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Old 12-13-2010, 12:48 AM   #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 12-13-2010, 12:50 AM   #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 12-13-2010, 12:54 AM   #3
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:58 AM   #4
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Force someone you don't like in there ?
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:00 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, 01:03 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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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, 01:23 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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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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