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Old 02-09-2010, 06:36 PM
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2wd snow problem

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i have a 89 extended cab 2wd with 235/75/16 BG GOODRICH TIRES M+S BUT MY TRUCK SUCKS IN THE SNOW..IS ADDING WEIGHT HELPS? IF YES HOW MUCH WEIGHT? THE TRUCK IS A 2500 3/4..I SHOULD OF GOTTEN A 4 WHEEL DRIVE BUT I AM JUST STARTING MY LAWN CARE BIZ AND FOR $400 THAT I PAYED FOR THE TRUCK WHO CAN COMPLAIN...

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Old 02-09-2010, 07:00 PM
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hi..

i have a 89 extended cab 2wd with 235/75/16 BG GOODRICH TIRES M+S BUT MY TRUCK SUCKS IN THE SNOW..IS ADDING WEIGHT HELPS? IF YES HOW MUCH WEIGHT? THE TRUCK IS A 2500 3/4..I SHOULD OF GOTTEN A 4 WHEEL DRIVE BUT I AM JUST STARTING MY LAWN CARE BIZ AND FOR $400 THAT I PAYED FOR THE TRUCK WHO CAN COMPLAIN...

THANKS

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I've added 100lbs to the bed of my Chevy S10. Good tread also helps on the tires.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:02 PM
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The 100lbs or whatever you get from the sandbags or whatever is totally pointless. Just makes for solid frozen 50lb flying missiles in the bed of your truck when you slam on the brakes. You need a lot more weight that what can reasonably be put in there. Just gotta deal with it or dont drive until roads are clear.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:03 PM
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If you really want good traction, you should put at least 1k# in that thing, if possible, at or behind the rear wheels
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:20 PM
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yeah load it up. experiment with different amount of weights to see what works best for you
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:22 PM
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Tire chains ? or snow tires in the rear should help...
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:27 PM
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Tire chains ? or snow tires in the rear should help...
Still need a lot of weight!
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:59 PM
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Being from NY we know all about snow and 2 wheel drive trucks!

The best advice is go to home depot, buy (12) 70lb sand bags... Then, go to the lumber section and buy 2 8" wide boards to make a box within your truck, if you have a bedliner there will already bee side slots molded into them so you can just cut the boards across and drop them in. Then make a full row of 6 and double stack them over the wheel wells... Make sure your tires are properly inflated (usually 35psi) This will assist you with driving in the snow...
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:45 PM
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Its amazing what 200 pounds can do and don't forget to fill up before a snow storm. A full tank weighs alot more than a half tank.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:08 PM
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If you don't want to buy sandbags you can use fire wood. I have a 02 ext cab GMC 2wd I start filling it up until it starts to sag. It gets around pretty good.
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