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I have a 2wd 08 extended cab silvy. I live in houston texas, and i think I might be kind of fucked; I'm moving to New Brunswick, canada in october. can any suggest a really good snow tire or something? i love my truck i really really don't want to have to trade it in.
 

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for real? that is great to know lol. everyone was all "dude you're fucked, you don't have 4wd" i'm sure i'll get a good idea of what to run once i get up there.
 

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Snow driving is all about experience. You should be fine. Makes a big difference if you will be cruising around on relatively flat ground or not. Every single time I drive in the snow it is in the mountains so 4x4 is basically essential b/c of the inclines, but you can get around just fine with 2wd a vast majority of the time.
 

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well where i'm going, grand bay, new brunswick, there are some pretty brutal hills. i guess i'll just throw some sand bags in the back and hope for the best. and i was born in alberta, i have just never been back during the winter that i have been driving.
 

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Decent tires, some weight in the bed for some traction, common sense, and you are good to go. I have driven 3 winters now in Chicago, with my 2wd. Never have gotten stuck or lost control.
 

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Get yourself some good snow tires (blizzaks for example). Add weight to the bed. Practice driving around in some parking lots. Take it slow and easy and you should be fine. Also if chains or studs are legal look into those.

I run almost all winter in 2wd and don't have that many issues.
 

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a few hundred lbs of tubesand in the bed and you'll be fine. I drove all winter with my toyo mts(they suck in the snow) and i was fine in 2wd 90% of the time.
 

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I went out east once, you will see a sh*t ton of snow but like everyone says good tires and weight make an unbelievable difference
 

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Get yourself some good snow tires (blizzaks for example). Add weight to the bed. Practice driving around in some parking lots. Take it slow and easy and you should be fine. Also if chains or studs are legal look into those.

I run almost all winter in 2wd and don't have that many issues.
This man see's snow :read:


I've ran BFG At's, BFG Trail whatevers, and General Grabber AT's and have had almost no problems in the past.
 

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Snow driving is all about experience. You should be fine.
Eh? He has no experience.

He will soon enough, though!

a few hundred lbs of tubesand in the bed and you'll be fine. I drove all winter with my toyo mts(they suck in the snow) and i was fine in 2wd 90% of the time.
90% isn't good enough, he doesn't have 4wd for that other 10%.

Anyway, as long as you stay on plowed areas, have 4 good snow tires, and have a bunch of weight in the bed you should be able to learn to get by. Have patience.

Since you currently have no experience, carry:
  • a whole lot of sand
  • tire chains
  • traction mats
  • a shovel
  • a tow strap so someone can pull you out of the ditch
  • a hammer, a crowbar, and a ratcheting belt tie-down for putting space between a bent fender and a tire so you can drive home (with care and luck you won't need these)
Just in case.
 
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