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You know the other problem with the 4x4 monster? It can be all diffs locked, 4 lo, 55" tires and be stuck just like the rest of us. Because not everyone has 4x. So you sit and wait as they block the road in front of you lol. I got chains. 4x4 is nice. But you can make it without it.
My wife had to drive 100 miles in a white out snow storm the other day and said every vehicle in in the ditch was a big truck! People get over confident in those big trucks. She has front wheel drive, good tires, takes it slow, does just fine.

I used to have an 85 grand wagoneer and that thing was so much better in the snow than my suburban. I'd love to have one of those again.
 
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My wife had to drive 100 miles in a white out snow storm the other day and said every vehicle in in the ditch was a big truck! People get over confident in those big trucks. She has front wheel drive, good tires, takes it slow, does just fine.

I used to have an 85 grand wagoneer and that thing was so much better in the snow than my suburban. I'd love to have one of those again.
I always liked the wagoneers. I never had one. But always wanted one.
We see the same. People think 4x4 makes driving in the snow no different then dry pavement. But if your heading into a turn going 50. It dont matter if you turn your wheels. Your still going straight at 50 lol. And roads are crowned to shed water. So theres that too. I remember sitting still and my truck began sliding sideways towards the ditch. I had to keep my tires in the rumble strip to get some grip.
 
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My little Saturn Ion when I was in college was so light I was going 5 mph, couldn't stop, and just 5 mph my way through an intersection of ice =)
 
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My little Saturn Ion when I was in college was so light I was going 5 mph, couldn't stop, and just 5 mph my way through an intersection of ice =)
I did that in my wagoneer a few times, lol! When it's icy stopping can be a matter of luck. Watched 6 cars in a row slide through a red light because it was just too icy to stop once. (I was one of them)
 

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I always liked the wagoneers. I never had one. But always wanted one.
We see the same. People think 4x4 makes driving in the snow no different then dry pavement. But if your heading into a turn going 50. It dont matter if you turn your wheels. Your still going straight at 50 lol. And roads are crowned to shed water. So theres that too. I remember sitting still and my truck began sliding sideways towards the ditch. I had to keep my tires in the rumble strip to get some grip.
So many nights that rumble strips been the only reason I made it home. Driving by feel.
 
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My little Saturn Ion when I was in college was so light I was going 5 mph, couldn't stop, and just 5 mph my way through an intersection of ice =)
I did that with an extended e250. It slid so slow through an intersection. I just waved people to move aside. Everyone was laughing.
 
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