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Old 12-18-2010, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: How much weight do you carry in the back of your truck in the winter?

Got about 240# of concrete custom built wheel well weights. I'll post pics and a how-to once they are fully cured and put in the truck.
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: How much weight do you carry in the back of your truck in the winter?

4 blocks each weight 83.8 pounds so 335.2 pounds
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:54 PM
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None, I live in Florida.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:37 PM
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Default Re: How much weight do you carry in the back of your truck in the winter?

No intentional weight. I have my tool box with a couple chains in it. probably weighs about 60lbs or so. but I have trac bars installed too. I'll probably put a couple sand bags in if we're supposed to get a big storm like last Feb.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:35 PM
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Default Re: How much weight do you carry in the back of your truck in the winter?

I bought a 4x4 and I'm now driving a 2010 B4000 4x4 with brand new 245/75-16 Blizzak DMV-1's after 16 years of 2wd (b3000) with weight in the back every winter and I drove my truck for 6 weeks with no weight to see if I liked it... I didn't. Weight in the back helps balance for turning, handling, control, braking and acceleration in slippery conditions in 4x4 and 2wd.

20kg x 6 salt bags so 265lbs over the wheels in back and I'm much happier with my truck.

If your 4x4 and haven't tried it find a snow covered parking lot and pick / make a course around the lot and run it with and without weight in the back. You might find you can make it around much faster with the weight in the back. This doesn't mean you should be driving faster on the road just use that extra potential for an extra margin of safety.

Do you 100% need the weight? not a chance but why would anyone chose to drive a less capable vehicle when improvement is so cheap and easy.

Sure a good driver can manage the conditions to be just fine with no weight and even poor tires but the question for me is always the same... why would you want to drive a less capable truck? Driving in terrible winter conditions is like off-roading... it's just too fun for me to not want to enjoy it to the maximum

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