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post #1 of 25 Old 08-19-2011, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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Winter Driving?

Just want to know how many add weight to the bed of there trucks during the winter?

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I threw a stump in my truck the first year, but quickly realized it wasn't needed. If I needed that weight I'd just put it in 4wd and let the front pull the truck around.
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If you plow snow add weight to counter balance plow weight. Mine I add about 800 to 1000 pounds, this year adding salter. Extra weight won't be needed this year.
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If you plow I can see that. Cause that is allot of weight off the front.
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I don't plow with mine. I don't add any weight. Just put it in 4WD and off I go.

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I am in WI, found better control with weight in back during snow storms with plow on or off. Try it you feel more in control, running BF ko mud tires. Gets me in drive at cottage in winter for snowmobiling. I love winter hate hot & humid. GO Packers GO Brewers.
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I kind of have to add weight (balast) because I plow. It does help, but it will effect handeling a little and mileage more.

But I uaually add 600-1000 lbs. Not sure if I will add any this winter where my bed is rusted out.
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I am in WI, found better control with weight in back during snow storms with plow on or off. Try it you feel more in control, running BF ko mud tires. Gets me in drive at cottage in winter for snowmobiling. I love winter hate hot & humid. GO Packers GO Brewers.
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