1999 Forester S Automatic
We are in process of getting a possible 9 inches in the Peoria area. I was at Sams Club getting my annual winter 6 pack of de icing washer fluid and 50 lb. bag of ice melt this evening. So as I'm driving around with approx. 160 lbs. of ice melting goodies in the cargo area the Forester seemed to do even better than usual. I seemed to have more traction. I know this shouldn't have surprised me but I never really thought about adding weight to an already extremely capable foul weather vehicle. I just always associated adding more weight to rear wheel drive vehicles but it would make sense for the Forester as well since it uses all four wheels to drive the vehicle. Have any of the rest of you put extra weight in your Foresters in the winter??