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Everybody's gonna say different, but I think that would work without overdoing it. Anything will help. Just try different weights and see what works for you. I'm in Erie and I put four or five 70# bags in my truck to keep weight back there.
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Not that you want to spend extra money but I know how you can get thru the harshest winters with absolutely NO EXTRA WEIGHT. Put on some Michelin X-Ice 2's. My winter car (below) is a GT with a 93 tune and 4:10's and my car goes thru snow and ice like a 4X4. The secret is the softness of the tire. Moreover, because they're so soft they are the absolute quietest tires I have ever driven on and I've owned 50 cars! I speak from experience as we've already had over 2 feet of snow in the last month. Like all Michelin's they are pricey but worth every penny.
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Last edited by ptaylor_9849; 01-09-2009 at 08:13 AM.
I'd put at LEAST 2 bags. It adds some weight yet retains some trunk space. Add more if needed. +2 for X-ice tires. Have em on all 4 corners and this puppy holds her own in the snow with the best of them.
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I have about 120 pounds of sand bags over the rear wheels (one on each side) with bridgestone blizzaks on my '08 GT and for the most part it's done pretty well this season, and we've been covered with snow and ice pretty much all winter. The blizzaks were around a grand for set of 4 though.
put about 150lbs in the trunk. Don't leave it in there all the time. If the roads a dry, take it out or your springs will lose their memory. (In other words, if the car drops 2 inches in the rear, it will stay an inch lower when you take the weight out)
um, it's red.....hey I just got it, gimme a chance
I think I have to look into loading the trunk or those tires. The other day it was raining and around a turn in second even with EASY throttle modulation my car did a 360...........lesson: stock tires+4.10s+wet roads and low 30's DO NOT mix
I use 3 bags of water softener salt so 150# and it works well. The salt is easy to handle cause the bags have handles, and I take them in/out as needed...then use the salt in the softener come springtime so I don't have to store something.
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I use 3 bags of water softener salt so 150# and it works well.
The salt is easy to handle cause the bags have handles,
and I take them in/out as needed...then use the salt
in the softener come springtime so I don't have to store something.
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.
How much do these Michelin X-ICE tires cost? Who is a good dealer to get them from?
You running 17" or 18" wheels?
I have 4ea 18" winter tires for sale.
Hankook Ice Bear. Ran them on my GT for 2 winters, 8K on the tires;
400 for the set.
I live in central OH.
I ran 3 60lb Tubesand in my trunk during the winter.
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