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Offline nwamcsx

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How much snow is too much
« on: February 08, 2014, 06:45:30 PM »
Probably going out tomorrow and will take pics.  Unusual snow storm here in Central Oregon.  About 20 Inches.

TOO much for the old SX4?  I know the answer is go try it.  But don't want to get stuck. 

What are your personal  experiences?

Offline eaglebeek

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:05:55 PM »
I have a wagon, and Colorado snow is generally more powdery than what I remember of Oregon snow (sometimes known as Sierra Cement). The wagon has bucked 28 inches of the fluffy white stuff. :eagle:
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Offline casper

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 11:40:39 PM »
eaglebeek, we are in central and eastern oregon. high desert. usually light and powdery on my eastern side. honeybadger has been thru enough that it went over the hood in drifts, and pushed with the grill. today i was going thru enough to push with the bumper.

i have been over to burns a few times this winter. (back in dec) and the snow there was the same as it was here on my side.

the cascades are the splitting seam of oregon. east is desert, west is the typical "wet green oregon" people think of.

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Offline eaglebeek

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2014, 10:58:44 PM »
OK...I thought you were on the west side of the Cascades.  :eagle:
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Offline TLC87Eagle

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2014, 11:39:19 PM »
Just be sure you don't do what I did several years ago, and forge through so much snow it actually dams up and pulls the lower tank of the radiator loose.
I didn't even know it until I got home and saw lime green snow dripping in front of the car. Thankfully it didn't overheat, and was only on a 15 minute drive. Have fun and be safe.
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Offline nwamcsx

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 10:57:34 AM »
Just over 20" total.  I was the first one out of my neighborhood.  It did very well.  I did cheat and put cable chains on the back.  On the deep stuff you could see where the transfer case skid plate flattened down the snow.  Amazing cars.

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Re: How much snow is too much
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 11:56:01 PM »
Wish I'd taken the Eagle yesterday. Snow on Snoqualamie pass was coming down with 3 feet on either side. The FWD Kia Soul didn't have a chance so we turned back.
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