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Old 11-03-2009
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Ive got a winter tire or I guess winter driving question as well. Just picked up my 09 FX4 Ranger this summer and it will be my first winter with a rear wheel drive vehicle. I bought a set of BF Goodrich Winter Slaloms and steel rims for my truck and I want to know how much weight i should throw in the back for added traction in the winter. Or is it even worth throwing weight in the back since I do have the 4x4 limited slip i can switch to in the winter.
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I'm putting ice tires on, they are 10x better then snow tires since they actually do grip on the ice. But I think any snow/ice tire does better then a AT tire since the AT's aren't rated for extreme temperatures, they will just freeze up when it gets really cold compared to the snow/ice tires being really soft to start with so they don't get as stiff when they get cold. Also I'm sure studs will make it even better but I'll probably just throw some weight in the bed.
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my old blazer started in first when put in 2nd...but that was 1977 technorogy.
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Do you think studs would tear up my concrete driveway?
no .... where i used to live was the same and it didnt snow there but up the hill it did .... as long as you dont turn the sterring wheel while at a full stop and dont peel out you will be fine
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I'm sure on a concrete driveway the studs would get torn out before the driveway got torn up.
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as a former accord owner im calling bs unless your truck is a 4wd, heres my 94 accord which was lowered 2.25" performance low pro's that did way better than my truck could ever hope to in the snow, laugh all you want at the road sand.
you live in california i dont think you should be commenting on a thread about winter driving buddy.
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you live in california i dont think you should be commenting on a thread about winter driving buddy.


but he lives in Napa.. which is a stones throw from Tahoe, and it snows mighty good there.
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you live in california i dont think you should be commenting on a thread about winter driving buddy.
You know that parts of California get snow right? Big bear, Mt High, Mt Baldy. There is snow there every year.
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you live in california i dont think you should be commenting on a thread about winter driving buddy.
really? ... my former integra

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but he lives in Napa.. which is a stones throw from Tahoe, and it snows mighty good there.
yup ... 2.5 hrs if its dry
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