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Old 12-06-2000, 02:57 PM   #1
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Post snow chains/cables

wondering if there are some snow chains/cables that will fit my stock MY01 RS, and where to buy them. I have decided to stick with some SP 5000 tires, and just carry the chains/cables in case I need them (I doubt it).
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Old 12-06-2000, 03:06 PM   #2
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You know, I never found those things really useful. I live in upstate NY, and I've never seen people use snow chains even in major snow storms. I've never used it either and I'm fine in snow (except at parking lots). I tend to drive all my cars with snow tire or all-season tires. But, if you want to buy one, any automobile parts store should carry one. They all recommend NOT putting the chains on alloys because chains might scractch the wheels.
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Old 12-06-2000, 03:56 PM   #3
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yeah but this is a good question...
what about the Legacy GT??? any ideas fellas??

gotta cross the pass and there are times that they will not let you unless you DO have chains....

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Old 12-06-2000, 05:08 PM   #4
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chains or cables. the people that demand that you, me, we have them dont care what kind right (chain or cables)? I figured the cables would fit the RS (without damaging anything). And since I have never driven in snow or ice, and the sp 5000 tires probably wont grip on ice, I figured get the cables just in case. IF I never use them, cool.
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Old 12-06-2000, 06:15 PM   #5
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cables would be best....

huh... i am gonna research this and find out!!!
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Old 12-06-2000, 09:30 PM   #6
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Ahhh, the blasted chains! I hate using them, putting them on, but it is required that I carry them when I go boarding in Tahoe. When buying them, make sure that they are "S" rated. These are the thin cable types with little beads on them. I've never put them on the subie yet and I'm afraid to because it has so little clearance between the fender and the wheel. Also, they only go on the front wheel. Go to the link to see what I'm talking about. You can get knock-offs for cheaper. http://shop.store.yahoo.com/autoacce...echain2fl.html
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