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Old 12-09-2009
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ive got 5 60# bags in my bed
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Old 12-09-2009
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I haul around 300+ lbs of sand bags in my '98. No weight in the diesel though, it has enough :)

Not only is the weight nice, but if I happen to get stuck on any sort of ice or packed snow, I can always slice one open and shovel some sand out.. works great
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Old 12-09-2009
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Originally Posted by 93rangerXLT4x4 View Post
i forgot to mention that when i slid in the ditch last winter, i had a brand new set of 31x10.5x15 BFG all terrains on my truck.. i dont have much respect for them tires anymore!!! my worn stockers would have kept me on the road better..
4wd and winter tires don't save anyone from ice and trying to stop from high speed. A common issue for MANY out on our public roads. I see many 4wd vehicles pass me and drive erratically in snow storms and on snow covered roads.

I used BFG A/T's on my Ranger and over 5 years of winter driving on them and never did I slide off the road or loose control. There are other tires out on the market that are just as good for less then what the BFG's cost, but poor driving abilities lead to accidents and ditched vehicles.

I always enjoy seeing the 4wd vehicle that passed me or was speeding flipped in a ditch. The only way people will learn that 4wd doesn't make you invincible is to ditch it hard 1 time.

People need to smarten up out there!!!
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Old 12-09-2009
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ive driven in 2 storms with my 2wd so far with nothing in the bed. as soon as it clears up tho im putting 4 rim and tires and my toneau cover.
my new toyo open country's do great in the snow which is why i havent added weight.
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Old 12-09-2009
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Last year I had a couple hundred pounds of kitty litter in the back but one of the sacks ripped open lol

I doubt I'll bother with it this year, if I can get through the foot of snow we had this morning I can get through just about all that I would ever want to...
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Old 12-09-2009
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Had a 2wd 3/4 ton and weight in the back helped A LOT. Took the weight out and got stuck every time I sneezed.

Since having 4x4 (3/4 ton, toyota 4x4, Ranger) I have not put anything in the back. I do have 4 extra large concrete slabs in the Toyota plow truck now because the empty wood bed helped me get stuck last year.

I also enjoy the AWD slides I can get the Ranger to pull off :) And the occasional 2wd slide around corners when I want to play a bit.
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Old 12-09-2009
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Between 200-300 lbs make a BIG difference! It really will help, especially with up hill starts or angled starts. The BEST place to put the weight is DIRECTLY over the rear axle, between the wheel wells
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My only extra weight is my spare tire. 4x4 works awesome.
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