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Old 09-17-2013, 09:37 AM
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2X4 Dually in snow

Hey guys, winter is starting to creep up on us already. I just got my OBS dually, and short of the Dodge 2500 i had for only a few months before it, i have never had a 2X4 before, always had 4X4. What are your guys experience with 2X4 duallys in the snow? i would just mostly be driving to work on highways but occasionally i may get caught in a nasty storm if im out and about.

If i know its gonna be bad ill take my SD so no problems there but is a dually going to be drastically different or is it just like driving in 2X4 with a normal 4X4 truck. Im for sure gonna take it to the nearest parking lot first snow to get a feel of it but id like to know any trick other than the weight in the back which is obvious so far.
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What kind of tires you running? A good a/t and a few sand bags can do wonders, especially since your dually has a wide grip, but snow chains mite be useful in your neck of the woods, and it's 4x2 , 2x4 is reference to lumbar
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:11 AM
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What kind of tires you running? A good a/t and a few sand bags can do wonders, especially since your dually has a wide grip, but snow chains mite be useful in your neck of the woods, and it's 4x2 , 2x4 is reference to lumbar
Chains are illegal unless your on unmaintained/plowed roads so chains arent an option. As for tires i have some crappy retreads on them now but before winter comes im gonna get a good set of a/ts.

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But if your running crappy tires, expect crappy performance in most all conditions, I have hancook dynapro tires, but have yet to try them in the snow, that and it really doesn't snow often here or heavy
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Any more than an inch or two and you'll start floating in the rear. Get deep tread tires. BFg a/t's do a decent job. Have run them for two years they do pretty good.
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Absolute garbage in the Canadian winter haha! I've got 24.5's on transport truck tires.... Want to talk about no traction?

Get some nice tires! Otherwise you will get stuck at a red light like me... aha
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Any more than an inch or two and you'll start floating in the rear. Get deep tread tires. BFg a/t's do a decent job. Have run them for two years they do pretty good.
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Absolute garbage in the Canadian winter haha! I've got 24.5's on transport truck tires.... Want to talk about no traction?

Get some nice tires! Otherwise you will get stuck at a red light like me... aha
Yea im planning on some goodyear duratracs. I had them on my mountaineer and never had a lick of trouble in the snow. They are pretty good about snow removal here other than on unmaintained roads which is where i will be worried but nothing common sense and some sandbags cant help with
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Why not ride the beast in the winter?
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Why not ride the beast in the winter?
I will especially on bad days but im not gonna drive it everyday.
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2x4= put the hammer down and hold on! I LOVE riding around in 2 wheel drive when the roads are pounded with snow! LOL
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