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dang 04 that sucks how fast where you going and what did you hit? i've only dealt with black ice once and luckily i caught on some pavement before spinning into traffic
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This is my result of understeer and being a n00b driver. Best part was I did it right infront of my highschool at the middle of lunch hour,so EVERYBODY saw it.

I was maybe only doing like 15mph
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This is the guy I slid into.
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Got it fixed up good as new in the spring though.
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Man I miss that car.
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dang 04 that sucks how fast where you going and what did you hit? i've only dealt with black ice once and luckily i caught on some pavement before spinning into traffic
Yeah I was doing 15-20 as well, I didn't loose a lick of speed in the slide either, just straight into the pole, bounced off and kept on spinning.
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what kind of car was that you had? it looks pretty sweet
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1987 Toyota Celica GTS. 2.0L 16V Twin Cam, 5 speed. First generation the Celica went to front wheel drive. They made them in that style from 86-89, in coupes like that,and a hatchback. Those pics I posted are from 2003.
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what kind of car was that you had? it looks pretty sweet
looks like an 80s toyota celica to me
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LOL, would you do this in your truck mark????????????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc31GXiaRYo
You never even need your 4wd. I would have done that in my old 2wd comanche. Oh wait I did, did that and more.

The whole 4wd vs. 2wd thing in this thread is pointless. If you were not able to safely drive a 2wd truck in snow wouldn't most every truck from ME, MA, VT, MI, WI, MT, CO, etc... all be 4wd. In the snow you can do just fine with 2wd if you have the right tires, the right air press., and the right amount of weight in the bed.

Though the best thing I have ever seen in the snow was my old mans old Buick Rivera. Front wheel drive with that 305 or whatever it was under the hood. That thing was a freaking tank and performed better that any p/u I've ever seen in the snow.
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^ That's because all the weight is over the drive wheels. No wonder.
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Yhea I know plus them things weighed about as much as a superduty.
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oh yea, he has a stock height 2wd.... try that with a stock height 2wd. lol
I prob could with the right tires, I saw nothing impressive with that at all.

I wouldnt be bragging either, you still have stock suspension as well, You have one maybe an inch higher suspension?

Calm down mr badass bodylift...
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Yeah,but this whole thread is more based on weight distribution and drive wheels, explaining why his truck sucks in the snow.
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I'd have to say that the best snow vehicle I've driven was my 86 VW Vanagon with all wheel drive. Rear engine, all wheel drive, manual transmission.
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That would be awesome. And safe too because it's slow as hell. LOL
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3 most important things when driving in snow, or ANY weather. 1. Tires, 2. brakes, and 3 the driver.. Be a smart driver, with the proper equipment for the type of driving conditions, being 4x4 or 4x2, and youll do better..
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LOL, would you do this in your truck mark????????????

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc31GXiaRYo
I wouldnt, thats why I have the rhino.

My rhino laughs at that video you took.
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To the guys that posted that a ranger sucks in snow, even 4wd stop with the crack. Seriously.

My ranger is amazing in snow even with mud terrains. The deeper the better!

Last year with my all terrains it was good. The mud terrains suck big time in slushy stuff or a light skiff of snow. Other than that the only problem I have is digging down so far I hang on my rear axle or other underneath bits.

The solution is to keep your wheels from spinning as much as you can. Learn to control direction with your throttle.

Even bald tires can be used in winter with success, not safely, but it can be done if you carefully oversteer and control your wheelspin. With good tires (like bfg ats) and a little weight over the axle you'll laugh at a little (under 2 feet) of snow.
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I went through a good 12-14" today. I almost got stuck but I made sure to keep momentum. 31" Uniroyal tires too. Weight of a fiberglass cap too.

OP, you just need new tires and it'll help a lot. Almost bald, stock sized, bald street tires don't like snow.
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hey tyler, i think you know me a little better than to refer to me as the OP lmao
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LOL funny thread!

Read instructions carefully:

1) ADD WEIGHT (6-7 sandbags is what i use)
2) ALL TERRAINS/ SNOW TIRES
3) LIMITED SLIP / LOCKER
4) 4WD
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My LSD doesn't seem to do much. I just get one wheel burnouts. I don't add any weight in my truck. I just have the M/T's and 4wd and I haven't had any problems this winter.

I pulled a Caravan out of a ditch this afternoon.
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