Originally Posted by Trap
This can happen in 4 wheel just as easy but the entire truck will start to slide. One of the biggest reasons for people in the ditch round here. If it's so slippery that taking you foot off the gas starts a slide you're driving way too fast for the road conditions period. A bit of weight may have saved you but be aware the same exact thing can happen in 4 wheel drive even worse. When the entire truck starts sliding you are just along for the ride. You have no brakes or steering.
Oh I know, and agree.
I drove last year from Minneapolis to Des Moines on solid black ice in a 4x4. I was driving in 2wd for the very reason you stated.
That was really fun, I did end up in the median on that trip, but that was because I was pulling a trailer and started getting a strong east wind. One strong gust pushed the rear right out from under me. Good ol' POS durango, I just threw it in 4 high and kept on the gas and popped back up on the highway... And then stopped at the next stop to change my pants
The only reason I made it in the taco a few weeks ago was I had a 300lb toolbox in the bed. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it without it.
Trust me, I would have been driving slower, but traffic wouldn't allow, unless I wanted to get rear ended. Still took 11 hrs, and that was going with traffic.
Except those damn 4x4 Tacomas running 55-60 in the left lane that still had a little snow on it. I bet it didn't take them 11hrs