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09-30-2013, 12:30 PM
How are ram 3500's in the snow and ice?

Have 2 vehicles insured and tryin to decide which one to drive for fhe winter. Going to take insurance off of one of them.

My rear tires on the dodge are low, but not bald. Everytime it rains the rear end breaks loose really easy. If i decide to drive it i will be getting a couple new tires , but how much is that going to help? Not sure i want to drive some thing thats going to be sketchy all winter. I drive 120km a day.

So basically how are they in the snow and ice?

Fwiw the other vehicle is a 97 4runner...

09-30-2013, 12:41 PM
Is it a dually Trev? Duallys suck in the snow. I don't mind my single wheel truck but I do find that I use the 4wd alot in the snow mostly just to keep the rear end from wandering a bit.

09-30-2013, 12:59 PM
Its a single rear wheel. 6spd man.

09-30-2013, 01:07 PM
I found that the weight of the diesel in the frt gives it some good traction and steers reasonably well but like any pick up truck the box has no weight and no traction.

09-30-2013, 04:08 PM
i love my cummins in the snow when its in 4wd point and go no stopping it

09-30-2013, 04:38 PM
I was wondering the same thing but after reading what others had to say, the fix is to add weight to the back.

Put some junk in your trunk

09-30-2013, 06:46 PM
Inlaws us there 04 3500 all the time to and from hemlock but run winter rated tires don't seem to have any issues but yea being a pick up a little extra weight in the back does help.

09-30-2013, 09:18 PM
Just shovel your driveway into your truck when it melts you don't need it anymore anyway mines a dually stick 4x4and buddy has a 2wd diesel
Stick the 2 wd gets stuck on wet grass on flat ground
Useless in winter
My dually is ok in the snow but like nutbar said I run it in 4wd
Or It won't make most hills in 2wd
But it drifts mint in the snow[36]

10-05-2013, 08:38 AM
For cheap or free snow weights for between the wheel wells in the bed that don't slide around, this works great. get a couple inner tubes from a machine , cut a few lengths that about 3-4ft,tie an end with mechanics wire. fill them with sand and tie the other end with mechanics wire.

In The Zone
10-05-2013, 12:12 PM
Fill the box with snow like said free and wont shift and goes away when not needed.....I think using the throttle at the right time also helps...

10-05-2013, 01:29 PM
my 1 ton dually is sweet in the snow.all the weight is gooder but you can become a taboggon goin down hill pretty fast. if its not good enough just drop the tailgate and back up quick into a snow bank. done