Redditor’s F-150 Conquers the Cascadian Snow
Despite the snowy conditions, one Redditor’s F-150 handily makes the rounds while set to 4A mode.
There’s a lot of magic to be found behind the wheel of an F-150. Want tons of horsepower for the quarter-mile? You got it. Want a work truck that can pull and haul tons of whatever you got? It’s there for the taking.
Want to master the snowy roads of winter with ease? It can be done. Just ask Redditor tikipunch, whose drive through the recent snowfall in Western Washington in his F-150 has been “an absolute dream.”
“I’ve been so [pleased] with the 4A setting,” tikipunch says of his F-150. “Haven’t had to turn 4H once.” When asked about the potential for fishtailing in said mode without a load in the back, he had this to say:
“Really no fish tailing when 4A is on. I even tried. It was more sliding when doing a sharp turn just because the road was compact snow so really no traction. Other than that I was cruising with no issues in snow and slush.”
A few others chimed in on how well their F-150s handle what winter dishes out, like contractorpov, who loves the way his truck handles the snow, but not so much ice. A couple of Redditors suggested winter tires for improved traction, especially when you need to get out of the way of less-attentive drivers. Another Redditor, juiceboxzero says he adds a 360 pounds of sand to the bed, and that he, too, doesn’t use 4H most of the time.
So, when it comes to winter driving, an F-150 (or any Ford truck) can handle it, and then some.