Maybe someone can help me figure out what caused this burnt rubber smell. I have a 2010 SR5 4 Cyl 4X4 with 15k on it. No yellow wire mod yet.
We received about 12 inches of snow in Sequoia Natl Forest 4 days ago. The road is a steep grade which climbs from 2000 ft to 6000 ft in 7 miles with several icy s curves. The road had around 6 vehicles on it prior to ours so we had somewhat of a packed trail fo follow. The temp was in the low 20s so we had ice as well, it was dark. I have Bridgestone Blizzacks DMV1s and they had about 200 miles on them. I had two sand bags and two cinder blocks over the rear wheel wells strapped to the cab side of the bed extender.
I was in 4Hi with VSC and Trac active but spinning slightly off and on. At one point when we started to slide and the truck took over trying to take us straight into a giant granite boulder just off the road I applied the brakes to stop the vehicle. (Hell of an idea huh?) I backed up a few feet to get going straight up the road again and the smell of burnt rubber was very evident as was the black cloud of smoke that whizzed passed us after we came to a stop. I couldn't imagine the rubber on those snow tires heating up on ice and snow but we had been spinning off and on mostly on for about two miles. They certainly did not feel hot to the touch.
All in all I was damned impressed with the fact we made it to our destination and aside from a few VSC issues, amazed. However this burnt rubber thing has me stumped. Any ideas??