mfg Posted January 13, 2019 Report Share Posted January 13, 2019 (edited) Well, as much as I disliked doing it, I broke down and installed my three year old Firestone 'Winterforce' snow tires on my good old '83 Avanti 'Everyday Driver' this morning. These tires give this Avanti excellent traction....and I'm also impressed with the car's weight distribution, placing a considerable amount of vehicle weight over the driving wheels! I have done a few things to 'enhance' this favorable weight distribution.....I keep the gas tank near full in the winter....I carry around 50-75 lbs. of extra weight in the trunk (along with a small toolbox).........I moved the 'Group 24' storage battery from over the left front wheel to over the right rear tire.........and, believe it or not, I drain the A/C freon in the fall and remove that heavy 'torpedo style' A/C compressor from the engine compartment, to be reinstalled in the spring! Some of the above may sound a bit drastic, but good old RQB3655 has never gotten stuck....not even on icy hills!..........AVANTI!!.......Ed PS....Tire pressure is important too.....I keep 30 lbs in the front, and 27 lbs in the snow tires. Edited January 13, 2019 by mfg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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