tons of stuff I could do to my Chevy to make it better in the snow, but I use the heck out of it as a daily driver, camping, boat towing, garbage hauling, rock ...
by gbvol54
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Jam, I've got Blizzaks on the Silverado. Highly rated snow tires, but that rating was related to pavement driving, not deep snow on Forest Service roads, but they'll get me there. Also have chains, and used them last Christmas. Nobody, Yep, off grid, and likely to remain so through my life time. Jus...
by gbvol54
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Guys, It'll likely be a few more months before I'll be ready to pull the trigger. I have promised the wife that I'd cull down the herd a bit before I buy another rig. I've got a Datsun Z/Chevy 350/Muncie 4-speed project I have to finish (body and paint mostly) along with a modified Toyota MR-2 Turbo...
by gbvol54
Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road
Replies: 47
Views: 4189

Re: Winter Access Over 8 Miles of Unplowed Road

Now that looks like the ticket! Just a soon as I win the lottery...... No, I'm retiring, but I'm not Bill Gates. Sorry, but around $20K is my upper limit and at that price I'd probably just go with a 1 ton 4X4 and a plow. But you guys are coming through with lots of good information and ideas. Pleas...

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