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Old 12-23-2010
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I have a 95 for ranger xl 2 wheel drive 4.0 and i was wondering how i could get better traction in snow and ice conditions because i live in minnesota also what are some good snow tires that can fit on it every thing is stock
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Old 12-23-2010
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Weight secured over the rear axle.
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Old 12-23-2010
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but two sandbags in your bed. one next to each wheel well.
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As suggested, weight over the wheels/ axles. Reducing the tire width will also help.
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Weight and Duff traction bars
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snow tires are a 2WD Rangers best friend. Though, I have been running Mastercraft Avenger G/T passenger tires for 2 winters now with 200lbs in the bed and have had no problems what so ever.
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As people are saying a good set of tires and some weight in the bed over the wheels and you'll be amazed by the amount of snow you'll be able to get through.

I ran 260lbs in the bed over the wheels... I'm doing the same thing in my 4 wheel drive truck as well. I drove the 4x4 in lots of snow without weight and sure 4x4 will get you going but the truck just handles, turns and stops so much better with a bit of weight in back when it's slippery.
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260lbs in the back and good snow tires it'll be great in the snow. I'm running Bridgestone Blizzak dmv1's and they are good.
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Studded winter tires.....if you can run them there. And some weight in the bed too.
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