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Old 08-30-2013, 10:15 AM
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only time I ever had to put weight in the back of my trucks is when the tires were crap. bad tires do more for problems in winter than anything else.

If I was facing a situation again, and was on a severly limited budget, I'd just replace the back 2 tires with anything that had better tread.

That being said, I'm a little leery of my stock 20's handling the snow. those are really fat tires, and in my experience - tall and skinny tires win out over wide and short in snow every time.

Our avalon did for crap in snow with the stock 18's on them. I found a set of 16" stockers off a camry with stock rubber and it transformed the car. crazy.
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With 4x4 you shouldn't need weight in the back. I've driven in many a snow filled field and ice covered hills with an empty bed and had an issue only once. VERY steep hill with crappy tires and deep snow. I was having so much fun just prior to that with my traction control and 4wd off that i forgot to re-engage them. Spun the tires and slid towards the ditch, kept spinning and slipping until i got to the edge. Got out and dug myself some pavement and was back in business.

I usually keep it in 4wd auto or high when the roads are covered and/or icy. No issues.

If you really want the weight though try shuretrax. Much cleaner option than sand and you can empty and fill the bladder as you wish. Plus the bladder is very durable my buddy actually slips his under his drop-in liner for a neater look. I think it can give you up to 400lbs and you can load cargo on top of it.

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This will be my 1st winter here in Ottawa, Canada driving my 05 Ram 4x4 (1500) and wonder how much weight (sand bags) to place in the rear. I am thinking adding weight behind the wheel wells hoping it will help with rear end stability on snow and ice. Thanks in advance...
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You should see the first snowfall here!! Most powerstrokes are int the ditch

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You should see the first snowfall here!! Most powerstrokes are int the ditch

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This is too true, if not the 1tons, then it's the jeeps/explorers with people that think 4wd will keep them safe. My 4wd gets used MAYBE 5 times a year, the rest of the time I'm in 2wd with weight in the bed. If I'm needing to put the 4wd on then the conditions are bad enough for me to be reducing my speed to less than 80km/hr on the highway, at that point I'm slowing down to the road conditions and trying to not get hit by the idiots in 4wd flying by and skidding into the ditch, especially around Red Deer.
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Red deer area is the Bermuda Triangle for weather on hwy 2
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Thanks everyone. Tires are brand new. Built a box that straddles wheel wells and I'm going with 200 Lbs. of sand bags. They will fit in the box and I won't have to worry about them moving about.
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I put the snow I shoveled off the driveway and sidewalks in the back of the truck. Just enough weight and it melted at the same time as the snow and ice on the streets.
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