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Snow driving feedback

Discussion in 'Honda Acty' started by NJTukTuk, Dec 23, 2020.

  1. NJTukTuk

    NJTukTuk New Member

    Anyone wondering about “snow condition” driving? Here’s my experience.

    State: NJ

    Conditions: 8-10inches unplowed snow

    Vehicle: 1992 Honda Acty attack 4wd

    Setup: “stock” from delivery

    Wheels: 12x3.5 4x100

    Rubber: Bridgestone K305 145R12 LT

    Feedback: Amazing traction. I mean the truck would not slip. Getting it to even drift was so hard let alone do some nice donuts was almost impossible. Amazing traction through unplowed streets and the following day up and down icy suburban roads. Didn’t once get stuck. Completely embarrassed my model 3 performance stock setup.

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  2. Arty

    Arty Member

    My 1992 MiniCab is really fun in the snow - - in 4wd. - - Next to useless in straight 2wd, but really, what do you expect with skinny little 12" wheels, and "all-season" tires, but in 4wd, it forges ahead like a little trooper. One issue though, is the narrow track width. It's a bit too skinny to fit nicely in the snow grooves pressed into the roads by most bigger vehicles, so I try to say out of them whenever possible. And, it's fun to see other people smiling and waving when they see you out and about.
  3. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    These trucks are amazing in snow. I have the exact same model as NJTukTuk, so it was nice to read his experience. We got the same storm in PA and I wanted to test it out on some unplowed roads, roughly 10in of snow as well. I have Deestone 24in ATV tires on my Attack and she drove through it without a hiccup, zero loss of traction and that's without locking the rear differential, my driveway is also pretty steep to the road. It's nice to know that given an emergency situation, I can rely on the truck to get where I have to go.
  4. NJTukTuk

    NJTukTuk New Member

    Hey do you a photo of your tire wheel setup?
    Are they on the 12x3.5 4x100 stock rims?

    Looking for beefier tires but in the stock rims so I can keep costs down and not deal with the spacers needed or lift kit.

  5. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    Sure, my avatar picture (w/the bike) is before I lifted the truck and the one I posted below is after I did a 2in lift. The tires are mounted onto the stock 12in wheels. Before I did the lift they didn't rub unless the stock suspension compressed quite a bit or if I had a 200lb+ passenger. I was actually debating selling the tires and getting an A/T or M/T tire that was slightly less aggressive. These are pretty loud on the street , but perform amazing off-road or in said snow storm, anything else and they're a bit much.

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  6. NJTukTuk

    NJTukTuk New Member

    Man I did not want to go too much with the tires but now after seeing your setup with the lift I like that a lot

    what lift did do you use? The 2in one on eBay?
    Did you change the springs?

    Awesome setup btw the black pops nice
  7. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    Yeah, I went with the eBay spacer kit, which I'm not a fan of at all. I just received 275lb Afco springs from Summit and will be installing them and will be swapping out the spacers. And thanks! I really like the black as well, it's like a Rhino-liner just not as thick.
  8. emerald18

    emerald18 New Member

    Impressive setup. I might consider those winter tires next time because I'm currently using the set of all-season tires I got from 4WheelOnline. Thanks for the insights and feedback though.
  9. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    I'm going to swap them out for some Yokohama Super Diggers, I may try to find another set of wheels to swap these ATV tires on for snowstorms or strictly off-roading. They're not too fun on dry pavement.
  10. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    It's a smart move to have an extra set of wheels. Work, mud/snow tires, and your highway tires! Yeah it might cost a little more, but in the long run I think it's worth it!
  11. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    I completely agree, and usually how I roll. Most of the vehicles I own have another set of wheels for different terrain whether snow or the track. I was just trying to be a tad more conservative this time around since these ATV tires are brand new.
  12. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I guess if you wanted, and you had a decent all purpose, mud and snow, type tire. When you decided to go off road, or heavy snow/ice, you could use chains, but that would be my second choice, I guess. It all depends on what your doing and what you want out of it!
  13. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    That's pretty much it. My truck will hardly ever see anything serious offroad even though we live on 3.4 acres of woods. However, the road in front of my house seems to always be plowed last so the ATV tires will see some use. Although I'm sure the Super Diggers should navigate that well enough.

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