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Old 11-14-2011, 04:14 PM   #1
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Who adds weight to their truck for winter driving?

Who on here adds weight (sand bags, ect) in the back of their truck for winter driving? Does anyone have a recommendation on a good amount to add?
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:15 PM   #2
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Im adding a few sand tubes. OBTW. Did you see the rolled over first gen Tacoma on the news this morning? It was in Denver.... showed it being rolled back on its wheels.
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in my 1st gen I would add a few bags of sand over the rear axel. In my 2nd gen the doublecab seems to weigh enough that I usually don't add an additional weight.

search around, there are quite a few threads on this already

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...help-snow.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ight-back.html

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...our-truck.html
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im buying bags of kitty litter, good to use as traction if I get stuck.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:26 PM   #5
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I have five 60 lb bags in mine
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
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When it snows or we have an ice storm 5 50lb sand bags are over my rear axle in the bed, but i'm 2wd. Amazing difference.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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I usually throw a couple hundred pounds in the bed. This year probably not this year though because of the shell.
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #8
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This will bey first winter with the Taco, is adding weight in the back still recommended if you're 4x4?
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:44 PM   #9
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I fill the bed of the truck with snow. Worked very well over the years!
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This will bey first winter with the Taco, is adding weight in the back still recommended if you're 4x4?

wouldn't hurt to add the weight.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #11
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Who on here adds weight (sand bags, ect) in the back of their truck for winter driving? Does anyone have a recommendation on a good amount to add?
I add a 40 lbs bag of cat litter only when I trek up into the mountains in wintry conditions.

I place the bag in the center of the bed, directly in front of the rear axle.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:28 PM   #12
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This will bey first winter with the Taco, is adding weight in the back still recommended if you're 4x4?

Will you be driving locked in 4 wheel all winter ????

Tacomas LOVE to come around 180/270 on fresh POWDA ....especially if you are "dog" tired after plowing all dam night....
boss tells you to go get 40 winks and you FORGET to "lock it in"....

That 7 second bull ride you always here about.... ... try spinning your Tacoma 1/2 asleep.....that same RUSH....

PUT SOME DAM WEIGHT OVER THE REAR and go have FUN !!!!!!!
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I fill the bed of the truck with snow. Worked very well over the years!
Same here 95% of the time it works every time
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Old 11-14-2011, 08:50 PM   #17
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I throw on my topper back on. Also acts as a dry storage area, as well as adding weight over the wheels.
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I fill the bed of the truck with snow.

Plus it keeps your beer cold for after plowing, snow-blowing and shoveling
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I don't understand why you all add so much weight

200...300 pounds?

I've used 40 lbs (plus about another 40 in gear) for over a decade and it works absolutely just fine
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