You say a small storm with snow down to 1500 ft.
I think it takes a rather LARGE storm to drop and keep
snow at that level.
Guess we'll see wont we?
How low will it snow? I know... All the way to the ground!
This is why I run winter tires. Not all (read three) season tires for the snow season. It matters not that you have 4WD. 4WD has no advantage when it comes to turning and braking comparred to 2WD.
Tires are what matters, Braking and turning are about traction. Tires do that. Please don't think that your 4WD is what works in winter. It doesn't, without the right tires.
Real winter or snow tires are a special made tire. They have a rubber compound that stays softer in cold weather and many small cuts between the tread lugs. Most cars today come with Mud and Snow tires. They can be identified with a M&S or M/S on the sidewall. The CHP will accept these M&S in snow conditions but they will not provide the traction of a real snow/winter tire.
Mr5150..Winter tires are not good on ice. I run 4wd drive with studs; weight over rear axel. Studs will stop on ice on a hill. Non studder tires will not.
The weather reports have been way off so far this year, this one seems to be more of the same.
Mr5150, 4WD is a big advantage over 2WD when braking and turning. First, I don't "brake," I use my gears slowing all my tires instead of just two, making it less likely I'll slide. If I must stop going downhill, I know how to use my gas pedal in conjunction with my brakes without eating the snow bank (knock on wood).
I agree the better the tire the better the traction, but 4WD is better than 2WD ALWAYS.
rider, if you have brakes on 2 wheels instead of 4, you probably shouldn't be driving ever.
4wd only helps you go, it doesn't help you stop. You're not one of the people that think because you have Locking hubs you're okay to drive 40+ when the chain control signs are turned are you?
i will take 4wd anyday over 2wd.lol just saying..
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