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NO. your stock frontier can't do 2 feet 4 inches of snow

This is a thread made so we can finally put to rest the big question.
and all the controversy that follows.

since 30% of the people on this forum thinks we get grave diggers truck when we buy a frontier i guess 2 feet would not be a problem.
but please. do not say you got 2 feet of snow fall and your truck did fine. you MAY have gotten 2 feet of snow fall. but your truck is not going through it. your driving on a plowed road with maybe an inch or two of snow. lets shoot for the moon and say 4 inches still on the road at most.


4 inches ok. you realize that 20 more inches of snow is required on that road that you are driving on, and for you to be driving through before it counts that your truck can make it through 2 feet of snow.

2 feet of snow is very deep. a lot of heavily modded trucks on here would have a problem in 2 feet of snow.


so please post up all you want with your stories of how you DID infact drive through your 2 feet of snow. but i will call bs and roll laugh at everyone:)laugh:) until i see pictures, i video, and you with a ruler with your truck surrounded by 2ft of snow and you driving around effortlessly.


gmc stuck
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1.5 feet. and its lifted with tires, and locked rear axle.
 

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jeep/hum

here you can see what 2ft of snow does to a 4wd jeep.
and here you can see how a military hum-v would do in 2 feet.
oh yeah. those are 38s, and yeah locked.

2feet

heavily modified jeep! stuck in 2 feet of snow.
they clearly state how much snow they got and you obviously see how well they did.
 

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I agree, the wet/heavy stuff would definately stop this truck, as shown in your vids, (all "trucks" with the crap tires) but 2 ft of "fluffy dry" stuff would simply be a breeze. Put on quality snow tires all around and your in business. Heck .. I used to drive a V/W bug home from school on the backroads of Western Quebec, and some nights I'd be plowing snow with the front of the car, having to turn on the windshield wipers to clean the snow coming up over the cowl.

I say it strongly depends on the grippers and snow conditions and driver.

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Yeah, what D Mo said. I can think of situations I have been stuck with a F250 in 3 inches of mud. There is no perfect way to show a Frontier can or can not get through 2 feet of snow. Anything can get stuck in any situation when traction is lost. Once the tires spin, you are stuck...simple.
 

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I agree with D-mo and Griff.

First of all, most of those videos only highlighted people who don't know how to drive in snow. 4x4 and a rear locker isn't the end all be all. Did any of those people air down their tires? I doubt it. Most of them looked like they had street tires. Did the trucks have any sand bags or other extra weight in the bed?

I'm not saying every frontier can handle 2 feet of snow. And to again go to D-mo, there is a difference between 2 feet of powder and 2 feet of slush. I would imagine there are plenty of videos of people who actually know how to drive in snow taking on 2+ feet of snow with no issues.

Sorry, I just cringe at people who use superlatives.
 

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Why does stock matter? Besides the tires...

Your diff/axle will only be as high off the ground as your tires allow. They will be dragging and hold you back if its not possible.

I don't care what people think, I can drive my stock truck through 24 inches of champagne powder snow. Its a type of snow that doesn't exist unless you are at like 10k in elevation, uber cold outside, and the right climate to keep it good and dry dry dry. I lived in MT for 5 years, never saw that type of snow. I'll get a pic of it. A hairdryer will blow it around with ease, people clear it with blowers.

Andy - you probably have never seen this type of snow, its rare in Denver to get it, only in the middle winter months, its so dry. I've only been through it a few times, when I'm in Vail, Steamboat, somewhere like that. A frontier will not drive through 24' of wet snow. period. My dads tractor with 50 inch tires gets stuck in 24' of wet snow - easily
 

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This might sound a little bit retarded of me, but, I think it also sure depends on what KIND of snow it is.

Here in central utah, when it snow, it just dumps a crapload in 3 days straight. Then you have 2.5 ft of snow for about a month, and then it will dump a crapload again with no warning what so ever.

When that snow fall fresh, you can literally drive and do whatever in the world you want in it in a non heavily modified 4x4, but.. after it sits over a month and doesn't melt at all. It just keeps getting harder and harder... to the point you can stand on the surface of 2ft of snow and not fall through.. THAT stuff, you CAN NOT DRIVE IN what so EVER, it's just bad on everything! It's like driving through frail crafting foam, once it gets up to the frame. .. ur screwed.
 

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^^ agreed, fresh snow vs sitting around is a huge difference. I bet my truck would be stuck in like 6'' of old snow sitting around. Fresh is a joke if its dry.
 

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^^ agreed, fresh snow vs sitting around is a huge difference. I bet my truck would be stuck in like 6'' of old snow sitting around. Fresh is a joke if its dry.
True to that right there, even plowed roads that have a little bit of that rock hard old snow in 0f temperatures that makes you yell really bad words makes things impassible!

Thing is, ya just gotta get out of your rig, go kick around in the snow for a bit with your feet, if it's effortless, go for it. If it renders you tripping over yourself, falling on your knees, yelling F*** and sh** and ... all the other good one's.. dont drive in it if it is deep enough to touch the frame of the truck... i mean, don't drive in it if you're like.. trying to take a shortcut to work or something, because you will absolutely not be saving yourself any time, other than that... do what'cha want!
 

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That Humvee video is probably rare. When we had 36'' in the city in 3 days, Denver Mayor called in the national guard. The city was fubar, nobody was driving anything but snow mobiles. I did see a military Humvee driving through about 24'' (approx) of snow that was wetter and probably 3 days old. It struggled, but he got it through. No way on God's white earth would my stock truck would have done that. I was super impressed with that machine.

So many variables though overall, its not even funny. Everything depends on everything. In perfect conditions, very dry, very cold, good tires, good steady cruising speed, right amount of gas, dry a$$ snow that is 5 minutes old and its just fluffy and so dry you couldn't make a snowball if you tried... yeah, you could cruise through the snow. Anything other than that, negative.
Dry snow + calm conditions you have more of a chance.
Dry snow + windy while its snowing = no driving any vehicles.
 

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you show vids of several vehicles, where the drivers suck at what they are trying to do. but where are the vids of frontiers? i mean you show several vehicles getting stuck. but where are the vids of stock frontier getting stuck in 2 feet of snow.

i'd recommend a few college courses that would teach u how to present a clear and convincing argument.
 

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2 feet of fresh dry snow, piece of cake.

2 winters ago we got a big storm over night and put down at least 2 feet. Me and my buddy went huntin the next morning and didn't have any troubles at all. The main road had a good 8 inches of snow, but road we turned up and the loggin road we drove down weren't plowed at all, we were the first ones on it. Pushed snow with the front of the truck. When we opened the doors they pushed snow out of the way. When I was walkin in the woods I hit a few places where the snow was more than waist deep (i'm 5'11").

Do I have pictures? Nope. Where I live 2 feet isn't that big of a deal so it never occurred to me to take a picture. Call me a liar, laugh, whatever. I could care less. I know where I've been.

Wet snow, old crusty snow, or snow thats been chewed up by snowmobiles, is a totally different story, just like everyone said.
 

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im with andy, the fluffy snow still is going to cause you trouble

it still will pile up

also keep in mind, people exaggerate... 2 feet of snow in all honesty is a foot, lets be real, you dont drive a locked 4x4 on 40s......

you show vids of several vehicles, where the drivers suck at what they are trying to do. but where are the vids of frontiers? i mean you show several vehicles getting stuck. but where are the vids of stock frontier getting stuck in 2 feet of snow.

i'd recommend a few college courses that would teach u how to present a clear and convincing argument.
just by the video you can tell that they suck at driving huh, cuz i mean a 2 minute video can do that right? and your soooooo much better that you can blaze through feet of snow right?

looks like its the opposite... he presented his case, all you got is "poor" driving, your defense is lacking kiddo
 

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i drive around in 12.34 ft of snow every day. And didn't even have to swap in a titan motor.
 

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ok i live in hants county, nova scotia in eastern canada and last night we got 16" of snow over night plus snow drifts and i have to say i did make the 20km to work on unplowed roads just fine but it was nice pouder! if it was wet and heavy theres no way i would have made it, but i would love to try the test of 2 feet of pouder and see what happens!!! but wet snow not even close you'd be boned before you started the motor!

and for those wondering i have a stock 01 frontier SC with 31" m/t tires
 

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just by the video you can tell that they suck at driving huh, cuz i mean a 2 minute video can do that right? and your soooooo much better that you can blaze through feet of snow right?

looks like its the opposite... he presented his case, all you got is "poor" driving, your defense is lacking kiddo
Um, yeah a 2 minute video can show that. And buddy, I didn't say that I am "soooooo much better". All I did say was that I bet there are some people who can drive through 2 feet of snow.

If you take the time to actually watch the that first video with the GMC maybe you'll notice the other clip that shows the same truck. And that same truck is intentionally driving into the deeper snow off to the right. So I can tell, in my opinion he was someone who doesn't know how to drive in snow.
First clip:
YouTube - GMC Sierra 3500...having fun ...fresh powder...
Second clip:
YouTube - GMC Sierra 3500...got stuck...

Same with this video:
YouTube - me getting moms truck stuck in the snow lol(read desp. expains evrything)
Some kid in his mommy's big truck driving into the deeper snow, getting stuck, and just spinning the tires.

At that jeep/hum video:
YouTube - Raw Video: Military Vehicle Gets Stuck in Snow
Where the jeep owner keep the wheels straight the whole time and just keeps gunning it.

And the last video with the highly modified jeep:
YouTube - Jeff & Cindy Stuck Again
Yeah, he probably knows more than the average person about 4x4ing. And he also drove off to the right and into a bit of a ditch. Not the smartest plan.

Does that make sense now?
 

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