Very determined mail Carrier

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  1. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

     
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  2. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    The Iron Duke 4cyl is getting a good workout, sounds like the driver has the loud pedal on the floorboard !!!!!!
     
  3. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If it's continually moving forward...why stop and lose all that forward momentum?...LOL
     
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  4. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    I'm not from a area that gets alot of snow but have read online in forums the best way to gain forward momentum is slow steady throttle input
    This video shows the wrong way as it's hard on the transmission and drive tires
     
  5. Fbird

    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    lol....our tax dollars at work right there!!!!!

    i might be wrong ...iirc almost
    EVERY automatic trnny since the late 90's....has a manual 2nd gear..... if mail carrier had simply applied this basic driving instruction..... pull it in 2nd....and EASE on the pedal.....this would have a been a 15 second video.....
     
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  6. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Slow and easy... Don't get the tires hot and keep rolling forward.
    Once the tires get warm, the compacted snow gets a water glaze on it and you don't move.
    Back up and use the tracks you made to get momentum again.
     
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    2wd S-10's always sucked in the snow.
     
  8. John Wright

    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I had an S-10 with a 355 in it, I would just stand on the gas...fast moving tires would keep the treads clear, no fear of any snow being packed into the treads...LOL

    Terry is right, once that packed snow gets melted from the heat of the tires, it's over unless you back up into the cleared tracks and get another running start.
     
  9. xten

    xten Veteran Member

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    Neither rain, nor snow, nor lack of driving skills, nor 2wd, nor lack of chains, or studded sawdust recaps shall keep these couriers from their appointed rounds.
     
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  10. sprink

    sprink Veteran Member

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    I always filled the bed of my ss s-10 w snow. Was ok until started to melt & slammed back & forth in bed!
    I carry a bucket of sand/cement mix (no gravel). Works well.
     

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