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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2010, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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What do you guys recommend for snow chains? I have my impala ss wheels on my wagon and need to carry chains to go snowboarding. Need chains for low profile tires that wont scratch the wheels. I have already looked at the Thule chain set up but cannot see myself paying $400 for a set of damn chains.

BTW- I do not drive in the snow so i dont want to swap wheels and they will stop you if you dont have chains.

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Not sure about the wagons (what is your wagon?), but stock wheels and tires on SS are not compatible with chains because of clearance. Although, it's probably been done.

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Well i was thinking the cable type because they only need like 1/2" clearance. -Josh

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Bump.... Nobody uses snow chains/cables? -Josh

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Bump.... Nobody uses snow chains/cables? -Josh
Chains died in the 90's dude. Most cars dont support chains that I'm aware of, and since studded snows are so common, its pretty much a dead thing now. Where are you going that says you NEED chains, or cant enter??? You going off roading or something?


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I bet you can find a set of 15" snows for your wagon for a couple hundred bucks on CL, wheels & tires, ready to bolt on & go. Or, even some decent 15" tires & wheels that you could get chains for that would have more room that the SS tires/wheels.

I helped a friend find some snow wheels/tires a couple weeks ago and saw more than one set that would fit on my wagon.

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What do you guys recommend for snow chains? I have my impala ss wheels on my wagon and need to carry chains to go snowboarding.
BTW- I do not drive in the snow so i dont want to swap wheels and they will stop you if you dont have chains.
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Where are you going that says you NEED chains, or cant enter??? You going off roading or something?
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Its gonna be far cheaper to dig up a set of cheap 15" wheels and tires. Since you have to run chains, it doesn't really matter how good a tire is on the 15's. And with a 30 second Google search, I found plenty of cheap 15" chains.
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