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Old 02-07-2019, 05:11 PM   #236 (permalink)
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weight seems to have worked

I checked the date on the snow tires: just under 5 years old.

And I had it out this afternoon. MAN! It's like a fat old luxury car - so quiet with the interior back in. What a treat! And it rides noticeably smoother with the stock weight in it, plus a few extra lbs in the cargo area. Cadillac, baby!

And the handling seems much more stable. I didn't get to test highway speeds, but on a snow-covered road at ~65 km/h = 40 mph, I had to flick the steering to get the back end wagging, whereas before I had to actively steer it to keep it in line.

Next slippy highway trip will confirm, but I think that was it.
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