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#1 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 11:22 AM
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snow socks - are they any good??

Hi guys,

Yes its that time of year again :-( The rear wheel drive car's nightmare cum true!!

This is the 2nd winter that i've been driving my e90 320d. I live in Ireland and last year we had a particularly cold and icy winter. It was an nightmare on my 1 hr commute to and from work everyday.

I discovered snow socks on e-bay. Can anyone tell me if they have tried them and are they any good?? I have big wheels on my car 235/35 19's. Are snow socks suitable? Am i correct in my assumption that i cant fit snow chains??

Appreciate your help guys

Thanks
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I'd be looking for a set of cheap wheels and winter tyres.... don't see why you can't fit snow chains....they come in various sizes unless you've a slammed look with minimal tyre/arch clearance. But they are only good for snow.... not ice! you'll ruin your expensive rubber if you use them on icy roads......
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I have never seen anyone use snow socks and I really don't see them working to well. It looks like you would get less traction with them then without them. I would just get a good set or snow tires.

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Like the others I would suggest a good set of snow tires, they will help a lot in the winter driving.


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Hi guys,

Yes its that time of year again :-( The rear wheel drive car's nightmare cum true!!

This is the 2nd winter that i've been driving my e90 320d. I live in Ireland and last year we had a particularly cold and icy winter. It was an nightmare on my 1 hr commute to and from work everyday.

I discovered snow socks on e-bay. Can anyone tell me if they have tried them and are they any good?? I have big wheels on my car 235/35 19's. Are snow socks suitable? Am i correct in my assumption that i cant fit snow chains??

Appreciate your help guys

Thanks
Yes they are excellent in the snow! I was a bit warey at first when I tried them, after struggling to even get out of my drive. I fitted the snow socks (tricky to fit as there's not a lot of room to work as you'll be well aware) and I couldn't believe the difference - close your eyes and it's like the snow isn't even there!
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