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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. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    Joe D

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    Forgot all about the 2007 328xi (all wheel drive with run flats) never put it in snow but, driving between Biloxi & NOLA in particularly heavy rain a few months ago @ not exactly the speed limit the car made the Taco & Powerstroke look bad.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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    TacoDaTugBoat

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  3. Jan 2, 2013 at 11:56 AM
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    TexAggie

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    :rolleyes: ok. Top cars I've driven on ice and snow IMO.

    My 98 taco < my 13 taco < mom's 05 4runner < grandmother's 03 lx470
     
  4. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:06 PM
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    Joe D

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    Bad Ass!
     
  5. Jan 2, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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    ruggedT

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    Mine has always done well. Only had two mishaps where it wasn't very happy... Foot of solid snow on a mountain, and a snow covered mud hole


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  6. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    trot

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    In my opinion, they are OK on snow.

    Driver is the key on snowy, icy roads. Slow and steady. Stay home if you can.

    I haven't had the opportunity to off-road or fire-road in big snow with the truck, and I think that's where the built rigs would have an advantage (more clearance, better off-road tires, armor and rails for when you slide off, etc. etc.)

    I have a beef with this truck and heavy rain, but for now, I will blame it on the stock Rugged Trail tires. It's been a little more firm since I put a Leer on the back. We'll see.

    Best snow vehicle for me was my 02 WRX. Even without Blizaks it did great. Great in the rain too. (As expected, I suppose.) Worst was a toss up between by 98 HD Fat Boy (got stuck out in heavy snow and just sat there, waiting on plows, didn't have to wait long in MD, they are good about that) and my 05 S2K (Don't. Touch. Gas.) lol.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    jw1983

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    When I had my '11 DCLB with a tonneau cover, I never had any issues in the winter at all. Now that I have a '13 AC and no tonneau I find that the ass end likes to kick out on a regular basis(I know, put weight in). I just wish that the ABS and the traction control weren't so touchy. I found that in the '11 that they were not as touchy.
     
  8. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    CorrosiveTendency

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    Not to hijack, but how many miles do you have on those tires? Procomp Xtreme MT? When mine were new they were great, but now, still at about 1/2 tread they are bad.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    junkman

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    Worst was 325IS with performance tires. Almost died in it.

    Best was 325IS with snow tires. I swear I could go anywhere with those tires.

    Taco hasn't seen snow yet. Has to be better than a 325IS. But I was shocked at the diffrerence the tires can make on the bimmer so I assume tires will be a factor for the Taco.
     
  10. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:23 PM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    I'd say it does pretty damned good when you need to call a snowcat to recover it

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  11. Jan 2, 2013 at 1:37 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    does great in the snow..as long as you are prepared for it, and have the right equipment and know how to drive in it :cookiemonster:

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  12. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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    I loved the pro-craps when I first got them. Now...they pretty much suck balls. They are still good in the dirt and great in the sand, but they suck a fat one in the snow.
    The 2 balder of the 4 are actually my spares now. The two fronts actually have a little over 1/2 tread left. I'm running Hankook MTs in the rear of that picture.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:25 PM
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    reiss91

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  14. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    In the end, pretty much everyone's interpretation on how much they like/dislike their vehicle in the snow almost completely depends on what tires they have on.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:38 PM
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    some people are tards no matter what they are driving. Can't fix stupied.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:40 PM
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    **stupid [​IMG]

    But agreed.
     
  17. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:49 PM
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    Oh you don't know the "stupied" spelling version? It's a regional thing. Started in Vegas about 3-4 years ago :D
     
  18. Jan 2, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo [OP] Where is the snow?

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    Agreed!

    Just hope someone else's stupid doesn't hit me when the weather gets shitty!
     
  19. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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    modmike

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    This is one of the best photos I've seen on this site. Killer shot!
    I think the Tacoma does very well in snow. Of course it helps to have 4 wheel drive, good ground clearance, decent tires with snow chains at the ready.:)
     
  20. Jan 2, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    dionysis

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    I have owned and driven a TON of different vehicles in the snow. Minus clearance issues of driving a car I have to say BMW's with snow tires on them is about as good as it gets. BMW traction control is throttle by wire based and works 10000x better than toyota's ABS traction control. Not to mention BMW's almost all have a 50/50 weight balance. The most dangerous I owned was probably my FJ-40 with a fuel injected 350 @ 350hp and 33x12.5 BFG Mudders. It was great in fresh powder and an ice skate on everything else.

    My wife's 2010 FJ does pretty good overall, my 08 Tacoma has crappy (but new) Fuzion tires on it and does great in 4x4 but is a drifting machine in 2wd. The tires came with the truck and I plan on changing them to something better soon.

    In the end, I think my driving skills have more to do with how good my Taco is in the snow more than anything else.
     
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