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Old 01-11-2020, 09:47 PM
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saw a crazy thing at the nissan dealership - tire socks?

was there getting our fleet vehicle serviced, they have these " covers" that slip over the tires kinda like the spare tire covers you see on the back of baby jeeps.

i was baffled on how they would work? they looked just like a sock, with no traction ribbing or bumps... i suppose if you had racing tires with no tread they might help but really.....

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I saw some of those on cars crossing Donner pass around thanksgiving and thought the same thing. I kinda want to get a set just to try them...
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Old 01-17-2020, 07:01 PM
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Really? no one has any experience with these? i have all weather tires on the caddy but at a hundred bucks a set????????? i would need 2 sets as i have AWD

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Huh; I never heard of them before

I had no idea what you were talking about, but apparently it's been a thing:

http://www.tractionnews.com/tire-socks-winter-test/

I guess it increases the coefficient of friction between the road surface and tire surface, like a vinyl glove can, and would be thin enough for the tread to still do some water-displacement.

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I wish they would have compared chains, cables, and those socks...
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Nothing crazy about socks... we usually wear some in the winter... very useful for those rear wheel drive german sportsmobile in the winter, IIRC there is a top speed limit to respect, otherwise the socks desintegrate
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Nothing crazy about socks... we usually wear some in the winter... very useful for those rear wheel drive german sportsmobile in the winter, IIRC there is a top speed limit to respect, otherwise the socks desintegrate


Yea, I got the same problem. I get to going to fast and my socks just fly right off.
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