Dodge Dakota ForumDodge Dakota PhotosDodgeDakota.net Membership
  Forums   Forum Tools
06:05:56 - 03/30/2020

General Dakota Board
FromMessage
Mark
Forum Moderator
 User Profile


2/01/2006
14:22:27

Subject: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Anyone else have major snow traction problems like this?

Auto trans in drive at idle...

http://www.DodgeDakotas.com/images/wheelspin.avi

-Mark Hryckiewicz
1993 Sport RC SB 5.2L Auto




daddio
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

2/01/2006
14:26:01

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
all i can say is that i'm glad i live where it doesn't snow but once in maybe 15-20 yrs.



Mopar318
GenII
 User Profile


2/01/2006
15:31:23

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Hum...Must be somethin that happens to Gen II, Green, RC, Short bed V-8's.

Mine does the exact same thing on the slightest bit of ice or snow. I add about 300 pounds to the bed and then my front wheels always lock up when I try to stop. So its either not stopping or not going. I try to stay in the middle by adding about 200 pounds.

My rice eater



.boB
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


2/01/2006
15:49:27

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
First, get rid of those crappy tires and get a set that will work. The #1 reason for poor tracxtion, is poor tires. No matter what the vehicle or the surface. That's why rally drivers spend so much time selecting the exactly correct tires.

Second, put some weight in the back. Usually about 300# over or behind the rear axle is about right. Give or take. The best choice would be one of those water bladders. But they can be expensive, and get in the way when you try to use the bed.



DakotaSport
GenIII
 User Profile


2/01/2006
17:02:07

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
hehe, is there a clearence issue here?

00 Dakota Sport CC 4.7L 4x4


kyle
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


2/01/2006
19:31:54

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
my wheelsonly spin when im angry/happy or had too much bud light



Dark Jedi
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE


2/01/2006
19:41:28

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
thats what my 95 ranger did in the snow and ice. you might want to look in to snow tires. and putting wieght in the back. I never tired snow tires on my ranger as it dont snow much where i live. but if you live where it snows alot I would look in to snow tires. or you could just call in when it snows lol



Trevor
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

2/01/2006
20:16:26

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Yep mine will do the exact same thing. The key is not to stop moving on ice or to spin your tires in the first place. I'm glad I have 4x4
I have a 99 3.9



Brett
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

2/02/2006
02:21:44

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
I have a 97 kota sport 318 2wd. Same goes for me. At Idle in Drive, they spin!! My tires are more street performance than anything! P275/60r15 in the rear and 255's up front! Any snow and they do nothing but spin!!! I only put 180lbs in my box. Love the Minnesota winter!!



Jeff
GenIII
 User Profile


2/02/2006
04:36:34

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
hahahah!
careful it doesn't take off while you're filming.
:)

whats that white stuff on the ground?
we don't get that here in the So Cal desert.



Jeff
'99 3.9 clubcab

Mark
Forum Moderator
 User Profile


2/02/2006
16:37:09

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Jeff: that white stuff is legal in 50 states... I swear

Brett: Yes I have the same size tires. Mine are for street performance too. When the weather gets below 50 the rubber gets much harder and they spin much more. Under thirty and on snow... what you saw in the video happens.

-Mark Hryckiewicz
1993 Sport RC SB 5.2L Auto




Trevor
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

2/02/2006
22:48:40

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Sure is fun in the snow eh?? Turns are interesting.

BTW I'm from Winnipeg, Canada.



Brett
Dodge Dakota
JOIN HERE
 Email

2/03/2006
03:14:55

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Yeah I know I should get better tires for the winter, but I like the challenge of driving with the rear being loose!
Mark: What brand of tire do you have? I am looking for new rubber for the summer, and the guy I bought the truck from had some cheap Dayton Daytonas on it. Want to upgrade!!!!!



Mark
Forum Moderator
 User Profile


2/03/2006
11:12:31

RE: Wheelspin
IP: Logged

Message:
Check my profile. I have Kumho's on there. They are great on warm dry pavement. I dont drive the dakota in the snow anymore. I have the F250 4x4 for that purpose.

-Mark Hryckiewicz
1993 Sport RC SB 5.2L Auto




   P 1


Post a reply to this message:

Username Registration: Optional
All visitors are allowed to post messages


Name:
Email:
Notify me when I get a reply to my message:Yes  No

Icons:            

          

Subject:
Message:
 



Home | Forums | Members | Pictures | Contact Us

This site is in no way affiliated with Chrysler or any of its subsidiaries.