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Old 09-21-2006
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preparing truck for winter?

cols weather season is coming and my honda will be going in garage starting first snowfall and the ranger will be primary vehicle.

163,000 miles on her, 3.0 supercab 4x4 stick (1994).

what are some good things to do to prepare it for the cold harsh winters of upstate new york here?
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Sandbags in the bed by the rear wheel wells.
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BFG A/T tires... check the brakes. tie tods. ball joints. all those things you never want to be doing it in the mid of winter if you can help it!
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Check coolant, have battery checked
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yea, make sure you gotta at least 50% antifreeze in your coolant.
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move to a warmer climate
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I'd love to, only if it was that easy
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like zach said bfg at's are great all weather tires, sand bags or such weights in the rear(i think stylinconcepts.com has a special bedbag for weights), check your running parts and make sure they are fine(like he said its not something you want to do in the winter)
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change your oil
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We prepare our vehicles in florida for the harsh winter of lows in the 30's and highs in the 60's....Brrrrrrrrrrrr....by getting our heat checked :)
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yeah I make sure that I have gas in my truck for the winter and just drive.
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whats winter???? is that one of those seasons that i dont know of because im from Texas? Well we do nothing for winter but im guessing all of the above is what you'd want to do if you lived in a place that had seasons,
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We prepare our vehicles in florida for the harsh winter of lows in the 30's and highs in the 60's....Brrrrrrrrrrrr....by getting our heat checked :)
I checked my heat the other day( aka bought a sweatshirt)
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whats winter???? is that one of those seasons that i dont know of because im from Texas? Well we do nothing for winter but im guessing all of the above is what you'd want to do if you lived in a place that had seasons,
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as soon as im done with school man, i'll hopefully say goodbye to buffalo and hello to hotlanta.
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Find a dirt road and give the 4x4 a test.. make sure you can still pop in and out of 4Hi at will.
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i love livin in ga
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at advance auto there are these filable bags you can buy called suretrax, just lay out in the box and add water. they will support a load so you can still use your bed, check out everything like coolant, trans&engine oil, differential & t- case levels, 4wd for operation, tire condition/pressure. new wiper blades. and dont forget to get a ice scraper to put in the truck along with some good gloves.
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Battery is good.
Oil is good
Coolant.
Heat and defroset is working.
Put a little extra air in the tires.
Maybe some weight in the bed. I don't personally, never had a problem.
Get some jumper cables just in case.
Winsheld washer fluid made for winter.
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Winter wiper blades help a lot also.
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Just thought of another winter tip. I know Buffalo NY gets some ungodly amounts of snow. Yellow Fog lights are also very helpful. They cut down on the white glare during blizzards.
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