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Old 01-21-2012
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Im going to be driving out to Lake Tahoe next week to go snowboarding and I'm going to be taking my 04. I have never really driven in icy/snowy conditions so I would like some advice. I have heard a lot about weighing the back end down with sand bags but my question is how many do I need? My other question is should I get snow chains or snow cables? Any other helpful advice is appreciated!
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there is no snow in tahoe lol
What part of Sac do you live in? You should meet up with us when we head out to Prairie City.
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I'm from San Jose
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Well then the same applies for you as it does for Kenny. lol

P.S. Hope you not going up today...Its Fu*ked right now. I'm suppose to be heading towards Reno right now. It is R-2 conditions with some "S" 's in between. A 2 hour drive for me is now going to take 5 hours is what they are telling me. :-( :-/

Check out the links.

http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/display.php?page=i80

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departme.../controlmp.htm

http://www2.dot.ca.gov/dist3/project...ontrol_map.pdf
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Old 01-23-2012
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Damn! Yeah I'm not heading up there until Thursday!
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Always keep your front wheels facing the way you want to go... If you do lose it, the worst thing you can do is hit the brakes... If there is snow on the ground when you get there, find a big parkinglot and make yourself lose tractions a few times so you know what to expect when you break loose on snow.
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Damn! Yeah I'm not heading up there until Thursday!
Oh if your going up Thursday you should be fine. Wet and crazy right now but it is suppose to dry out by tomorrow and be sunny and in the 60's this whole week. You should be good.

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I use 5 - 40 lb bags over the axle and it works out great in 2wd.
If in 4wd, watch out for the black ice or light snow the back end can come around on you faster than you think, experienced…
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sorry for the absence... i've never needed to use my chains yet... and fourx4 is right... don't get too excited... as long as you're calm, you will do fine. worst thing you can do is be tense. you will over react. and drive in a parking lot to get a feeling for the snow, it helps
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don't be afraid of snow - just keep a light foot on the gas turn into the skids and use the gears to slow down.
different style of driving for sure but you will learn quickly. be one with the truck.
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