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Old 03-02-2008
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i may have a 4wd but i have yet to use it on the street except to see what it was like..

my truck slides around a little bit starting off and getting going, then going 40 in a 65 i have to be careful on fresh snow because it still wants to go sideways at times


im not going to read the thread, all i have to say is just slow down and leave earlier.
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I live in a small town in Wyoming, so it doesn't take very long to get anywhere in town. But this winter I have been in 4WD for the majority of it. Talk about a gas hog!
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i tried 4wd... the locker just messes everything up for me because of how its setup haha


there for i just have fun in 2wd
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Old 03-03-2008
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Well we got even more snow today and I am now fine. I didn't add any weight into the bed over the weekend but I am pretty sure I will be ok now. I am just gonna use 4x4 when needed. No reason to die over $20 in gas.

RWD sure is fun in the winter
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RWD sure is fun in the winter
Haha I can see that you're growing comfortable driving in a different direction than the one you're steering in.
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I use my 4x4 when I think the road conditions warrant it, and I err on the side of caution. I use 5gal buckets filled with water [ice, actually] with two feet of snow between them and the front of the bed to keep them from sliding forward and a pair of 15" tires on rims to keep them from sliding backwards into the tailgate. that plus a truck snow chain gives me around 400lb in my bed. It's far cheaper to take a hit every week in my wallet than a hit on a guard rail or someone else's vehical.
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just drove the whole winter with my 2WD ranger 5spd... I had some michellin latidue x-ice tires, and thats it.. i did just fine. Even heading up to the ski hills.. no problem (had a few minor encounters but nothing worth sweating over..) its a good truck!! i like it lots... 4wd would be a lot better though, i wanna go offroading!!

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Old 12-09-2008
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umm i know the original poster doesnt have his truck anymore.. but to anyone complaining about traction problems in their 4wd truck while using it in 2wd.... Engage The 4WD!!! its not going to kill gas mileage that badly and thats what its there for.

Also if you have the stock goodyear wrangler RT/S' tires.... get rid of them. They offer very poor traction.

Case solved.

If your curious how 4wd affects "Control" in slippery conditions, just go to you tube and look it up. It made quite a difference, and its alot safer.

Tho its not an excuse to drive double the speed limit or think your unstoppable in snowy/slick conditions.
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Old 12-11-2008
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Back to the original post, your truck has 4hi for a reason. Use it. Problem solved. My truck is useless as all hell in 2wd, even with 31" MT's. 4 wheel drive isn't just for going off road you know...its's also for keeping you ON road.
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umm i know the original poster doesnt have his truck anymore.. but to anyone complaining about traction problems in their 4wd truck while using it in 2wd.... Engage The 4WD!!! its not going to kill gas mileage that badly and thats what its there for.

Also if you have the stock goodyear wrangler RT/S' tires.... get rid of them. They offer very poor traction.

Case solved.

If your curious how 4wd affects "Control" in slippery conditions, just go to you tube and look it up. It made quite a difference, and its alot safer.

Tho its not an excuse to drive double the speed limit or think your unstoppable in snowy/slick conditions.
Good note on the Goodyears, they are complete ***** in the snow. I had mine on in the snow for 1 week and said EFF THIS! I went and bought new rims and tires and my parents freaked out on me for shelling out over $900 for GOOD wheels and tires because they said there was nothing wrong with the brand new Goodyears I had on the truck. So I just replied with "ok,so I spend $900 now and keep my vehicle and myself safer, or I crash, wreck my truck, hurt myself and have my insurance rates increased because I wrecked my vehicle...oh,not to mention pay for the cost of the repairs on top of that."

Yeah,they shut up real fast.
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all i have to say is just slow down and leave earlier.

This is the one thing 98% of all people forget in the winter.

Also, BRUSH THE FREAKIN SNOW AND ICE OFF YOUR LIGHTS AND WINDOWS AND TURN ON YOUR FREAKIN LIGHTS SO OTHER PEOPLE CAN SEE YOU.
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If you live in an area where u get lots of snow, (we got 10ft so far here) and u buy a 2WD truck, you should see if your brain is working!

Spoken like a true genius sir. It should be illegal to sell 2WD trucks in Canada,haha. And if you want a car, then everyone should drive a Subaru.
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i live in colorado
it snows alot

1. Tires...
you need good ones (i was driving my dads duramax the other night in about an inch of snow and he has bald tires. It fishtailed even if i let of the brake when i was stoped. good tires is a must.)
2.. Weight helps.
weight helps in the back of the bed. if you dont want to go spend you money on sand bags load the back of your truck with snow. if you shoveling you driveway fill the back of you truck with the snow from it. it works
3... Drive safely
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