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Hey, there is a lube sticker where your state inspection sticker should be. Might want to get that looked at.


But yeah, I only use the 4x4 if the rear end kicks out (like pulling out in the close quarters of our slop-pit parking lot) or if I get in deep off road.
 

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2wd rangers hangle just fine in the snow, as long as you know how to handle your truck.
Thanks for posting. Haven't driven my 2WD in snow yet (Texas) and am a little nervous about it. I have a topper on the back and I figure maybe that and airing down a little might get me there intact.
 

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you'll be fine. no need to air down.
its not hard to drive on snow, just take it easy till you get used to it, and leave lots of room for braking. and dont lock em up lol
 

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if you know how to drive you don't need a 4x4 to drive on public roads. what did people do back in the 30's and 40's before 4x4 was affordable and offered in a truck?????
 

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well, for people whove never driven in snow before, i can see it taking some getting used to, personally i never use 4x4 till after im stuck lol. my next truck wont even have 4x4.
 

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I gotta have my 4x4. It allows me to pull out onto a road in the snow with all 4 tires planted. Do you know how many close calls I've had from small 2wd cars/trucks who pull out and their back end swings over? 2wd trucks always get stuck on some of the country roads around here. They simply do not have the traction to climb up some of the hills when it has drifted 20+ inches. Sure they could get a running start, but how safe is that?
 

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I didn't see any drifting or donuts there...but the sound was off so I couldn't hear any commentary...I used to take corners sliding...until I slammed into a few curbs and bent things...danged ice under the snow is the most dangerous...
 

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hills and stuff can be a problem, yes, but for mostly flat land 2wd will be perfectly fine. just have decent tires, and dont floor it lol.

ive been driving in winter for many many years in anything from a 97 civic to a 2010 chevy 1500 2wd. never had any issues at all.
 

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Thanks for posting. Haven't driven my 2WD in snow yet (Texas) and am a little nervous about it. I have a topper on the back and I figure maybe that and airing down a little might get me there intact.
It's snow dude, not a freaking beach. Airing down will have a negative impact on traction. Same with over-inflation. Proper air pressure will create proper contact which will create optimum traction.

Just drive in it. As long as you aren't a little girl (no offense to the originator of the thread in regards to either gender or stature) about it, you will be fine.
 

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hes from texas, he doesnt know better, go easy on him lol
 

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hes from texas, he doesnt know better, go easy on him lol
My first time in the snow I went out playing in "4x4" passed a few cars and a PENNDOT plow truck that were off to the side of the road.

Then I got home and found out I didn't have the hubs locked when I got stuck in the yard.
 

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