Originally Posted by OZ-T
I wonder if the brake booster in the Ofrroads plays some part in this equation
Maybe. I suppose the ABS system may be able to pulse differently, improving its snow & ice performance. Tire selection will probably make a bigger difference, though.
The best way to check would be to take a pair of new trucks (OR & non-OR, 2H only) off the lot and test them on the same stretch of snowy road. At the same speed and at the same point on the road, stomp on the pedal and see the difference in stopping distance. The same test could be run with the driver trying to threshold brake to the point of ABS activation, but it'd be much more difficult to regulate the amount and duration of pedal input. If someone could compare an OR and non-OR with the same tires, that'd be even better.
I just haven't had enough snow time to have an opinion of how my stock '12 OR stops on snow and ice. On dry or wet pavement, the truck stops very well.