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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Had to turn in my man card...

Went up to my bro-in-law's cabin. Couldn't even keep up with his AWD Sienna in the snow.

Perhaps it's a sign it's time to replace my bald Big O ATs.


Ended up requiring a fully tracked snow cat to pull her out.
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Wow. Is yours 4x4 or 4x2?

Dashing through the snow....in a Nissan Armada.
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Went up to my bro-in-law's cabin. Couldn't even keep up with his AWD Sienna in the snow.

Perhaps it's a sign it's time to replace my bald Big O ATs.


Ended up requiring a fully tracked snow cat to pull her out.
Ouch...let's blame it on the tires man. Photo looks good though. Hope you had a good time either way.


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Bald tire will do that! Based on the picture, I would have put money on 4WD getting you out of that.

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No way I get stuck in that much snow with a 4x4 even if I'm missing a wheel


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Ha ha. Ya, I have 4wd. There was a thin later of packed snow, but once I started spinning I sank right down to soft powder. It was a good trip. This happened about 1/2 mile from the road and about 1/4 mile from the cabin. We had to park right off the trail there and walk the rest. Had no problems getting back down the hill the next day. I'm waiting at discount tire right now to get a quote on new rubber.
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There is a bit more than it looks. Probably 8-10" in that spot. Once I started spinning I cut tge gas so I didn't just sink. All 4 tires are still above about 5"of snow.
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I am sure the Armada is formidable in the snow. I just traded a 04 Ford F250 crew cab super duty diesel for my Armada. I can say....that thing was a beast in the snow. NOTHING could stop it. I would push snow as high as the bug shield in 4 Low and wouldn't miss a lick!!
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Tires can make a HUGE difference depending on the conditions... I had Nitto Terra Grapplers 325/60-18 on OEM wheels and they did awesome through 2 Blizzards here and 2 snow trips up in Chicago winters. I haven't had these Coopers in snow yet, just messy clay mud, but the Armada has awesome traction, just be sure to keep the VDC Off in those type of conditions or the VDC will cut the throttle out from you and get you stuck faster than you can yell "Dixie".

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Pops why does the VDC make it worse? Correct me if I am wrong but it applies brakes to the tire spinning at a higher speed than the same tire going a slower speed.

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