Ontario is where I live, so no studs.. the Yukon, Northern Territory,
Alberta and Saskatchewan have no problem with studs at all.. other provinces
allow them but with restrictions..
Apparently, some thirty years ago, it was found that studded tires were the
cause of ruts, which when filled with water and then frozen by our great
Canadian winter, became a greater hazard than the general conditions..
So we still get the ruts, apparently caused by too many heavy trucks, which
when filled with water and then frozen by our great Canadian winter, become
a greater hazard than the general conditions..
Maybe studded tires are the answer to traversing these hazards safely..
there was talk of re-assessing the stud issue as stud design has improved
greatly over the years.. there was also talk of pegging Hydro (electricity)
prices here too.. all just loose talk of course.. we have a lot of that in
History is only the past if we choose to do nothing about it..
Not on my truck, but I used to use them on my Impala. Pros: Much better
grip in South Dakota winters. Cons: loud, wear out fairly fast if you
don't have a lot of snow/ice, illegal in some places.
STUDS REALLY BITE ON ICE:
Really Really Really great on ice, dubious advantage on snow, legal only
in winter months in Canada, must be used on all four wheels of a front
wheel drive vehicle, can actually reduce traction slightly on dry pavement
or concrete, noisy on the road and the vibration they cause could result in
slightly reduced wheel bearing life.
It's illegal to do a wheel roller dyno test with studded tires because of
the human injury potential of a dislodged stud.
Pros. Very James Bondy. one of the books (not movie) has him driving a Saab
Cons. Id it really legal where you are? and have you seen what happens to
the concrete floor of your garage? I've only seen pics but it was a mess.
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