Planning to go to the mountains. Need them just in case its required. I’m in the market for a pair for my front wheel drive. Never own them before, but I googled it on how to install them. Looks pretty easy.
No advice about specific brands, but… if I’m not mistaken, tire chains come in 2 flavors: the kind that are literally made completely from chain links, and the kind that are a combination of cable and chain links that go across the tire tread. The second kind is supposed to be much easier to put on the tires. Years ago, I had a rear-wheel-drive car and I had to put tire chains on the back tires a couple times, and it was not easy to get those things on (I was using the kind that are completely made of chain links). Whichever kind you go with, practice installing them beforehand so you know what you’re doing.
I saw this the other day. I’m not sure of its performance though.
I went to Walmart and got a set of cables. They work good and are simple to install. With the cables,you need to buy a bungee band that you strap on to the outside of the cables to hold them on strate
thats nice. what do those run for? thats crazy how theres like no snow on the tire it self and its all over the fender.
oh and i heard of those being illegal on the streets
Those snowboots look interesting. I wonder how much they cost, and if the CHP is familiar enough w/ them to allow you to use them. Wish I had seen that before I just bought chains for my Subie.
I think i payed 30 or so. They have lil spinning wheels on them that help shake off the snow and help traction. The bungees are 5/6 bucks but helps hold them down nice and tight
CHP and NHP recommend cables more then chains because they are much lighter and so if they end up coming off they don’t fuck shit up. Plus they don’t fuck up the streets O and they are not illegal,i live right by the check point and get stopped all the time.
Yeah, my chains are cable chains, full blown chain chains are too much for most situations. I realize the snowbootz are legal, but just cause they are legal doesn’t mean they will let you by with them. During heavy weather chains are often mandatory, or at least mandatory that you carry them. I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if you roll up to a chain control check point and when asked where your chains are you show the officer your box of snowbootz. And when he doesn’t know what the hell they are he just turns your right back around.
Not saying that will happen, just that I can see it’s a strong possibility. In general cops aren’t the brightest people or the nicest…
[QUOTE=N FUL FX;2114197]I saw this the other day. I’m not sure of its performance though.
The snobootz look kinda cool but what if you hit a sharp rock or something… wouldn’t they tear since it’s thin rubber… well unless it’s really really tough rubber…
True. I drive up Highway 50 3/4 times a week to take my Uncle to work and never had a problem. Now being that my car is low,there are times they will not let me up the pass because of that.But that gos for all small cars except trucks. This is the box they come in
Mine are Shur Grip Z by SCC
I haven’t used them yet, and very likely won’t ever end up using them since my car is AWD. But I’ve used this brand before on other cars and they work just fine. The chains they make now are pretty decent, a lot easier to use than the ones I was used to using as a teen on my trips up to Tahoe circa 1998.
They look neat. How hard are they to install? Mine are the wraparound type.
They’re just about as easy as most on the market, you install them w/o having to roll the car forward or back. I like that they come w/ the bungee cord things to keep 'em tight opposed to having to buy those separate.
Yea that is neat. The ones i have you need to drive over them.
[QUOTE=Colin;2114232]Mine are Shur Grip Z by SCC
I haven’t used them yet, and very likely won’t ever end up using them since my car is AWD. But I’ve used this brand before on other cars and they work just fine. The chains they make now are pretty decent, a lot easier to use than the ones I was used to using as a teen on my trips up to Tahoe circa 1998.[/QUOTE]
hey colin, I like these. Where in cali did you get these. How much? I checked walmart and they don’t have them.
I got them at the local Pepboys, iirc they were $59.99 or $49.99 - either way, not cheap. There was a lower model that was $39.99 but it didn’t come w/ the bungee’s and didn’t look as easy to install. Although I probably should have opted for those as they will most likely just be for show and may not ever be installed on the car.
:lol: haha You got snow chains for show? Do you keep them above your fireplace?
snow chains? you might catch them on an ambulance or police car here but thats about it. I haven’t seen those things in ages.
That’s hella funny.The ambulance and police car’s here are all 4x4. We do have the classic fords out here but not when its snowing.