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How much weight should I put in the trunk?

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Old 01-09-2009, 09:00 PM   #21
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i had 3 60lb bags in my rear for the recent snow in portland on the stock tires and it was ok. i like the lowering it did, i plan on getting springs to lower and the xtra wieght really sold me on it..
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:50 AM   #22
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Tim from Cleveland, I got mine from the Tire Rack. Make sure you get the Michelin X-Ice Xi2's not just the X-Ice. Here's the link:
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:12 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by 157db View Post
Salt is the worst thing to store in your trunk.
It causes all sorts of corrosion problems down the road.
Heck why not use some old leaky car batteries for weight?
They are made from lead and are easily moved around.
Sand is the next worst item to have loose in the trunk
during an accident. If you must put something back there
for weight, at least secure it well so it does not become an
interior projectile during a crash.
Um, didn't actually pour it in my car like a giant salt shaker, the bags are sealed and theres no salt coming out of them. That also makes it easy to bring them home from the store, what with them being sealed bags and all instead of putting it in your pockets or something.
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Old 01-12-2009, 07:40 AM   #24
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As an update to my original post I put 3 60 pound bags in the trunk. I took it out for a spin in this crappy weather we had and it really helped out. I really had to go out of my way to get the back end to spin.
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Old 01-12-2009, 11:38 AM   #25
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I really wasn't sure myself, but I ended up w/ 3 70lbs sand tubes from Lowes which are about $3.50 each. 210lbs seems to work pretty well for me, the car is more predictable and traction from a stop seems to be a bit better. BTW I don't have snow tires and so far even drving through some deeper snow of 6-10" I really haven't had any issues.
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This is my first winter with my 2013 mustang. I have put 100 lbs of sand in my trunk ( 50 lbs on each side ) and now my car creaks like a mother. Sounds like it bottoms out but its not. Does anyone else have this problem? What is the problem???
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #27
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A 4 y/o thread resurrected from the dead!

Most likely you're just not used to the additional weight and how the suspension responds (or doesn't respond). I truly doubt 100 lbs will hurt anything (I typically recommend 150 lbs total).

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #28
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What is this snow and Ice you all speak of?? Here in the phoenix (valley of the sun) we see this white blanket in the distant mountains every once in a while....could that be this snow?
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Originally Posted by Derf00 View Post
What is this snow and Ice you all speak of?? Here in the phoenix (valley of the sun) we see this white blanket in the distant mountains every once in a while....could that be this snow?
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:27 PM   #30
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I never put weight in my Mustang and have never gotten stuck despite some quite severe SE Michigan snow storms. Light throttle and on the all season tires.

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