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FJBRADY
10-29-2009, 03:12 PM
So after shoveling the driveway 3 times in the last two days I had a 3 to 4 foot wall of snow at the end of my driveway to bust through with the 40, good fun right. Running start.....no problem. Drove around the hood a bit and got stuck pretty good in a unplowed Cul-de-sac. Locked um up front and rear and spun the wheels. Could not even rock the truck front to back. Fortunately someone left a shovel outside a nearby house and I had to dig out....anyhow my conclusion is that Super Swamper TSL radials with air in them suck in the slick stuff. No way do I take that rig out on the street if there is any ice on the road. :eek:

Mendocino
10-29-2009, 03:17 PM
I had a similar experience yesterday. I backed the 40 out of the garage and into a part of the driveway that drifts. I had to engage the rear ARB and I just threw snow, then gravel, then dirt. I finally put it in 4 high and started moving.

Today, I had it in 4 high with F&R ARBs locked and was going through ~3' drifts.:D

theboomboom
10-29-2009, 03:18 PM
The BFG AT's I'm runnin are doin great. I've become the official sledding shuttle, don't mind one bit cuz the ladies get all giggly when I'm blastin through the drifts in the middle of the road :cool:

RicardoJM
10-29-2009, 03:21 PM
I'm blastin through the drifts in the middle of the road :cool:

:eek:

FJBRADY
10-29-2009, 03:22 PM
don't mind one bit cuz the ladies get all giggly when I'm blastin through the drifts in the middle of the road :cool:

Very nice, Boom, very nice.:thumb:

MDH33
10-29-2009, 03:26 PM
Have to air them waaaaaaay down. :cool:

FJBRADY
10-29-2009, 03:26 PM
I had a similar experience yesterday. I backed the 40 out of the garage and into a part of the driveway that drifts. I had to engage the rear ARB and I just threw snow, then gravel, then dirt. I finally put it in 4 high and started moving.

Today, I had it in 4 high with F&R ARBs locked and was going through ~3' drifts.:D

That's good to know. Once I got moving I was fine 4wheel high in second or third....anything with a grade and some slushy ice the tires would break loose. In the FJC I have been thrashing around with no issues so I am chocking it up to the SS TSL's.....I hope they do better aired down on the snow run otherwise it will be a long pitiful day. :rant:

Tch2fly
10-29-2009, 03:30 PM
:eek:

:lmao::lmao::lmao:

my response would have been "different"

nakman
10-29-2009, 03:34 PM
:lmao::lmao::lmao:

my response would have been "different"


:lmao: not sure if I should side with the kid or the dads here... leaning towards the kid... :D

RicardoJM
10-29-2009, 03:38 PM
:lmao: not sure if I should side with the kid or the dads here... leaning towards the kid... :D

We'll all still be on this board when Gavin comes of age:D

RedCreeper
10-29-2009, 03:42 PM
Steve,
Air them tings down. will be a different fight. When i had my J___ kind of set up like your 40 but with a detroit locker was fun with the v8 in the snow. I just had to air the tires down. I got stuck in a snow drift also going to get an employee and to make a long story short someone was plowing there drive with a tiny lawn tractor and he put a rope on my bumper and got me out. shhhhhh is was a BIG John Deer....... i swear....

Tch2fly
10-29-2009, 03:42 PM
:lmao: not sure if I should side with the kid or the dads here... leaning towards the kid... :D

I understand Gavin is still young but I can help you with that dilema.
There is an easy way to play both parts ...repeat after after me:

"Do as I say ... not as I do"

Say it to them until they reach the point they say it before you can get it out :D

Jacket
10-29-2009, 03:55 PM
This was only a 2 star thread until the boom boom chimed in. After that post, it's 5 stars all the way.

FJBRADY
10-29-2009, 03:58 PM
This was only a 2 star thread until the boom boom chimed in. After that post, it's 5 stars all the way.

I would agree with that!

MDH33
10-29-2009, 04:18 PM
The BFG AT's I'm runnin are doin great. I've become the official sledding shuttle, don't mind one bit cuz the ladies get all giggly when I'm blastin through the drifts in the middle of the road :cool:

:D

http://mdhuber.smugmug.com/photos/100299445_jC65k-O.jpg

nuclearlemon
10-29-2009, 04:34 PM
anyhow my conclusion is that Super Swamper TSL radials with air in them suck in the slick stuff. No way do I take that rig out on the street if there is any ice on the road. :eek:

your first issue is you have air in them....deep snow is an off road type situation.;) I drove the 40 with swampers in the snow. i drive the 55 with swampers in the snow and i drive the 80 in the snow with swampers. never had any real issues.

which tires are you running? i had the plain 36x12.5 tsl radials on the 40, bias ply ltb pizza cutters on the pig and pizza cutter iroks on the 80.

FJBRADY
10-29-2009, 04:39 PM
your first issue is you have air in them....deep snow is an off road type situation.;) I drove the 40 with swampers in the snow. i drive the 55 with swampers in the snow and i drive the 80 in the snow with swampers. never had any real issues.

which tires are you running? i had the plain 36x12.5 tsl radials on the 40, bias ply ltb pizza cutters on the pig and pizza cutter iroks on the 80.

36 x 12.5 TSL radials aired to 30psi. I am comforted by yall that I need to air these sucka's down in order for them to perform in the snow and I am relieved my 16 year old daughter is not in The Boom Boom's rig on a day like today :eek:

theboomboom
10-29-2009, 04:59 PM
36 x 12.5 TSL radials aired to 30psi. I am comforted by yall that I need to air these sucka's down in order for them to perform in the snow and I am relieved my 16 year old daughter is not in The Boom Boom's rig on a day like today :eek:

steve, you have a daughter?

RicardoJM
10-29-2009, 05:20 PM
steve, you have a daughter?

Very nice, Boom, very nice.:thumb:

You clowns make me :lmao:

ttubb
10-29-2009, 06:43 PM
Tall, narrow tires seem to work best in snow and ice. Years ago while elk hunting in northern Az we got a 10 incher while hunting.
My old 72 FJ-40 had narrow tires and I cannot tell you how many rigs we pulled out with fat, wide swampers that just bogged. ;)

Mendocino
10-29-2009, 07:20 PM
steve, you have a daughter?


This is priceless.:D

jacdaw
10-29-2009, 07:34 PM
There is something to be said (finally) for an underpowered, carburetted 20r and pizza cutters. My hilux loves these conditions. And at my age I'm no longer all that worried about what impresses the ladies. Slow and steady seems to work with them, too.:cool:

Mendocino
10-29-2009, 08:19 PM
There is something to be said (finally) for an underpowered, carburetted 20r and pizza cutters. My hilux loves these conditions. And at my age I'm no longer all that worried about what impresses the ladies. Slow and steady seems to work with them, too.:cool:

Dude! ******:D

jacdaw
10-29-2009, 09:36 PM
Dude! ******:Dhave you seen my pizza cutters? They are quite erect.;)

rover67
10-29-2009, 10:04 PM
my 33 x 9.50 BFG AT's have been great on the 40. I think narrow is good as long as the snow is not deep.

They are almost no fun in this snow.

MDH33
10-29-2009, 10:37 PM
...Years ago while elk hunting in northern Az we got a 10 incher while hunting....




Never knew hunting could be so... stimulating. :lol:

TIMZTOY
10-30-2009, 01:07 AM
I'm running 35x10.5x15 super swampers with a 350 and 700r4 with a spool in the rear and lock right inthe front I haven't had a single issue besides that b***h cutting me off. I even climbed a 6' snow berm at work and it just crawled up. 4x4 high the entier time. All I have to say is the spool comes to life when slick. It's extreamlly pradictable. Which is good. Because you know exactlly what's going to happen every time you tap Into the ponies.

http://cache.msm-images.myspacecdn.com/msm300jpg75/images02/97/l_c95f9776d57542129900c2688d759472.jpg

nakman
10-30-2009, 12:20 PM
my 33 x 9.50 BFG AT's have been great on the 40. I think narrow is good as long as the snow is not deep.



I agree with that Marco, for getting home and getting around town it's tough to do better.. may as well post this up, this from the "big storm" we had in December 2006 :D


poor thing lives in Austin now, no snow. :(

FJBRADY
10-30-2009, 02:48 PM
Big doh:homer: I just discovered the vacuum lines between the body and frame had popped off....so yesterday's stuck was 2WD.

Fixed and just thrashed the neighborhood :thumb: Tires are good, 4wd rocks.