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Old 11-20-2005
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you definately need some extra weight in the bed as light as it is.
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if it was bad enough that i was thinking of putting weight on the back just for rain i would really think about a tire with better rain traction
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Old 11-21-2005
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my toyo's helped my spinning problems. But our tail ends are WAY to light.
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hmmm witha ***** 3.0... my only slides when i try.. or if i round corners way fast.. check yer tires i guess, or yer driving style..




try what my truck feels like in snowy roads.. hah.. there is no such thing as 2wd, all time 4x4 for me
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You shouldn't just be sliding all over the place just in the rain driving normal. Either your tires are waterskis or you need to lay off the gas big time.
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i must say that i don't, by any means, go autocrossing in my truck...i just figured i wasn't the only one whose truck can't get traction when it rains. My tires are rated A with wet/dry traction of which there's only AA left. I'm getting considerably better traction with these tires than those stock ones and these are wider to boot.

our trucks are extremely light in the butt. I don't wnat to get a toolbox because i don't like the way they lookif anything, i'll put a hard-top on to add more back weight.

It's starting to dry up, so i'll be good for gripping....
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well the way you talked it sounded like you were almost drifting or somthn. i think you might have exagerated a common slideout around a corner in the rain a bit much
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I had this problem when I had my stock 235 bfg Radial Long Trail T/A then I switched to some 245 bfg land terrain and all of my spinning off the line and everything stopped. I dont have to be easy on the gas when it rains off the line anymore. Given I dont gun it or anything. If anything let a couple lbs out of the rear tires whenever it rains. That might help a little.
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It may be that your tires simply don't have very good traction on wet pavement. They are MS tires, which generally don't have the wet pavement traction that all-season and summer tires have. What you get in added snow and off-road traction with an MS tire you usually give up in wet pavement traction, generally speaking. Since you live in Fla., you don't need snow traction. If you don't off-road or don't off-road much, consider switching to an all-season tire known for its wet pavement traction. Also, as already pointed out, take it easy on the acceleration and the quickness of your turns, lane changes, and etc., and remember you can't stop as fast.
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My 1st thought was if they were directional tires and are on backwards or something, but my car had this problem (it was slammed) but it was because of the alignment...

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Justin, are you saying you have no traction going up hills in tallahassee? I went up there a few weeks ago to party with my brother at FSU, and there are a lot of steep streets with a lot of traffic lights, so I can see how traction could be a problem trying to go when the light turns green. I say look into an L/S for the rear axle, maybe some extra weight in the bed, or just try to avoid the steep streets when it rains.
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Justin, are you saying you have no traction going up hills in tallahassee? I went up there a few weeks ago to party with my brother at FSU, and there are a lot of steep streets with a lot of traffic lights, so I can see how traction could be a problem trying to go when the light turns green. I say look into an L/S for the rear axle, maybe some extra weight in the bed, or just try to avoid the steep streets when it rains.

haha you know what i'm yappin about then...it's all gravy! It finally stopped raining now it's cold as poo...
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