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OHIO Winter - Cleveland...up from TX

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TTU Ryan, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    TTU Ryan

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    Hey guys...maybe you all can help.

    I used to live in Medford OR where we got a bit of snow. I moved to TX and now I might be moving to Cleveland. I have lived in Cleveland before...but with a FWD honda civic...now I have an 06 taco 4x2 prerunner with 65k on it

    when I lived in OR, the winters were pretty mild. I just threw about 150lb of sand in the bed and went to work. I also had to purchase tire chains (which I still have)

    I dont know if I can use chains in/around cleveland...I have looked but cant find definitive info.

    Would I be better suited upgrading my current pickup to a full size 4x4 or a 4x4 taco....or will I be just fine with my set up.

    I like my taco and dont have a need to get rid of it...just want to be sure.
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    taco!!!!
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    TTU Ryan

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    Hell yeah TACO. We have a toll system here in houston that has a "toll tag" so that you can just drive right through and not have to stop and pay the tolls....it works like a debit card at 80mph!

    anyways...on the statement...Taco is the name of my truck! So it says that Taco went through X station at X time.

    makes me laugh everytime I see it.
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    So .... let me get this straight. You used to live in Cleveland. You moved away. You're moving back.

    Why ......... :cool: ?

    ps .... just kidding man ......
     
  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    A 4x4 Tacoma and a set of Goodyear Duratracs

    and you will have no problems what so ever!

    Had this combo last winter here in buffalo and guess what?

    no problems what so ever !!!
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    I live on the farrrr east side of Cleveland. If its on the east or south east forget about it...snowbelt
     
  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    You'd definitely need a 4x4...


    I'd stick with a Taco. :D
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:37 PM
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    06dak

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    Yes, sell your truck immediately - I'm sure 2wd is outlawed! :)

    I spent 3 winters in the UP of Michigan with a 4x2 Ranger, and was fine. Just make sure you have good tires and 200or so pounds of sand bags in the back, drive slow, and you'll be fine!
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    2TRunner

    2TRunner Don't give up here just yet

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    You'll be fine with what ya' have. Throw some sand bags down in the back.

    Remember:
    #1: Momentum is your friend in the snow.
    #2: Don't spin the shit out of your tires if you get stuck, it'll only burn your tranny up.
     
  10. Sep 21, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks for all the feedback. My job would be located in Macedonia, Oh (SE from cleveland). I recall when I lived there the roads were plowed well. I guess Ill look around and see what comes up.

    Much appreciated.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2010 at 7:51 AM
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    Don't forget - most of the State and local police patrol the roads all winter in front engine, rear wheel drive sedans with similar driving characteristics to your 4X2 Prerunner. Is 4X4 a benefit? Yes, absolutely! The reality is that it typically just let us get going too fast for the conditions. The brakes are all the same.
     
  12. Sep 21, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    Good set of snow tires and some weight in the bed and you will be good to go. :thumbsup:
     
  13. Sep 21, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Yeah, you'll be ok up here. Macedonia is a pretty nice area. The roads are mostly taken care of. I usually only have it in 4 wheel during storms or the morning commute.

    You'll be fine with a prerunner.
     
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