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Prerunner in Snow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mike8016, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    Mike8016

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    I usually go to Lake Tahoe with my friends in the Winter. I was wondering if i drove my Prerunner could i make it up there?
     
  2. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    just make sure there is AT LEAST 1 well equipped 4wd vehicle with you and you should be fine
     
  3. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    baja820

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    Chains and don't get crazy.... should be ok.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    sure, bring chains.

    i never put my truck in 4wd in snow. unless its really needed (very very rare) mostly to pull out snow noobs. Good snow tires go a long way, like duratracs. 200lbs in the back makes a huge difference. drive like theres an egg between your foot and gas pedal
     
  5. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Umrunner

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    yes is the simple answer
    carry chains. go slow. make sure your tires are in good shape.
    i lived in mt for years, only used my 4x4 a few times a winter. its not some incredible thing. you can still loose traction just as easily in 4x4.

    common sense and slowing down do wonders in the winter.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    people make it in 2wd camrys why would he need a well equiped 4x4 to go with him?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    because in my few years of offroading my prerunner, ive found that having another vehicle with you is better than chains, straps, or even a winch.

    what if he gets stuck and has nothing to hook a come-along or winch to?
    just my personal opinion just like any of the other posters
     
  8. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    not meant confrontational. I think he meant just going to tahoe, not offroading in tahoe in the snow

    i could be wrong
     
  9. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    no offense taken man, but the second you start your vehicle, you never know what will happen so i find it better to be over prepared, than under prepared.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Mike8016

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    I meant just going to Tahoe. How are bridgestone tires in the snow?
     
  11. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    what bridgestones?

    potenzas suck in the snow:p
     
  12. Aug 4, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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    Bridgestone Duelers. How are those?
     
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