So i was wondering to myself, since this will be my first winter with my BMW, and I live in NYC... Shall i fill the already small trunk with 150- 200 lbs of sand. Then I had a thought that i was wondering if any of you guys had also had.. If I remove my spare tire, and fill that well with sand, (i figure at least 100 lbs in there) then myabe put 2 25 pounders in the trunk and along with the spare... Will I gain better handling with no sacrifice to traction by virtue of carrying that weight a lot lower (down between the wheels instead of actually above them in the trunk above the wheel well)
Then I was thinking of putting 2 100 lbs cast iron weight plates in the well and filling the rest of the well with sand... Lots of weight, carried really low, and stablized by the sand so we get no dynamic weight shifting on those spirited drives.... In the spring i can pull out the plates, carefully shovel out the as much sand as possible then pull the drain and let the rest just filter out into the air on its own on a nice long drive.
Yes I know getting winter tires wopuld be a better choice but I have no room for an extra set of wheels. or even tires to swap..
I am however considering the Conti Extremes as they were rated pretty good in the dry and also very good in wet and pretty good in moderate snow.. does anyone have any experience with these particular tires in the snow and the dry?