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Old 07-13-2011, 12:58 PM
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Quick quick your only chance - get it while you can!

Dutch version of ebay:-

http://link.marktplaats.nl/465566351

Chap selling two sand bags originally sold by the Swiss national break down service to weight down the back end of a W123 / W124 => stick 'em in the trunk on either side to get more grip... who needs winter tyres eh?



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Sorry I've put this in DD - can someone move it to OD for me please - we don't need to clutter up DD with this sort of rubbish!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:04 PM
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i hope they ship it without the sand in it.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:13 PM
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i hope they ship it without the sand in it.
Probably not - it would loose its originality... I mean where can you find Swiss sand?
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:15 PM
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This is true. I did ask the classic center for a quote of a tank of german air for my tires.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:23 PM
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This is true. I did ask the classic center for a quote of a tank of german air for my tires.
I bet that was expensive...

Some companies over here are now offering to fill tyres with Nitrogen (just like aircraft tyres) - I'd go for that if you want some special stuff in your rubber
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:24 PM
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I have gold dust sprinkled in my tire air.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:32 PM
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I'd go for that if you want some special stuff in your rubber

Hah! Wait until AKLim sees THIS post!
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:41 PM
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i hope they ship it without the sand in it.
Joe- did you buy them? Where the hell do you think you will find the sand?
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:06 PM
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Hah! Wait until AKLim sees THIS post!
I've been making silly comments like this for years and you are the first to notice - well the first to comment!
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:11 PM
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Weighing down is pretty much useless.....However they could be somewhat useful for carrying sand to throw under the tire in the event of getting stuck.
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