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Chains, snow tires, etc.
I have used Gislaveld(sp?) a Swedish hydrophilic snow tire for years
with excellent results. I used to have a Triumph TR8 which was
just about unusable in the winter because of the torque of a V8 and
no weight in the rear. With the hydrophilic snows, no problem, well
I'd rather have my 4000 Quattro in the snow, but it made the TR8 very
drivable in the winter.
I don't know what other manufacturers make hydrophilic snows, but I
would recomend looking into it.
As I remember, most tires are colored black with carbon black(soot?),
which is hydrophobic, whereas the hydrophilic tires use some other
compound. When the hydrophilic tires first came out, the treads
were blue, but now they are all black like a regular tire.