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Old 12-24-2007, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the deepest snow a stock forester with snow tires can go through.????
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Old 12-24-2007, 11:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 L AT with 205-70-15 Geolander ATS's on and have gone through 12" both dry and wet snow. I even stoped, then started and had no problems!
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I've had to drive out the 1/4 mile from Moms house to the county road near Teluride, CO in a foot of dry snow. I'm sure the same depth in the wet snow of the Cascades would not be the same. The tires were not snow tires, but BFG AT KO's. At stock ride height.
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Up to around the middle of the fog lights is no problem at all. I've been through deeper, but it starts bogging down a little as you're basically pushing all the snow at that point.
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this is the deepest i've been through and even with the stock geolanders it was pushing the snow away...

http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?i...snow050fc8.flv
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In my 98 Forester with 4 studded snow tires I drove thru a blizzard on Mt Hood with over 20" of new snow on the ground and 50+ mph . The road looked more like a half pipe than something to drive on. Some snow drifts in the road were deep enough to make snow come up on the hood.

This is a horrible picture, but it is normally the main highway over Mt. Hood.
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this is the deepest i've been through and even with the stock geolanders it was pushing the snow away...

http://img532.imageshack.us/my.php?i...snow050fc8.flv
Doesn't work for me - seems to have some bad code there.
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O-dubs that link still isn't working.... I've had mine as deep as the Subaru emblem on the grill and haven't gotten stuck, running AT2 A/Ts.
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updated link

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Definitely working now! Wonderful!
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What kind of surface was under the snow, O-Dubs? Asphalt? Or something softer like dirt or grass? If the surface underneath was hard and the snow was soft, than this would be neat. But if the surface underneath was soft and the snow was heavy and wet, then this would be miraculous. Please tell us more about the snow and lower surface conditions!
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:19 PM   #13 (permalink)
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What kind of surface was under the snow, O-Dubs? Asphalt? Or something softer like dirt or grass? If the surface underneath was hard and the snow was soft, than this would be neat. But if the surface underneath was soft and the snow was heavy and wet, then this would be miraculous. Please tell us more about the snow and lower surface conditions!
i was pretty amazed myself, its a field, waist-high grass in the summer
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What a great vid. That's a lot of snow pushing.

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Hey O-Dubs....Your car looks and sounds awesome in your videos. In fact, it sounds like a rally car. Very sweet.
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