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#1 (permalink) Old 12-07-2004, 12:36 PM
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hello.
its started to snow around here i have a 318i which is light and RWD, so i know its gonna be kinda hard driving it in the snow and this is my first time driving this car in real snow, but i was wondering if i put like 200lbs bags of sand in the trunk will that help me with driving and stuff or is 200 to much.

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where you from here in Toronto it just started snowing and the roads are crappy so i put some sand bags in my trunk and besides lowering the car i believe that it helps for better grip
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Originally posted by tyro2001@Dec 7 2004, 12:36 PM
hello.
its started to snow around here i have a 318i which is light and RWD, so i know its gonna be kinda hard driving it in the snow and this is my first time driving this car in real snow, but i was wondering if i put like 200lbs bags of sand in the trunk will that help me with driving and stuff or is 200 to much.

thanks
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yeah i thinks sand bags work okay,
however
a 15" subwoofer-
a 12" subwoofer-
and 2 10" subs would be a much better idea
plus the weight of the cabinet would do wonders,
also
check to see if you have a limited slip differential?
i thiink you may already have a perfect car for snow.remember bmw is made in bavaria.
you could try and find a 325ix somewhere , my friend has one. very nice...
but new tires.
easy driving and youll be fine.
besides nothing except studded tires will keep you or a hummer from sliding on ice.

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be careful when u do this, because if u put too much in the back, u can throw off the balance and pull weight off ur front tires. i did this with snow in the back of my truck and loosing traction in a heavier car is a small problem.

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Originally posted by tyro2001@Dec 7 2004, 12:36 PM
hello.
its started to snow around here i have a 318i which is light and RWD, so i know its gonna be kinda hard driving it in the snow and this is my first time driving this car in real snow, but i was wondering if i put like 200lbs bags of sand in the trunk will that help me with driving and stuff or is 200 to much.

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from reading the BMW handbook they recommend putting two 50lb sand bags in the trunk. i have done it and it works for me. i think that 200 is too much. good luck
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