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I have heard of an easy to fit alternative to snow chains called snow socks which are much easier to fit at point of use.
Has anyone had any experience of them on a CRZ or any other front wheel drive?
 

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You mean like these:
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Going by the comments on another forum they are only for local driving around snow covered roads. Not for open pavement or long highway commutes. I guess they could be useful if you keep them in the rear cubby storage and bring out if you find a driveway or hill you can't climb. Of course then you have to brave the cold/snow to jack the car up and put these on.
 

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I dunno. Having a hard time thinking of how they work after covering up all the tread on a tire. How does a piece of cloth trump rubber and tread on roads with snow or ice?

Wonder what the State Highway Patrol would say going through the mountain passes where chains or traction tires are required? But sir,.....?? The're orange and glow in the dark.

Sorry, a little skepical on this one. But mind is open to convincing otherwise.
 

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I think they're ok for short distance, but once you hit roads that aren't covered in snow, they will rip up.
They are only designed for use on snow and ice to get you out of a jam, not as a substitute for winter tyres.
Since I bought them there has been no snow and the local roads are all clear.
I am praying for snow. :)
 

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Will the snow block the rear view?
In NJ, not snow yet.
Shouldn't be a problem. Wiper for the top section, and have rarely seen the small vertical glass fog yet. Even if it should my experience is that the CR-Z defrosters work exceptionally well!

... then again I haven't experienced snow yet either, so maybe someone else will confirm.
 

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Shouldn't be a problem. Wiper for the top section, and have rarely seen the small vertical glass fog yet. Even if it should my experience is that the CR-Z defrosters work exceptionally well!

... then again I haven't experienced snow yet either, so maybe someone else will confirm.
Same as with any other car, requires brushing/scraping off snow, using defrost and/or de-icer.
 
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