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Old 10-04-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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While living in the high country (winter of 07/08) we had a ton of snow. Monarch had 480 inches.
Neighbor got stuck on our CR. Kitty litter not an option, slid off the road into a ditch.
Roofing shingles work like a champ.
Keep a couple of shingles in your trunk and place in front of your tires and you will pop right out.
Works every time.
Let it snow.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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Does the gritty side go up or down?
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Interesting, I'm actually curious how my vehicle/tires will perform in the snow anyway. Bought in April and haven't had a chance to test yet
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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Gritty side up. You'll be amazed how well it works, neighbor got out of 2+ feet of fresh snow.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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Gritty side up. You'll be amazed how well it works, neighbor got out of 2+ feet of fresh snow.
Thank you.


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Old 10-04-2012, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Don't stand behind someone's car while doing this. I've seen a shingle seriously cut someone's face when the tire shot it out like a clay pigeon or a batting cage ball machine.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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A picture is worth 1000 words:


Has off-road tires, but not really any small/water grooves, so it may actually not be that great on snow
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Bend, OR
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While living in the high country (winter of 07/08) we had a ton of snow. Monarch had 480 inches.
Neighbor got stuck on our CR. Kitty litter not an option, slid off the road into a ditch.
Roofing shingles work like a champ.
Keep a couple of shingles in your trunk and place in front of your tires and you will pop right out.
Works every time.
Let it snow.
Great advice, thanks!
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:21 AM
 
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All the traction aids in the world--and I've seen a ton of 'em--are pretty much useless once the snow depth where the vehicle is stuck is significantly greater than the running ground clearance of the vehicle for any distance more than a few feet. For a typical car, that's snow depth of around 6"-8", for a 4WD, about 8"-12". Deeper than that, stuck is stuck, especially in wet snow.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Great advice, thank you!
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