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Re: Snow chains (archive)

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Posted by Ken Lin on January 07, 2000 at 13:46:24:

In Reply to: Snow chains posted by Sam on January 06, 2000 at 15:01:56:

I've used Shure Guard Z cables (about $60 at Pep Boys) on the front wheels my 93 Passat GLX - they work great on that car in the few times we've gotten dumped on in Phila when I've had to get home from work. I've noticed that my BBS plastic center caps have been scuffed, probably using these.

I'm not sure how well they would work on an M3 since it is rear drive (probably need 4), has little wheel/fender clearance, and has expensive wheels. I would probably only try using them on a M3 in an absolute emergency. You also can't exceed about 30-40 mph, so when there's only a dusting of snow, they are a real liability.

Much better to get dedicated snow tires/wheels for an M3 I would imagine.

: Anyone know about putting snow chains on a M3? I know that the manual says not to but I've seen people drive their M3 to tahoe with snow chains. Do they put on smaller tires or are their special snow chains I can get?

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