I thought I'd start a video thread to capture some of the fun this year. I also often jump in other threads with opinions about 4x4s and tire types and figured I'd start my own.
I am going to do some testing during the season from two extremes: a modified older 4x4 SUV and a modern luxury front wheel drive minivan. The 4x4 wears the same aggressive offroad traction tire year round, and the minivan wears dedicated studded winter tires from October to May or June. The 4x4 predates modern electronic control except for ABS that can fortunately be turned off, and the minivan has it all.
I want to show what happens when you take the focus away from tire "seasons" and place it purely on traction (and making other major compromises), as well as to capture some of the mess we see each year when it is safe to take the vid and doesn't embarrass the driver(s), although if it is me being humiliated I'll definitely post it up :D.
Hopefully others will find or take some personal video that demonstrates what is often posted on Epic in guidance to other drivers. The first myth to bust is going to be that a 2WD with winter tires is better than anything else without winter tires (the car type with mountain snowflakes)...