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Re: Locker recommendations
<font face="Comic Sans MS">With a locker on ice, any wheel spin at all will make it tend to want to swing the rear of the truck out... This is quite predictable and I don't consider it too much of a problem... However, it requires you to "PAY ATTENTION" to what the truck is doing (and ignore other crap like newspapers, the phone, passengers, etc), although you should *always* do that on snow or ice anyhow. Also, practice quite a bit before you try to push it at all... Essentially I do a controlled power slide type deal around every corner in winter, just 'cause it's fun and not particularly hard... It helps a lot when your schedule allows you to be driving when there's not a whole lot of other people out there as well...
Even from a dead stop wheelspin will make the truck want to kick sideways... Other tips I can think of are I have the best luck keeping the transmission in neutral on ice, because it is so ridiculously easy to break the tires loose, and in my experience it likes to break it loose when in gear and slowing down... Some others will disagree with that, and that's ok, 'cause it might be what they are experiencing, just like this is what I'm experiencing, which of course varies with setup, etc as to just what happens... </font>