Originally Posted by Irishtruckie12
OK so my 2X4 Friends what is the magic number in Weight we are talking about i have a set of rather decent Winter tires ( non studed thats why i say Rather decent) 15's nothing big but good **** im looking to put like 200LBS i live on a steep grade hill that turns into a sheet of ICE once plowed so i wnat the best traction if it was just my life i wouldnt care but its my wife and kids too so any help would be great!
Well, couple things:
Make sure instead of sand... get yourself some Salt bags, and carry alot of it too.. or get yoruself about 50 lbs worth of salt, and another 300 lbs worth of sand securly attached to the vehicle. If you are working on a hill going up that ice, make sure you drop some salt down it from time to time and make sure it doesnt ice up.. I can tell you from experience, even with a 4x4 and winter tires, Ice is impossible to go up unless its pre-prepared
Other then that, skinnier tires are your friend, good traction is a must, perhaps think about Siping the tires if they arent. That would require you to get a new set of sumemr tires if you go that route, so you dont wear the winter ones out too quickly. And carry a shovel, all that winter fun gear.. you should be good after that!