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      12-11-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Winter - Looking for a hair more traction

I've got a 135i with FBO+Meth which is entirely useless in winter, lol

I had my winters put on today, and am looking to get a bit more traction in the rear. It understeers horribly in the slush but I can work around that.

Usually I drive my subaru in the winter, but the BMW is a much, much nicer car.

Should I just put more ballast over the rear axle?

Tires are currently Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II Run Flat but I have no interest at this point of swapping my tires. I'm running the factory pressures.
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I can only imagine how bad it must be. The LSD will help a ton when you get there. In the meantime I have no ideas other than maybe disconnecting your tune in the winter..lol.
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I'm not sure if it would help in your car, but in my 128i I put on winters and a bag of sand (well sealed in another bag of course!) in the trunk over that axle. It works quite well.
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I can only imagine how bad it must be. The LSD will help a ton when you get there. In the meantime I have no ideas other than maybe disconnecting your tune in the winter..lol.
Yeah, I'm currently in mode 0. Starting off in first is usually a futile exercise. lol


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I'm not sure if it would help in your car, but in my 128i I put on winters and a bag of sand (well sealed in another bag of course!) in the trunk over that axle. It works quite well.
Yeah, that's what I meant by ballast. I've got two 40lb bags in the trunk currently. Maybe I'll add more.

Or maybe I'll just go find me a 335xi
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