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Old 12-31-2008, 06:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Traction Problems

First time member here. I need help with my traction problems. I own a 2005 GMC 2500HD D/A. The only problem I've expereinced with my truck is "traction" on gravel or wet grass.
I understand that a load in the bed of the truck will help but was wondering if anyone had other suggestions that cured this problem for them.
Anyone used a tire that really helped with this problem?
Or how about traction mats/pads, any recommendations concerning them?
Thanks for your help. I am scared to drive across wet grass with this truck.
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good luck, I seem to be stuck all the time. I have 4x4, G80, and fairly aggressive (though not mudders) off road tires.........I still wont leave the hardtop without another truck to throw me a tow strap.

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Old 12-31-2008, 04:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ive never really had a problem with grass or gravel. a good a/t tire will help and airing it down will give you better contact with the ground. if thats not enough a front locker will really help out and make sure your rear end is locking up when spinning.
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Hmmm, i would start with a good set of tires. I have had few if any problems in grass or gravel, in snow the truck is a tank, sand is ok but alot of axle wrap but i am not too impressed with it when it comes to mud. I have owned 2X4's that were for the most part better in mud than this truck.
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Old 01-11-2009, 10:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Anyone used a tire that really helped with this problem?
I had the same problem with my factory tires. I recently bought a new set of Revo's (see sig). HUGE difference. No more traction problems, and they're much less noisy that factory to boot!

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I also had this annoying slippage.. have always had the MS Michelin Slippers
Great mileage 80k. After about 50% they would slip in the damp grass or fine gravel. So this past fall i purchased the AT2s And i love them. No mileage comparison's though. I'd love to take them out and kick-up some earth. I have read some post's that they are awesome up in Snow Country. Maybe some one could chime in and give us real time mileage quote's
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The stock pizza cutter tires arent worth a ****. get a good set of A/t's and you will be fine.
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Old 01-17-2009, 01:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I would hate to sound like a salesman, but I can't believe the difference in traction with these new Dakota M/T's I just bought. I had Toyo A/T's and I've been stuck in snow and usually spun in the rain trying to take off while having to put it in 4x just to pull into traffic on a rainy day. With these new tires, I haven't even used 4x yet and it's been snowing like crazy around here! That is, if you can handle having a mud tire, as most complaints are from the road noise. It don't matter to me since I drive a noisy diesel and I don't have a muffler, I barely notice.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Do you mean when you have your trailer attached? When I had my travel trailer attached with the weight distribution hooked up I had the same problem so then I would take the weight distribution bars off when pulling in and out of campsites, makes it easier and gives you the tounge weight for traction.

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