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Curious how a TJ is in the snow?

leasure

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Oct 12, 2017
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Coming up on a year of ownership of my TJ and was just curious what experienced owners have to say about our TJ'S in the snow.
Last winter i never touched a snow shovel, no snow but historically we have major storms in the east.
More specific :
How would a Rubicon on new 33's compare to other Suv's like a Subaru or 4WD pickups in snow ?
Coming up on a year of ownership of my TJ and was just curious what experienced owners have to say about our TJ'S in the snow.
Last winter i never touched a snow shovel, no snow but historically we have major storms in the east.
More specific :
How would a Rubicon on new 33's compare to other Suv's like a Subaru or 4WD pickups in snow ?
This might be slightly off subject (not being street legal), but mine gets around very well. I live 7.5 miles from the nearest maintained road in the shadow of Mt. Mckinley. This gets me to my road legal vehicle.
 
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Kiwi TJ

I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute
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This might be slightly off subject (not being street legal), but mine gets around very well. I live 7.5 miles from the nearest maintained road in the shadow of Mt. Mckinley. This gets me to my road legal vehicle.
Seems like the only way to travel if you live that far off the grid so to speak.;)
 

Kiwi TJ

I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute
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Normally snowmobile only from nov to late april. Decided to try something different this year. So far not disapointed.
Your going to have to post a pic on here for us all to see...maybe even enter a nice pic for 'Ride of the month' haven't seen anybody else with tracks on.
 
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billiebob

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Oct 31, 2015
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Kootenays, BC, Canada
Here's two pictures that @ArcticWrangler posted in another thread. From Iceland. Seem to be doing OK in the snow.
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Interesting builds. No articulation, massive tires. Lots of gas cans.
I wish I could find some photos of the guys from Iceland who came thru Yellowknife. Monster tires on F450s. They drove to Tuktoyaktuk and then across the Arctic Ocean to Kugluktuk and back to Yellowknife down the Coppermine River. They planned to go much further but we had a mild winter and they had problems on the sea ice. At least 3000 miles and completely isolated. Icelanders are maniacs. They would laugh at the Rubicon Trail challenges.

Actually they would meet the challenge head on and be the wonder of the event.
 
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StG58

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Oct 29, 2015
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Orygun, the wet side...
I wish I could find some photos of the guys from Iceland who came thru Yellowknife. Monster tires on F450s. They drove to Tuktoyaktuk and then across the Arctic Ocean to Kugluktuk and back to Yellowknife down the Coppermine River. They planned to go much further but we had a mild winter and they had problems on the sea ice. At least 3000 miles and completely isolated. Icelanders are maniacs. They would laugh at the Rubicon Trail challenges.
Remember that these are the dudes (and dudettes) that sailed open boats across the North Sea in winter. It's amazing what you can do with skills and balls. Stare death in the face...and grin!
 
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