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78bronco
12-21-2008, 07:30 PM
how bad are 2wd duallys in the snow im looking at buying a 1988 1-ton 454 dually and just wondering how there are in the winter weather??:confused0006:

B
12-21-2008, 07:37 PM
how bad are 2wd duallys in the snow im looking at buying a 1988 1-ton 454 dually and just wondering how there are in the winter weather??:confused0006:

i have been having a blast with mine in 2wd .... but if you get the nose down on a hill and have to back up your fucked other than that i think the 4 tires help more than hinder ...


i personally wouldn't but a 2wd but if it's cheap .... meh

Lynx
12-21-2008, 07:50 PM
Biggest thing is what tires you run I think. I don't have a dually but my 1 ton srw dodge seems to be doing quite a bit better than the dualies in 2wd.

I've heard from a lot of people the duallies do worse in the snow with comparable reg tires.

Tinker
12-21-2008, 07:53 PM
Biggest thing is what tires you run I think. I don't have a dually but my 1 ton srw dodge seems to be doing quite a bit better than the dualies in 2wd.

I've heard from a lot of people the duallies do worse in the snow with comparable reg tires.

My buddy's rv did allright last year going up and down the sea to sky while we were working at Whistler. Course it is an older chev and carrying a fair bit of weight behind it.

Lynx
12-21-2008, 08:05 PM
I'm sure somebody's gotta know for sure.

78bronco
12-21-2008, 08:07 PM
i have been having a blast with mine in 2wd .... but if you get the nose down on a hill and have to back up your fucked other than that i think the 4 tires help more than hinder ...


i personally wouldn't but a 2wd but if it's cheap .... meh


lol im tired of having to get in and out of my lifted truck every day :) and kinda sick of it riding like a tank lol

fullsizebronco
12-21-2008, 09:27 PM
from what i have heard with that much tire on the ground it turns into more of a sled in the rear

Crazy_Eye
12-22-2008, 09:13 AM
ya mine seems to skate aorund a bit in teh ass end even in 4 wheel but thats what makes it soo fun:happy0045: probably be alright if ya threw some weight in the box. Like B said I wouldnt bother with a 2wd unless your gettin a sweet deal

digger
12-22-2008, 09:23 AM
they suck

Punk in Drublic
12-22-2008, 09:15 PM
you gotta figure what you need in the snow is weight on the tires, so if you have twice as much tire on the ground u have half the weight on said tires, this makes for really shitty traction. that being said, if u got good tires, some weight and know how to drive ya should be fine. just be easy on the go pedal around the corners.

bigblueford
12-22-2008, 09:32 PM
just take off the inside set of tires in the snow if u can

Maelthra
12-23-2008, 08:25 PM
SUCK.

theres a SRW dodge 3500 and a DRW dodge 3500, both 07s at work

the SRW does so much better than the DRW, even when the DRW has a full slip tank in the back.

hoseclamp
12-25-2008, 08:09 AM
Duallys are worse in the winter. Example, you have two identical trucks, one a srw and one drw. Let's say the srw had 50lbs/sq inch of tire contact displacement, the dually would not be exactly 1/2 due to other components adding weight (two more wheels/tires, extended box fenders, etc), but lets say the drw was 30lbs/sq inch. Less pressure, less bite, less traction. Even with increased contact area, if you're reducing pressure you're reducing friction/bite.

You'd have to add weight to make a dually work as good as a srw, more than just matching lbs per sq inch since the rear tires don't match the front tires for width now, the rears are partially plowing thier own path compared to srw following in the front axle's groove.

bustamove
12-25-2008, 10:13 AM
Duallys are worse in the winter. Example, you have two identical trucks, one a srw and one drw. Let's say the srw had 50lbs/sq inch of tire contact displacement, the dually would not be exactly 1/2 due to other components adding weight (two more wheels/tires, extended box fenders, etc), but lets say the drw was 30lbs/sq inch. Less pressure, less bite, less traction. Even with increased contact area, if you're reducing pressure you're reducing friction/bite.

You'd have to add weight to make a dually work as good as a srw, more than just matching lbs per sq inch since the rear tires don't match the front tires for width now, the rears are partially plowing thier own path compared to srw following in the front axle's groove.

EXCATLY. that is the whole point in buying a dual is to help spread the load out in the back. (cuz your only allowed soo much weight per tire on roads)

78bronco
12-25-2008, 05:40 PM
WOW thanks guys for all the info it will help out alot thanks!

RIFF RAFF
12-25-2008, 09:30 PM
they suck

yup. there so heavy there is no stopping with them once they start sliding.

4x4boy
12-25-2008, 11:22 PM
[iagree]

Moondog
12-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Yeah but his will be MACHO [34]

78bronco
12-26-2008, 01:21 AM
Yeah but his will be MACHO [34]
baaawhahahahaahahahahahaahaha you a funny guy