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08 Jan 2021 17:17 #231618 by lookonimages
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Just saw this on instagram and it seem interesting concept sorry i have noidea what it is called.

Here in South Africa snow is kinda rare but this should be great for countries getting snow and ice on roads most of the year.

Unfortunately all japanese so i have no idea.

To all those that have lots of snow what is your take on this as i have no idea if this will work.



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08 Jan 2021 18:55 - 08 Jan 2021 18:55 #231619 by mlines
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Whilst studs are illegal in the UK, most MT and some AT tyres are pre-drilled to take screw in studs so people could screw in studs.

Studs are illegal as the clearance policy is plough and salt which means studs would rip up the road surface. Studs are used in countries where the policy is to not clear the roads and driving is on compressed snow.

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08 Jan 2021 19:28 #231620 by Lambert
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We have had about 6 to 8 inches of snow today and even with all season tyres rather than full winters, Dreadnaught has just gripped and moved regardless.

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08 Jan 2021 20:07 #231621 by Groundworker
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Reminds me of the last time we had a decent amount of snow, stopped to recover a vw Polo in a snow drift, I have an Isuzu Dmax which was on bfg a/t so reasonable in the snow. Guy waiting to get past in a newish Range Rover parked in a bit of a snow bank, when the road was clear he went to drive off, brilliant to watch his face as he gave it full beans with snow flying everywhere trying to get going, snow and ice button not much use when you have garden rollers for tyres.
Went on a Land Rover experience with a mate who has an Evoque, it was on frozen ground, told at the top of a hill, just let it make its own way down, we were like a four man bob! Again tyres are probably more use than clever electronics, incidentally we weren't allowed in any water holes because floating ice had punctured two Range Rover radiators! Best 4x4 by far......

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08 Jan 2021 23:57 #231630 by RainerK
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In Austria spike tyres are allowed under some circumstances. Regarding the picture I would think these are like snow chains and snow chains are also allowed if the road is covered in snow and sometimes they are mandatory on mountain passes. So depending on the road conditions it does make sense to carry snow chains in the car
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09 Jan 2021 06:34 #231634 by lookonimages
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RainerK wrote: In Austria spike tyres are allowed under some circumstances. Regarding the picture I would think these are like snow chains and snow chains are also allowed if the road is covered in snow and sometimes they are mandatory on mountain passes. So depending on the road conditions it does make sense to carry snow chains in the car

Just wondering about effectiveness of these rubber studded "chain".

Surely it must be at least little quieter than the chains.

Anyway thanks all for your insights


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09 Jan 2021 21:13 #231647 by yakuza
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I Just bought these for the winter season.
The old tires 5-6 years old was too old and hard for winter driving. 
Here you get a very large fine if you get trouble on winter roads with summer tires. 
Nordic winter tires is a must, but you can get away with snowflake three peaks marking. 
But there are also a fee to pay if i want to drive to like Oslo with these tires. 

Between april and november spiked tires are not allowed

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10 Jan 2021 07:26 #231653 by Lambert
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Everything you tell us about life Norway makes me think it really is quite a sensible place to live.

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10 Jan 2021 12:53 - 10 Jan 2021 12:57 #231663 by yakuza
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The price for sheep is lousy for the herders. consumers only want lamb so the herders get like less than 1 NOK pr kilo from the slaughters. Not too perfect :)

10 NOK is 1 GBP

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10 Jan 2021 18:39 #231672 by Lambert
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It's not much better here which is why we produce breeding sheep instead of fat stock.

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