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Old 12-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Snow Pics, lets see em'!

First good snow in this Tracker, its been fun.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is from last year, but still relevant. I need to get up to the mountains this year!





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Nice! Mountain snow roads/trails must be a trip. I'm in the flatlands here some what, I have to wait for mother nature to dump some. Dosent seem to happen often, havent had over 2in snow in 3 years.
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As someone who's driven in snow all of four or five times, and always in front wheel drive cars sitting on overinflated allseason lowpros, what can I expect from the sidekick? Am I looking for barely inflated tires or what?

Headed due North in a few days and snow is guaranteed.
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It depends on the tires and what type of snow you're driving on. The pictures that I posted are from right after a snowstorm. When the snow is fluffy, it provides much more traction. After it gets old and granular, you slip and slide a lot more.
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Still waiting for snow here in Ireland. Sadly. I think general rule of thumb is lower inflation = better grip
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Here is a good explanation about lowering tire pressure...

The Lowdown, Off Road Tire Pressures | ARB USA Blog

With street tires you should be extra careful if you go too low you will have handling issues and could even break a bead which could result in a collision...
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Snowing right now! 2 inches in the last 4 hours and calling for a least 2 more. Still a good 10 on the ground!



As stated above, tired pressures are often lowered for enhanced traction in many conditions; snow, sand, rock crawling, etc. That said, I run an agressive mud tire on the tracker and never take it below 30 psi. 200 lbs sand bags in the back in 4x4 hi-range and I go where I want. I tend to use my momentum when I can to overcome lack of weight or traction. Keeping the tires up just gives me peace of mind against a rough crash through a pot hole or a bounce off the curb or large rocks when in the snow. Keeping momentum up and the tires spinning you can almost use these obstacles as guides in a vehical like this where the tires almost protrude from the body corners. (think approach/departure angles, like the old hummers)
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