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post #1 of 23 Old 10-15-2007, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Question dually: more or less traction

I have heard from some that duallies have more traction in snow and ice than singel rear wheel trucks, and some say they have less. Please, someone knowledgable give me a definite answer.
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They have less, The duels sit on top of the snow...Like a wide tire does....
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I'll let you know my thoughts on this when I head back to Ohio in december.

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Thanks guys, for all the great responses to all my threads. As you can tell, I am new to the powerstroke.org community. And you are all really helping out.
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Dually's have less ground pressure thus causing them to float on the ground more than a SRW.
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and in mud they ball up pretty bad giving you one fat muddy slick.... I have got the wreckers stuck a few times in the mud from that little problem

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I have heard from some that duallies have more traction in snow and ice than singel rear wheel trucks, and some say they have less. Please, someone knowledgable give me a definite answer.
Not a chance - if reasonably close to stock rubber, the SRW will way outgrip a dually - I've owned a bunch of both, and a DRW in 2WD in even a bit of mud or snow is all over the place - you're in 4WD way before a single wheeler even notices!
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and alot of dually pullin trucks take off thier outter wheels.

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Mine gets stuck in wet grass,but get it on blacktop and it will pull a house down!
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My grandpa had a dually to use around the farm but it got stuck everywhere wet grass even with 4 wheel drive.
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