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GoClaws- "I have personally tested these and would trust my family's safety to them implicitly. I am able to install them in under 3 minutes and find their ease of use gives me great peace of mind. Visit YouTube - GoClaws's Channel for a 1 minute install demonstration of the product and I believe you will agree!" Secured Capital
Review of the snoclaws.
At first I was a bit surprised at how bumpy they were, but thats really just on hard surfaces. As soon as you get on the soft stuff they smooth right out. Its really amazing how well they work. I have an AWD Element and I tried them out on the front with no difficulties whatsoever. I would highly recommend them.
I can't wait to try them out in the sand and mud. extremebigdog
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This is an excellent product. Traction is great, and once one gets the hang of it, the installation and removal are a very simple and easy. The only down side are the instructions which are a little hard to follow. I strongly recommend that you practice the installation in your garage or in your driveway and in the daylight, before you have to put them on in deep snow without much light, like we tried the first time! Beth Stargoth
Location: Michigan, North West Lower Peninsula
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
SnowClaws in deep snow
I just came from a two track in Northern Michigan. 15" of fresh snow on top of 12" hard pack. We were 1.5 miles in. Coming out, I got stuck 3 times within 30 yrds. Used a winch to get out. After the third time I put the SnowClaws on and drove out. Slow, with some vehicle shaking, but DROVE out! I agree, little tough to put on. Practice before you need them. TODAY, they were PRICELESS!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
This tire chain product is excellently designed and constructed. I have a friend who uses them on his ATV and they work great.
I ordered a pair for my minivan, but unfortunately, the wheel well didn't have enough clearance and the struts inpeded the free movement of the tires with the snow claws on.
So, check carefully to make sure that your vehicle has sufficient clearance in the wheel well to accomodate this product.
|Subject: Re: All Wheel Drive vs. Front Wheel drive with excellent snow tires
A few things. I have been driving front wheel drive cars, 4 wheel
drive and all wheel drive cars and trucks for the last 30 years. Are 4
wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles better in the snow? Yes. Is
it a big difference? Yes! Those who say there isn't a difference or it
is very minor have either never driven such a vehicle before in REAL
snow, or they are intentionally knocking them for some unknown reason.
They will get you going safer driving straight, and are also better
around corners.. period! There is simply no comparison between the
two, and simple logic would explain why. I live in northern Canada
where we get snow, sometimes very heavy snow for the majority of the
year. 80% of the vehicles here are either 4x4 or all wheel drive. Even
the police here use all wheel drive SUVs almost exclusively, and they
wouldn't do so if there was only a minor difference. The only people
here who drive 2 wheel drive cars are those that don't have to travel
far or don't travel during heavy snow.
But.. with that said, 4 wheel drive WILL NOT help you stop any faster.
All cars have 4 wheel braking and caution must always be used to come
to a safe stop.
If you are unable to get a 4 wheel or all wheel drive vehicle, your
next best choice is a front wheel drive with good snow tires. If you
drive a lot in deep snow I would recommend a new product called
They are a type of tire chain, except they are made of rubber so they
are legal everywhere. You can put them on your tires in about 5
minutes and take them off in seconds when you don't need them.
Hope this helps,
“I currently live in Seattle, so snow isn’t usually present unless you go to the mountains. I first got introduced to the flex trax from a buddy who loved them… Absolutely awesome! He had them on a Toyota, pushed through deep mountain powder, and ran through mud holes. At the time I had 31x10.5r15, and they worked great! I used them coming over mountains passes, with little off-road use, the truck wasn’t setup like it is now. Later I went to 35x12.5r15 and I had sized the snoclaws for the 31's, so I got in touch with your company to get replacement links. I really enjoy being able to put them on without moving the vehicle, especially if you're stuck. They have a much warmer feel than frozen steel that’s for sure! I try to turn guys onto them all the time. Whenever I use them they are always a few guys who ask me about them. “
This is to let you know that I purchased a set of the Go Claws online and they worked very well!
The week before we had them, I tried to drive my 2004 Chevy Express 15 Passenger Van with rear wheel drive, and big winter studed tires up a mile long snowy mountain to get to Miracle Mountain Ranch. As we started up the first incline we came to a spinning stop, so I had to back down and park in the winter parking lot.
The hill is curvy and extremely steep in some places. They have a winter parking lot at the foot of the hill because because only 4WD vehicles can travel it safely during the winter.
The next week came and we were ready to try the hill again, this time we had the GoClaws on the rear tires. We drove the van right up the mountain with traction to spare. Now we have been elected to be a shuttle van for others who must park at the bottom.
You should have heard the kids cheering with pride as we made it to the top of the hill, my oldest daughter was scared to death for us to try and drive up this hill, but when she saw we made it with no problems, she was smiling from ear to ear.
We also live on a 2.5 mile long hill and sometimes that road can get extremely dangerous if a nasty snow storm hits during the weekend when they don't plow it. We thought long and hard about getting a $9,000 + four Wheel drive unit installed on the van by Quigley Motor Co.
But it appears now that we only had to spend $159 and we now have a RWD 15 Passenger Van that will go anywhere in the winter, thanks to the GoClaws.
I purchased my GoClaws and my intentions were to use two sets (4 GoClaws) on my '87 Jeep Wrangler (photo attached) for snowplowing.
I watched the online video that demonstrated the installation, and reviewed the instructions that accompanied the product.
Although the installation wasn't as easy as demonstrated on the video, I had all four of mine on in about 30 minutes.
The GoClaws performed beyond my expectations! I plow two, or three driveways that consist of crushed stone, 200 - 800 feet long, all with steep inclines.
After a few uses, the GoClaws loosened slightly, but were easily tightened up with the tool provided. They haven't slipped or loosened since.
I'm nearing the end of my second snowplowing season using GoClaws and would highly recommend them to anyone considering chains. When the season ends, I hose my off, allow them to air-dry, separate the sections, fold them up, and store them in the bags provided. They are extremely convenient.
Thank you for a great product. I really got my money's worth.
To whom It May Concern,
My wife bought me a pair of Go Claws for Christmas for my H2 Hummer. (I have
been asking for them for a year..)
I attempted to use them in Wisconsin during a snowmobile outing, but they
proved to be too difficult to install out in the woods during a large
I again received my chance during our most recent Chicago snowstorm of over
24 inches!!! This time I installed them in my heated garage, and BOY! DO THEY WORK!!!
I was the only one out on the roads and ended up pulling 3 people out of
ditches without ever getting stuck myself!
The only problem is my 4 year old son lost the large leverage tool. Is there
any way I can get another one so I can practice getting them on to use them
I plan on another snowmobile trip in 12 days.
Thanks for a great product,
We have many clients buying these for a unique present to loved ones and
I'm glad you appreciate our technology.
They are very different from tire chains, so we suggest that the user practice installation
prior to actual use.
Once you become familiar, you should have no problem installing in approx 2-3 minutes per tire.
Appreciate your interest and a new tool is on its way to you as we speak.
TTORA REVIEW...so i tried these things out this weekend, and i give them a they don't do miracles but they did provide some help.
scenario was steep rock-hill climb while raining with some mud, locked 2wd, go-claws on both rears. without it there was apparent slipping while crawling, with claws on, increased traction and much less slippage. ran with them on at a faster pace without issue. one of them did come off during a run, which i think was a rock hitting the buckle that released it.
pros - very noticable increase in traction in slippery scenario
cons - kind of a pain to put on (5-mins), especially if everything is muddy to begin with. they also tend to creep towards the center of the wheel if you don't properly tighten the back a lot. remedy is loosely strap all of them together, then tighten the back all the way to their limits, then tighten (ratchet) front.
Wish you had used the GoClaws for your off-road application. This model does not use the buckles that gave you problems.
Appreciate your interest!
I am a qualified instructor and specialize in training drivers to drive safely in all off-road conditions.
The following is a report of my findings following a day of trailing the GoClaws. This trailing was carried out with Paul Treverton and Ed Dwyer.
ROCKS ON STEEP HILL CLIMB WITH MUD, CLAY, SHALE AND ROCK LEDGES.
Racking the steering, the GoClaws climbed over the tyre wall onto the centre of the tread (the grey joining strap). The GoClaws did not self-centre under this application. This is an extreme condition but, if you want the best product, you need to test it under these conditions.
VERY STEEP ASCENTS AND DESCENTS COVERED WITH SLIPPERY CLAY, DEEP RUTS, SHALE AND FIVE FOOT WASH OVERS.
The GoClaws performed very well in this condition. The sharp square edges of the GoClaws increased the pound per square inch on the slippery surface giving it very good traction to continue to drive.
DEEP CLAY MUD
We backed into a mud hole and stopped. We let the vehicle settle into the mud, and then drove out without any wheel spin. The GoClaws performed brilliantly five to six times. By this time the mud was extra loose. If the GoClaws had not been fitted, traction would have been lost after the drive in... let alone on the sixth try. After we drove out, there was some slight slipping on the tyres by the pads of the GoClaws.
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I bought Flex Trax for my LR3 about a month ago, and I had the opportunity to try it last weekend.
I have to say that they performed quite well. Rather excellent actually. I was pretty invincible. I did not, however, do the same area without them, I am only comparing to how I have done in the past in similar looking mud puddles. With the trax on, I just powered right through.
The Land Rover guy that was there was very enthusiastic about them. I was telling him of my concerns, but he told me that he thought they would be ok, and even if they came apart that they wouldn't damage anything on the LR3 (the air suspension is inside a canister). The Land Rover guy was in front of me in a Range Rover, and he described some of the mud as "pretty slimy." With the trax, I didn't even notice that. Everyone was very impressed.
The tracks that I left behind the vehicle were impressive. It makes it seem as if these things just have to work. I even drove to lunch 2 miles on the pavement. (I couldn't see taking the time to take them off, then put them back on again). At 15 mph, they rode ok, anything more shook the vehicle too much for me to stand. The off road ride was fine, however. Not a deterrent at all. They held up just fine on the highway.
I am trying these things because the LR3 has no off-road tire solution.
I have posted the success of these things on some of the Land Rover forums. I bet many will be interested especially if we can work out some of the bugs. Also, I was thinking that it might be good to have some clips to secure the connections through holes that mated up so that I would feel more "secure" with those things on there.
John Kosowski Jr.
Hello Fellow Vanagon Pilots!
I am a new member to the Syncro list and I joined because I love these vehicles and hope to find a Syncro Westy at some point in the future. I just sold my 1986 Syncro (people mover) with factory front and rear diff locks. I also own (2) 1972 Westies, 2001 Eurovan MV, and my 1987 Vanagon Westy. The message below I sent to the Vanagon list but I thought many of you might find these GoClaws interesting for off road and snow purposes.
Let me start by saying I do not work for GoClaws and they are not paying me for these comments. I am just so impressed with the engineering of this product that I had to give everyone a report. GoClaws is an alternative to conventional tire chains. I like things that are unique and well engineered. This is why I like Vanagon Westfalia Campers. GoClaws is without a doubt a unique and well engineered product.
There was some discussion on the list a while back about tire chains. This started me on my quest to find the perfect tire chain for my Vanagon. One day I stumbled upon GoClaws and I posted them to the Vanagon list for everyone to see. They seemed very intriguing so I ordered a set.
I figured if they sucked I would try to send them back.
I just got my set of GoClaws today and could not wait to try them out. We have been receiving lots of snow this week. Our ground in Western Michigan is covered by 10-14 inches of fresh, wet, heavy snow. Under the snow is a thick layer of ice because we started out the week with an ice storm. I have a 2WD Vanagon Westy that is absolutely terrible in the snow with its Michelin Agilis tires and standard 2WD transmission. But when I put the GoClaws on the rear tires today I blazed through fresh snow that was 10-14 inches deep. I even busted through a snow drift that was close to 2 feet deep. I took off down a two track trail that had not been driven on yet making new tracks and the van just ripped through it like an animal. For a fleeting moment I thought I was driving a Syncro. I was in the height of my glory when I got stuck going up a small grade. The snow was around 14-16 inches deep and had drifted in a low spot at the base of the small hill. My first thought was my wife was going to kill me. She was already laughing at me because she knew I was about to go do something stupid. But I was able to rock the van back and forth about 4 or 5 times, each time going farther up the hill until I made it out.
My drive way is another good test because it is a steep sheet of ice. I could drive up the driveway and stop half way, and start out again without loosing traction. I was
also able to back up the driveway slowly without loosing traction.
My Vanagon has factory alloys on it so one thing that was important to me when I was researching tire chains was to find a solution that would not scratch the alloys. And these being rubber don't tear up the wheels.
I love these things and can't wait to try them out on mud and sand. When I get a chance this summer to use them off road, I will give another report to let everyone know how they worked.
I can't wait to go four wheeling again! (ok. two wheeling with style)
Wishing you many miles of smiles!
Buses By the Beach
International Users of GoClaws
Sistema de tracción en poliuretano que permite circular sobre nieve, arena y barro. Tallas para turismo, SUV, 4x4 y camiones
Translated to English: Polyurethane drive system that allows driving on snow, sand and mud. Sizes for tourism, SUV, 4x4 and truck
Complete review Spanish to English translation below
Let's see, the issue is that land is a little snow (Valencia), so I have only tested in this test and an earlier more "caserillo" yet and the two mud ..... the truth is I have not had a chance to put them in a more extreme situation so I think that if someone has them north, may provide more data than me ....
My choice was the Goclaws after analyzing "theoretical level" options available and made me opt for them, the issue of mud and we'll get stuck with the vehicle and ...... I hit the first post that I put in the thread of the MP (before you pasted Ooznak) to give you an idea ......
Marching the subject of the chains.
After a month with the MP and facing veranito occurred to me that the chains could wait until next winter .... a couple of silly warnings with mud and made it clear that I be prepared for traffic jams is essential to travel with the van through the countryside and even to places as Gili .... land as a car park on a rainy day or a patch of grass at a campsite.
After all I read I understand that the systems of "chains" to consider are those that I quote below.
(I've ruled out MS winter tires because I think traffic jams are not intended to sporadic snow / mud, but for people who live or go so assiduously to the mountains in winter. I have not "seen" the price because if the vehicle is new is ridiculous bargain made for 200 euros and it is classic, the issue of getting stuck in the middle of nowhere is serious enough to gamble with chains of Carrefour)
It is a foam spray that is applied to the wheels and helps us to immediately retrieve the adherence on snow or ice, its use should be reduced to specific emergencies, since prolonged use shortens the life hard and tire .
takes up minimal space in the trunk.
its implementation is extremely simple.
quite effective and immediate results.
- Should only be used sporadically.
- Shortens tire life.
- Their use is helpful but not the result is not as good as the chains.
are best for snow, ice and mud.
have the best price.
are the most resistant.
- Are the largest cost of making and, above all, to remove.
* Choosing the diamond on the 'ladder' (horizontal channels) because there are always strings them treading the ground and break less.
* For choosing the type camper 4x4 (12 mm thick at least) to prevent breakage by weight.
* Choose which have automatic tensioners (the normal force us to retighten chains stop every few minutes).
* It must carry on two-wheel drive (Marco Polo: the rear).
* In special cases may also be necessary to keep the front direction.
CHAINS OF FABRIC:
The new fabric covers (such AutoSock) work well in snow as long as they do not touch the asphalt (they spoil quickly).
are lighter to transport
become very quickly
very good grip if there is snow under
- Break very easy on the asphalt stages
- May not be suitable for heavy vehicles (vans)
CHAIN TYPE "Octopus" (Spider)
easier installation of all.
take up little space in the trunk (demountable).
- Are the most expensive of all.
- Must be put before you leave home a disk adapter that will always
TRAK or Centrax CHAINS
They differ only in that the need to carry an adapter Centrax caught a wheel screw and Trak no (are caught like a screw, but without an adapter).
get pretty easily.
not need to move the vehicle (just put "single" to start
very good grip on snow and ice.
tensioning and self-centered is on the march.
- Its price.
no metal parts.
you can roll them in stretches of asphalt.
placed fairly quickly.
no need to move the vehicle to them.
be set with the vehicle and stuck.
work the same with snow with clay.
does not damage the rubber on the tires.
- The "string" does not touch the ground continuously.
The latter is my choice, the "chains" Goclaws.
And while the experience (self or others) do not tell me otherwise I think the theoretical level are those with more advantages.
Serve both to mud to snow, they become (and removed) without too much difficulty, do not damage the tire or tires, and have as strengths that can be put in the car and stuck and that can be left in place on roads or roads with "obstacles" intermittent.
Http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/sports-imports/flexvideos.html Installation Video
And this is my experience this weekend:
The first thing to say that Goclaws require a setting before them the first time of cutting off the straps to fit our wheel (which takes a little while measurement and testing) and mark with pen interior straps.
Once set you have to practice a bit different to lower installation times.
It is advisable to wear the kit in the trunk consisting of:
- Gloves not get our hands dirty, or frozen (in the case that the reason for the jam is snow).
- Raincoat fine, not to soil the sleeves while we not get wet if it rains / snows.
- Pad or something like that (mud / snow, knee down ..... come on, which I believe is recommended).
I did the test only a small piece full of mud, in coastal and saving a small step ..... not that it is a full-scale test, but to start I have found good results ..... when caught by a more decent mud and I will tell you (I said no Trialeras mud)
because that is what I can contribute ... :)
a greeting, josejuan
Testimonials / Professional Reviews
Snobootz crush other technologies for their ultimate winter traction, user-friendliness and function. With Snobootz, you can climb the mountains with the confidence that, if the road gets slippery, you’ll be able to get to your destination safely. TechnoGadget
"I've got an SUV that's got plenty of room around the tire and I found the Snobootz were really easy to put on. They work great on snow and especially on ice. The metal cleats really grip. I tried Autosocks on ice once and they weren't any better than the tires." Kella February 24
"I am not usually one to spend 4x normal cost for a seldom used consumer item, but my experience included seeing people take hilly areas using chains and cautious speeds and fishtailing all over the place -- buses, too. It was this video in particular that made me like the Snobootz. But what I like even better is simply not leaving my house and avoiding the insanity altogether."
posted by melissa may
"I was happy to learn of an alternative introduced this winter. Called Snobootz, it's a donut-shaped sheath of plastic-coated fabric that you wrap around your tire and secure with Velcro-like hook-and-loop fasteners. The outer surface has raised rubber-and-steel treads that claw into snow and ice to improve traction. The design is mercifully self-explanatory. There are no chains or cables to sort out, and no confusion about what goes where. You simply drape the Snobootz over your tires, drive onto them, and press the ends together." Club Lexus
Anyone who has braved sub freezing temperatures to sit on an icy road installing old fashioned tire chains, knows that most of us will do whatever we can to avoid this unpleasant task. I’m happy if I can just scrape the ice off the windows, then I try not to slide around too much on my snow tires. Perhaps with some Snobootz, I’d be more willing to install a grippier solution when it gets really slick. Working kind of like a jacket that you wrap around the tire, the Snobootz have metal cleats that can really dig into ice, and the maker claims they are much easier than chains to install or remove. Popular Science found that they worked great, although the pressure from the car running over the Velcro straps made them tough to unleash. Post Source: feedproxy.google.com
You may think that you are the only one who needs covering up in the most stylish ways possible but you are so wrong. If you are going to keep hep and look cool with your accessories then the vehicles you drive should definitely be able to enjoy the sane luxuries.
These boots designed for the wheels of your car are intended to keep them warn and on the rad for as long as you want them this winter. The Snobootz is a plastic-coated fabric that can wrap itself around the wheels of your car so that the snow-ridden roads become more manageable. The Snobootz have Velcro-like hook and loop fasteners with an outer surface made of rubber and steel treads made to deal with the most stubborn snowy roads that you could possibly venture into this winter.
The Snobootz are extremely easy to install, because of the Velcro fittings, and cost $200 to $250... Not a very huge sum of money to spend on your beloved this winter, and especially if you live in one of those places where it seems to be eternal winter. This news item was posted in Cool Products
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A word on opinions ->
"Cautious optimism (state of mind): A more straightforward version of “upbeat pragmatism,” this is a decent way to feel about heated political elections, pregnancy tests, and the Atlanta Braves. It does not, however, instill confidence in others -- people who say they are cautiously optimistic are usually just pretending that they’re not secretly doomed. This sentiment also involves a lot of forced smiling and illogical rationalization about how good things are supposed to happen to good people. Overrated."
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