Snow socks for cars

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Appin
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Snow socks for cars

Post by Appin » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:23 pm

This is a follow up to something mentioned in "What Preps are you doing this week? Part 6."

Yorkshire Andy commented

"Nothing grips on ice bar cars with studded tyres. winter tyres a a little better than normal 4 wheel drives often take longer to stop due to being heavier due to the extra running gear they often get going quicker thus get into trouble

Think the book says 10x longer stopping distance on ice.. for a normal car"

Does anyone have experience of "Snow socks" as an alternative to snow chains etc?

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Re: Snow socks for cars

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:42 pm

Yes they are good.....

Socks are useable on ice and snow Vs chains that are only good on snow or thick ice.....
.and are much easier to put on


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Re: Snow socks for cars

Post by hedgerowpete » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:50 am

socks are a better idea for me as i drive on a lot of slush and snow rather than ice and snow , the down side for me is that they wear very quickly on tarmac and a pain to get on and off.

its the sort of thing i would keep in the car to get me self out of a stuck spot but not really wear all the time.

i have a front wheel drive car and i have two spare tyres for it, they are both mud tyres with loads of grip, when the snow does come i will change them over

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Re: Snow socks for cars

Post by Arwen Thebard » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:44 pm

We fit our winter tyres to our car (Skoda Superb estate) each November and keep chains in the boot. No experience of snow socks im afraid. Having been a Landrover driver for nearly 30 years, I agree that they are great in snow and mud, but loose it on sheet ice and they can be a nightmare to get back under control, much more so than (lightweight) cars.
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Re: Snow socks for cars

Post by hedgerowpete » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:31 pm

the general idea with a snow sock is to clog with snow and to adhere snow to the wheel, this inturn grips better on the snow on the road, in practise i find it filed the wheel arch up and causes me grief some times

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