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Old 12-19-2000, 02:18 PM
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i live in west my part of the state the winters are surprisingly mild.BUT it does snow,we get freezing rain,etc. i want to add some extra weight in the trunk for possible better traction.i am not going to get snow tires [this year anyway].
how much would be enough? how much would be too much? i added 150 lbs yesterday,i'm hoping it's enough.

any thoughts? any opinions? all are welcome. i do like the way it looks sitting a little lower.

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Old 12-19-2000, 05:04 PM
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I certainly wouldn't put anymore in. I have heard some people say it is not needed at all. This is my third winter with my 420SEL (we already have over 2 feet of snow here in Toronto)and I have done OK without them. I am planning on putting smaller ones in this year, maybe two 30 pound bags. Not too much extra weight, but just a little more. Also this is a good amount of sand, so if you ever have to pour some on the road for added traction you'll have enough. The most important thing about driving in wonter conditions is how you do it. That includes speed, slowing more for turns, etc, and sometimes knowing when it just isn't worth it to be out driving (whether all together, or just on a particularly bad road).

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Old 12-20-2000, 01:54 PM
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I would put any weight all the way in the front of the trunk. That way it won't tend to make the rear end oversteer on corners as much.


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