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Old 11-15-2011, 10:08 AM
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Default Weight In The Trunk For Winter Traction

Just wondering does anyone put any weight in their trunk over winter to help with traction? If so how much?
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Old 11-16-2011, 12:37 PM
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I was considering buying two 40lb bags of powdered cement to stick in my trunk for the winter.

I actually think that this would be very helpful. While it may not garner the same results as having winter tires, it would certainly help with getting up and going from a stop.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:10 PM
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its a hit n miss. i had 3 sandbags in mine n it was still tough
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:51 PM
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The key is really a good set of winters. But i think only letting your tank get to half might help to weigh it down too though....?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:59 PM
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i solved my problem with winter coming, my Genny is parked for the winter, driving my beater.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:03 AM
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i dont think the diff between a half n full tank is much..
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Old 11-17-2011, 04:15 PM
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Ordered some good winter tires and going to throw a few sandbags in well see how it goes this winter. May be in the market for another winter beater.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:58 PM
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I went all last winter and plan to go all this winter with no weight in the trunk. I never really got stuck last year with blizzaks on the car, and as long as you put a set of winters on and drive to the conditions you should be fine.

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Old 11-18-2011, 11:50 PM
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I have Micheline X-ice tires and i put 2 20kg bags in the trunk. I had 0 problems last winter with the setup.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:03 PM
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i have michelin pilot alpin pa3's. then got three bags of sand from crappy tire
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