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Old February 23rd, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Haha - I know I know - I got a vid of yours - they are on my youtube, i even posted it on NJLR!

You have facebook? I have a couple pics of yours on there.

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Old February 23rd, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bossman429 View Post
The first day I had no problem with that hill. 20lbs in my 235/85/16 TrXus

See vid:

Second day I had 20lbs in the front but almksot 30 in the rears (I had a plug in a tire and didn't want to risk it coming loose) I got cocky and let off halfway up and then had to regain my momentum to get it up the hill

2nd day vid:

The Trxus did great and I'll be putting them on my next wheel/tire combo. They have a ton of siping and it does well in the wet/snow/ice

The other hill was a bit longer, and it wasn't so much the tires that gave me trouble but finding the right gearing. Low 1st and Low 2nd didn't get me the speed to make it past the "bumps", High 1st or High 2nd, didnt get me the acceleration to get the rpms up. The second day I made it up easy starting in low 3rd. Heres the vid:

Being a diesel i really had to choose the right gear, since I had less than half the HP of the other guys. That being said I was also probably 500-750lbs lighter

------ Follow up post added February 23rd, 2012 08:32 PM ------

I think yoiu may have been better off with more air. Typically soft powdery stuff you want a wide footprint (like snow shoes), hard icey stuff you want a narrow footprint to "dig" through the ice and get traction

That being said, if its a sheet of ice its gonna suck regardless unless you have chains or studs

Dude cool vids!

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Old February 24th, 2012, 08:51 AM
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My videos. Didn't get to take too many.

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