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Old December 9th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #41
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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 true. I saw it Youbook.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #42
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In snow and ice yes, breaking will cause the tires to lock easily on ice, downshifting allows breaking power and prevents tire lock up. The best is RWD, breaking slowly and compression to the rear weals means more breaking by the rear than the front so you stay pointed in the right direction. Now with ABS brakes, most of this is mute. The only thing 4wd really is better at is starting from a stop and recovering once you screw up.
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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.
This part. In high school I drove a 91 xj in the winter. No abs, just old mans "snow" aka skinny tires. The rear drums were always shit just as jeep drums always have been. Being in 4wd in slick conditions always helped with the stoppings. Shortly after my dad sold it, the people who bought it ass packed somebody with it.
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