2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 - Sand bags???

Asked by Feb 06, 2016 at 09:20 AM about the 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD

Question type: General

I just purchased a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4.  Last
truck I owned was a 2006 Dodge Dakota, and I
always put sand bags in my bed in the winter for
extra weight. I have heard in the newer trucks you
do not have to do this, but don't know if that is true.
Do I need to put some sand bags in for traction, or
is there something in the technology that transfers
weight when necessary?

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42,795

Sand bags man, the rear end is always light, you do notice a difference when it 2-wheel drive, and it helps keep the ass end from shitting out. Take it from someone who lives in the snow...

83,175

There is no weight transfer device, but if your rig has an AWD setting not just 4WD HI and 4WD LO, the AWD setting will help, but as Rowefast stated use the sand bags, it will help with rear end traction in the snow. On my GMC I use the AWD in heavy rain then switch to 4WD when there gets to be more than 2 inches of snow just cause there are others out there than don't know how to drive in snow. HTH

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