ChocolateLab33 said:My Blazer handles very poorly in the rain and snow because it is not a 4 wheel drive. The teeny-tiny-est bit of snow and it slides ALL over the place. That's the reason for no more 2 wheel drive.
ChocolateLab33 said:My Blazer handles very poorly in the rain
John N said:While I'm all for 4WD and AWD, keep in mind the only thing that 4WD (or AWD) does for you is help you get moving.
Trashman said:I think 4wd does a lot more than that. A 4wd vehicle will, in slippery conditions, handle much better than a 2wd vehicle. I've learned this from playing with RC cars. In dry loose dirt (high school running track), you really don't have a lot of control with the 2wd car. You've got to drive slowly, and make very slow control turns to avoid sliding out. With the 4wd cars, you can pretty much go all out and still be able to control the car. Something about 4wd makes it so easy to get the vehicle to go where you want it. I think the difference between the too is much more than one might expect.
I think the same holds true to full size vehicles.
John N said:This would be the kind of situation where you are going to see the most benefits you suggest, and those benefits *are* simply of helping you go forward IMO. While the care slips sideways, it helps pull the car forward. Of course, this can be a big advantage in some situations.
cratz2 said:In the wet, I haven't kept up much with truck tires, but the best passenger vehicle tires are amazing in the wet!
John N said:It is starting to trickle in. The Revo's I suggested use Bridgestone's same wet traction technology as in their high performance passenger tires like the S03s (which simply rock).