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post #1 of 2 Old 07-24-2008, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Weighing down the rear

Question: Does anybody, or has anybody ever thought to add weight to the rear to achieve better articulation (and obviously traction)? I was just pondering this on my way home with a **** load of fire wood because the ride is much smoother with weight back there. Maybe adding sandbags to the rear when wheeling? I know some just have a ****load of tools in the back that add a lot of weight, but i dont really. Would this affect rear articulation any? I guess you could call it a poor mans limited slip if you had enough weight.

(This might be a really stupid question.)

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-24-2008, 04:40 PM
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Doesn't sound like a bad idea. When I have my jeep fully loaded with passengers and them some food/water in the back I seem to do better going up steep muddy hills.

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