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Old 02-19-2003, 03:21 PM   #21
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I see that up in Santiam Pass all the time. It'* always the 4x4 trucks and SUV'*. They have this crazy notion that four wheel drive actually helps the STOP faster.
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You mean, 4x4 isn't some obscure acronym for the difiance of gravity and newton'* laws of motion? :o

Same people probably think ABS will make them invincible too.
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Actually, they get that false sense of security from the fact that they can accelerate faster than a two-wheeler (We had a Blazer that could take off very quickly--even on ice). The other factor is that with power to all four wheels, your breaking is more even than with power to only two wheels--giving the feeling of better stops. While this is true to an extent (better directional control and not having to fight the engine), the same can be attained by a two wheel drive by putting it in neutral when breaking. It does give a world of difference in icy conditions.

But yes, many 4 X 4 drivers think they have glue on their tires
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We have a 2002 Yukon Denali and we were stuck!
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Not all 4x4'* are the same . We have a Jeep and that thing sucks . The GMC is pretty fast in any weather. I did notice one thing . In a turn , my monte and the bonny (rwd and fwd) both whip around in the snow. The GMC does not whip . It actually takes the turn like a car going 50mph in the rain . Slip is very minimal. Stopping is also better. It'* the weight of the car that helps break through the snow and ctch the ground better than a regular car . Tores are also a BIG diff. Like I said , not all 4x4'* are the same . A subaru would get stuck too. It'* all in the weight . I seldom see a big rig scared to take a turn .
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