Well first off let me tell you guys I'm only 16. So I've havent really been driving on my own all that long, and I have never driven on ice. When I was 15 I would drive the work van to school with my dad, and then he would drive off to work when I got to school. He always drove when it was icy, no ifs, ands, or buts. I got my license on my birthday in March of this year, so since I've been driving it hasent ever been icy. My trucks turbo took a crap on me a couple weeks ago, so I've been driving the parents truck to school and back (15 miles each way, and theres some pretty windy roads for 10 miles each way of that drive). They have an 08 F-350 CC SRW 4x4 6.4/auto. Anyways I live in an area that hardly ever gets ice, so its not like out in the Minnesota or something were people drive on an inch of ice 11 months out of year (did I blow that out of proportion
So anyways I was going along around 60mph into town when I decided I should test how icy the road is. So I slowed down to around 30, took of traction control, and got on the brakes pretty hard. Sure enough the back end kinda started to fish tail on me. So I slowed down to around 10mph. I hit the throttle for a second, and I wasnt gaining any speed or anything, but I looked at the speedo and it said I was doing 45mph. So I started off on my way to school driving extra cauteous, and drove extra slow (no faster than 45mph, remember windy roads). So this one corner was kinda down hill and wasnt very sharp. I had tow haul mod on so I didnt have to touch the brakes going around the corner. Man that was a bad idea. I was about a quarter of the way through the corner when the tranny downshifted, and the back end of the truck just slid right out. I was doing like 30mph, and I sh#^ you not, the back end was at like a 25-30* angle, and it stayed there for a good second. Man that scarred the holy living sh#^ out of me, cause its not like I was expecting it as if I slammed on the brakes or something. The whole rest of the way into town, I would go around the corner, not giving it any throttle or brake, and the back end would come out on me a little bit. It was kinda weird to have that happen. I did make it into town safe though, though there were a couple of wrecks on the road into town. It was more my fault than anything, cause it was in 2wd (it was in 4x4 not long after that), and tow/haul mod was on because of me, but I figured these trucks would do better than that.