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winter traction 2wd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by coma09, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    coma09

    coma09 [OP] Senior Member. Hey, what's That supposed to mean?

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    First time in the snow, and couldn't pick a better day to challenge the Taco. Really heavy snow - wet/icy/greasy out there, and about 3" fell last night. Stock M+S tires.
    Traction control, anti-skid, and ABS all working nearly constantly through the trip. Truck barely spun a tire, and I tried to get it to fishtail ... nope.

    Compared to the Lincoln in front of me who was all over the road, sideways, spinning constantly, my Tacoma was a superstar. 4wd? ,, who needs it :)

    Was considering sand bags for the winter, but now don't think it's going to be necessary. Agree/disagree???
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    NumNutz

    NumNutz One of the original 7928

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    Lots.
    Me too...

    Got my shot in about 4 inches and used both 2wd and 4wd.

    2wd with my 1/4 tread BFG AT work pretty well and 210 pounds in the bed (3X70 pound bags, 2 for traction, 1 to use when I have to get unstuck). Of course I spun but I got through it without much difficulty.

    4wd is a champ. Ripped through anything I threw at it.

    I don't have TC, VSC, A-TRAC, or any of that stuff. Just my baby LSD.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:04 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    Stock for now
    :woot: for the snow.
    I carry two sand tubes just in case of an icy driveway.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    Demoncleaner

    Demoncleaner Well-Known Member

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    No fishtailing cause you got VSC and TRAC keeping you under control. Going off constantly? hope it doesnt overheat. Assuming you got a 5 lug, those narrower 15" tires (and not crappy AT20's or Duelers) your truck probably does better stock in 2wd than the 6 lug trucks. A couple sandbags and a set of snow tires your truck will go about anywhere until the frame starts hanging up and your TRAC and VSC wil get some rest even in the worst conditions.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:15 AM
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    EricT

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    Only got a couple inches here, was in and out of 4wd driving around town. I tried to abuse it, fishtailed some, but whenever I wanted it to straighten back out - it locked in. Watched a chevy dual cab get stuck in a spot I didn't even consider a hazard, was pretty funny. My stock tires do great in the snow here.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Try all that in an 05-08 without all the fancy traction control stuff....

    My trucks fishtails on wet roads!!

    I don't think you're trying hard enough. :D
     
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