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Old 10-26-2010
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Sweet Jebus, we have snow!

Alright, so it's my first winter with both a truck and RWD. My last 2 vehicles were FWD cars so I'm a bit of a newb.

We are getting an *** load of snow right now up here in the great white north, and I have a feeling I'll need more traction. Winter tires are an obvious but expensive solution, so I've opted to weigh down the back. How much weight is enough and how much is too much. Will offset the weight distribution enough to cause the backend to kick out going around icy corners?
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just concentrate the weight over the axle...idk about how much weight though
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I think most people use like 200lbs of sandbags stacked in the bed
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Load it 'till it's on the bump stops.
Then add a fat chick.
Chain up and you'll go through anything.
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We need snow pictures!
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200 lbs is plenty. When I had my 2wd, I would use 3 bags of crushed stone.. this way if you end up with a small hole in one of the bags, you don't get sand everywhere..
But really, winter tires is the best way to go.. if you are going to be keeping the truck for a few years, then the expense is worth it.
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when i had my 2007 4.0L RWD i just bought snow tires for it and didnt put any weight in the back. lsd with snow tires was pretty fun.
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how did you even manage to get anywhere lol
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I'm 30min West of OP, it's coming down pretty good at the moment. High winds and temperature of just around the freezing mark are making certain areas pretty slippery causing a few airports to be closed from what I hear.

Winter weight for Saskatchewanian's = two semi truck tire tubes, each cut in half. Fill each 3/4 full of sand or medium sized gravel. Fold ends over and screw or bolt a 1x1" block of wood across the ends. Holds fine, and you can bust it open and dump the stuff under you tires if/when you get stuck. Got me through 2 winters in my 94' 2wd with bald all-seasons.

Or leave a quad or sled in the back, this works great too.
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are you guys getting hit by that massive storm thats affecting the states with the bad thunderstorms
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I think they are getting the stuff behind the front
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damnn i want snow!!
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i cant wait for it to hit winnipeg
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I hope we get some good snow this year. last year we had the most we've had in awhile but it still was not much. and I love snow so much
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I still want to see snow pictures
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yeah its snowing pretty good here, didn't stop us from playing football though, 2 trucks with horse trailers to block the wind and some heater's and we were good to go.
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i cant wait for it to hit winnipeg
Same here, instead we are having a monsoon at the moment.
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Lets see some pics or your all liers lol
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We don't have camera's yet in Canada, hence: no pictures.
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damn i want some but not till my trucks fixed
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put as much weight in there as possible, no matter what you do the rear end will slide around effortlessly
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put as much weight in there as possible, no matter what you do the rear end will slide around effortlessly
you make me so excited for my first winter in the rust belt with RWD!
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Meh buy snow tires and your truck will be just as good as any front wheel drive car with snows.
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i can't wait. i hope we get hit hard too.
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