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Tacos in snow, what do you think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by chipnoreo, Jan 2, 2013.

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How does your Taco handle in winter conditions?

  1. Ultimate winter driving machine!

    39.9%
  2. It's gets me where I am going no problem. Maybe bot the best, but I am happy

    49.9%
  3. Meh. I have driven better but it is ok.

    8.8%
  4. It sucks. I would rather drive a motorcycle in the winter.

    1.3%
  1. Feb 28, 2013 at 6:14 PM
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    streamreeper

    streamreeper Well-Known Member

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    i live in randolph,ny. Two years ago we recieved 48inches of snow in a 24hour period,a record for ny state. I was working in cuba ny,35 miles away. Interstate 86 had not been plowed at all, but my yota had no problem getting to work that morning. I didnt see to many other vehicles out that mourning.I had my studded snow tires on and had my usuall 200lbs in the bed. I was the only dumbass 2 show up that day,and the weather just got worse throughout the mourning,so i just stayed and welded some steampipe. in my opinion these 1st gen yotas are the shit in the snow. ive had jeep cherokees, front wheel drive cars ford ranger 4x4, full size doge and chevy, they aint got shit on my 2004 trd 3.4L tacoma.I have some bad winters here and im a union pipe welder who is on the road for a living im an expert at being on the snowy roads when everyone else is calling in.
     
  2. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM
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    prerunner11

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    Oh no, the noises (beeps and grinds) are definitely loud enough for you to hear on your phone camera. Plenty of people bitch about them enough as even more evidence.

    Anyways, thanks again for the vid. I think we need some more of those types to get everyone squared away with traction control uses and scenarios.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM
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    BradyT88

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    The 09+ system might be a little different, but mine only beeps when it senses the vehicle sliding, like if I try fishtailing a corner or something. If I just spin the tires while traveling straight there is no beeping just grinding that really isn't all that loud.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    MojoTaco

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    You boys from cal and the south - please don't even comment about snow - you don't know what snow is.

    If it does'nt come over your bumper - it ain't a snow 'storm'
     
  5. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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    Jonesn13

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    Snow?

    What is this thing you speak of? :D


















    I REALLY want to go visit somewhere that has snow, want to try out the truck.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    BradyT88

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  7. Feb 28, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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  8. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    09Tacomania

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    Don't forget, along with snow comes salt and road treating. The under carriage love's it........not
     
  9. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    BradyT88

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    Depends on where you live. Sadly Idaho now salts their roads pretty heavily though....
     
  10. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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    toyota just put a new frame under my rig.new brake,fuel lines,rear leafs,lca's,lots of bolts other stuff. didnt cost me a dime.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    Damn! That sure cost Toyota a lot of dimes though! Did you get to see the cost of it?
     
  12. Mar 1, 2013 at 2:19 AM
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    I think you're onto something here. The beeping/grinding might be when the steering wheel is turning. So beep/grinds only when VSC thinks you're sliding, as opposed to just not having traction?
     
  13. Mar 1, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    Yeah. Pretty sure VCS is what tries to keep your vehicle driving straight down the road, so if you start fishtailing it activates and tries to correct for the fishtailing. Trac and ATrac are what try to give you traction to get moving on low traction surfaces. The beep is associated with just VCS for me.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    Mine runs great in snow ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362172400.156221.jpg .



    This was a local lake. Not too deep of snow but with reasonable at tires and 240# of sand you pull right through.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    driving in snow depends more on tire choice, not the vehicle. It is 70 % tire choice 30% skill (throttle control). I run studded snow tires in the winter here, i find that works best for me. I can go where i want when i want in all conditions.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM
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    TAKoma907

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    Never gotten stuck, and I've pulled quite a few others out of ditches with it so I'm happy.
     
  17. Mar 2, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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    Here on the east coast of Canada its just like driving in salt water for five to six months a year. No vehicle can last long here. I get the truck rust checked every year and i installed the electronic Counter Act System, i still don't expect the vehicle to last a long time in this climate. Every vehicle here is grey this time of year they are all covered in salt spray.. Yes i know i should move to a warmer climate !!!
     
  18. Mar 16, 2013 at 1:49 PM
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    Tacoyota

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    Etiquette alert, I didn't read all 16 pages. I'm sure all 16 were poignant and Pulitzer stuff hehe . My view is simple, its been as good as any other truck I've driven ok in o.e.m. tires, great in winter tires.

    As with many things that are pickup, the tires make the truck.
     
  19. Apr 5, 2013 at 4:23 AM
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    skistoy

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