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Old 11-15-2010, 08:45 PM
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i eat cake for breakfast, that puts on the pounds quick and gives me that extra traction i need both on and off the road...
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:00 PM
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i put two 80lb sacks of concrete back there so when it rains they harden up and form to the grooves and all..just do it so the back end doesnt get too loose
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:02 PM
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I carry 12 8x8x16 cinder block. They fit perfect from the front of the bed to about the rear of the wheel weels. About 400LB or so
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:06 PM
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Just put in 300 pounds of sand bags in my FX4. Suppose to get down to an overnight low of -19 deg C (-2 deg F) by the end of this week. Already have a set of studded General Altimax Arctic winter tires too.

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-19C in B.C.? Holy ****. You are in the interior...but maybe quite far North too?
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:38 PM
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no need in AZ, but never needed in Idaho ether with 2wd, good rubber and good driving no problem in the snow.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:45 PM
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So for 4wd I shouldn't have to put any weight in the back of my truck? I have concrete blocks sitting around so either way it's not a big deal but this is my first 4wd so I'm not sure.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:51 PM
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it wont hurt! if the roads are clear and you don't go where the plows don't you should be fine, but remember nothing stops or turns on ice. fresh snow is better then packed smooth snow on the road. what did you drive before the Ranger? did you weigh it down?
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:00 PM
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I used to drive fwd cars (2001 Escort ZX2 and 2005 Focus) before I got the ranger so they were never weighed down. Also, in my experience fresh snow (i.e. the thin layer of snow after the first few minutes) is worse than packed snow as I have done a 720 with my ZX2 driving on the highway at 30 mph during fresh snow.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:19 PM
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spent the last 4 years in Misawa Japan 180"+ snow a year. though it was almost always wet snow not like in Denver (colder and more ice) you may be right. I always had more truble after the plows went through than before. they left a thin layer of packed snow on the road so I would try to drive where more snow had fell or where other cars had broke it up a bit when I could.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:21 PM
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If you have the wieght, put it in. It really helps alot. The majortiy of the time you will probably be in 2wd anyhow. I only use my 4wd when I have to.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:28 PM
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(6) 50 lbs bags of sand. Total 300 lbs. Really helps alot.
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:41 PM
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I carry 2 X 40 LB sacks of sand... (sand is best for possible emergencies) and cheat with 4wd
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I carry 2 X 40 LB sacks of sand... (sand is best for possible emergencies) and cheat with 4wd
80 lbs seems insignificant.
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Old 11-16-2010, 09:13 PM
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80 lbs seems insignificant.
It does make a bit of difference, I used to just throw in a few sand bags that probably added up to 80 lbs at the minimum, it worked out.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:13 PM
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6 sandbags, about 40lbs each.

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-19C in B.C.? Holy ****. You are in the interior...but maybe quite far North too?
It gets cold here, I'm thinking he's somewhat close to me in the central interior. Supposed to get to -19 this week, -10 right now. Actually have a winter storm weather warning in effect, wouldn't be surprised if I wake up to a foot of snow. We get down to -40 usually around January/February for a few weeks.
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