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Old 02-20-2013, 02:13 PM
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Stuck in snow!

Came home from work the other night in blizzard conditions.
Actually thought I was going to get stuck just getting home!

But I made it home and got stuck in my driveway!!! About 15" of snow..
I have a jeep with a snowplow and plowed in front of the Altima, then shoveled all around the car, tried to get the snow out from underneath the car..
After about an hour of shovelling and spinning tires, I was still stuck and running low on patience!! :$
Then I said f$@& it... Drove the jeep around the car so I was behind the Altima now. And droped the blade pushing a big snowbank into the back of the car.
This kept a snow barrier between the plow and the Altima, and allowed me to push the car ahead I couple feet, and unstuck!
I was nervous doing this, but it worked! Drove the car in the garage, it melted off, and their is zero damage! It was actually quite gentle!!

Just a stupid story someone may find amusing.. Oh ya, don't try this at home!
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:41 PM
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I would have used the jeep to tow the car onto clear pavement. Depending on how the snow compressed and what its surface texture was you could have done a lot of damage!

I'm curious as to how that much snow built up under the car to keep it from moving again after you had driven it into position.

Side note: How do you keep traction when plowing? Most short wheel based vehicles do a poor job plowing as they tend to "fishtail" behind the plow losing traction compared to a longer wheel based rig. I lived in snow country for years ... made a ton of money plowing ... and never really did see a good result from the guys trying to plow with jeeps and such?

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Yes towing would have been my first option! But I didn't have a rope here unfortunately.
The reason the car was so hung up was because it was at the end of the driveway where the plow had allready made a bank.
It was very fluffy light snow, so I think that helped with not breaking anything.

It's my fault tho, I should have left the car on the road and plowed the driveway before trying to get in.

As far as traction goes, it's a 95 jeep yj and the only thing I use it for is plowing, so it's set up pretty good.
Hydraulic controlled plow.
5" suspension lift
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Both front and rear differentials welded posi..
It was a body off build and I plated the entire frame with 3/16" flat stock.
Until I added the chains and welded the front diff I'd did fish tail a bit like you were talking about. But now it works awesome! Haven't had it stuck in 3 winters! Been plowing with it since 2007..
My plow is also in quite close to the jeep which helps.
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Living in Az, I have no clue what it feels like be snowed in,not going to work because it's snowing...but I know what if feels like it being 120-125 degrees!
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Living in Az, I have no clue what it feels like be snowed in,not going to work because it's snowing...but I know what if feels like it being 120-125 degrees!
Yes winter is a bitch sometimes! I don't mind being snowed in and unable to go to work!
But after working 12hrs and being snowed in and stuck at work really blows!!

I'm a paramedic, and technically we have to go no matter what "within reason"
I've taken my skidoo to work, right up the main rd in a storm... Lol
I guess that's how you know you are Canadian!! Eh?
Lol I'll just wait for the remarks on that one
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:33 PM
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Nice! I want a jeep so bad :/
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I live in Mississauga and we got two snow storms recently. The roads were not plowed yet and I had to go to work. I was scared but my 2.5s made it WITHOUT any problem -Sadly came across several cars stuck in the snow. Some people might complain that it's a bad car in the snow but if someone drives carefully then you are good to reach safely...
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I live in Mississauga and we got two snow storms recently. The roads were not plowed yet and I had to go to work. I was scared but my 2.5s made it WITHOUT any problem -Sadly came across several cars stuck in the snow. Some people might complain that it's a bad car in the snow but if someone drives carefully then you are good to reach safely...
My thoughts exactly, I live in Durham and the has been pretty bad on those two occasions, my car made it with some effort.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:48 PM
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sorry guys to hear all that, i dont really know what is to be driving on snow or be in 120+ degrees, Im in SoCal and weather is almost perfect everyday (not hot, not cold) its sunny almost everyday today is 80 degrees

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I got snowed in earlier this year, but not as dramatic as you guys get out in the east coast.

Although last week Monday, when we had blowing snow, the roads were complete shit being unplowed, and ended up having snow collected deep into the front wheel wells and into where the suspension connecting rods are into the chassis and hard points. The snow and ice would build up, causing the NVH from the engine being amplified tremendously. The only way to get rid of it was to go to a car wash and either manually remove it with the spray nozzle blasting warm water (provided that you turn the wheels left and right on each side), or go to an automatic car wash where they wash underneath the car altogether. It's best that way anyways because all that sand and salt buildup underneath can rust the shit out of your car over time, a lot faster than in places where it has little or no rain/snow.
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I got snowed in earlier this year, but not as dramatic as you guys get out in the east coast.

Although last week Monday, when we had blowing snow, the roads were complete shit being unplowed, and ended up having snow collected deep into the front wheel wells and into where the suspension connecting rods are into the chassis and hard points. The snow and ice would build up, causing the NVH from the engine being amplified tremendously. The only way to get rid of it was to go to a car wash and either manually remove it with the spray nozzle blasting warm water (provided that you turn the wheels left and right on each side), or go to an automatic car wash where they wash underneath the car altogether. It's best that way anyways because all that sand and salt buildup underneath can rust the shit out of your car over time, a lot faster than in places where it has little or no rain/snow.
Yep! Rust is not cool. I undercoat/rustproof my Altima every spring and fall..
Inside the doors, complete underside, under the carpet in the trunk and under th
Carpet inside the car. Etc...
Zero rust so far, but it is a bit of a battle. But I'm getting quite a layer or drip less undercoating built up. So it should be good for a while.
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I m not scared of snow , I m more scared of some people tailgating you in snow storms & stick to their freakin phone in snow storms thinking they know what they re doing .

Same thing here concerning rust proofing .
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Yep! Rust is not cool. I undercoat/rustproof my Altima every spring and fall..
Inside the doors, complete underside, under the carpet in the trunk and under th
Carpet inside the car. Etc...
Zero rust so far, but it is a bit of a battle. But I'm getting quite a layer or drip less undercoating built up. So it should be good for a while.
What products do you use?
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I use "dominion sure seal drip less undercoating"
Buy it by the 5 gallon jug, and spray it on.

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