Mattscoug94 said:I dream of trak lock or traction control in snow spins like a mofo if i give her any I kinda overdid it i put like 300 lbs because i need all the traction i can get tomorrow morning when i go to work suppose to get like 10 inches of snow
Thanks fo rthe advice. Considering where I live, there are times we'll get 6 inches at a time, or we'll have ice, or we'll have nothing at all. So should I go and get some 15's and some decent snow tires then since it's gonna 4 years before I'll have a winter driver?Uncaged 94 said:On my T'bird I have Cooper Weathermaster tires on all fours. The rears are 215/70-15 with studs. I have used studless tires in the past ( Blizzaks and Graspics ) and was not pleased at all. Snow traction ( in my opinion ) was marginally ok, and ice traction just doesn't compare to a studded tire. In any deep snow, say over 6", you should have a dedicated snow tire with good lugs. They are noisey but get the job done. A good snow tire will dig and clean itself as well. The best snow tire I've ever used was called a Powerking. As for weight in the rear, I've found that having about 60-70lbs. worked best for me. I use two full size cinderblocks and place each one as far back in the trunk as I can and on each side of the wheel well. Also try to keep at least 3/4 of a tank of gas too. Having too much weight will cause too much ballast. It will be unstable brakeing and cornering, in both cases the rear will tend to "push out ". Just one more note, it is a good idea to have snows on all fours. You need the added traction up front for stopping power. The car will be unstable otherwise.
I hope this helps!! Happy Powersliding!!
Well it would be a great idea. But I know for myself Im in college now and cant afford a full set of studded tires, so I made a compromise. I have two Firestone AT truck tires out back with Nordic Wintertracs in the front and the car has good traction in both dry and icey/snowy conditions. Its not the best for either but if your on a tight budget I find its a great setup.So should I go and get some 15's and some decent snow tires then since it's gonna 4 years before I'll have a winter driver?