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When I had my 02GT with 100lbs of sand it in trunk it did not help. Have not tried my 12GT.

My Tacoma with 180 lbs of sand is ok but really still have to be careful.


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I have stock Pzero Neros on my car and roll empty trunk all winter. Just don't drive like a moron and you'll be fine.

More weight back there can also be a bad thing. You want more steering and brakes, not acceleration.


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I have stock Pzero Neros on my car and roll empty trunk all winter. Just don't drive like a moron and you'll be fine.

More weight back there can also be a bad thing. You want more steering and brakes, not acceleration.
People like you are why winter tire laws are now here to stay.


OP: Cinder blocks. But typically, in winter time, I have enough junk in my trunk to equal the weight of any extra weight I would put back there anyway. Now's your time to carry your tools everywhere!

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I have stock Pzero Neros on my car and roll empty trunk all winter. Just don't drive like a moron and you'll be fine.

More weight back there can also be a bad thing. You want more steering and brakes, not acceleration.
Same here. And I have a 45 mile each way commute every day. Never have a problem.

As far as cinder blocks and the like in the trunk.....I hope you also wear a helmet and flak vest for protection. What do you think happens to all that stuff in the trunk if you do skid and come to a sudden stop? The seat backs aren't going to do much to protect you when you are at 0 mph and the weights are still moving at 70 mph.

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Sand in a bin is a good idea, along with a shovel and a tow strap.

More is not always better. Back when I lived in Upstate NY I used two 60# bags. A third bag made the rear end want to come around to the front when stopping.

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I usually put 2 60 lb bags of sand in the trunk. That helped immensely to get traction on the ice with my Blizzaks. I've been meaning to go to Home Depot to get some, but it hasn't even snowed here yet.

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Sometimes it happens that you can get caught in a snowstorm with no options. The news today was saying that Dallas has more snow this year than Chicago. Go figure. There are a lot of tricks that most people do not consider when driving on snow. Like when coming to an intersection, putting an automatic in neutral. I always carry a kit during cold weather. A couple of fleece sleeping bags will fit nicely behind the seat. A tow strap should be part of any car, year round, like jumper cables.
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