Sand Bagging

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  1. Jquintel

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    Who drives there stang during the winter and sand bags? And how much weight do you usually run?
    I have a coupe and i think im going to go with 2 - 70lb bags

    btw i hate winter :notnice:
     
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    70-100lbs is plenty. any more than that, and you will adversely effect other handling characteristics.... like braking.
     
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    You don't even need that much really....well, maybe you do. Last couple years I ran one 50 lb sand bag, but then I also had a full size spare, a small toolbox, and my battery was back there too, so that was probably at least 100 lbs :shrug:
     
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    My box added quite a bit of weight, so I haven't put any extra weight since then. But I used to have a tool box (big) that I put concrete solid blocks in to add weight. Its just what I had, but sand is good.
     
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    i just leave me slicks for the tc in the trunk. :D
     
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    I have done 2X50lb bags in my 2.3n/a A4LD. Worked pretty well, little fishtailing around the corners, only got stuck once when I parked too close to the curb (8in of snow).

    But when it is snowy, I also drive like I have a brain. easy throttle, sometimes have to start in second, etc. Hills with an open diff (starting from a stop) can still be a pain.

    My turbostang is a different story now. I have only had enough snow to find out that it likes to do sudden lane changes when I dont want it too. :notnice:
     
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    Last winter I ran a 50 lb. bag, but this year I'm going with two 50 lb. bags. My new tires should prove very beneficial as well.
     
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    Yeh, well i work at menards and they have the 70lb bags, and i get dicount :cool:
    but we just got hit with some crap weather so i figured it was time.... when it drops 30 degrees in 2 hours = bad
     
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