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Old 12-06-2007
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5 - 20kg bags of road salt = 220lbs

It's not a whole bunch of weight, but it helps. Now a set of traction bars would help wheel-hop in the deep snow at slow speeds.
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Where do you usually put the sand bags in the back to get the most traction? In the back of the bed,in the front, or in the middle?
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over the axle
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the bag shouldn't be vulnerable to water... it should be sealed.

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What if you need some sand for traction to get over some ice? If it's frozen you're going to have bit*ch of a time breaking it up to use.

thats why i have a 5 gallon bucket in the bed with a $2.xx bag of kitty litter poured into it, i heard kitty litter works better anyways



as for sand, i was trying to break the walmart shopping cart with 4x70lb bags (didnt work)

so i have 280lbs + my tool box at about 100? + my bumper at about 200 = 600lbs over what most of yall have.. the extra 280lbs in sand bags made a pretty big difference i *think* but by the time i got them in most of the snow had turned to slush

im still determined to break the damn cart.


and i would put the sand between the axle and cab, you dont want it taking away from traction on the front end.
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I saw your thread on that, awesome idea. I kind of pirated it a bit but I don't board so...

This is what I came up with. 4x18kg sand bags (72kg = 158.73lb)
Yeah I may have over built it a little. But 2x8's were like $4 a peice so I decided to use them.
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Where do you usually put the sand bags in the back to get the most traction? In the back of the bed,in the front, or in the middle?
Ideally over the axle is where you want em, imo. I know a few guys who put them against the cab, the thinking being that they can move them back to give more traction. Other guys say to put them all the way back against the tailgate, thinking it's hanging out past the axle and therefore more traction.

Me, not being the "scientific" type, I figure that putting it over the axle, you've still got the option to move them, it's nice and centered and I can still put groceries against the tailgate. Plus, if you think of how the suspension works, it makes sense to me that you'd want to put the weight where it will be spread over both ends of the leafs... but I have no idea if that's true or not.
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Yeah I may have over built it a little. But 2x8's were like $4 a peice so I decided to use them.
I got two 8 foot lengths of 2x4 for $3 out of the crooked pile. If I made the top peices fit square I would have had maybe 2" left over, but I was using a hand saw and only made 2 cuts, so I just bolted em up on top.
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I used to keep a good 250lbs in the back, but then she got too much of a pain to get her out in the spring so i dumped her. =)
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