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Could I ask why you do it like this?

once my forward momentum is established, there really is no need to keep it in 4wd. if I start to slide it really won't matter much if i'm in 4wd or not. Now if i break and start to spin, then I kick it back in. Personal preference mostly.

Sad thing is I had to teach myself how to drive in the snow, so I had a lot of trial and error. When I was driving on my permit 4 years? ago we never got any good snow for me to learn on. 3 days before my drivers test for the license it snowed and I had no time to go out and learn. I taught myself in a 5 speed manual, front wheel drive vehicle. Once I got the Bronco, I made sure I knew how to drive it in the snow with rear wheel drive before I ever put it into 4wd in the snow. From there, I learned the vehicle and how it performs on snow.
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once my forward momentum is established, there really is no need to keep it in 4wd. if I start to slide it really won't matter much if i'm in 4wd or not. Now if i break and start to spin, then I kick it back in
Maybe its my tires or something but I feel 100Xs safer if I am going down a snowy road in 4wd. From just playing around in the open parking lots and what not if you start to slid in 4wd you can feather the gas and accually save it from spinning out. where as in 2wd your in for the ride.

I do agree with your previous posts, there is no need to go over 50 or so MPH depending on conditions of the road, but it can be done and sometimes needs to be.
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I also have the crappiest tires for snow. Bronco has BFG All Terrain's, Ranger had M/T's. Kind of bummed, I have yet to drive my Ranger in the snow. Love my Bronco in the snow though.

Sometime's, in an emergency situation, it's needed.... just not on the "oh i'm doing 75 in the snow and need 4wd"
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Oh no, I never do that lol. Just sometimes when its a nice day and then all of a sudden there is a sheet of ice :/ Indiana is weird like that.
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hey man, i live in Colorado. One day it's 80, next day you have 3 feet of snow on the ground... 2 days later you've got the A/C on in the truck with 3 feet of snow still there
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I also have the crappiest tires for snow. Bronco has BFG All Terrain's, Ranger had M/T's. Kind of bummed, I have yet to drive my Ranger in the snow. Love my Bronco in the snow though.
i thought bfg no terrains were good in the snow?

and judging by other peoples perfromances i would say my tires do pretty well for being what they are
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i thought bfg no terrains were good in the snow?

nope, they suck. they dont clear the treads good enough for traction
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I had goodyear MTRs on my jeep and they are by far the best tires ive used in the snow. I had an AT style tire before but after driving a few days for the first time(with the jeep) in the snow with them I hated them. After I got the MTRs it was like night and day!
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I had goodyear MTRs on my jeep and they are by far the best tires ive used in the snow. I had an AT style tire before but after driving a few days for the first time(with the jeep) in the snow with them I hated them. After I got the MTRs it was like night and day!
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I used mine in last nights north east storm as well. However when I turned it back to 2wd it still felt like it was in 4wd, I wouldn't come out. Eventually I backed up about 15 feet which I what I've done in older 4wd's and then it seemed to go back into 2wd. Is this normal? I have the borg warner transfer case.
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sheit Casey, i love my MTZs

i wont own another set because im going on to an even less road friendly tire, ie Boggers or TSLs

buttt if i did... it would be MTZs again
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Hate the Wildcat MT's on the Ranger. Gunna wear them then put my BFG All Terrains on on it. Actually debating swaping tire sets on the trucks, since the Ranger is the daily and the MT's are a little rough for the road... who knows
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I was told by someone that although shifting into 4high while driving is fine, says so right in the manual unless you are on dry pavement or above a certian speed, that is is easier on everything to do it while stopped only. It is easier on everything and doing it on the fly can prematurely wear parts.

Any truth to this? i'm not sure how the system all works but is it a better idea to only switch between 2wd and 4high while stopped if you have the option?
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i take my foot off the throttle, shift (either the dial for the ranfer or the pull stick for the big trucks) and once i feel it shift i get back on the throttle. doesnt matter the speed, 15 or 55.

if its bad out i dont go to fast but once in 4 by i can feel the difference, especially with the F150 and its mudders. i dont see how, once the forward momenturm is establisted having 4wd wont help. it'll give better control when manuvering. no need to be doing 85 in the snow, but once ur rollin, keeping it in 4wd helps. also helps to keep the *** end from playing catch up with the front if the situation arrises.
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Hate the Wildcat MT's on the Ranger. Gunna wear them then put my BFG All Terrains on on it. Actually debating swaping tire sets on the trucks, since the Ranger is the daily and the MT's are a little rough for the road... who knows
lemme have the set for a day and consider them gone
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i thought bfg no terrains were good in the snow?

and judging by other peoples perfromances i would say my tires do pretty well for being what they are

They are good in the snow,
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nope, they suck. they dont clear the treads good enough for traction
Gatta put your foot in it
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boggers FTW (in the snow)



...or go home
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boggers FTW (in the snow)



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Boggers?
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boggers FTW (in the snow)



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maybe in deep lose snow they would be ok. But on rain or snow covered roads boggers are the worse thing in the world.
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I'm with Josh on this. I was going up on I69 about 2am, no rain, or snow or anything, im cruising at 70, and my truck fish-tailes while im driving straight, no curve, nothing, just starts to spin... I was headed to the meadian, kicked it in 4w High and was able to recover. The whole interstate was black ice the next 5miles. I slowed waaaay down, but kept it in 4wd the whole way. I dont drive with it in 4wd at high speeds, but it saved my butt that night, and it did help on ice. It you hit a bad spot on the road, I dont care what speed im going, im going to put it in 4wd, even if it grenades, at least its worth trying, because the truck is going into the ditch otherwise, and its going to be junk anyways.

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Maybe its my tires or something but I feel 100Xs safer if I am going down a snowy road in 4wd. From just playing around in the open parking lots and what not if you start to slid in 4wd you can feather the gas and accually save it from spinning out. where as in 2wd your in for the ride.

I do agree with your previous posts, there is no need to go over 50 or so MPH depending on conditions of the road, but it can be done and sometimes needs to be.
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maybe in deep lose snow they would be ok. But on rain or snow covered roads boggers are the worse thing in the world.
IT WAS SARCASM GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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IT WAS SARCASM GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thank you.
no it wasn't MR dumbass mall crawlin pole smacking dew guy


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