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Wannabe
02-26-2009, 08:15 PM
Drive on a frozen lake? does anyone know the laws behind this?

whoami
02-26-2009, 08:27 PM
who cares if it's legal or not...

its STUPID


sry to flame lol

e30blue
02-26-2009, 08:29 PM
i dont know the laws...but i can't see it being legal.
i think you can go on with snow-mobile tho

craigIS
02-26-2009, 08:35 PM
there is recommended ice thickness for cars and trucks, so i dont see why it wouldnt be legal.

ShortShifter
02-26-2009, 08:50 PM
Its legal. Just be smart about it.

R.S.C
02-26-2009, 09:12 PM
Lemme know how the driving on the lake works out :P
I was unknowingly lead by foot on a frozen lake that was covered in snow, almost crapped myself when I was told what I was walking on *shiner*

ShortShifter
02-26-2009, 09:16 PM
I drive on the lake all the time...lake simcoe is solid and if you go out there you will see lots of vehicles out there. Further north they drive transport trucks accross the ice.

R.S.C
02-26-2009, 09:26 PM
What time of year is it usually not safe to drive on the lakes typically?

Future_///M3
02-26-2009, 09:29 PM
Spring, Summer, Fall :D

ShortShifter
02-26-2009, 09:30 PM
It all depends on the year and what kind of weather we have had but usually Jan-Mar is safe. They measure the ice often so you know how safe it is. Obviously the southern lakes will thaw out quicker and some you cant drive on past feb. The northern lakes are nice and solid in march.

86coupe30
02-26-2009, 09:31 PM
i know where i used to live they had a 8th mile track plowed down to ice for snowmobiles and there would be probably 150 trucks with inclosed trailers out on the lake parked every sunday with generators sitting on the ice beside them running all day, noone ever fell through the ice.. they also had an oval track for dirtbikes for a few years. me and my dad went out on the lake several times with our truck and did donuts and stuff.. no cops hassled but that was like 8-10 years ago now. and that was a safe thickness of ice obviously. you wouldnt catch me in a car on ice less then a foot thick.

AMG_POWER
02-26-2009, 09:45 PM
where and where I'll film you sink :)

craz azn
02-26-2009, 10:02 PM
hahaa I used to take my e30 out on the lakes back in HS... good times. loooll.

Wannabe
02-26-2009, 10:30 PM
Well I was out on the lake today walking around.. but I want to take the e30 out.. since its no longer on the road and I live about 1 min from the water in the country

Wannabe
02-26-2009, 10:46 PM
Ice Thickness* Permissible Load
3 inches Single person on foot
4 inches Group in single file
7-1/2 inches Passenger car (2-ton gross)
8 inches Light truck (2-1/2-ton gross)
10 inches Medium truck (3-1/2-ton gross)
12 inches Heavy truck (8-ton gross)
15 inches 10 tons
20 inches 25 tons
30 inches 70 tons
36 inches 110 tons
*Solid clear blue/black and lake ice.
Slush ice has only half the strength of blue ice.
Strength value of river ice is 15 percent less.

ShortShifter
02-26-2009, 10:59 PM
Well I was out on the lake today walking around.. but I want to take the e30 out.. since its no longer on the road and I live about 1 min from the water in the country

I wouldnt go out on a lake I didnt know or you havent seen anyone else on that lake. There could be currents in areas you dont know about and that could thin the ice right out. Be careful.

Wannabe
02-26-2009, 11:39 PM
ohh I saw a 4runner out on the lake with all the icehuts
its 12 inches right now

ShortShifter
02-27-2009, 09:13 AM
Go nutz!!!!!!!

craigIS
02-27-2009, 10:27 AM
i was wanting to take my car on the river here.....bit it didnt freeze over this year. for future reference; what is the difference between blue ice, black ice, and lake ice? also, this might sound stupid, but Lake Huron empties into the St. Cair rover in Sarnia. it the water in the river, river water/ ice, or is it still lake water?

86coupe30
02-27-2009, 10:29 AM
yea rivers should be a no go with cars.. shits crazy. there is current under so it never really freezes too well. the only lakes i would go on are ones i saw people out there already with something heavier then what i would be in haha

dannyb
02-27-2009, 10:30 AM
we have a track on the lake, has to be legal

ShortShifter
02-27-2009, 10:35 AM
i was wanting to take my car on the river here.....bit it didnt freeze over this year. for future reference; what is the difference between blue ice, black ice, and lake ice? also, this might sound stupid, but Lake Huron empties into the St. Cair rover in Sarnia. it the water in the river, river water/ ice, or is it still lake water?

Piece of advice...don't take a car on a river. If there is a current it is very hard for ice to form and if it does its usually not very thick. As for the difference in ice just google it for the best explanation.

ZHP_Bimmer05
02-27-2009, 12:55 PM
Be Careful lol
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_uULRGwxhMkM/SNPckertbpI/AAAAAAAAA78/Yz437iuPu6U/s400/park_car_frozen_lake_07_preview.jpg

ShortShifter
02-27-2009, 01:11 PM
LoL^^ my point exactly!

sproule905
02-27-2009, 01:25 PM
oh please take your e30 out... then post pics of you fishing it out of the ice you hick!

jaym3smg
03-01-2009, 10:40 PM
http://www.darwinawards.com/

-J

Nick_V
03-01-2009, 11:15 PM
My uncle put his Jimmy through Lake Nipissing last winter. The ice was more than thick enough but you have to watch out for the pressure cracks apparently. That was some scary shit. Be careful