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Re: addt'l weight during winter? (archive)

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Posted by PhilH on December 12, 2000 at 13:18:34:

In Reply to: addt'l weight during winter? posted by Steve B. on December 12, 2000 at 10:25:09:

The owners manual lists a recommended amount of weight to add to the trunk for snow traction - something like 120 lbs? I added a little more than that last year using freeweights (from a barbell set) arranged in a puzzle so that they couldn't slide around. I haven't added any yet this year although the snow tires went on last week. As soon as we get a real snowfall here in eastern PA the weights will go in. I only leave the weight in when it's really needed in a bad snowstorm.

93 525i 5 spd/bottlecapped & snow tired...

How much weight are you adding to your trunk this winter?
Steve B.

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