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How's Your Taco in the Snow n Ice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Honey Badger1, Mar 2, 2012.

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    I definitely like that now I can do donuts and 200' long rear spin outs (offroad)
     
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    Mine does fine. Haven't gotten in to deep stuff yet but next weekend I'll be hitting a snow covered trail in the forrest.
     
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    Mine seems to get stuck in the snow.

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    Wish I knew. Haven't had a bit of snow or ice since I bought mine a few weeks ago. Hoping for about a foot :D
     
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    I gotta say that the tacoma is the best vehicle ive driven in the snow, even in 2wd i am more confident with my truck than my girlfriends AWD santa fe. I think it does great, and ive owned other trucks...
     
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    The Dust Bowl
    I like that last pic. I've wondered what a white Taco in the snow would look like, all the one's around here (including mine) are silver.
     
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    Learn to use punctuation and form proper sentences.
     
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    That does not seem like an experienced driver move. Maybe its just me.
     
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    On topic, my Tacoma is alright in snow and sucks on ice but the actual performance is really dependant upon outside temperature. I have snow and ice tires but they don't seem to function very well on ice once the temperature gets low enough (around -19º). I'm not sure if they start to fail due to the rubber getting too cold or if it's because the snow/ice is too dry for the siping to work correctly... but either way they don't perform all that well in the temperatures we have around here and in hindsight I wish I'd gotten a set of studded tires.

    The other issue I have is the mechanical LSD in my 2008 Taco. It's awesome on dry pavement but when both tires are on ice it tends to wash the rear end out sideways, which usually sends me into another lane as I regain control. It's not a big deal when I'm driving on an ice road and am expecting to compensate... it's more of an issue when I'm driving on pavement and hit a patch of black ice. I'm in the middle of trading in my '08 Taco w/ LSD for a new '12 Taco w/ open diff + TRAC... I love the truck, but it's ice driving ability could be better. I'm hoping the 2012 performs a lot better.
     
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    The Dust Bowl
    I think, like some here have already mentioned, that if you live in a place that has a lot of snow and ice that you just really need studded winter tires. I lived in Bend, Oregon where nearly every local put on studded tires come winter and the only people really having trouble driving were those coming in from outside the area. A 2WD with studded tires is better than FWD without when it comes to ice.
     
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    I agree.

    Most locals run all seasons and just seem to accept that driving in winter here means driving sideways down the road, which is funny as a lot of them are paranoid about driving on the highway in the winter.

    I'm not from around here and thought ice rated tires would be enough. Now I know better.
     
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    My Tacoma works excellent in the winter. I too came from an Explorer that was good in snow. I've driven through an Alaskan winter with just the stock tires on the base 4x4 and had no troubles. Drive it just like you would the Explorer, I think the Tacoma works excellent.
     
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