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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. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:41 AM
    #441
    Nutzo333

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    I use bags of clumping cat litter for weight. I do have a 4x4, but the added insurance is great. If i really get stuck, i toss in some of the litter, wait for it to harden, and BAM! Amazing traction!
     
  2. Nov 9, 2013 at 9:42 AM
    #442
    Rickoutdoors

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    I put a trimmed cow bedding matt between the wheel wells then put a 3/4" x4'x4' steel plate. Doesn't move and lose no space in the box.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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    robssol

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    500#, wow! Must be a bear getting in and out?!?:eek:
     
  4. Dec 3, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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    godzookie

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    Go to the beach, shovel sand into the bed until your contempt with your fungsui sand garden. As you drive you will disperse some sand on the road for the person behind you that has no traction :p and if someone gets stuck, you've got plenty of sand to share. When you run out of sand, just repeat.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    Hartford

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    If there is nothing in the bed I will fill it with snow. Even with 4x4 it helps to have the extra weight over the back end.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Boone

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    * 490.08 if it's carbon plate.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    RC Maples

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    I have a Pre-Runner so no 4WD ... and I have 4 70# tubes of sand in the back. I have it situated just forward of the rear axle, that way the extra weight is almost directly above axle but it doesn't change the center of gravity on the truck that much. I don't "know", but it seems that having it all the way in the back would change the center of gravity on the truck and also remove some of the down pressure on the steering tires in front. Like I said, I don't know ...
     
  8. Dec 4, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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    flatblack

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    Yes, I have a 4wd
    But no, I am not clairvoyant: Ever hit a patch of black ice on an otherwise perfectly dry road in 2wd?
    I've also had my back end walk 45 degrees on me hitting ice going 20mph max in 4wd...
    I've never had that happen with weight in the back (sure, I've fishtailed a bit; but, I haven't had it throw me anywhere near 45 degrees)


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    Last edited: Dec 17, 2013
  9. Dec 5, 2013 at 8:40 AM
    #449
    AKTACO420

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    My camper shell seems to help a lot and soon I should have a high clearance bumper that will add some weight also. I prefer to keep my bed free of stuff so I can load it with fire wood
     
  10. Dec 5, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    I used to put two 80lb tubes of sand on either side of my ex's trunk and over the wheels of the Taco.

    Good for stability and for emergency egress.
     
  11. Dec 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM
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    No weight in the bed of my truck. Truck does great in the snow without it.
     
  12. Dec 9, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    oldracer

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    If you put weight in a pick-up bed; please try to secure it to the truck.

    I have witnessed accidents; where the stuff in a bed of a truck tried to and in some cases; made it's way to the passenger compartment.

    The force generated in ahead-on collision, with another vehicle,; is tremendous.

    Even accidents, where the vehicle hit and tree, and didn't move it, can be deadly.

    Use common sense; don't throw an engine block or something like that, in the bed and go with that.

    Better to just secure it down, somehow.

    Saw a table, probably 8 foot long, that was in a van. It came through the cage behind the driver's seat, through the seat and decapitated the driver. Yes, it had a safety cage. But, the driver hit a bridge, going pretty fast, he didn't live to tell the speed.

    There is not much metal between your and the bed of the truck.

    oldracer
     
  13. Dec 9, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Lots of guys here drive around with firewood in the back and I've seen that in the cab twice now after they stray into the cabbage
     
  14. Dec 9, 2013 at 7:13 PM
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    landphil

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    Like the 3/4" steel plate sitting on a rubber mat in post #442? In a frontal hit at highway speeds, I bet it wouldn't stop until after it hit the engine.
     
  15. Dec 9, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    AKTACO420

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    This is how my truck is im sure my canopy won't help much
     
  16. Dec 9, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    fuck that. my milage would be shittier then it already is.haha
    learn how to drive and you wont need weight :p
     
  17. Dec 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM
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    It's relatively affordable and the people are decent hence our plate - Friendly Manitoba. Plus great fishing and cleaner air.

    I don't put weight in the back but I have Nokian R SUV winter tires and 4x4, I'm under the impression that the more weight you put in bed adds to the weight you have to stop and on ice that can be a bad thing - weight would generally help with take off's on ice/etc and I don't discount that but it's the added weight to stop. It's a trade off I'd like an engineer to advise us about :D
     
  18. Dec 9, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    I'm new so this is my first snow slash ice laden roads in my truck. If I'm in 4x4 I don't seem to have any issues with the bed being even with the cab but when I slide around with out the 4x4 engaged I make sure I'm in a big parking lot with nothing to slide into, man is it fun though.

    So if I throw some bags of sand or top soil in the bed does that mean I won't need the 4x4 ??? At all??? As much???

    I did add a topper but I haven't noticed much of a difference.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    I've got 240 pounds of sand over my rear axle right now.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2013 at 8:43 AM
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    I don't, but I should. 4WD goes on the instant I hit even slush, so its not bad.
     
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