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Old 01-27-2004, 10:17 PM   #11
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you could also always get an extended cab full size truck such as a silverado.. those are good trucks. we have a 95 that has been nothing but good to use.

PS. don't feel bad about getting stuck in your grandpa'* driveway, i got stuck yesterday in my own driveway with only about 5" of snow in it.
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Old 01-27-2004, 10:30 PM   #12
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i would LOVE to get a full size but they arent cheap.
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Old 01-27-2004, 10:54 PM   #13
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Run lower tire pressures. More road surface contact=better traction.
Actually skinny tires are better. Just like in mud, skinny tires with the same weight as fat tires will have more lb'* per square inch, and they'll grip better.

Wider tires, will "float" ontop of the snow, or mud etc. This principle is true on mtn bikes, and it applies to cars as well. Some surfaces work better with wide tires, and different packs of snow do as well, but that'* the generall rule i've come to learn.
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get an older 4Runner...some of them have backseats so there ya go. or an older Cherokee. get something that was build with "offroading in mind".
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i was also thinking abuot those jeep cherokee my neighbor have 3 of them all with 200,000 mile they all are the 4.0 too old but still he said he would recamend them to anyone and he is a paper guy so he does alot of strop and go.
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i say if they still run decent and you can get a good price jump on it. i mean if your just gonna use it for a beater.for short trips or w/e.i dont have too many probs with the Bonneville getting traction. ive got almost brand new all-seasons on...umm National Ovations(id never heard of em either) but it hasnt gotten stuck and they seem to do really well. weve got 4-5 inches of snow here now and it does fine. but anyway i say jump on the Cherokee. and then get some like 31s or somethin and tuck under there
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If you decide to get the explorer... talk to me... I know alot about them. Our Eddie Bauer is holding up fine, but my dad wants to trade her in for a GMC Envoy.
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i got stuck again!! i was picking up my cousin from school and i pulled in her drive way and i droped her off and i wa backing out and my uncle has one of those driveway that u want back in to a side and leave with out backing in to the road. well i went to far and i was inthe grass and it was ice. well i got out but i wasnt very happy took 15 min to dig my back end out of the snow bank and to try to dig my front tires out to get some traction.

well this has been a bad winter for me. i hope it doesnt get worse.
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