winter truck prep

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  1. tetaplum

    tetaplum OT Supporter

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    just got a 4x4 dakota with the long bed...how much weight do you guys throw in the bed if any for winter? what should i use sand, cat litter, etc?
     
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    my dad used to just throw a couple sand bags in the back, not a hole lot. when i go up to the snow to go wheelin i bring a shovel, and just fill up the bed with snow and then bring it back to play in later :)
     
  3. coma

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    Why would you want to put any dead weight in a 4X4? I have nothing in the bed of my 4X4 and it goes absoluetly anywhere within reason.
     
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    Yeah, I have a 2 wheel drive truck and I don't put any weight in it. Putting weight in a 4 wheel drive truck will just give you worse gas mileage.
     
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    i doubt its worse than driving around in 4
     
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    You don't always have to drive in 4WD, but you will always have weight in the truck.
     
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    Automatic locking rear diff biatches :wiggle:
     
  8. tetaplum

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    yeah thats true....
     
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    a couple hundred pounds in the bed isn't going to make much difference in gas mileage.

    That would be like going on a diet to improve your fuel mileage.
     
  10. coma

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    Weight does kill MPGs a bit:

    "Remove Excess Weight
    Avoid keeping unnecessary items in your vehicle, especially heavy ones. An extra 100 pounds in your vehicle could reduce your MPG by up to 2%. The reduction is based on the percentage of extra weight relative to the vehicle's weight and affects smaller vehicles more than larger ones.​
    Fuel Economy Benefit:
    1-2%/100 lbs​
    Equivalent Gasoline Savings:
    $0.03-$0.06/gallon"​
     
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    Like I said, its not that much of a difference.
     

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