77-79 and 80-92 are distinct body styles. From there, the difference between the DeVille and Fleetwood is the interiors and some minor trim variation.
It's not the tires, it's the driverBTW, my tires are brand new all seasons so my tires are not causing the problem.
I know how to drive in the winter. The first thing I ever drove in snow was an '89 Ford F-250 with an International Harvester diesel. That truck is so front heavy it gets stuck in wet grass, seriously. My dad has a Ford E-150 that I also drive frequently and it does better than the Brougham in the winter. I know how to go easy on the throttle but having that heavy of a car that is RWD with boatloads of torque makes it less than ideal. My '88, on the other hand, does as well as my Mom's '00 4x4 Blazer in snowy conditions.It's not the tires, it's the driver
Don't stress, I drove the same way when I was 19, too. If 1/3 throttle spins, then press lighter.
To answer your question: Yes. I use cinder blocks because they don't have a tenancy to leak in my trunk. Weight over the rear axle of any rear wheel drive vehicle, be it pickup truck or luxury sedan, is beneficial to winter traction, yet detrimentally to gas mileage.not to sound stupid, but why not just put something very heavy in the trunk to get better traction? my dads truck is a 1998 toyota tacoma (it has everything a pre-adolescent girl would want in a truck and nothing a grown man would want in....anything) and he kept a pair of dug -up tree stumps in the back for traction in the snow, wouldnt a few bags of sand in the trunk have the same effect?
didnt mean to thread-jack you, ebm1230. just curious.
It works great for traction but that is also extra weight you have to bring to a stop. The last snowstorm we had was more of an ice storm and I got stuck on my way to school. I was on a bridge and had to stop because someone was in the ditch and the sheriff had one lane blocked. I soon found out why the car was in the ditch. I barely tapped my brakes and could feel the ABS doing its job. It was a completely flat bridge but icy and I could not get the car to move forward, even just letting it idle. I had to have the guy behind me give me a push (he had a truck with a grille guard that had rubber bump strips on it).not to sound stupid, but why not just put something very heavy in the trunk to get better traction? my dads truck is a 1998 toyota tacoma (it has everything a pre-adolescent girl would want in a truck and nothing a grown man would want in....anything) and he kept a pair of dug -up tree stumps in the back for traction in the snow, wouldnt a few bags of sand in the trunk have the same effect?
I used Kelly Wintermark tires. They not only have thick lugs and are pinned for studs, but they have 1 inch wide white walls, which is a must have for any Cadillac. We had a bad snow and ice storm and my car was the only one that was able to get out of the driveway, and my neighbor owns a 4X4 Blazer (I live in a town house and there is one common driveway).The biggest difference for winter driving is tires (I can't believe we are talking about winter!). I use my wagon in the winter, so my other cars never see the salt. This year, I put on a set of Hankook Winter iPike tires. UNSTOPPABLE. Best winter tires I have ever used. Big blocks to chew through the snow, great siping so they are good on ice. A nice high-speed directional design so they are actually quiet on the highway. I highly recommend them! I went with 235 75 15s, btw. They are big, but they fit fine. Put a set of these on, and you will NEVER have problems with traction in the winter. Put studs in them, and you could drive up a ski hill...