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Old 02-03-2011, 06:48 AM   #1
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Possible snow, which vehicle would you drive?


We are expecting snow down in Texas.

In this location snow is somewhat of a novelty.

No off road driving, strictly a highway commute.

If one had to decide between a front wheel drive honda vs. a 2 wheel drive gmc truck.

Which vehicle would be more capable?

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Old 02-03-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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Both but if you feel more comfortable pick truck. No real trick to driving in snow just accelerate slowly and keep your speed down. Driver from the great white north

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When that happens here, I drive the one that would hurt my feelings less if I went into a ditch, or got hit!
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Rear wheel is more fun, but front wheel is safer and better control. I'd go with front wheel. when you need to turn a corner and some idiot is tailgating you 20 over the limit you need to be able to turn fast. Front wheel will "pull" you in better imo. Anti lock brakes are nice too.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the replies. I guess i will go with the honda.
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Front wheel drive honda, hands down
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:00 AM   #8
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It's all in the tires.

FWD sucks because of weight transfer and a rear drive pick up won't have much traction, especially if it doesn't have an lsd, because the rear of the vehicle is light.
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If you take the truck, load up the bed with salt, kitty litter, and a shovel. That improves the traction, and if you still get stuck you have tools.
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Up here the answer to safe driving in the snow, if you aren't fortunate enough to have AWD or 4WD, is front wheel drive, definately.

The weight of the drive line sitting over the drive wheels = better traction.....period!

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Just don't forget, when your FWD spins, you can no longer steer. Typically in a RWD, you will only slide the rear-end, but will still have the ability to steer your truck.

From a dead stop, it's going to be easier to get the Honda to start moving (assuming neither has TCS).
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My 2 cents. All wheel drive is best, then 4 wheel, front wheel, rear wheel last. Weight down the truck bed as posted if you must drive it.

The most important thing though is tires with good tread. If tires are old and worn, now is the time to replace them.
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Just don't forget, when your FWD spins, you can no longer steer. Typically in a RWD, you will only slide the rear-end, but will still have the ability to steer your truck.

From a dead stop, it's going to be easier to get the Honda to start moving (assuming neither has TCS).
That's a good point. As soon as you spin, let go the gas!
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That's a good point. As soon as you spin, let go the gas!
Not always true, especially in FWD. Here's a rather long read about FWD vs. RWD handling in tire-spin situations.

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/snwvlly/fwd.html
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What shape are the tires in?
What kind of tires are they?

Both vehicles described can be fantastic in the snow w/ the right tires.

Both vehicles described can be horrible in the snow w/ the wrong tires.

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