How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by watkins » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:04 pm

bk7794 wrote: Maybe I'll find a cheap diesel pickup. 7.3/Cummins.
Youre funny. Cheap Cummins trucks dont exist
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by bk7794 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:14 pm

Oh yeah, cheap and diesel truck are seldom used in the same sentence. Unless its separated by not.

btw https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/6040389584.html

not a manual but still
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:21 am

bk7794 wrote:Oh yeah, cheap and diesel truck are seldom used in the same sentence. Unless its separated by not.

btw https://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/6040389584.html

not a manual but still
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Such was the public image of the Cummins engine as a durable, more fuel-efficient alternative to conventional gasoline-fuelled engines. There was even talk that no matter what else might eventually go bad on your truck, you were always going to have that Cummins engine to sell off or retrofit into some other pick-m-up. It's like having a core deposit value that eventually exceeds the market value of the vehicle.
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by watkins » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:35 pm

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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by bk7794 » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:46 pm

I wouldn't mind to do a Cummins swap
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by Rope-Pusher » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:53 pm

bk7794 wrote:I wouldn't mind to do a Cummins swap
Your wife is ok wid dat?
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by ClutchDisc » Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:03 am

I just throw 225 pounds of sand in the bed for the winter. It's been working great, haven't gotten stuck yet.
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by Stelcom66 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:26 pm

I had a GMC Savanah company van. When it snowed I backed into my driveway, it's at a slight downward angle toward the garage, I put 4 tree stumps from the firewood pile in the back. I was surprised that I had no trouble getting out, or on the roads that weren't plowed all that well. But - in warm weather I got stuck once with my RWD Dodge D150 (225cid 6, 4 speed manual) at the dump in very soft dirt. A bulldozer working the area at the time pushed me out. Once when on a dirt driveway that sloped up quite steeply the wheels just spun on my Silverado - had the option of 4WD to get moving.

Because one reason I have a truck is to buy 'You pick up' firewood - I'd probably stick with 4WD because I don't want to get stuck on someone's property and start to damage their lawn. On the way out though, loaded with wood - RWD would probably be fine. Still, it would be very tempting to buy a full size RWD truck with a manual transmission. I'd be fine with no AC, crank windows, just like the Dodge I had. Back in the 80s a full size truck with a manual was almost common. Had I known what the future would be, I probably would have kept it.

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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by bk7794 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:16 pm

I actually really want a Cummins Ram. Always loved them old semi trucks.

Now if I could only find a use so I wouldn't feel like a tool driving a full size truck with barely a need.
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by theholycow » Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:50 am

bk7794 wrote:Now if I could only find a use so I wouldn't feel like a tool driving a full size 3/4 or 1 ton truck with barely a need.
FTFY

Just don't put on stacks and roll coal...that's as bad as a huge rice wing and 8 inch fartcan.
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by AHTOXA » Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:29 pm

theholycow wrote:
bk7794 wrote:Now if I could only find a use so I wouldn't feel like a tool driving a full size 3/4 or 1 ton truck with barely a need.
FTFY

Just don't put on stacks and roll coal...that's as bad as a huge rice wing and 8 inch fartcan.
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Re: How bad would a 2WD pickup be in the snow?

Post by watkins » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:33 pm

theholycow wrote:
bk7794 wrote:Now if I could only find a use so I wouldn't feel like a tool driving a full size 3/4 or 1 ton truck with barely a need.
FTFY

Just don't put on stacks and roll coal...that's as bad as a huge rice wing and 8 inch fartcan.
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