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Snow help in CA

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by fulanoderock, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Jan 7, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    blizz86

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    If you’re only going for sledding then big bear might be the better option for you.. mammoth is a far drive if you aren’t going to ski or snowboard..

    That said all good tips here other than the tow/haul button. Just downshift to brake instead, tow/haul will make make acceleration more sensitive which isn’t good for icy roads.
     
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  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 12:17 PM
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    scpete24

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    I would hit big bear if I were you. Mammoth is more for snowboarding or skiing. For what you are looking for (quick and sledding), Big Bear will do you just fine.

    As for the 4x4 advice, what everyone is saying is good advice.Best way to learn is by doing, have fun!
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    JUST THE BASICS
    Just found some old cool snow pictures...

    If you want to do snow, not boarding or skiing, and are willing to go to Mammoth.

    Just go to Yosemite.. go this weekend! Tons of snow.
    Chains for sure needed.



     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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    The best part is not having to shovel 3 feet deep...
     
  5. Jan 7, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    I like Mammoth but I dont like the 5-6 hour drive from Ventura or the cost of hotels. I like Big Bear too but it's usually pretty packed. I go to (cue the frowns) Mountain High just about every weekend if there is snow. It's about 2 hours from Ventura and theres plenty of snow around for sledding and such. I go for snowboarding myself.

    There was plenty of people having a bad time driving last weekend. Saw a Mustang that was left on the side of the road overnight, guessing they couldn't handle the drive. Saw a few trucks sliding around too.

    Drive safe, stick to 20-25mph and carry chains for the extra weight, you may never need them. Go very easy on gas and brake, I avoid stopping on inclines. Try to have a full gas tank on the way up, bring blankets, extra clothes, food and water.

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  6. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:34 AM
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    SuperSilverTundra

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    3"/1" TOYTEC 18x9 XD818 Heist 295/70r18 COOPER XLT DirtyDeeds BAMuffler 2018 LEDs KatzKin Leather S&B CAI
    anybody know a place to buy tire chains? I cant seem to find any chains for my tire size 295/70r18
     
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  7. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    Sterlinglwood

    Sterlinglwood Never enough!

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    I’ve been turned around by CHP in a bad storm headed up to mammoth in a 4wd 4Runner because I wasn’t carrying chains.
     
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  8. Jan 14, 2019 at 9:50 AM
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    yea I have been asked for them by chp in the past and had them in the truck but I need a new set of chains and have been looking around and don't see any for 295s closest I have found is 285
     
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  9. Jan 14, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    what size are your tires?
     
  10. Jan 14, 2019 at 12:25 PM
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  11. Jan 14, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    check out tirechain.com, they usually can fit about anything
     
  13. Jan 14, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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  14. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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    I went over to Autozone and they ordered me a set of snow chains for $150 they should be here today glad I actually went to the store when I was searching on the website every site wanted like $60 for shipping and said they wouldn't arrive till the end of the month:eek:
     
  15. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:19 AM
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    Do you have a model number you went with? Thanks for following up on it, appreciate it!
     
  16. Jan 16, 2019 at 10:40 AM
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    I don't have the model # but im going to pick them up later after work I will update with the model #
     
  17. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:20 AM
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    I have noticed a lot of Colorado Tundra owners here and I just reviewed the CDOT chain laws https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/sites/default/files/chain station brochure.pdf I thought 4WD was all you ever needed. But Code 16 or 18 says chains required even for 4WD. I’ve been driving 4WD and AWD vehicles for 20 years in as much as 2’ of snow on I70 and never saw anyone checked or pulled over for not having chains on a private vehicle. It’s different if you cause an accident, I believe, in terms of tickets. Anyway, just wondering if anyone has ever seen that chain law enforced on a 4WD.
     
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