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Ok, We just had a a usual late fall deposti of snow, and as usual the roads depaterments were somehow caught of guard,(poor road conditions, no plows, no salt/sand). Driving to an appointment I fooled around with Auto and 4wdduring the ride on a long straight strech of road with varying conditions.

While in auto on icy/slushy pavement the truck woul get caught in the slush(Michelin xterrains are not winter tires no matter how good they have been rated) and the truck would shimmy but otherwise be controlable ( I am not in winter driving mode yet so exsessive speed for conditions was a factor). Otherwise, it was a great improvement over other rwd vehicles, or other large multi seat 4 door, 4wd trucks with which I've had experience.

In 4wd the truck was rock solid, but the varying conditions of the road made me leary of leaving the diff in 4wd for all but the worst slush / ice (being up high is real nice to be able to anticipate the road conditions and when I should swtich between auto and 4wd)

I have yet to expereience the truck in 2wd in similar conditions (dont really want to) to give a comparison.

Anyone else have comments on the 2wd/Auto/4wd in winter conditions??
 

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SilverQShip said:
OOOOOOOO,OOO just the man i wanted to ask. How does the X terrains compare to the stock contis in the snow?
Sorry,

I could not tell you.

I bought my 04 used, in August of this year from a Nissam dealer who was deperate to get it off the lot ( he still had an 05 mada and an 05 QX ). It already had the xterrains on it.
 

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I've done some limited driving in snow with the truck and a lot of driving in heavy rain/black ice. By the book, Auto is preferred for this type of situation where you alternate between snow, slush, ice, water, dry pavement.

I would recommend 4H be reserved for when you're on the back road with several inches of unplowed snow. 22" of snow with no hint of the plows - use 4H to get out, but put it in auto when you get to the plowed streets.
 
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