AUTOSOCK SNOW SOCKS TRACTION DEVICE

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Florida Phil's Comment
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Greetings forum,

Does anyone have experience with these fancy shmancy tire socks? The price is steep compared to good ol’ tire chains but thankfully I’ve been blessed by trucking (indirectly thanks to this awesome site) to be able to afford them. Any trucker out there own them? Just looking for an honest review of the product.

Thank you in advance

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Whoever, you are driving for should supply you with chains. And they will probably tell you not to use them.

Jamie's Comment
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Whoever, you are driving for should supply you with chains. And they will probably tell you not to use them.

Catch 22, supplies you with chains but doesn't want you to use them!

Of course you'd have them just in case!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What are tire socks? And do they come in designer styles and colors?

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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If you go to the Northwest States during winter months, you are required to have chains on your truck or risk heavy fines.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My company is switching to socks. They are easier to apply, and work a lot better. The "chain states" that we go to, also allow for socks.

Old School's Comment
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I've never used the socks, but a friend of mine swears they are great.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Ok. I'll look it up on my own because I honestly don't know what tire socks are. YET FWIW, do you know why tires are so expensive? (Because they are inflated)dancing.gifdancing.gifdancing.gifundefined

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Looked it up. Tire socks are awesome if they work as advertised. But I'll bet the guy with the automatic chain installer invention doesn't much like 'em.

Dave Reid's Comment
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I have a set of them.

They work as advertised. The drawback is the initial cost and heavy replacement cost if you wreck them. You can't let a wheel spin, can't drive on dry pavement, and can't go more than 20mph or so. Of course, those things can wreck chains too, but chains are much cheaper to replace and most companies will supply them if you're a company driver, while few companies will spring for chains. My set of six was about $650 delivered with tax.

They are legal in every state, but I heard that CHP doesn't like them and will leave you last to assist if you get stuck wearing them.

Greetings forum,

Does anyone have experience with these fancy shmancy tire socks? The price is steep compared to good ol’ tire chains but thankfully I’ve been blessed by trucking (indirectly thanks to this awesome site) to be able to afford them. Any trucker out there own them? Just looking for an honest review of the product.

Thank you in advance

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