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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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2007 Black GT 5spd, 17x9 Black Bullet Rims w/ Black lugnuts, 8" shorty antenna, Airraid CAI w/ Bama 87 performance tune, xenon side scoops, Roush body kit, Roush exhaust kit, Aluminum rear window louver, smoked fog light covers, Cobra Roadster Ram air hood, 6k HID's, LED dome light
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.
Traded: Legend Lime V6 5 speed @ 199K miles
Now Driving: 2012 Red Candy GT Premium 6 speed MT used with 59K miles. Steeda tuned. TSW Nurburgring 19 x 9.5's w/Cooper Zeon AS. 55D springs & Koni Strt.
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.
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.
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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