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Re: canyon in snow

Token frostbite photo. Very cold here in the northeast these past few days.


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Better?
Last snow storm we got, about 6in +/- on the roads untouched. Normal drive was about 35mins, took me hour and a half that day. Left it in 4hi the whole way, most sure feeling I've ever had in a vehicle. Love the truck, even with the stock LT tires.

Also took it to an empty lot later and had some fun


Supposed to get 12-18 in my area this afternoon, we'll see how that goes..
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I live in Quebec, and we already have 40" of snow. So i think i can tell you one thing or two about winter driving lol
I had 2 pathfinder and one ridgeline (old version). My 2016 Canyon is the best winter machine as far. But like any vehicule you need real and good winter tire. They will make all the difference in the world. The grip is one thing, but the breaking part is where you can see a good winter set. So, get good soles and get snow boogey like i do every day for the last 5 weeks....


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We had some pretty icey conditions this weekend and the duratracs and auto 4x4 did very well. Never felt like it was pushed too hard to lose control. Love the tires!
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Dude..... You' better clean off that license plate. The cops are gonna pull you over and confiscate all your drugs and kinky sex toys. :)
Shit how'd you know what I have!?


Cops were too busy with the ridiculous amount of people that shouldn't be driving who were in ditches off the highways... But yeah I cleaned off the lights and plate just after that
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Replaced the OEM tires on our Canyon SLT diesel with duratrac's right after we took delivery last March. Today had to go up the hill on our neighbors driveway to get tractor to blow 6+ inches of snow off our driveways. Was able to get up the hill in two wheel drive. Was never able to do this in our old truck, an S10 ZR2 with BF Goodrich tires. Do not know if it is the tires or the truck, but think it is the tires. Picture from top of hill and bottom after snow blown, yes it is a long driveway.
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We got some high winds & extreme cold here the last few days. Yesterday on the way home from work was especially windy & there were drifts forming all over the place, so naturally I had to test out the Autotrak & make sure the Blizzaks still worked.....Verdict Yup they still work! LOL



The snow was very hard packed from the high winds & packed into the slots of my rims.


Not exactly the kind of temps you want to be breaking down in or be stuck/stranded in!


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If you have an air compressor blow gun, blow the snow out of those wheels before you park it - it can pack around the wheel then if it warms up (warm brake rotor) while it's parked then it could slough off the top of the wheel and land at the bottom of the wheel, then you'll have a big lump of ice in the bottom of the wheel and really throw it out of balance.


I've had to clean out my wheels several times already, almost always the back wheels. The fronts stay much cleaner.
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we got 10" over the weekend here in western NC and the colorado did great.. just left it in auto.. didnt have any issues on the main roads.. secondary roads.. or the one lane gravel driveway up thru the side of a mountain where the sun never shines.. haha.. i did stop to get this photo of the sunrise on Monday..
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If you have an air compressor blow gun, blow the snow out of those wheels before you park it - it can pack around the wheel then if it warms up (warm brake rotor) while it's parked then it could slough off the top of the wheel and land at the bottom of the wheel, then you'll have a big lump of ice in the bottom of the wheel and really throw it out of balance.


I've had to clean out my wheels several times already, almost always the back wheels. The fronts stay much cleaner.
I didn't remove the snow until the next day, kind of wanted to see if I could feel anything at speed on the way to work the next day. Never noticed anything.

In the past with other vehicles I don't think I ever had the issue your describing happen. What would happen however is the snow would melt a bit (from the heat generated on the pads on the rotor) & then freeze as everything cooled off. Then when you went to drive away next time you could feel & hear the ice breaking free on initial movement.

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If you have an air compressor blow gun, blow the snow out of those wheels before you park it - it can pack around the wheel then if it warms up (warm brake rotor) while it's parked then it could slough off the top of the wheel and land at the bottom of the wheel, then you'll have a big lump of ice in the bottom of the wheel and really throw it out of balance.


I've had to clean out my wheels several times already, almost always the back wheels. The fronts stay much cleaner.
Used to have this problem with my '97 Subaru Impreza. Always thought it was ironic, given that it was the most capable winter driver I'd owned to that point...

...I used to blast the wheels in a self-service carwash, same difference I guess.
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I've had it happen once and it was very noticeable, the right rear corner of the bed was hopping up and down. I had to pull over and get some of the ice out, I didn't get it all and could still feel it thumping so I parked it in a warm garage and got it all melted off. My last vehicle had cheap winter steel wheels you couldn't reach in and clean out and it happened all the time with those black metal wheels, a little sun shine during the day and all the snow/ice fell to the bottom of the wheel then by the time I was off work the sun had set and refroze everything tight. I no longer buy cheap black metal wheels but run aluminum mags where it's easier access to clean out.

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Got some snow driving in this weekend up in Tahoe as remnants of the 6 feet of snow that buried the region last week. Main roads were all but clear and mostly used 2WD, but side roads up to the houses around Squaw Valley were still full on somewhat packed down snow. Got a good feel for the traction - not as good as real snow tires, but passable at current tread depth (8/32") - I'm on the factory GY AT tires that come on the Z71 models. 4WD works well, as expected. Overall no issues starting from a standstill on a hill. No added weight in bed and I have the ext cab long bed which is worse case for rear axle weight.


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studded snows are the best and only way to go. lord willing i get my twin this year, come winter it will go off the road or get new studded snows. cheap insurance for 6 months of the year.
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I have weight in the back year round.
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A piece of 3/4 CDX covering the length of the deck between the wheel wells (40#)
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So that's roughly 250# all the time,
Smooths out the ride.
Improves traction and handling.
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Was in Lake Tahoe last weekend and was blown away how well this truck handled this much snow. Had it in Auto 4x4 the whole weekend and it had no problems especially on unplowed rows with 10" of fresh snow on them.

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Just did a 150 mile trip up through the mountains here; some slush, then hard pack snow, then ice, then rain on ice, water standing on the road....in other words, lousy roads. I am still running the original OEM tires which did OK the first winter. However, after 15,000 miles these things are pretty bad in those conditions, especially the slush. I will be upgrading to studded tires next winter....

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Got about 14 inches today, backed into my driveway instead of driving in so I didn't plow with the air dam....and got stuck! Ha
Had to clean around it with my bobcat and shovel to free it up. Did pretty good otherwise.
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