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  • 02-28-2010, 11:05 PM

    It's a little further back than your passenger

    sits, and 100lbs. is also not enough to make a difference for traction. So as the weight you may add gets meaningful enough for traction, it also becomes a liability for handling.
    Best to not sanction it and not do it.
  • 02-28-2010, 09:20 PM

    100 lbs is not going to make the car...

    "uncontrollable oversteer". Come on. That's less than having a passenger in the back.
  • 02-28-2010, 01:29 PM

    No weight! It will upset the natural balance

    the car already has. I have 4 Conti snows on smaller 16" rims and my car is an animal in the snow just as good of better than my wife's Subaru Outback. The car is perfectly balanced and predictable. Rear weight bias isn't healthy in the slippery stuff.

    \\My .02
    04 E46 325i Sport,Manual,Silver Grey/Black car
    90 Mazda Miata 90k original Red with Black........toy car
    01 Subaru Outback LL bean edition h6...........wife's car
    past BMW's: .
    88 735i e32 Black/Tan...93 325i e36 manual Electric Red/Black *my first NEW BMW!...00 528i e39 sport,manual Electric Red/Black
  • 02-28-2010, 12:47 PM

    And overloading the rear end of the car

    hangs too much weight out back. Get into the wrong circumstances and you'll end up with uncontrollable oversteer which may throw you and your car off the road.
    Unless you have an xi, our cars are not great snow vehicles. Front wheel drive or AWD is what you seek.
  • 02-28-2010, 10:27 AM

    Agree-just like you wearing proper shoes in the sn

    snow, the BMRer needs the same--4 snow tires a must.
  • 02-28-2010, 10:19 AM


    the TIRE DESIGN is the most important key to traction

    adding weight can upset the cars already
    near perfect balance. the driver is the second next
    most important factor

    (4)snow tires for WINTER driving are a MUST

  • 02-27-2010, 10:49 PM

    SNOW-snow--Do you add weight in trunk:/No #

    that's why they call them S N O W T I R E S

    LEAVE the sand in juniors box.
  • 02-27-2010, 08:21 PM

    Re: SNOW-snow--Do you add weight in trunk:Yes/No #

    With snow tires in all corners it's not necessary, but it won't hurt to have an extra 100 lbs between the rear shock towers (if you have no passengers).
  • 02-27-2010, 10:43 AM

    SNOW-snow--Do you add weight in trunk:Yes/No #

    I use to put extra weight in the trunk of my E30 but never did that on my E46. I have all wheels snow tires. Just never tought about it. With the snow this week of 11 inches, I am not sure why I never thought of doing this on my E46 when I did it on prior cars. Do you add weights (sand/rocks) and how much weight?
    PS--no responses from Texas needed.

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