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adaseb 11-07-2012 01:00 PM

What do you guys put in your trunk for traction during the winter?
Being a Canadian forum for BMW I am sure we all get traction issues in the winter.

Just wondering what the cheapest, heaviest, smallest area of a material should be used?

Steel Metal?

sparf328 11-07-2012 01:08 PM

snow tires? not in the trunk though, lol. i dont see a need for anything in the trunk i drove my 328is in the winter with crappy all seasons and it was fine..

InfiniteDice 11-07-2012 01:16 PM

You forgot Rice, you can eat it later. :)

I don't put any weight in the trunk aside from my toolkit. (now I have a baby stroller in there all the time... grrr...) :)

Honestly the main problem you'll have with the M3 might be the fat tires. Also the isolation from the car, modern cars have less feel and that can be dangerous when you place too much faith in it.

My car has no gizmos, my brain handles traction control and all associated systems, and it's served me well so far.

Get good winter tires, add some weight if you feel it helps, keep a kit in the trunk for emergencies, and go into an empty parking lot for a few minutes and slide around a bit to get a feel for the car in the snow. Don't do it too long or make too much noise or the cops might think you're a goof and give you a ticket.

Best of luck and enjoy the winter!

dbworld4k 11-07-2012 01:34 PM

Dead hookers. Makes routine police stops much more thrilling.

careless7 11-07-2012 01:46 PM

Three 10's and a 1000W amp?

cormier 11-07-2012 03:03 PM

Old rims, concrete blocks, subs. Fishing gear. Kilos of coke.

At that point I'd probably spring for winter tires.

torontoprost 11-07-2012 07:49 PM


canukgtp 11-07-2012 08:28 PM

I put the car cover in the trunk and tell the guy at the storage place to take care of it lol...but seriously, a set of winter tires with all the traction control/stability control stuff in modern cars, it should be ok. Unless you live out in the country where ther roads aren't as clean in the winter.

adaseb 11-08-2012 01:38 AM

Yeah already have a set of X-Ice. Doesn't always help

Dinanstu 11-08-2012 07:55 AM

What year car? and where are you in Canada?

parm 11-08-2012 09:59 AM

Snows tires and a heavy foot when I get stuck!

SiR 11-08-2012 10:06 AM

nothing in the trunk.
snow tires at all four corners...skinnier than you would run in the summer.

740-iLL 11-08-2012 10:14 AM


Originally Posted by dbworld4k (Post 1588537)
Dead hookers. Makes routine police stops much more thrilling.

Beat me to it! *smoke*

tonyhavana 11-08-2012 10:46 AM

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On my old 2002, the one winter I drove it, I put a 75 lb. bag of sand in the trunk between the shock towers. Sand is good, because it doesn't slide around, and if you're really stuck, you can throw some under your wheels for added traction.
That and a set of Nokia Hakapolitas.

cormier 11-08-2012 01:20 PM

^^ clever!

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