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Truck Stuck? We Put Maxtrax to the Test and It Did Not Disappoint.

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After a pair of quality tires, Wes Siler’s number one suggestion for any driver anticipating snow, mud, and sand, especially in remote areas, has always been a pair of Maxtrax. Yet every time he recommends them, inevitably a reader suggests that an improvised solution—kitty litter, floor mats, etc.—works just as well. Who’s right? Wes sets out to settle that debate once and for all.

Wes recommends:

For heavy-duty use: Maxtrax Extreme ($499)
For SUVs and trucks: Maxtrax MKII ($299)
For Subarus and similar crossovers: Maxtrax Mini ($199)

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