Tip : Snowmageddon Driving

hallux

✓ • Gold
Messages
237
Upvotes Recieved
158
First Name
Das Big Toe
T3G Member
#1,649
Alright so, this may not be something new or this may juts be regurgitated information... if so I'm sorry.

Today was my first day driving my 2018 Tacoma in an accumulation of snow (2 - 3"). What I learned was that while in 4wd in this completely stock truck, it operates better with traction control disabled. All I did was simply disable the traction control with a single press, not a press & hold style. What this did for me was allowed me to stay in the throttle and counter steer while slightly sliding rather then have the computer drop power on me almost bringing me to a complete stop.

Now, that being said - nothing beats proper tires and the knowledge of snow driving but this is just something I learned coming from a 2006 Silverado 4x4 which powered through snow like a beast.
 

Tacomadad18

✓ • Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
Messages
2,039
Upvotes Recieved
2,367
Location
Missouri
First Name
Jason
Truck Year
2018
Truck Color
Barcelona Red
Truck Grade
SR5
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#2,122
Makes total sense with the traction control off. Makes donuts (snownuts) wayyyy easier too ?

I found that driving it like a stick (without a clutch lol) you touch your brakes far less. I also live in an area with tons of hills and curves so I’ve been driving like that with all my vehicles, since I learned how to drive. I do admit my truck did exceptionality well in the snow.
 

Bird dog

✓ • Aficionado
Tacoma3G Supporter
Tacoma3G O.G.
Messages
1,386
Upvotes Recieved
1,979
Location
Peoria,AZ
First Name
DJ
Truck Year
2017
Truck Color
Barcelona Red
Truck Grade
Off-Road
Cab & Bed
Double Cab, Short Bed
Transmission
Automatic
T3G Member
#659
Works the same way in loose sand especially if there is an incline.