I have a 2 door chev tracker… it sucks in snow… I just moved to Colorado Springs and I have 160lbs of weight at the back end. WIll this help or should I add some more?
Assuming it has extremely narrow tires, you can always try airing your tires down. Of course, this only applies if you aren’t doing freeway and only on snow/ice covered pavement (otherwise you generate far too much heat which is dangerous) however it is extremely common on trucks off-road, and it simply works.
As an example, I run BFG all terrains, which are nothing special, just truck tires. Even in their literature they suggest airing the tires down for off road use, and in so doing, my vehicle rides many times better (yes, that’s a judgment call, but I know my truck) and traction in snow and mud is greatly improved. I normally run them at 35-40 PSI on the street, offroad/snow I will air them down to 20PSI.
Again, impractical to keep airing up and down, but if your situation allows you to do it, it’s not going to hurt anything. And for those nanny-staters out there, I will again remind you that BF Goodrich RECOMMENDS this in their literature, so it’s not as if some redneck just heard this from his third cousin and I thought it made sense.