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Old 11-12-2004, 12:40 AM
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How many pebbles....

Apologies for a kind of "off the wall" question...but....how much sand(in bags ,of course)is best put in the trunk of a 240D to get maximum traction in snow and ice? 50 lbs.....80lbs.???? Thanks for the magic number.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:42 AM
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How many pebbles......

A footnote...the 240 has snow tires,too...
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:44 AM
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Apologies for a kind of "off the wall" question...but....how much sand(in bags ,of course)is best put in the trunk of a 240D to get maximum traction in snow and ice? 50 lbs.....80lbs.???? Thanks for the magic number.
For maximum traction, the magic number is 500 pounds in the trunk. I guarantee that this will definitely give you maximum traction.

Of course, your fuel economy is going to go in the toilet, but, you wanted maximum traction.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:48 AM
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Thumbs up Place them as far

forward in the trunk as is possible.
The weight needs to be on center over axles.
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I agree. Having grown up in Pittsburgh when most cars were still Rear wheel drive thats what I had to do every winter. And if you still get stuck the sand comes in handy to help get you traction on the ice.
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