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I seriously doubt their effectiveness as a season-long solution. Snow tires have the added benefit of being able to be driven on dry pavement. These seem like they would come off if you turned too sharply on dry pavement or at highway speeds.

On the other hand, if you needed to get your car in and out of a steep driveway or snow covered road leading into and out of your neighborhood once in a while, these might be interesting to try.

edit: it says you cannot exceed 30 mph with these equipped. FAIL.
 

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edit: it says you cannot exceed 30 mph with these equipped. FAIL.
Same with normal chains...



Seems stupid though, dont know how they could really be that effective. "Hey, lets cover up the tread, and put a fabric there" ...either the material is like velcro and adherse to the snow (in which case after 1RPM your tire is a snowball) or has microscopic valleys that are designed to give grip...

Either way I dont imagining it helping a whole lot.
 

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Same with normal chains...
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yes but with snow tires you can drive at normal speeds. Snow chains don't do as much in the snow as in icy conditions....I think these are really meant to help with snow which I would say makes them more a competitor to snow tires rather than snow chains.

But yes, I agree, they aren't going to be effective.
 
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