“Road salt is like the automotive equivalent of chain smoking unfiltered cigarettes and guzzling Jack Daniels… might make you feel better for awhile, but there’s shit going on inside that you don’t want to see.”
—World Wide Web Wisdom
I spotted that quote while searching LR forums looking for transmission information. It reminded me that, luckily, Fairbanks does not use salt on our roads. They do use sand, gravel, rocks and boulders, which explains why we have more cracked windshields per capita than any other state. There is nothing quite like the feeling of the slow motion sight of a boulder coming at your newly replaced windshield from the tires of a decked out 4×4 in the oncoming lane.