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Need recommendations on ballast for winter...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TL697, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Mar 11, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    TL697

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    How many lbs of sand for the bed of my '09 DoubleCab SB TRD Offroad for winter driving conditions?

    My previous truck was an '05 Dodge 2500 QuadCab LB 4x4 diesel w/ a plow, and I used 600lbs for ballast in the winter...

    Obviously, I need alot less, but what does everyone recommend?

    FYI, I live in the CO mountains...

    I was thinking in the 180-240 range... I have 60lb units of tube-sand, so 60lb increments please...
     
  2. Mar 12, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    I ran 3 tubes in mine (180) w/ dedicated snows this winter in Vermont
     
  3. Mar 12, 2009 at 5:32 AM
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    I run about 200 for winter. My bed mat and hitch insert add over 100, so usually I have 2 bags back there. Also snow tires.
     
  4. Mar 12, 2009 at 5:44 AM
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    You can always start with whatever....180lbs and put more in if you need it.

    I used to run with 210lbs. This year, I didn't run any at all (easier on the gas) and the truck did fine. But I don't see nearly as much snow as some of you folks would.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    TL697

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    Cool... Thanks...

    Next time it snows, I'll throw 3 tubes back there and see how she does...
     
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