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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:45 AM   #21
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Old December 9th, 2013, 05:55 AM   #22
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Assuming your vehicle isn't a piece of shit and all the brakes work as intended, it will not make a difference. Front tires shouldn't be locking up causing the rears to lock up, time for a less shitty car if thats what is happening.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:33 AM   #24
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Only advantage I've ever seen is better traction in some conditions. But it has nothing to do with 4wd, just the tires that are typically on a 4wd vehicle.
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where the hell is hancho at on this one!!!!!!!!
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Old December 9th, 2013, 06:39 AM   #26
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In a perfect world where each of the 4 tires are able to apply the maximum amount of braking before locking up and losing traction on an individual bases, 4wd or 2wd would not make any difference in stopping ability.
Its ok Hancho, I got this one: This ^^^^^ is pretty much the right answer. Yes there are many circumstances where people have bad braking systems or horrible tires where 4x4 could be an advantage. But the basic answer is no, 4x4 does not stop better when comparing the same vehicle, with the same tires and the same CG height and everything functions as it is supposed to.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 07:42 AM   #27
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How would this work with a 231 case if you had one. In 4 wheel the drive shafts are locked at the same speed. If front end is locked up the back has to be too also right. Vs. Being in 2wd ?
No difference . The driveshafts may be locked at the same speed but the front axle is not engaged unless in 4wd.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:02 AM   #28
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It's not that confusing.

When engaged in 4wd the transfer case connects the front and rear driveshafts. His rear tires are now slowed by his driveshaft. Before the rear brakes were not helping to slow.
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No, it doesn't assuming all other variables (tires, weight, brakes, etc.) are the same.
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If only there was a way to engage 4WD without disengaging the brain for many drivers...
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Momma taught me as a kid that four wheel drive may get you going in the snow but it sure as hell don't help ya stop.

Two spin outs in my first car (94 Wrangler) taught me Momma was right.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #32
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It probably can help if you don't have modern 4-wheel ABS, only because you lessen the chance for individual wheels to lock and lose traction.
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Always accelerate in a situation needing to avoid a collision. Especially in 4wd.
What happens is the tires will spin at a high rpm causing friction allowing the tire to sink through the snow and ice. Once the tire makes contact with the pavement you will have complete control because of traction to avoid a collision.

This does not work with fwd or rwd vehicles.
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Always accelerate in a situation needing to avoid a collision. Especially in 4wd.
What happens is the tires will spin at a high rpm causing friction allowing the tire to sink through the snow and ice. Once the tire makes contact with the pavement you will have complete control because of traction to avoid a collision.

This does not work with fwd or rwd vehicles.
This is exactly why you never take driving advice from an Asian.
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Momma taught me as a kid that four wheel drive may get you going in the snow but it sure as hell don't help ya stop.

Two spin outs in my first car (94 Wrangler) taught me Momma was right.
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It depends on the vehicle and the conditions. With ABS it probably doesn't make a difference. Without ABS it could help prevent one wheel or axle front locking up before the other, maybe helping stop. But it could also help lead to all 4 tires locking up and causing the vehicle to spin out of control.
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Momma taught me as a kid that four wheel drive may get you going in the snow but it sure as hell don't help ya stop.

Two spin outs in my first car (94 Wrangler) taught me Momma was right.
Momma also said Vicki Vallencourt was the devil.
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Momma also said Vicki Vallencourt was the devil.
Too bad Momma. She showed me her boobies and I liked them.
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