The ute is an Australian icon, it’s almost compulsory for every Aussie male to have owned a ute at some point in their lives and most will be more than happy to regale you with tales of loading sandbags onto the lowered rear door to provide weight over the rear wheels in order to improve traction during drag racing.

It’s said that if you balance the bags perfectly they’ll fall off at just the right moment so as to avoid adding unnecessary weight when you’re hammering down the 1/4 mile.

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