Snow Hill Challenge (2WD vs 4WD) (All Season vs Snow Tires)
In this video we go over a variety of vehicles with different tire and
traction device setups and see how they do on a snowy incline.
Dodge Sprinter: All Season Tires, RWD & Traction Control
Mazda Protege: All Season Tires, FWD
Chevy Silverado: Studded Snow Tires, RWD, G80 Locker
Nissan Frontier: All Terrain Tires, 4WD, Electronic Locker and Traction
Go Fast have Fun
How to Make Winter Tires for a Dirt Bike
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200 cement screws (1/4" by 1 1/4")
200 1/4" nuts
3/16" Drill Bit
Philips Head Drill Bit
Check out ZachAtk1 to see them in action (Broome Tioga Winter Scramble
350z, Stuck in the Snow
Stock Potenza "Summer" tires at about half-tread on a Nissan 350z... in
about 1-3" of snow. This thing is embarrassingly slippery! Next year it's
time for some All-Season or Winter tires!
NJ 2010 Winter fun - Ford Mustang and Subaru WRX STI doing donuts
My friend and I went out on one of the snowiest winter days in early 2010.
we both had Blizzack snow tires and grip was better than not having them,
and we had some fun.
The snow was more icy then loose snow, so grip wasn't all there, but it
made a fun afternoon!!
Summer tires in snow
This is how bad summer tires are in any kind of snow and slush. This isn't
just these specific tires, I've had other cars with summer tires that were
just as bad.
Winter Tyres or 4x4: which is best? - Auto Express
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Winter tyres are going to be on a lot of minds this year - Britain could
face a particularly harsh winter this year, with snow falling from as early
as November. If you've got a four-wheel drive car, you probably think
you're properly prepared - but are you?
We went up to Tamworth Snowdome to find out if a front-wheel drive car with
winter tyres has more traction in the snow than a 4x4 with summer tyres
fitted. We used two Ford Kugas, both with 2.0-litre diesel engines and
manual gearboxes - but one is front-wheel drive, and the other all-wheel
drive. The 4x4 Ford Kuga costs £1500 more than the normal model.
In snowy conditions the rubber in summer tyres gets harder and less grippy.
Winter tyres use a softer compound, and a tread pattern that's designed to
pick up snow - improving grip in these harsh conditions.
In our first test we saw that the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was
hopeless in the snow - but when fitted with winter tyres, it obviously did
much better. However we also tested the 4x4 on summer tyres - and the
results might surprise you.
With winter tyres, the normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope, while the
4x4 car only made it 13 metres up, before sliding back down 9 metres. in
the end, it ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres.
We also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga with winter tyres - and the
difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all
the way to the top of the steep ski slope without a problem.
Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4x4 on winter
tyres - without the right rubber, a 4x4 is just as useless as a two wheel
Having four-wheel drive won't help with braking, though - and that's much
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice
First we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy
test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between
winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating
acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an
ice rink as our test track.