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Tacoma in the snow, non 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by allisonguru, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    allisonguru

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    Anybody have a Tacoma non 4x4 and drive it in the snow? Just wondering how they do and what i should expect. We are moving to Southern Indiana and have never driven in snow before. Mine is a 2007 Tacoma TRD SR5 Prerunner Sport.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    I've driven in it A few times with my prerunner, with chains, and it did great. Use the search feature, there are a couple good thread in this.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    I have 4x4, but I have driven my truck in 4x2 plenty of times with snow. Just watch the light ass end, throw some sandbags in and you're good to go. Yours doesn't have any VSC so go easy on the throttle cause you will break the ass out and you will go into a ditch before you know it.

    Hit an empty parking lot with snow and go nuts for an hour or so. Nothing can beat experience and a decent set of tires on your rig.

    And brake well before you need to. You can always creep up to your turn or place in line at the lights. Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you in case some jackass rear ends you. If you hit the vehicle ahead of you, even if it's because of the person who hit you...you're still liable regardless.
     
  4. Jul 10, 2010 at 2:21 PM
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    I live in washington and haven't need 4x4 yet. I've used chain two years ago and it did well.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    I never liked using sandbags. It seemed to have a bad effect on my braking. Nothing beats a good set of snow tires; I always have them, even on a 4x4.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    You need weight over your rear axle, even with studded tires, no weight over the rear axle is gonna cause you to slide. You will have no weight for friction
     
  7. Jul 11, 2010 at 1:55 PM
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    I never had a problem with sliding, even in a 2wd Ranger. I plowed through deep upstate NY snow for years without a progblem. All I had were good snow tires. Although the new lightweight composite beds might change that formula.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    yea, I should mention that its not really the snow thats the problem. Its when it starts to melt then refreezes as ice. Then you get into trouble with the tacos without weight.
     
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