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Old 12-12-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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What can/do you put in your trunk for traction on Snow ?

Sandbags ? What ? I am trying to find something that wont bang around in the trunk, like I won't put weights or dumbbells and in there... umm bags of soil or rock salt ? What do YOU use ?
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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Kitty litter is a good choice... if you get stuck you can throw some down for traction too.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:54 PM   #3
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:58 PM   #4
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Force someone you don't like in there ?
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:00 AM   #6
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You looking for the Camaro, or your G35?
G35s(4-door, 2nd gen.), the s model has a viscous slip diff which does that help ? I have new all season tires too....
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Mustangs, they are usually back there anyways.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:03 AM   #8
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G35s(4-door, 2nd gen.), the s model has a viscous slip diff which does that help ? I have new all season tires too....
The differential will help if one of the rear tires starts to slip but the other one doesn't. What kind of tires do you have? They all act a little different in the snow. But the deep treads on new tires will help as well.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:06 AM   #9
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The differential will help if one of the rear tires starts to slip but the other one doesn't. What kind of tires do you have? They all act a little different in the snow. But the deep treads on new tires will help as well.
I don’t remember in particular haha, I would go out and check but it’s like 10 degrees outside, they are 245/40/18 all season Dunlops in the rear if I remember correctly, the fronts are 225/50/18 all season Kumho tires.
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I don’t remember in particular haha, I would go out and check but it’s like 10 degrees outside, they are 245/40/18 all season Dunlops if I remember correctly, the fronts are 225/50/18 all season Kumho tires.
Dunlop Signatures (I'm assuming) will do Amazing in the snow. I'm running them on the Cobalt right now, and I can go absolutely anywhere with these things. I've got to stay alert, but through slush, over ice, in deep snow...I am continually amazed at the control they provide.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #13
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Sand tubes. I put them in a big storage container in the back just in case one opens up. Envoy does fairly well in snow even without them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:34 AM   #14
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Dunlop Signatures (I'm assuming) will do Amazing in the snow. I'm running them on the Cobalt right now, and I can go absolutely anywhere with these things. I've got to stay alert, but through slush, over ice, in deep snow...I am continually amazed at the control they provide.

Haha yeah, it's been a long time since I have driven a RWD car in snow/ice. I was spoiled by my old sh-awd Acura RL and a few other fwd cars that handled the snow very well, so I wasn't sure if tires or a Viscous-Type LSD would help in the snow that much
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:36 AM   #15
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Sorry to hear you gotta drive it in the snow. Just the thought of the whole snow/salt combo ... Ewww
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:40 AM   #16
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:50 AM   #18
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Mustangs, they are usually back there anyways.
if only the opening of the trunk wasn't questionably small :(

thats actually a good question because im driving up to nashville tomorrow and apparently its been snowing. hopefully the weight of my luggage is enough
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #19
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Hey, you're from Tulsa ! Haha, the second best city in Oklahoma. ;D Hopefully we don't get two+ huge white out blizzards like last year !
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:34 AM   #21
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You could try one of these.
http://www.shurtrax.com/shurtrax-auto-stlw0036.html


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Old 12-13-2010, 01:39 AM   #22
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I'd be afraid that thing would leak... especially with the battery being directly below it.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:43 AM   #23
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Last time it snowed, we took a forklift and dropped a 2,300lb boulder in the bed of the truck.... worked great . Couldn't spin the tires at all in 4x4.... but in 2 wheel drive.... it would do quite the burnout (which works great for snow removal)
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I usually grab a couple of inmates out of the jail and toss them in the trunk. Of coarse the trunk release has been removed.

Just kidding. Sandbags.
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Nothing, winter beater is FWD and the weight.. er 'engine' is right where I need it. The T/A though, I usually put my tool box and other heavy stuff in the T-Top compartment if I deem it necessary.

Thing is, though.. current tires suck on this car and will slip even with T/C on so it's never a sure bet.
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