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Old 11-20-2008, 06:31 PM
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How Good Is The SS AWD In Snow?

like the question asks how good is the ss awd in snow? icy weather? Looking at buying an ss and i live in pa where winters can be bad
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:11 PM
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My 2 wheel ss drive gets around pretty good in the snow,as for ice i think nothing does very good.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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Stock tires aren't the best but they work ok, just make sure you turn off the stabilitrac and traction control or you'll have some scary moments
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:17 PM
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like the question asks how good is the ss awd in snow? icy weather? Looking at buying an ss and i live in pa where winters can be bad
I live in Colorado and so far (thank god) we haven't had a classic Colorado winter in the year I've had my SS but the little snow it has been on it did ok, keeping in mind that I drive slooooow in snow but definately do get the AWD. Others in the forum take off the SS wheels during the winter and use Trailblazer "17 wheels with big meaty snow tires for added traction........
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:18 PM
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I have a 06 AWD SS... it does pretty good in the snow, but once the stock Goodyears get some wear on them it becomes a little dicey. I am now running Hankooks and it it fantastic in the snow.
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Stock tires aren't the best but they work ok, just make sure you turn off the stabilitrac and traction control or you'll have some scary moments
Just wondering why you would turn OFF the traction control?

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Old 11-20-2008, 08:40 PM
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just wondering the same thing and also why the stabilatrack - how does make shutting these two things off make it better in the snow?
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:44 PM
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Having never driven an SS, I have to agree with the above statement.

We leave our Denali in A4wd in bad weather, and it has been great in the snow.
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:50 PM
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Just wondering why you would turn OFF the traction control?

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just wondering the same thing and also why the stabilatrack - how does make shutting these two things off make it better in the snow?
I can answer this... If you have it on and you are trying to pull out at a light or parking lot and you spin one wheel the truck will go into nanny mode. You will loss all power and leave yourself very vulnerable with no way to accelerate. Thus a sitting duck. When I am pulling out of a parking lot or away from a light, I turn off traction control so I can accelerate even while spinning slightly. I do however leave stabilitrac on.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:05 PM
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Fishhunter, then is just a problem with the awd? Just wondering because if I have mine in a4wd in snowy or icy conditions it performs terrific with traction control on.
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