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99 Dodge Ram how much weight in back?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by jjfinn, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    I have a 99 Dodge Ram 2500 how much weight should I have in the back? I am running a meyer 8ft plow.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. jamartz

    jamartz Member
    Messages: 45

    Not sure how much your plow weighs, but with my 8.2 Boss V it takes around 800lbs to get decent traction to were I can atleast attempt 2wd driving in the snow. otherwise it spins ALOT in 2wd with plow wieght on the front.

    i would guess for you maybe 500 to 600lbs?

    i usually have around 1100lbs with sand and ice melt bags in the bed and it make a world of difference!
     
  3. jjfinn

    jjfinn Member
    Messages: 56

    Thanks I am gonna try 500 and go up from there.
     
  4. DODGE-BOY

    DODGE-BOY Senior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 121

    I always keep 1 skid of salt in back up against cab--2400 pounds. Levels out truck real nice, takes away the rough ride over bumps, gives enough traction to plow in 2WD and provides drive through weight for heavier snows.
     
  5. wildbl1500

    wildbl1500 Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    Around 400+lbs for me 5, 5 gallon buckets of sand. Fisher recomends 280lbs.
     
  6. cmo18

    cmo18 Senior Member
    Messages: 815

    i have a older style 7.5 mm1HD with a snofoil and backdrag blade and I run around 400lbs in my dodge... I'm prolly going to add antoher 150lbs
     
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,157

    I dont carry anything in the bed other than my slide in bed and the bed cover

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  8. shott8283

    shott8283 Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    ^ what is that?!?!?!?!?!


    i run 1000lbs of sand bags in my 1500 with my western 7.6 uni-
     
  9. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    I always have at least 800lbs in my bed. Only time I don't is when I'm headed back to the yard to get more salt/sand. I have an 07 2500 with a 8.5 Fisher so it should be about the same.