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Do you put weight in back of your truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by harshest, Dec 19, 2008.

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Do you put weight in the bed

  1. Yes

    40.3%
  2. No

    20.2%
  3. No need I have 4x4.

    39.5%
  1. harshest

    harshest [OP] I am the Sofa King

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    Well we are really getting pounded with snow here in Michigan and I was just wondering if any of you guys put weight in the back of your truck? The first few snow falls here I didn't have anything and the ass end was all over the place, so I added about 8 concrete blacks to the bed and she now handles like a champ even with these crap tires.

    So what does every one else do?
     
  2. longbow

    longbow I see you now..................

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    No I don't, but I will say, in ice I have a little bit more slip since I put the lift on and bigger tires. But then again if I go to 4x4 I have no issues at all.
    Not slamming my lift/tires or anyones elses, it is something that you have to get use to, I drove my truck stock for 3 years (then found TW), this is the first winter with what I have done, straight up being honest, I am pleased thus far.
     
  3. kaszeta

    kaszeta Well-Known Member

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    I don't, but I probably should, since right now I need to put it in 4x4 to get up my driveway unless I'm hauling something.
     
  4. HerNameIsLucy

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    up in new hampshire i just let the back of the truck fill with snow. plenty heavy.
     
  5. OU812

    OU812 ban the term murdered out

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    I put three 70lb sandbags in the back. I made a crossbar out of some extra wood to keep them from flying forward under braking. I'll post a pic tomorrow. Took about half and hour to glue/screw togehter.
     
  6. Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    I don't as winters on the shore are pretty mild. We're heading to PA for the holidays, so I need to stop and get some sand this weekend before I venture up there.
     
  7. Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    Yes the tube type sandbags over the axle under the tonneau. No slipping with bed mat & can use if needed in a pinch. I like the waterproof bagged quickcrete ones.
     
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    Anybody ever seen the weight distribution ratios for our trucks?
     
  9. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Staff Member

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    This is what I have done in the past. The ass end of these trucks are extremely light making it hard to get traction in snow and ice. Plus with the tube sand, if you were to get stuck you can bust one open and use the sand to regain traction.
     
  10. jrw1965

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    I find if I just slow down and put it in 4WD, I get through everything just fine
     
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    tigerfan00 BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Staff Member

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    hold on just a second...

    what is this snow stuff you speak of? is it like mud?
     
  12. wiscdave

    wiscdave Lets Do It!

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    Nope, and we just got 8 inches of snow. Didn't even need 4wd today on the way to work. Just drive smart.
     
  13. moserjjx

    moserjjx Tacoma Newbie

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    i always put sand bags in the back of my truck, i have 3 70lb bags in there now. i don't do it for traction starting from a stop but rather to avoid the rear end kicking out on me as a i travel down slippery roads. it does seem to help quite a bit and it's really cheap to do so you really can't go wrong
     
  14. TacoCo

    TacoCo Aspiring wrench monkey

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    I've got a topper, and put (2) 60lb bags of the tube sand in the back. I'm probably going to get a third. It's been snowing here for a week straight now, so the roads have quite a bit of snow and ice buildup that they haven't been able to clear. You can certainly get around if you drive smart without the sand bags, but it's nice to be able to accelerate a little quicker when you need it.
     
  15. mjp2

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    ^^This. If you're outside shoveling the driveway anyway, just throw the snow into the bed instead of off to the side. When the roads clear your bed will empty on its own.
     
  16. 106Tacoma

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    working great today, truck does not fish tail at all in 4x4.
     
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    -TRDMAN- ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    i figure on ice you are gonna slide either way and i never needed it in snow.... so no sand here!
     
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    Living in Florida we don't need no stinkin' weight!

    Ya'll can just keep all that ice and snow and sleet and slush.

    We prefer lows of 60 and highs of 78 thorugh the winter.
     
  19. taco084gb

    taco084gb No matter where you go there you are.

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    The sand Bags are a great idea a lot of people around here are from farming so straw bales are seen alot. Alos letting some of the air out in your tires is good too. Just check to see what the minimum air pressure is. With the cold weather your tire will be lower in psi but if the afternoon warms up the tire will have more air pressure.
    But here in sunny Cali we like to just fill up our trucks with bikin babes in the back. HAHA
    PS. Its not sunny here in this part of NORCAL, rain
     
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    I've always added sandbags in the bed...that was until I got my 4x4. Now I just put 'er in 4x4 and go! No problems and we have had several inches of snow and record cold temps (-24 F) here in the last couple of weeks!

    I did install a Undercover in the fall...50 - 55 lbs max, I guess that has helped some too!
     
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