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How do you prepare for winter?

I started a similar thread last year, but felt like starting a new one.

Just like the title states, how do you prepare for winter?

Here is my check-list.

Change/top off fluids
Transmission fluid change (not really winter related, but need to do it anyways)
Front/rear differential fluid change (probably 75w-90 for the colder weather)
Finish the bed-liner job on my rocker panels
Finish my rear bumper for a little extra weight in the rear

Anything else that im missing?

Also, would Royal purple 75w-90 gear oil be ok for year round use? Im trying to settle on a good brand of gear oil. I have an open 8.8, even though royal purple has a limited slip additive already added. Its either 75w-90 or 75w-140.
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move ice scraper from toolbox to cab.
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check the 4wd
wax it every month lol
check brakes,lights,belts,fluids which reminds me i have to change my t-case fluid lol
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Royal Purple 75W90 will be fine year round.

I don't really do much other than my normal maintenance... just get it undercoated and drive on!
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Normal maintenance, winter is usually mild here.
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Wash and wash the truck polish the wheels then...Put my camo on and put a gun in the passenger seat and im ready lol
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Wear a jacket, maybe a hat if its really cold out.
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Wash and wash the truck polish the wheels then...Put my camo on and put a gun in the passenger seat and im ready lol
A gun? Why do you hunt with a gun? I just use my hands dude.

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Wear a jacket, maybe a hat if its really cold out.
--_____-- lol
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Swim suit, sunscreen, and a cooler :)

But seriously, I usually wash my truck right before it starts getting cold, 'cause that 50 winter weather freezes my hands, lol
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Put it in four by four and get to moving
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Naughton, you really know how to make a guy depressed. It really is not to bad until it gets in the teens for a few weeks.
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Swim suit, sunscreen, and a cooler :)

But seriously, I usually wash my truck right before it starts getting cold, 'cause that 50 winter weather freezes my hands, lol
Yeah, you and Korey walking around in January with sandals and shorts on lol.

.....but I still wear sandals year round haha.
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A gun? Why do you hunt with a gun? I just use my hands dude.



--_____-- lol
Hardass award of the year? I think so lol...pretty sure that deer would kick my *** tho haha
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Hardass award of the year? I think so lol...pretty sure that deer would kick my *** tho haha
Yeah man, just wait until they are within distance and snap their neck. haha jk.

So Royal purple it is. Just looked at some of their gear oil, a bit pricey though.

I plan on just washing my truck more often during the winter. Im sure the bedliner will help out a lot though.
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Change the oil in september and march. The mechanic also checks and tops off fluids, air pressure in the tires etc...

Wax job in august and april.

Check anti-freeze

Vacuum the interior before and after winter. I like a clean truck.

Wash once or twice a month, but weekly after road salt exposure.

Put out ice scraper into the front seat.

Fill up washer fluid with Rain-X.
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I might turn the A/C off... But thats about it...
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I need snow tires fml
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I put a sweatshirt in it so that when it dips below 55* I won't freeze.
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Wash and wax....and flick the temp control **** over to all the way hot and leave it there until march
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Change Fluids , Check Rad Fluid , Find My Ice Scraper , Put My Weight Box In My box , Put Winter Tires On ,
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How do i prep for winter?
since my truck breaks as much as Dave's. I pretty much don't worry.
So i buy a case of beer and fish out the Carrhart. Sit outside with the neighbor and go "Yea, getting cold out"
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Engine block heater ftw! Check.
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Umm put a couple sand bags in the back and put the pedal to da metal.
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How do i prep for winter?
since my truck breaks as much as Dave's. I pretty much don't worry.
So i buy a case of beer and fish out the Carrhart. Sit outside with the neighbor and go "Yea, getting cold out"
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So Royal purple it is. Just looked at some of their gear oil, a bit pricey though.
It is pretty pricey... but at least you don't need much!
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