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Old 12-04-2011
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F150scab, 2wheel drive, morning everyone!
I could use a couple of suggestions on this question, what would you do or load temporally in the bed to weigh down the rear axle for this coming snow season?
I'd rather not load a yard of dirt back there, right now the bed looks as if it's never been used, I'd like to keep it in that condition as long as possible but thought some might have a solution to this, thanks
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I used to go to Home Depot and get two bags of sand, one over each tire. We don't get much snow in Phoenix but where I came from it snowed heavy and the sand helped a lot. I think they are 50lb each.
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I used to go to Home Depot and get two bags of sand, one over each tire. We don't get much snow in Phoenix but where I came from it snowed heavy and the sand helped a lot. I think they are 50lb each.
That's what I recommend too. The con is that if you have an accident those bags of sand become projectiles.
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That's what I recommend too. The con is that if you have an accident those bags of sand become projectiles.
Good point.
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I would use sand tubes that I would get at my local hardware store. They were 60lbs each and I would get four of them and wrap two around the rear wheel well tubs in the bed on each side. If I ever lost traction I could open the tube and lay down some sand for the tires. At the end of the year, the sand got used in the yard.
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Ok, sounds good to me,
The last couple of years we've had a lot of snow, my truck came with general grabber tires which I think are pretty good for now, (looked them up at tire rack) which I found here also, but this suspension hops a lot it seems, without any weight in the back, can only imagine how much it'll get away on me on snow, on my way to the hardware store! Thanks for the help!
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Learn to drift. That's what I do. Of course I grew up on icey snow covered roads. Two sand bags, blizzak tires. Call it a day.
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