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Old 02-19-2014, 06:47 PM
Location: Anchorage Suburbanites and part time Willowbillies
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Originally Posted by AKStafford View Post
Just to let you know.... Four wheel drive will NOT help you stop any faster. It does help when getting started, but does nothing for stopping.
It can help you maintain control when stopping.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Originally Posted by hogfamily View Post
It can help you maintain control when stopping.
Yes, specially on vehicles with traction/stability control. Studded tires (or chains) also reduce the length of the skid, at least until the ice building-up in front of the stud or the chain, covers the stud or the chain.

What I like about stability control is that it helps you steer the vehicle in the middle of a skid, as long as there is "some" tire traction.
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