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snow driving tips?

ok what are yals tips for snow driving? being that i am in texas (san marcos) and have an inch of snow about infront of my door ha i need some tips since its supposed to snow more and get colder as the day goes on..
ive already drove around earlier and its just like driving in the rain cept the abs kicks in a lil more if ya dont ease into them even more so...
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just drive real fast and make sudden turns, practice your drifting skills at any chance you get......
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-brake early
-startup slowly
-dont gas around turns
-give person in front of you room

overall its not that hard, but just dont be stupid
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wow a inch of snow I havent seen a inch of snow yet and I live in Michigan. I love the snow, I wish we could get all that snow that Denver got!
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DO NOT JAM ON YOUR BRAKES
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floor it EVERY time you stop.....while turning floor it, it makes the rear end stick to the ground better.....if you start to loose control while driving just floor the gas and it will straiten out....

Put 50 lbs in each tire to get more traction, and take EVERYTHING out of the bed.....make it light as possible.....and dont ever use 4wd in snow...


Or the complete opposite of everything i said......

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-brake early
-startup slowly
-dont gas around turns
-give person in front of you room

overall its not that hard, but just dont be stupid


Go find a big empty parking lot without islands, bumper blocks, or light poles and practice, practice, practice.

Practice hitting the brakes hard and how the vehicle's going to handle.

Practice steering and manuevering while braking hard.

Practice recovering from sliding/skidding out.

We maybe can tell you how to drive in it, but it needs to be second nature when you're actually on the road.
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Hire a Samalian Cab driver to haul you around.

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The first major snowfall of every year, I try to make it a point to go out and practice in a lot somewhere. I usually go out around 1-2am. You can never practice this enough and refresher every year helps to make your response to situations seamless.

A couple of times I've been bothered by cops for "goofing off" in parking lots, but I tell them I'm just seeing how my car handles different conditions and they usually leave me alone.
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The best advice I can offer is to stay off the road if you don't have to be out there. If you must be out there, hightened awareness is definately required. Easy on the gas, easy on the brake and easy while turning.
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i was gonna say DONT DRIVE!
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just check how slick it is when you have plenty of room by braking a bit hard, then adjust accordingly. really all you had to do is slow down and not drive dumb
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best advice is just know how your truck handles in snow when you break and accelerate... aside from that just dont be stupid
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damn the dont drive compliment is taken..
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ha ya its not too hard to correct a slow slide, i just gassed it on an open street got side ways, counter steer a lil and let off the gas. ha i wanted to go to the parkin lot by the college and see how the truck reacts in a un controlled spin and see how my braking is affected but the cops here are a$$holes and would love the chance to arrest me for ****.
ha while an inch of snow may not be alot.. theres huge clumps of it all in the road where they have fallen off trucks n such ah
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1" of snow can actually be more difficult/dangerous to drive in than 4+ can be.

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The best I can say is do everything slower and more cautiously. Give ALOT of extra room, because even though you are taking the time to ask for tips, the other bozos around you might not be. Get some weight in the back end, right over your wheels also, even if you have to shovel the snow into the bed of the truck
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no abs. u will actually take longer to stop with it on. at least i can control my truck without abs. i just pull fuse 14 out.

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DRIFT like a crazy fool... I did like 3 times coming to school, haha
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I like to see snow and ice, I just hate to drive in it. I didnt hit too many slick spots today, but there was a few.
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03dualsport,
ha ya i didnt want to try and drive up sessoms st. its not that big of an incline but that road is always slick on those curves haha.
if ya see a metalic grey 07 xlt with Dirt Alliance sticker on the back window, that is me.
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no abs. u will actually take longer to stop with it on. at least i can control my truck without abs. i just pull fuse 14 out.
Yeah, I hate ABS normally, I like to be in control of my own vehicle. But in snow, ABS really sucks.
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haha i agree with 07sport(cody)
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but seriously be careful
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last night i was going around a turn that had a little snow/ice on it and punched it going about 35 trying to be a hardass and did a 180 into the other lane, luckily hit pavement and stopped within 4 inches of a guard rail..see, real heavy on the gas around turns is ok.
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drive really slow.. like 2mph on unsalted or icey roads, i almost wrecked last night becuase of black ice.

be very light on the gas and brakes.
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