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Poor traction with 01 double cab

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by fysaechao, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Aug 23, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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    fysaechao

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    Last winter there was snow/sleet on the ground (less then inch). I tried backing up without 4x4, once I got out I continued on pulling forward with 4x4 but had a hard time keeping straight because the back end would slid to the right, therefore pulling the whole truck that direction. Turning off 4x4 I had no traction and the tires would spin. I eventually got the truck to park and got in my girl friends 97 honda accord which did fine in the weather. Earlier in the same winter there was icy roads and my truck did fine with traction. I just thought that the back end was too light and with the sleet it was normal for all terrains to not do that great. I have dueler all terrains. I wanted to know what you guys think might be the problem. Also, I thought the 4x4 wasn't engaging but I put it on asphalt and turned it on, I tried turning and felt the push and pull of the wheels so I figured it worked. Any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 23, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    My previous 2000 Tacoma needed weight in the back or it would slide all over the place, a coulpe of the sand bags usually did the trick, did you have any weight in the bed? I also ran a lower PSI in the winter to give the tires a little more bite.
     
  3. Aug 23, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Yeah, I had the same problem. I needed some wait in the back. But my tires sucked! I had the toyo a/t's and they sucked in the snow. But the BFG A/T's do much better.ImO
     
  4. Aug 23, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    I can't remember if I had my camper on...If I did, would that have been enough weight?
     
  5. Aug 24, 2009 at 6:46 AM
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    Probably not ...

    A fiberglass shell on a full-sized Taco bed will typically weigh in at around 140 - 160 lbs. A smaller one for a DC bed would obviously be less.

    I usually use at least 200 lbs. of sand for winter traction.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2009 at 8:39 AM
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    i put 3 bags of tube sand in the back. i also have the toyo open country a/t,s and love them .i pulled a hummer and an f250 out of some nasty shit on a lake in n.h. the bfg a/ts i took off are probably where they should be ,on the front of a tugboat.:D
     
  7. Aug 24, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    so if your driving in snow, weight is always a must in the bed? Because I'm pretty sure my 4x4 works. In what situation would you use high or low 4x4? Thanks for all the help.
     
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