Winter is coming.....

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  1. jmoore

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    While I drove a Wrangler for 13 years, the Ram is new to me (07 Quad Cab 4x4 Hemi). About how much tube sand am I looking at to give it decent traction in the snow???

    TIA

    john
     
  2. Shiloh 24

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    I put about 240lbs in the back of mine, I'm 2wd though. With 4wd and good tires I wouldn't even worry about it you'll be fine.
     
  3. Bigtman07

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    Well that depends on your winters. Also type of tires. If you have street tires I would guess ate around 2-300#. If you have more beefy tires like an AT tire well you may get away with none or maybe 150#. But it really depends on the type of weather. Is it all ice, or is it snow, or a good mix. I have gotten away with no more than 100 in my 4x4.
    Shiloh posting as I did. Ya stink lol.
     
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    I ran 280 pounds in my 08. I had stock Crapyear HPs, and had no issues - even in 6-8 inches (most we got last year).
     
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    if you have a 4x4, use it and you won't need any weight in the back
     
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    I ran my QCSB 4x4 with nitto terra grapplers through 20 inches with no weight at all, It's better in the snow than my 02 TJ
     
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    I didnt weight down my truck this last winter and did just fine. Main thing is FEATER the throttle and 4 wheel drive.
     
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    Amen, if you can brake correctly and accelerate correctly you can do just fine. I didn't even put ne weight in mine last year cuz I had just got new tires and I did fine. But the year before that I loaded that bitch down.
     
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    no weight in mine. 4x4 and beefy tires are an awesome combo
     
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    man i got street tires and 2wd and i didnt have to put anything in my bed last winter except maybe a 4 wheeler when i went ridin with out the wife and kid....:)
     

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