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Old 10-15-2012, 09:27 AM
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Good morning. I bought my truck in early Feburary of this year and have yet to have try it out in the snow (we didn't get any last year and usually don't get that much in the Cincinnati area). I was curious how 2wd has done for you in the snow and what you usually do to get by during the winter months. How much and what do you usually throw in the bed for some added weight and how well does it work for you? I used to have a 2wd Dakota back in the day and it wasn't posi-traction and didn't have that bad of a problem with a couple wrapped quick-crete bags in the back. Thanks for the info.
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Good set of winter tires, can use "tube sand" as weight, plus can use some as a traction aid if you do get stuck. A friend of mine had a steel plate cut to fit in the bed of his Ranger, did pretty well but needed help to get it in and out. Good thing was that the plate didn't interfere with loading/unloading. After driving a full-size RWD station wagon for 6 years, the best thing I've found for extreme situations (caught away from home, off-road, etc) in the winter time was a set of chains. I got a set of 4 "Diamond" chains from tirechains.com, they came in one day, take about 15-20 min to put all 4 on. Of course you have to drive slowly, but you probably won't get stuck. Think the set of 4 was about 150 with shipping. If the roads are that bad, you should probably just stay off them until they plow and cinder.
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