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Old 11-23-2005, 04:09 PM   #1
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My truck sucks...

In the snow.
I guess I got spoiled with the way the 'ole GMC was in the white stuff. Both my old blue CST/20 longhorn and this C/30 totally sucked in the slick stuff.


So how does your truck do in the snow?


I was sooooooooo not ready for this crap. At least I got my brakes adjusted up the other day.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: My truck sucks...

snow whats that. all we get around here is ice which really sucks to try to drive in.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:17 PM   #3
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Re: My truck sucks...

I dont think my truck has ever even seen snow....
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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Re: My truck sucks...

What jsbgump said.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:19 PM   #5
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Re: My truck sucks...

hmmm, don't really have that problem here in Los Angeles...
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
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Re: My truck sucks...

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So how does your truck do in the snow?
In or out of 4wd?
With or without chains?

Honestly I don't drive my truck much on the roads during the winter because of all the salt they use. I do use it quite a bit on the lake however.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:27 PM   #7
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Re: My truck sucks...

Dunno about snow, but my truck sucks in the rain(no door glass ) L
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:31 PM   #8
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Re: My truck sucks...

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I dont think my truck has ever even seen snow....

same here. built in fremont, sold from dealer in mountain view, and lived in sacremento most of its life.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:42 PM   #9
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Re: My truck sucks...

my pickup LOVES snow, but it also loves 4wd.... i wish it was insured right now, we are expecting snow anytime.....

edit: but there is no snow in San Diego this weekend for thanksgiving! WOOT! warm weather, here i come!

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Old 11-23-2005, 04:51 PM   #10
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Re: My truck sucks...

well my 67 swb2-wheel drive does ok in the snow but i havent drove it in the snow in about 18 years or so lol but my 78 blazer 4x4 does really well in it
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:08 PM   #11
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In the snow my ole heap is like a Hog trying to walk on ice . Lots of fun.......
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:24 PM   #12
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Re: My truck sucks...

Winter doesn't bother my truck, it's happy in the garage as I finish it.

But I LOVE driving in the snow, my 93 Audi S4 kicks a55 in the snow!
Ya gotta love a turbocharged AWD car in the snow!
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Old 11-23-2005, 05:30 PM   #13
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Re: My truck sucks...

Quote:
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snow whats that. all we get around here is ice which really sucks to try to drive in.

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Old 11-23-2005, 05:37 PM   #14
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Re: My truck sucks...

My daughter who lives in California, always bragged about no snow like some of the guys here but when the wife and I were there (I think it was in the fall of last year) it snowed. Not much but enough to cover the cars ect. She lives in Southern California. I think the town is called Medifee. No she does not live on a mountain. We really gave her a hard time about that. She got snow before we did. People were out taking pictures of the white stuff.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:06 PM   #15
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Re: My truck sucks...

Snow tires and a couple hundred pounds of weight in the back and it does just as good as any other 2wd vehicle, sometimes it thinks it's a 4X4
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:14 PM   #16
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Re: My truck sucks...

We only get the melted version of snow down here.
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:51 PM   #17
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Re: My truck sucks...

The Longhorns are especially bad in the snow with no weight and poor weight distribution. I can say that even a loicker doesn't help, all it does is make the rear go sideways.
However, if loaded, then my truck will go through just amount any depth of snow. A few years back I put tire chains on it, loaded it with 5,000 pounds of pulp, and drove through the woods in February, and we had about 2 feet of snow pack at the time. I hope never to do it again, but that thing was unstoppable once loaded. My trucks winter days are over now.
Unloaded it gets stuck on sloped grass in the summer.
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:10 PM   #18
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Re: My truck sucks...

Snow makes my bedcover really heavy..
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:28 PM   #19
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Re: My truck sucks...

A 4x2 with a big engine under the hood gets hung up when someone Pi$$es on the grass in the middle of a drought if you drive it off into your yard

My C-20 with the Cummins will probably be a real turd when the weather is less than nice out Haven't got the driveshafts from the shop yet to try it

I will say though, the C-10's we had over the years would go through nearly anything and it took alot to stop them. The one '69 we had with a 250/3spd had 33's on the rear our neighbor gave us after he traded off his monster jeep..........We'd chain it up and run it all winter like that as 90% of our driving was off road on lanes between farms. We could actually even get around better than our neighbors with 4x4 pickups with snow tires. A few times I remember passing them on the way to the barn in the morning to feed cows shoveling out their rig................Then on my way back I'd stop and help them dig it out For as much as everyone complains about the little inliner and saginaw 3spds you'd never think they'd hold up.........But they never left us down.

I remember a few dandy storms where we were buckin' snow drifts with the grill, and pushing it with the bumper.......In a 4x2...
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:32 PM   #20
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Re: My truck sucks...

Andy throw some ole' Caddy parts in the bed!!!!!!!! That will hold you down!!!!
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:37 PM   #21
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255 60 15" tires all around, cooper cobras to be exact, on a 2wd non posi with no weight in the back. It's not fun, but on the bright side it gets torn apart in two weeks for a re-do anyways.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:07 PM   #22
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Re: My truck sucks...

Try and get a truck load of sand to put in the bed. Should be pretty cheap for weight and if you get stuck you can use it to help get traction.

Remember how bad it got last winter? I bought about 600 (12 50# bags) pounds of rock salt, plus brand new 31x10.50 Kelly SUV Safari tires all around. Did pretty good for a 4x2 I thought. Got enough traction that I couldn't really do a donut from a sitting start.

What was different about the GMC vs Longhorn?
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:11 PM   #23
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Let's put it this way, my 70 got stuck in the driveway. I finally managed to get it backed up out of the way, then I took my 87 formula to work.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:17 PM   #24
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Re: My truck sucks...

I don't even want to know. Mine spins in the wet grass in the yard. I'd sure hate to see what it does in snow.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:18 PM   #25
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Can't even imagine 2wd pickup in the snow...

Nothin' but 4x4's up here.
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