Traction question

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  1. jroe73

    jroe73 Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a 2002 manual Dodge Ram 4x4 quad cab with pretty new tires.

    Shocks are very old, possibly stock.

    When it rains or the roads are wet, I spin the rear wheels the majority of the time. Could my old shocks cause this?
     
  2. igo4dux75

    igo4dux75 Senior Refuge Member

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    Add a couple of sand bags to the bed and use less throttle and more clutch.

    Generally it's just a weight over the tires issue, pu's are pretty light on the back end.
     
  3. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Generally no. Welcome to the world of pickup trucks......igo speaks the truth.
    Put it in 4HI and you won't have to deal with this.
     
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    Pickups notorious for just that...easy does it.
     
  5. brreed82

    brreed82 Senior Refuge Member

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    Could the length of the quad cab have anything to do w/ it? I went from an extended cab to a regular cab and have noticed a lot less slipping.
     
  6. Ryan Hill

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    maybe look into traction bars? Cognito sells an awesome set, the economy model, that I ordered last night for my duramax, but they're pretty universal I believe. I want them to prevent axle wrap but they keep the tires from losing traction under load.
     
  7. baltz526

    baltz526 Senior Refuge Member

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    Which Rear differential is in the truck. What is your tire pressure. I run my 2500 dodge tires at 65psi most of the time, but get better grip unloaded at 50psi. Also worse mileage. My 07 has the limited slip locker, But I can leave dual spin marks on the road if I give it the fuel. Better tires and less foot pressure on the juice pedal sounds like the solution.
     
  8. Ryan Hill

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    by the way, I put my traction bars on today... broke my rear tires loose on purpose in a light rain at 25mph and my bed didn't hop even an inch, my truck has never felt this solid. When it would normally slip in wet conditions under normal driving it doesn't anymore.
     

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