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Build Your 4x4 Truck for the Snow - Unstoppable Snowmen

Posted in Features on July 1, 2008
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There is no reason why your wheeling needs to stop just because the summer months are gone and Old Man Winter is blowing. Snow wheeling is a great way to fight cabin fever, and building your truck for the snow is no more complicated than building it for mud or rocks. In fact you might encounter both mud and rocks in the midst of all that white stuff.

One thing to realize, though, is that snow wheeling shouldn't be taken lightly. Many people get stranded just driving down snowy roads when the drifts grow deep. Being lost out in the boonies with a stuck or broken truck can quickly turn from bad to worse. Plus thick snow can hide rocks, stumps, and deep crevasses that can tear up your 4x4 quick if you hit them too hard. When the temps drop you need to remember not just the normal 4x4 repair equipment, but added survival items like food, maps, clothing, and communication equipment. And remember that snow is just frozen water, which when melted can get you very wet, only adding to the danger of the cold. All that considered, snow wheeling is still an awesome time, as busting through fresh drifts and exploring virgin white trails can be both challenging and exhilarating.

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