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I need help with my 1999 blazer winter driving conditions
 
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More info?? 4wd? 4dr? 3 or 4-button controlled transfer case? Your conditions? The issues you are having? Manual or Automatic?
 
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:45 AM
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Its a automatic it has auto 4x4 and manual Iím having sliding problems with it on ice but it does good in the snow and my breaks donít stop at all on the ice there abs type someone told me to get better tires but I donít think thatís the issue with how bad itís been sliding on the ice .................................................. ...........................please help me thanks again
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Old 11-10-2018, 11:15 AM
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Its a automatic it has auto 4x4 and manual Iím having sliding problems with it on ice but it does good in the snow and my breaks donít stop at all on the ice there abs type someone told me to get better tires but I donít think thatís the issue with how bad itís been sliding on the ice .................................................. ...........................please help me thanks again
No matter how good the brakes and tires are, if you are on smooth, glazed-over, ice, there is no much you can do. Driving technique matters quite a bit also.

If you are really having trouble, perhaps you should get studded snow tires if your state permits them. Even if you cannot get studded tires, a good set of snow tires that have rubber formulated to stay softer and therefore have more friction with an icy surface might be what you need. Regular, non-snow tires get harder in the cold and there will be less friction force between the tire and the ice. I run Mud/Snow tires all year as I don't use my truck much during the non-cold months except for going to the woods or hauling my sailboat. I might get more wear than otherwise but I'm willing to live with that.

Remember, just because you have 4wd, as soon as you start moving sideways and your tires are not rolling, you are essentially a 2 ton hockey puck and will slide off in a straight line.
 
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Or move to Florida or Hawaii.
 
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:24 AM
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I once did a write-up for winter driving.

https://blazerforum.com/forum/genera...rmation-88400/
 
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Remember, brakes do not stop a vehicle, they only slow it down. Tire traction is what stops it.
 
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Remember, brakes do not stop a vehicle, they only slow it down. Tire traction is what stops it.
Actually it's Earth's gravity that stops it.
 
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Then a vehicle should not be able to roll downhill. It's friction that stops it.
 
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Originally Posted by rriddle3 View Post
Then a vehicle should not be able to roll downhill. It's friction that stops it.
In college we had a physics prof who was famous for once saying "Friction can be a friend sometimes." Being college students, everyone's minds went straight to the gutter. LOL
 

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