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How does Long Travel handle in Snow

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by cameronlane, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:13 PM
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    cameronlane

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    I have been contemplating getting an LT set up for a long time now and one of the last concerns I have is how long travel handles in snow. I drive in the snow quite frequently in the winter - both on roads - plowed and not.

    Does anyone have first hand experience with driving in the snow and how the long travel may have affected the handling?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    It's fantastic. My truck loves deep snow.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    And how about plowed, icy roads? I would think the lean of the LT would put more weight on the outside tire (when turning) and cause the vehicle to handle worse
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    I have never been in snow deeper than 1ft but the suspension handles plowed roads fine. It really comes down to tire selection and driver skill more than being a bit wider with LT. I have had great experience with BFG All Terrains for the last 4 sets of tires on the truck.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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  6. Jan 11, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    ^ LOL @ the timing of that comment. We've got snow coming tonight and the truck's going back on the jackstands so I can check out the front end. Something's not right with the front passenger side and I need to figure it out tonight so I can get to work in the morning!
     
  7. Jan 11, 2011 at 2:47 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    who cares about handling the snow when you can jump it :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 11, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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    if only it were that simple =/ My parents have a place in tahoe so I make a lot of trips of there in the winter
     
  9. Jan 12, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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