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Fill Tires WW vs CaCl

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I am trying to decide if I should use windshield washer fluid or salt water (CaCl mixture) to fill my tires. I already have inner tubes and thought the additional weight of the CaCl mixture might be worth it. I know at some point the valves will corrode, but that is an easy fix.
My 23 x 8.5 x 12 rear tires should hold around 6 gallons 12 between the two of them. So WW would be roughly 42 pounds per tire and 84 total. A CaCl mixture should be roughly 30% heavier so around 54 pounds per tire and 108 total.
what are your guys thoughts on the value of the additional 25 pounds for traction vs. the potential corrosion from a CaCl mixture?
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I think we all believe any salt solution to be pure evil. But on the other hand, it has only been used for 70 years or so.

RimGuard is about the best solution, but not everyone can afford it, nor is it always available in their area.

There are dozens of threads on this subject here, with thousands of opinions on the subject.

You have to make the decision for yourself. More weight versus the corrosion risk?
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