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Old 08-06-2005, 08:28 PM   #1
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OMGHi2U Experience with tire chains?

Hey, all!
Has anyone had any experience with using tire chains on the stock Potenzas? The manual says not to use them, but there looks like enough clearance for the newer low-profile type chains to me. I will be going back and forth from BC to California every month or so and need to carry chains to get through the chain controls on a couple of passes.
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Old 08-07-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
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There is enough room. But I think they say not to use them because the differentials become damaged. Give a call to the folks incharge of the "chains only" passes. I think they really are "chains only" and "4x4s" only. Tell them you have a 4x4 and tire technology these days negates the need for chains, and the new ice and snow tires these days are far superior for vehicle control than chains.
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Old 08-07-2005, 12:33 PM   #3
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Default Chains

I live in the Mountains of SCAL where there often is chain patrols and have drviven a Suby for 4 winters. Here you are only required to carry chains and during a storm they require and enforce two wheeled drived cars to put them on all the time while they allow suby's and 4 wd trucks to pass. I have yet to put chains on even though I own quite a few sets - my suby's perform VERY WELL but my BAJA has yet to see the white stuff.

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