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Sand in the Trunk for Snow?

How many bags of sand are you guys putting in your trunk when there is heavy snow? We just got 17" today and my Blizzaks barely worked.

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I'm impressed you were able to get anywhere in a mustang with 17"s of snow regardless of sand bags!


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Stay home till the roads are cleared! Just guessing 200+lbs, I always switch to a 4x4 when that happens. Even the 4x4 Ranger stays home with that much snow. Oh, it's still snowing here also.
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I leave four 44 lbs bags in the trunk from November through April. If we get a large dumping of snow then I'll throw some free weights in the back too (another 100 lbs or so)
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Damn. I guess my 50lbs won't cut it

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id recommend using roofing shingles if you can find them cheap.... friend learnd the hard way when the bag of sand broke open and he had to clean it all out!

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Put the sand in plastic totes. Keep a collapsible shovel in one of the tote. No spills and easy to put on ice patches if you get stuck. At least 200 lbs.
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Thanks guys! I only have 140 lbs now and will have to get more!

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I have 100 lbs in mine.

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where are the Fla guys to rub it in :?:

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where are the Fla guys to rub it in :?:


There, I hope that makes you feel better.
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I drove many winters in Mustangs in Michigan.

I never put anything in my trunk, just used the proper tires.

I am confused at to why the OP thinks that his Blizzaks didn't work. If he got through 17" of snow, that is way, waaaaay beyond anything Blizzaks (or any tires) are supposed to do.

Sounds to me like th Blizzaks did very well, and the OP has little experience driving a Mustang in the wwinter.
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thx GM

Glock (+ OP) I'm figuring after plowing, ya weren't trying to go through 17" of snow were you? I tried 20+" in my truck 2yrs ago figuring if I could make it to the main road I could make it to work. Backed out of the garage and once I stopped to go fwd it took about 45 minutes of shoveling to get back in. The knee depth on the walk out should have been a hint...When I stopped moving I had to force the door open against the snow to get out. I can be learned ain't trying that again.

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I drove many winters . . . I never put anything in my trunk, just used the proper tires.

I am confused at to why the OP thinks that his Blizzaks didn't work. If he got through 17" of snow, that is way, waaaaay beyond anything Blizzaks (or any tires) are supposed to do. . . . .
I second the above . . . I have driven RWD vehicles through the winter for a very long time and never bothered with weight in the trunk. Putting extra weight in the trunk is somewhat self defeating -- yeah it helps the rear wheels bite a little better, but you also have to push around that extra weight. Just run a full gas tank, it will do about the same thing and it won't go flying in an accident. That said, I did have an extra 50-lb bag lying around so I put it in there this year; don't know if it will make any difference.

I always wait for the roads to be at least partially plowed, would not attempt to drive in 17" of snow in a Mustang, nor in a 4x4 truck unless it was an emergency. In 17" of snow the car is going to be riding on top of the packed snow all jammed up under the car.

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How many bags of sand are you guys putting in your trunk when there is heavy snow? We just got 17" today and my Blizzaks barely worked.

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