Lifted Chevy Silverado Has Struggles With Winter: Video55
Heavy snow is falling across the U.S., leading to delays and road closures, not to mention a whole mess of headaches as motorists cope with the icy conditions. Unfortunately, this lifted Chevy Silverado is among those vehicles that can’t quite get to grips, seen in the following brief video clips fighting for traction on a snow-covered street.
Recently posted to Twitter, the first video clip is just 10 seconds long, and shows a customized Chevy Silverado spinning its rear wheels as it attempts to climb up a snowy street. More snow is falling, and the pavement is completely covered with the stuff.
While less-than-ideal, we’ve seen worse conditions. Nevertheless, this Chevy Silverado doesn’t quite have what it takes to claw its way up the hill. Although the truck has been customized with a considerable suspension lift, a vinyl exterior wrap, and new running gear, the rear tires can’t find a foothold to get the large pickup moving.
Lol some dude in his ridiculous tonka truck can’t make it up the little hill on our street. pic.twitter.com/qm9OJO5ORf
— that cheap guy (@troylf) January 6, 2022
Notably, the vehicle owner elected not to remove the snow in the back of the pickup, which in theory should help with traction, but unfortunately, it’s simply not enough to get the Chevy Silverado successfully up the hill.
In the next video clip, we see the Chevy Silverado at the bottom of the hill, where, according to the user that posted the video, the driver “surrendered” and instead elected to find a new way to get where they were going – presumably without any hills.
He surrendered and drove in reverse back towards Broadway. pic.twitter.com/5SNkI5H72s
— that cheap guy (@troylf) January 6, 2022
While this custom Chevy Silverado certainly looks impressive, it clearly doesn’t have what it takes to tackle the snowy conditions. The fact that it’s rear-wheel drive, rather than four-wheel drive, is part of the issue. However, the most impactful part of all this are the tires, as whatever rubber is fitted to those custom wheels isn’t up the task of winter driving.
For those 2022 Chevy Silverado and 2022 GMC Sierra owners looking to avoid a similar fate, check out GM Authority’s previous coverage of which Silverado tires and Sierra tires are compatible with snow chains.
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The funniest part is he has swapped the rims… meaning he has a perfectly functional set of stock rims he could have put winter tires on for the snow. A 30 minute job in his own garage and he would have been ready for this storm.
It shows that these douches know nothing about the trucks they supposedly worship.
Learn how to drive!
How embarrassing, who would post that???
Being that he was driving, and someone else was filming, they probably posted it
Heck, an un-lifted two wheel drive truck probably wouldn’t make it up that hill. He could put a little weight in that truck and it probably would have made it.
Nothing quite like snow to bring all of the needle dicks out. Gotta show everyone what their $1200 a month truck payment is good for besides posing at the bar after whatever name tag wearing job they just left from.
Haha that’s one of my old mans lines! Everyone is a needledick. There’s a second part to it too.
I live up North, my first truck many years ago only had two wheel drive, it was worthless on a icy snowing road. The light rear end make the matter worse. If you dispute this, it probably means you’ve never owned a 4×4, and you just don’t know any better.
Well I probably live north of you. I’ve owned 4X4s 2wd front wheel drives etc. For my money 4X4 is just an excuse to spend more money. Cost to purchase, fuel mileage, maintenance etc. Yes 2wd pickups with summer tires and no weigh in the back coupled with few working brain cells can be a hand full in the winter. But by using that uncommon common sense you can usually avoid getting stuck. Some folk just never learn (or can).
I drive a different make pickup with Pirelli Scorpions and have driven in plenty of snow in 2wd. Sand tubes work wonders.
That was a sad display as someone who is no stranger to snow his tires should have been able to do better than that at the least, but otherwise who has a jacked up customized truck without 4wd. And somewhere with snow to boot, more money than brains situation……
Sounds to me that she not engaging in 4wd. Why would someome lift a truck with 2wd