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Quick question about duratracs in light snow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lunercrab, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Jan 7, 2011 at 4:38 AM
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    Lunercrab

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    Hey guys. So I haven't been able to really test out my duratracs in any deep snow (3" +) yet but I have use my truck twice this year so far in light snow falls. Anyways are these tires better performers in deeper snow? I ask cause in the lighter stickier stuff they are good but not as great as I expected. Isn't the tread self cleaning? I ask cause by the time I get home there is so much snow caked into the tread throughout the tire u can barely see tread at all. Is this normal? Could it be I'm driving too slow for the tread to clean out? Or should I lower the tire pressure maybe? I'm running 30 psi. I'm just wondering if that snow in the tread could be why I seem to slide around alittle more then expected.
     
  2. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:08 AM
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    Not sure about the self cleaning part with this tread, but a lot would depend on the snow consistency.

    In regards to the slipping and sliding, I put 4 70lb bags of sand in my truck bed which helped a lot.

    Alan
     
  3. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:36 AM
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    I'm having no problem with mine. I'm running 32 psi in all four. If the roads are slick and you have no weight in the back and try to climb a hill you will spin if not in 4WD.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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    Yeah I have two 50lb bags of salt in the bed. Like I said don't get me wrong I'm getting around ok just not feeling that much of a "grip" on the road. I think it really could be the snow. It's a very wet easily packable type snow both times. Maybe that's why it sticks so well in the tread :)
     
  5. Jan 7, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    Here are the duratracs in alittle more snow.
    As far as self cleaning, did you really expect nothing to stick to the tires??
    here is a pic afterwards in driveway, they look preatty clean there


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    As far as sliding, Are you in 4wd when sliding around??
    these trucks back end is so light , its going to slide on any amount of snow.
    There is not enoungh weight over the rear tires to get a really good grip.
    you could put weight back there , but then your driving around all the time with the extra weight.
    Anytime the back end starts sliding around or not getting any good grip
    I put it in 4wd, and problem solved.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    I've been driving my Tacoma alot this winter and it is way fuckin better in snow than the Z71 Silverado I had last winter. I'm starting to think that lighter is better. In the Chev I put over 300 lbs of sand in the back and it still didn't have the traction that my Tacoma has with NO SAND
     
  7. Jan 7, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    Lunercrab,

    Maybe try some more weight. I know going from 140lbs to 280 made a difference for me. 100lbs is like having a little kid rolling around in the back.

    Alan
     
  8. Jan 7, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    skistoy

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    I dont do any weight.

    When conditions call for it, aka - the back end starts sliding

    I put it in 4wd, you know, the reason i bought the truck.
     
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