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02-10-2010, 10:02 PM #1
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4X4 Silverado need help in Blizzard snow fall
09 Silverado 4X4 with 18" Blizzaks and can't move in snow above 20 inches. I've tried 4X4H and 4X4L and it continues to "bottom out" in the snow. I'm stranded on a private road until local farmer shows up with Bobcat. I need suggestions to handle this situation. Chains, lift kit, what can I do?
02-10-2010, 10:07 PM #2
They sell cat tracks to replace your wheels & tires but they are pricy...
20" of snow can be tough as your axles aren't more than 8" - 9" off the ground so you have to push 10" - 12" of snow w/ the bottom and front of your truck. Lift kits and larger wheels/tires only add so much more clearance...Still Loyal to GM after all these years...:shocked:
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02-10-2010, 10:34 PM #3
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smaller rims bigger tires....try letting some air out of the tire to get a bigger footprint!!!
02-11-2010, 12:06 AM #4
I dont think bigger tires or a lift will be worth it. First off how often does the east coast get slammed like this last week? Second you have a low hanging front facia for improved aerodynamics and fuel mileage so they just become a plow that doesnt move anything. And like previously stated your axles arnet more then 10" off the ground which is where alot of your hangup is gonna be. So really i guess you are just stuck, so to speak.99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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02-11-2010, 07:03 AM #5
Like everyone said there's not much you can do, insufficient ground clearance is the problem. To get through 20" of snow without it piling up around the bottom of the truck you would need to double your ground clearance, assuming your current tires are 30" you would need 50" tires to gain the clearance!! A bit impractical if you ask me, I'd just wait for the Bobcat.Adam
02-11-2010, 09:32 AM #6
You could try throwing some weight (like 300-400 lbs) in the bed over the axle to help the rear get more traction.
02-11-2010, 10:15 AM #7
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air down to about 15 psi. and keep a shovel in the bed. 20" though, that's some nasty stuff.This post has been rated MA LSV, and is intended for mature audiences. Reader discretion is advised. :fighting0037:
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02-11-2010, 07:17 PM #8
How about an 8 foot plow..and plow it down to 8 inches and drive out over it?
Just kidding of course..
02-11-2010, 07:34 PM #9
move to Texas...lol..
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