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There is no question that lowering pressure will help, but the problem that you face with thin tires is that you may start hitting the rim before you gain enough extra traction. Otherwise, in general, a lower pressure helps on ice, reduces slipping somewhat, but does not eliminate it. On the other hand, just a front studded tire, with a bit of caution, may suppress the slipping problem to the extent that you don't need to think about it constantly, although there is ice.