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I'm moving to Alaska and have a question

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by nazlax10, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. Nov 2, 2016 at 10:29 AM
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    nazlax10

    nazlax10 [OP] Check out my build thread for any products used!

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    will do.
     
  2. Nov 2, 2016 at 1:43 PM
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    Sounds like you're pretty well set up already. Should you decide to drive the Alcan Hwy, one of our guys drove his '13 Taco up a couple winters ago and would have some insight for you.
    I ran Blizzaks on my VW rabbit (MK1), Audi S4 and wife's CRV's and they are marvelous. We have icy roads in town most the winter and the extra siping and hydrophilic compounds really make them stick even right at 32* where ice is most dangerous.
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2016 at 2:03 PM
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    We're taking the ferry on the way up but maybe try that out down the road.
     
  4. Nov 2, 2016 at 9:25 PM
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    I run blizzaks on my '10 Tacoma (we are in fairbanks) and i love them. makes a huge difference.
     
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  5. Nov 4, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    We drove the ALCAN in Feb 2011-it was an intense experience in winter. -38 and snow blind for a whole day. Had a VW Jetta Sportwagen with studless Nokian Hakkapollitas back then. Car ran fine, but it's hard to find lodging on the ALCAN in winter.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    Did you go with stock tire size for the blizzaks or did you go with a narrower tire?
     
  7. Nov 4, 2016 at 8:40 PM
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    Moved to ANC last april. Will never go back to the lower 48... enjoy
     
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  8. Nov 8, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    Just a piece of advice: Invest in Amazon Prime. Free shipping is invaluable to us up here. Especially since it covers tires.
     
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  9. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:08 PM
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    Are you landing in Homer or Whittier?
     
  10. Jan 19, 2017 at 3:50 AM
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    Nether, Haines.
     
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  11. Jan 19, 2017 at 6:59 AM
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    Oh wow. You'll be doing quite a bit of driving, then.

    Be glad you missed this cold spell.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    Yea about 2500 miles haha, and I haven't been keeping up with the weather just yet but good! Haha
     
  13. Feb 7, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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    Are you here yet?
    Sandy
     
  14. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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    I'm in Anchorage - and I have a engine block heater, oil pan heater, and battery heater all plugged into a 3 outlet extension cord inside my engine bay that I then plug in. Works like a charm. Def recommended.
     
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