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Old 11-19-2011, 11:21 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.
Didn't you have a little problem with one of the bags breaking open or something? :P

I ran with the Blizzaks last year and no weight and also had no problems. But then, I was used to all-seasons on my last car.
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:36 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.
Didn't you have a little problem with one of the bags breaking open or something? :P
No, that was not a problem until spring :P. The same amount of weight was still in the car during winter
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:26 PM
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i dont think the diff between a half n full tank is much..
It helps a bit compared to being just above empty.
But it was just an idea....
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:33 PM
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Gas weights ~6lbs/gal.
IIRC we have a 14gal tank, so half that (7 gal) is 42lbs.

While I'm sure the weight difference will have some effect, I'm not sure how much of a difference it would be. If you're concerned about having the weight, I think putting real weight in the trunk is the better way to go instead of relying on fuel.

That being said, I think filling up long before empty is a good idea in the winter just in case something happens and you're stuck in traffic for a long time. Or if you wake up one day and it's just too effing cold to fuel up that day.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:02 PM
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I run x-ice and no x-tra weight two years running 0 problems. Even in that wild snow last winter no problems at all. But this winter I thought about a 120 pound patio stone.
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If you add weight to a certain point it'll aid in traction due to the cars 52/48 split (I think the 3.8 is closer to 54/46), after that point though, once the rear breaks loose it'll just help spin you around.

If you have a base model with nothing added to it, 60lbs or so is the most you'll want to add. Now remember, you add weight such as carrying cargo in the trunk you'll want to remove it or put it on your rear seat so it's closer to the middle of the car for compensation.
The utmost weight you'd want to add for traction aiding is 140lbs in a fully loaded 3.8GT.

Adding weight costs fuel though so keep that in mind.

Drive responsibly and think about your conditions prior to driving like a jackass though and you'll be fine.
Winter tires will do WAAAAY more in terms of drivability and safety than adding weight.
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