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You also have gravity against you.

Try taking something heavy and having to carry or push it up a ladder. It's exhausting and hard to do isn't it? That's basically what driving your truck is like.

Now how much easier would it be if you climbed up to the top of the ladder to the roof and had a pulley so that you could just pull that heavy load up the ladder from the ground to the roof? That would be aslot easier wouldn't it? That would be more like having front or 4 wheel drive, because the weight is being pulled, rather than pushed.

Think of a freight train. Why do locomotives always pull from the front and never push?
 
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where'd you get the lights that fit in your grill?
 
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sas it and your problem will be solved i know today durring the 8 inches of snow we got b4 i loaded my truck with wood i didnt get around to well but once i got a full truck load it did much better
 
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u need 4wd or some weight in the bed
 
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u need 4wd or some weight in the bed, espically in the snow. Its night and day when u compare 2wd to 4wd in the snow
 
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Originally Posted by 06fx4jb83 View Post
Its night and day when u compare 2wd to 4wd in the snow
Along with every circumstance requiring traction
 
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lol anyways back on topic, looks fun phil! we got nothing but rain down here, I was dissappointed!
 
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amen sniper
 
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where'd you get the lights that fit in your grill?
At least try to post something pertaining to the thread instead of totally hacking it
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sas it and your problem will be solved i know today durring the 8 inches of snow we got b4 i loaded my truck with wood i didnt get around to well but once i got a full truck load it did much better
What is having a solid axle in the front have anything to do with just driving in the snow?
 
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because we didnt take the easy way out and buy 4wd?
LOL, would you do this in your truck mark????????????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc31GXiaRYo
 
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LOL, would you do this in your truck mark????????????

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I wouldn't exactly call that "wheelin", as you could have done 90% of that in 2wd. I do however enjoying looking at your truck.
 
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Hell, you could probably get in a front wheel drive Civic and go places your truck won't go.
having driven in the snow in both vehicles the fwd civic (and accord, and integra) i have had preceding the truck did much better .... both the accord and integra were lowered, and the accord had performance tires lol
 
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Originally Posted by sniper_101 View Post
I wouldn't exactly call that "wheelin", as you could have done 90% of that in 2wd. I do however enjoying looking at your truck.
LOL try that 38 inch creek crossing in a 2wd lowered truck like marks... hehe thats what im talking about.
 
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Originally Posted by Melt View Post
having driven in the snow in both vehicles the fwd civic (and accord, and integra) i have had preceding the truck did much better .... both the accord and integra were lowered, and the accord had performance tires lol

I was just trying to make a comparison that say that just because you have a truck,does not necessarily mean that it is better in the snow. Infact, after 2 winters of driving 2wd pickups in the snow, if I could not have 4wd, I would much rather drive a car.

Just because with a truck you have more ground clearance and bigger tires than a car doesn't mean that you're going to fair any better. You might get a little bit further...but that's just a little further in that you're going to get stuck.
 
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LOL try that 38 inch creek crossing in a 2wd lowered truck like marks... hehe thats what im talking about.
Mark doesn't have a lowered truck anymore
 
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lol im 16 and this is my second winter of driving, i have a 2wd with a 3.0 and a open rear and my truck has no weight in the back and i drive with my gas at 1/4 tank and i do just fine. i just went out to parking lots everyday and learned to drift/countsteer and control the truck and what it wants to do and how it wants to react. i do fine in the snow i find it fun. i dont have any problems with my truck and counterstreering it is second nature to me. so lol just learn how your truck reacts and test diffrent methods and you'll learn to deal with it
 
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Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
Mark doesn't have a lowered truck anymore
oh yea, he has a stock height 2wd.... try that with a stock height 2wd. lol
 
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Originally Posted by manofak View Post
lol im 16 and this is my second winter of driving, i have a 2wd with a 3.0 and a open rear and my truck has no weight in the back and i drive with my gas at 1/4 tank and i do just fine. i just went out to parking lots everyday and learned to drift/countsteer and control the truck and what it wants to do and how it wants to react. i do fine in the snow i find it fun. i dont have any problems with my truck and counterstreering it is second nature to me. so lol just learn how your truck reacts and test diffrent methods and you'll learn to deal with it

Oversteer is simple to deal with. It's understeer that will scare you Shirtless.
 
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Originally Posted by crazymikey
Oversteer is simple to deal with. It's understeer that will scare you Shirtless.
I know understeer doesn't scare me shirtless but it usually scares me one letter shy of shirtless. Actually, I hardly have problems. I've been driving my truck for 4 winters now. With a bed cap and decent tires I don't have too many problems.
 
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I threw the R in there so it wouldnt censor it lol.

Understeer is controllable in fwd if you know what you're doing,but it's damn scary with rwd. Understeer is one of those "don't touch the brakes no matter what" kind of situations. Let off the throttle or pop it in neutral or a lower gear and you might/should regain some grip.

Understeer just means you are driving too fast.
 

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yea crazymike you are right when ever that happens i always think "**** how much is this gunna cosy me" luckily ive never hit anything.... that did damage
 
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Originally Posted by crazymikey View Post
I threw the R in there so it wouldnt censor it lol.

Understeer is controllable in fwd if you know what you're doing,but it's damn scary with rwd.
It sure is, theres that one point where you don't know if your going to be able to steer it out of the drift or its going all the way around. I hate that feeling.
 
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oh yea, he has a stock height 2wd.... try that with a stock height 2wd. lol
nah wed rather use the bridge and not have the diff fill with water.
 
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Originally Posted by manofak View Post
yea crazymike you are right when ever that happens i always think "**** how much is this gunna cosy me" luckily ive never hit anything.... that did damage
Yeah it sucks when that happens, black ice suckssssss

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nah wed rather use the bridge and not have the diff fill with water.
Theres this fancy thing called vent tubes that prevent that from happening
 
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