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snow driving with 2.7 4x4 access cab!

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by fast ratchet, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    fast ratchet

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    I live in new jersey and we just got about 25 inches of snow yesturday. I drove about a hour to work today and the highways weren't bad but the local roads weren't touched with a plow yet! so im in 4wd high, with EASE driving thru almost 2 ft of snow. going around stuck cars and trucks. i was very happy with this truck in the snow I was shocked. I didnt have to use 4LO.
    I bought my truck over the summer and was worried about the 1st snow storm. I didnt know how it was gunna handle. i went out and put in 2 60lb bags of sand in the bed. Just to help a little. Plus the snow that was in it. and didnt have any slipping problems.
    Just trying to see if its nessesary to try and weigh down the bed a little or not. and if so what do you guys use?
    My truck is a 2010 2.7l 4cyl 5 spd access cab 4x4.
    thanks for the info!
     
  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    ok..i got a 05 reg cab 4x4 with goodyear dura tracs.my woman has a 10 trd offroad with bfg rugged fails i have a really steep driveway that is gravel,with 9 inchs of snow the 10 trd offroad wont go halfway up it,but my reg cab go,s right up ..... its all in the tires..i love my duratracs.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    oh with nothing in the bed.
     
  4. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    its just that it has all this bullshit on it that is useless !
     
  5. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    These trucks are great in the snow especially with the right tires. I had a '99 extended cab that never even saw 4wd low and never had the locker engaged (no reason to). My '10 that I got in July I tried out the 4wd low today for the hell of it. Glad to hear you're happy with your purchase.

    Where in NJ are you?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    numbah57

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  7. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    the 10 has every option
     
  8. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    No, it's that you had duratracs and she had stock tires...
     
  9. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    The only time I'd use 4Lo in snow is if it was REALLY deep, or if I needed to get down a steep hill nice and slow.

    It's all about smart driving and good winter tires.
     
  10. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    well, those stock tires suck!!!!
     
  11. Dec 27, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    my stock tires are the dunlop grandtrek. they seemed good
     
  12. Dec 27, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    Oh no! I think some of us 4Banger guys have pissed off the V6ers :) Two of them rushed in right away to defend it's honor!

    Haha, my little four banger with stock tires did great in the snow today. I could see on ice maybe having some grip issues, but 9 inches of snow with gravel under? I think my stock dunlops could handle that in 4 high. Certainly in 4low... Is your woman getting a running start? Maybe thats what she needs. Does she have an auto? Maybe she needs to lock it into a lower gear...
     
  13. Dec 27, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    The stock Dunlops are garbage, they're there to protect the rim and maximize mileage. I put Dunlops on my 12 year old Ford Ranger, I have BLIZZAKS for the winter. I put mandane Firestone highway tires on the Taco for 3 seasons. Proper tire for the conditions is key. If I were driving in the northeast the Blizzak might be a bit to soft, Nokia produces a tire which is made for more moderate winter climates, +10F to +45-50. My Blizzaks work great down to about 0F anything after that is rock hard, the sipps still give an edge in performance over all seasons.
     
  14. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    this is very true i live in jersey as well close to the shore and we got nailed! i actually went out and tried to get stuck lol but to no avail. i drive a regular cab as well with duratracs and thats a potent combo i'm running 35 psi at all 4 corners in c load 265/70/17 and i did not air down or do anything i do have some stuff in the back, but thats it. duratracs turn a truck thats already very capable in snow into a mountain goat.

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  15. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:32 PM
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    ^that is a sick little truck

    Would have gotten a 4x4 if I lived in the snow. Never really had the opportunity to drive in it. Every time I hit up our SoCal mountains the roads are all clear, thankfully, cause I have no doubt that 2wd trucks blow in the snow.
     
  16. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    My 2010 TRD Off Road Double Cab doesn't want to perform in these weather conditions. My truck does offer alot of amenities but the stock tires just aren't cutting it on the snow and ice. We live in the mountains and the driveway is just a nightmare! That's okay, I will have me some Dura Tracs put on before next winter and my truck stills looks good and rides good with my Rugged Fails!:)
     
  17. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:47 AM
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    I drove from CT to Boston in the heart of storm and truck was great on and off highway. I have General HTS highway tires and their performance was awesome. I was in 4Hi the entire time and enjoyed myself. Nothing was in the bed (sandbags were are at home in Boston) o well.
     
  18. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    I have a 4 banger 4x4 and goodyear rt/s's. She did great in the snow yesterday. No airing down. I do have 3 sand tubes in the bed adding up to 180lbs, but wih the cover I didn't get ay added weight of the snow. I even pulled a car out of the ditch. I love my 4 banger.
     
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