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by christensent
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Long time lurker, first time poster. Howdy everyone. Welcome to the forum! Glad to see more people posting Incredible day today. Drove up to 3850ft almost effortlessly along I-90, just one half mile section that was a bit rough at a lower elevation. Soft blower powder on supportive crust. Peak snow...
by christensent
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

A video from a few weeks ago, project went corrupt before I could fix the clicky audio track so here's what we get: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wwj9HNdcZE I went up Beckler River Road yesterday, finished clearing a fallen tree off a side road which means nobody's been up there in a very long ti...
by christensent
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Mixed things up from the normal forest roads and went to Walker Valley which was shallow-snow-wheeling top to bottom on the trails. Discovered new levels of stuck and for the first time ever had to use a snatch-block because 8000 pounds didn't move the Jeep. Surface was mostly soft snow on top of wa...
by christensent
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Anyone want to go out on Saturday? I'm out late Friday so it'd be a mid-morning start.
by christensent
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Very nice! I wonder if your 17” wheels are affecting the low pressure performance. I can’t recall ever having worse performance at lower pressure... I would think 15" wheels would be even worse. As far as I can tell, I'm not losing traction (I don't think airing down will ever hurt traction) b...
by christensent
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: SnowTrek Chat
Topic: Snow tires
Replies: 1
Views: 432

Re: Snow tires

More siping, chains, or a tire better optimized for ice like an AT or even a dedicated snow tire are the solutions. Obviously these go against performance in soft snow, slush, etc. where you want a mud tire. It's just a compromise. The better you optimize a tire for mud and soft snow, the worse it's...
by christensent
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Put in a new power steering pump last night and finally have power steering again! With success at that, got to hit this great snow weekend. Got up to Jack Pass today. Had around 1.5 miles of trail breaking at the end which took several hours. Snow was waist deep when trying to walk around. Decent s...
by christensent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Mattracks vs Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Mattracks vs Tires

I feel like a tire at a few PSI operates more track-like than tire-like. I do think that ground clearance (both axle and belly clearance) might be one of the biggest gains. I wouldn't be surprised if a vehicle on portal axles and 44"-54" tires performed almost as well as something on Mattr...
by christensent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018
Replies: 50
Views: 2882

Re: Trip Report: Snow Wheeling 2017/2018

Yeah, I think last weekend would have been good. I thought about going out this morning, but it was pretty windy, so I decided not to. It ended up being a really nice day today. I’m up for a run tomorrow morning if want. I was thinking about going out tomorrow but since it's just going to be a rain...
by christensent
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Snow Wheeling
Topic: Mattracks vs Tires
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Mattracks vs Tires

I asked someone who has them how they compared them to wheeled vehicles (he traveled with wheeled vehicles as he didn't know anyone else who had them). He said he has never been outdone by any wheeled vehicle including buggies on 44"+ tires, and the difference is huge and those vehicles don't e...

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