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1 16th November 09:31
radar
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Anyone have any luck with a Dakota 2wd in the snow? I didn't get the
Anti Slip
rear end and I also have the Goodyear LS tires. I should have gotten
the 4wd but I couldn't afford the higher price. I'm going to put some
weight in the back but I am thinking I should buy some better tires or
the Anti slip rear end. This will be my first winter with the truck
and I'm concerned that I maybe slip sliding everywhere. I live in Nova
Scotia so the winters aren't too bad. Thanks, for any help you can
give me.
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2 16th November 09:33
jr
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coming up to 10 winters on my '93 - 318.. 2WD w/ post. Never ran snow
tires, but 2-3 times I did get some help from the limited slip and 4-
50lb sand bags. I also keep a set of chains in the back, from Walmart.
Used them about the same # of times over 10 years.
CUL
JR
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3 16th November 10:09
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i have a 2003 2wd dakota cc slt...with the limited slip. it does slide
around some, of course only if i step on the pedal too much (4.7
engine) that was without any weight in the back. with all the ice an
snow here lately, i added some cement blocks to the rear and it
improved alot. alot better traction now from a standstiill and with
accelerating at speed. only thing ive noticed with the ltd slip is
the tendency for the back end to swing sideways any time the rear
wheels start to spin, which, doesnt take much with that 4.7.
i did have my tires changed over to the wrangler A/P's ,65 series. so
far so good with them. the LS tires though do not look like a good
winter tire.you may wanna consider getting 2 good winter tires for the
back at least.

good luck,
Frosty
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4 16th November 10:50
mopar440
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It must be that growing up with snow for about 7 months of the year changes the
perspective of driving in it. I've owned maybe 2 sets of snow tires in my
life.
Had a 1969 GMC pickup with a 73 454 with 3 speed manual and a 1975 Dodge pickup
with a 440 & automatic. The Dodge never had a snow tire on it.
At the time going to college also had a 340 in my Challenger with a 3000 stall
convertor. Drove it in the snow occasionally. In the 80's I owned an 1986
Chrysler LeBaron GTS 2.2 Turbo. It had the wide handling "V"? rated tires on
it. I was up in Reno NV. It snowed about a foot overnight. I drove up to
Virginia City, in the snow.. First car over the road, never turned a tire
going up the mountain
Growing up on the farm, I can only remember my Dad buying a couple sets of
snow tires. He's 86 now, still drives, still doesn't have snow tires on his
car, still lives where snow is around about 7 months of the year.
Somehow it escapes me how posting a question on an internet group asking how to
drive in snow is going to help very much
I think you ought to go out and drive in it myself and find out what works and
what doesn't Take a big scoop shovel along and go out and get stuck a couple
times

I'll start watching reality TV shows, when I can vote people off the planet.
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5 16th November 10:50
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i've driven alot of different vehicles ,in almost every province in
canada.with the exception of NWT. with all kinds of different tires on
them, from snow tires, to almost bald , all season radials etc etc,and
every combination will act just a bit differently on snow and ice.ive
driven too in everything from a light dusting, to 3 ft of snow plowing
it with my front bumper don't matter(ontario winters can be just
brutal) point is, if you drive yr round or 1 day in the snow, the key
thing when u are out there is that you will make it home with your
family in 1 piece. so if a little bit of advice is going to help
someone..then great. the original post asked about the limited slip in
the dakota, that's basically what i commented on plus the tires . i
never really did care much for "winter" tires.thats also just my
opinion. as far as i'm concerned, a good all season tire is just fine.
but to be honest, some people out there just don't have a clue what
they should do when it comes to driving what might be their first new
truck in the winter. i guess that's why they come here to ask what
other people do with their trucks. never any harm in asking.
regards
Frosty
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6 16th November 10:51
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Red,

I agree with you basically, I grew up in IN and as Denny will tell you the
winters are wet, icy, snowy or any two those on the on the shorts filling
plan.

I liked snow tires with an aggressive open tread (Goodyear used to make a
tire with a 5/8" gap between lugs), but not too wide.

Where you Denny and myself have an advantage is that we know you do nothing
sudden in snow. You drive smooth and plan everything well ahead.

27 years ago, in central IN, I called into work because I didn't want to
risk getting stuck a 1/4 mile from the shop in a 5 foot drift. That was
after driving 8 miles in 15" of wet snow, and passing four vehicles,
including a Jeep with wide snow tires, stuck in the snow. That was in my old
65 dodge Dart with nearly bald radials.

Btw, I still like piling the snow from the driveway into the truck ( no
tonneau covers, please!!!) as weight. It melts out and only rarely do you
need to shovel it out . . . and it's free!

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7 16th November 16:52
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Who wears shorts?????


Yep. Put the blade on 'before' the snow hits and fill the gas tank!! <G>

Denny
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8 16th November 16:53
clare
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Get good snow tires - not too wide, and some weight. IMO you are
better off without the limited slip because when you spin one wheel,
although you are not going anywhere, you are staying straight. With
posi, when you spin you spin both wheels, and you go anywhere except
straight. I'd rather not go than go on an unplanned "off road
excursion"
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9 16th November 17:22
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I gotta disagree with ya on the open differential. Here in the flatlands,
you can go easy on the gas pedal to keep both rear tires from spinning.
Ain't nothing worse than sitting on a slight up-grade and one rear tire
spinning it ass off and not going anywhere. A good set of snowtires and
4-500 lbs in the back will make a heck of a difference, just be sure to
secure the weight down so it stays put.

Denny
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10 16th November 17:23
budd cochran
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Ah dang-it. I forget, you can't wear BVD's and the "suit" can you?

Uh, right . . . . . . . ( time to sneak out the back door . . . . . )

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