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Old 02-01-2010, 02:09 PM
greyghost greyghost is offline
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i have a '04 2 wheel drive 5 speed and it's completely stock. all i have for tires is a brand new set of good year wrangler radials and i put 4- 5 gallon buckets of sand right at the tailgate and i went every were i wanted to go this winter. most of my town is hills and as long as i use my head i can go up most of the hills even if they don't plow them.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:42 PM
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I visited a Ford dealer and asked about the limited slip differential. Real BFD. $1500 installed. I'm going with sand. Maybe next year I'll get studded tires on December through March. Should be legal.

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:39 PM
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My 2002 Ranger is going nowhere on the ice- and snow-covered roads of northwest Iowa. It is a 2WD. (Actually a one-wheel drive; and that wheel is always spinning helplessly on these slick roads.) I added about 250 pounds over the rear wheels, but it seems to have accomplished nothing. All I can think of, besides tire chains, is to add more weight. Maybe get tires with some real aggressive tread. Is anyone in the forums using a 2WD Ranger in any place with serious winters and getting by? Please tell me how/what you are doing. I can't afford to get a new/different vehicle. Thanks

250 Lbs? Thats like the equivalent of a mother in law in your cab. It doesn't really help. Def 500lbs and up. pull the ABS fuse and most definately have at least two more aggressive tires on old. They help a bunch, but most importantly, drive safe, with common sense, if you don't have to go out, stay home
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