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Old December 31st, 2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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How much weight should I put in the trunk?


We just got a light dusting and it was wet and slippery I couldnt even go a block before getting stuck and sliding slideways.

How much weight should I put in the truck and would it help me drive it and not get stuck..I had to call out of work again..
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Sounds like you need the driver mod, man. Just keep your foot out of it and don't make quick motions. Smooth on the gas, smooth on the brakes (avoid using them at all if you can), and smooth on the steering. A "light dusting" shouldn't have you parked.
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Here in wisconsin you can just buy big bags of sand to throw in the trunk--- that being said usually for a car 200-300 lbs in the trunk of the stang will make you grip better.

Or lure some children in to the trunk with candy to weigh it down.

But the way you drive determines everything! plan ahead while driving in the soup.
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just take it easy on the gas....but some junk in the truck won't hurt either
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dont put more than the weight of your engine or youll have trouble steering correctly

150-200 will be plenty if evenly spread out
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Old December 31st, 2009, 06:56 PM   #6
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Ya I know how you feel man. I have 160 pounds of salt and it seems to help but light driving is the only way to go

I almost put mine in a ditch yesterday....... after that i take it extremely slow
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I've got 210lbs (3 x 70lb bags) plus the spare tire on my trunk. Even with that I was doing donuts very very easily in the parking lot at work earlier. Putting weight in the trunk is a good idea but it's even better to be light on the gas and if you're having too much trouble from 1st, try taking off in 2nd. It's not so great on the transmission but it puts a lot less power at the wheels.
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Originally Posted by mcqueen View Post
I've got 210lbs (3 x 70lb bags) plus the spare tire on my trunk. Even with that I was doing donuts very very easily in the parking lot at work earlier. Putting weight in the trunk is a good idea but it's even better to be light on the gas and if you're having too much trouble from 1st, try taking off in 2nd. It's not so great on the transmission but it puts a lot less power at the wheels.
Very True ^^^
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a dead hooker should be sufficient
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I just use 4 bags of 50lb. rock salt. Lay them out evenly in the trunk...other than that it comes down to the diver. It's a lot different driving a sports car in the snow than something with 4wd...completely different strategy. Gotta get your speed up before hitting hills and slow way down and of course tap the breaks going down em. Keep the car as straight as possible at all times to avoid spinning and slipping and as soon as u do immediately let off the gas and counter-steer then get right back on the gas lol. Just takes practice...I've already driven to and from work this year with at least 2 inches on the road at least 3 times and i live in a very hilly bad road area. Only got stuck once where i had to be pulled out by chain haha.
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Originally Posted by Breakout View Post
a dead hooker should be sufficient
Oh, and dead hookers are always a good substitute if u dont have any rock salt or sand
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:07 AM   #12
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i went on craigslist found snow tires and rims for 300 bucks. Put three bags of 70lb tube sand and put that over the axles.

If you want traction then yes pussy foot it. Be easy and gental. Now me? hahahahaha i love drifting the stang in the winter. So much fun!
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Sooo glad I live in the south......









Although my summer tires do not like 25 degrees.
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 04:40 AM   #14
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my summer tires are still on too! one problem........


no engine
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Old January 3rd, 2010, 12:55 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ticket-Me-Yellow View Post
my summer tires are still on too! one problem........


no engine

Summer tires? Ouch.

Winter tires are the way to go. I do it on both the Lightning & the Mustang
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