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Old 01-16-2007
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also if you have a manual try to keep it in a higher gear because it will cause the wheels to spin less.
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Bottom line be careful and cautious, be aware of everyone around you, for some reason too many people have no snow driving ability. And like other guys said: give the person in front of you plenty of room, brake slowly, take turns slowly and take off slowly.

Oh and have fun in empty parking lots.
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Just remember that its harder to stop, and harder to turn in the snow. Drive slow. If you have to go somewhere try to avoid high traffic areas, unless your vehicle cant make it any other way. And if you have 4wd use it. Some people say to deflate your tires slightly to improve traction. Do NOT deflate your tires, doin so will DECREASE traction. The tires have to push slush and light snow out of the way the same way they would for rain. Deflating the tires will make a wider footprint, but it also increases the amount of slush and snow the tires have to push out of the way.

Everytime it snows here I make a point to leave a few circles in the local high school parking lot.
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Oh and have fun in empty parking lots.
yep, thats what I did... I felt like I was in Tokyo Drift, haha... never got over 3K rpms either :) I love the 3.0 so much!!!
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i love driving in the snow!!!..its an aquired taste im affraid


take it slow for a first time ever in it.watch it around corners dont wait till the last second to brake and brake hard..or yer F'd. like some have said screw around in a parking lot or somthn to get used to how the truck slides around, how to pull outs fishtailing around corners etc.
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im not worried about my driving, sure im not experienced, i can go 5mph though

im worried about all of YOU nut cases hahaha

driftin and ****, dont get me wrong, im one of em when im all alone on a deserted road lol
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o and for all of u in Michigan...

check out the avatar
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thats cold... ya need to clean the grill its got boogers
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for you northerners.. pshhh we got snow here son.. and the next time it snows good i'll show ya my grill! lol
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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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i wish it would snow here.

if it would id bust my truck out of the garage and have some fun
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Like several above have said, it's not always your driving to be concerned with, it's the others that have no clue how to drive in those conditions, or any condition in some cases.
Just plan ahead while your driving, keep a sharp eye out for other drivers that may lose control and never drive beyond your stopping ability. Make sure your tires are properly inflated and not bald too. Try not to get your tires hot either, once they are wet they will spin that much easier on packed snow and ice.
The most likely cause of accidents in the snow is the inability to stop. Light on the brakes and gas and take your time. Also, plan your route around using the less traveled and maybe less hilly roads. I've been in areas when it snowed for maybe the first time, and it's not usually a pretty scene on the roads.

I've lived in places where several feet of white powder is no big deal, but those areas have the equipment to keep the roads clear and things like sno tires, tire chains and snow plows are all over the place all winter long.
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sorry about digging up an old thread but it snowed today and I have other Q's:

1.) how do you get up hills with a 2wd that has an open differential?

I was driving up long hills in 2-4" of thick, powdery snow and if I wasn't going fast enough, the truck was ready to stop. Once it stopped, there's nothing you can do short of rocking back and forth, or just flooring it to get going again.

How did I get home down route 9 (in MA)?

Before getting to this long, gradual hill (about 1/4 mile long):
-I'd put it in 2nd gear (w' the auto) so there wasn't any sudden shifting from the transmission
-I'd drive up to about 45mph (the best I could without fishtailing the back end)
-once I hit the hill, I'd try to keep the momentum going until the drive tire felt like it was slipping...if it felt like it was, I'd cut back on the gas just enough to keep the tire propelling me up the hill
-I'd be slowing down more and more, trying to balance momentum with traction
-depending on the snow conditions, the truck would randomly lose the rear end to one side...in such a case, I'd release the gas immediately while counter steering hoping I could correct the slide
-if I was going fast enough, I'd make it to the top of the hill without stopping
-if I wasn't going fast enough, I'd stop by the top of the hill...and spend about 30 seconds of rocking, slow gas, or complete flooring to get going again

The open differential can suck in the snow because all of your power is going towards the single tire with the least traction...so it's SO easy to get the truck to fishtail while maintaining speed up a hill.

2.) how do you get the truck going when it's stuck in snow that's too deep?

Driving through the end of a street or driveway, or getting out of the parking lot at work was a hastle for me. After I backed out of my spot, the truck's tires were in 4-6" of plowed snow.
-Going any further in reverse was futile. Inch or floor the truck all you want, it's not going anywhere.
-Going forward is futile.
-Turning the steering wheel left or right while inching or flooring was futile
-Putting it in 1, 2, D, or OD didn't make a difference.
-Rocking back and forth doesn't make a difference.

I eventually had to get out and shovel enough snow away from the wheels that I could get enough momentum to start plowing through the snow.

What else can I do besides buy 4WD or install a LSD?
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more skinny pedal
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well I know route 9 in MA cuz I travel that alot!

you gotta get some meaty snow tires and some weight in your bed... get a bunch of sandbags or sandtubes and build a rack around your rear wheels... believe me, weight in the bed and the correct tires make the difference
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