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    Tires Chains/Cables

    My mdx suv tires are too bald for the snow. I thinking of just getting a pair of chains instead of getting some snow tires.

    Am I better off going with chains or cables? Also, if I go with chains vs rubber cables, will the chain ruined the tires when I hit pavement?

    Thanks!

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    if you have to ask that you shouldnt be driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHANE View Post
    if you have to ask that you shouldnt be driving
    I suppose I shouldn't be working as well then.

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    Chains or cables really should be taken off the minute you're running consistently on pavement and not packed or loose snow..

    You'd be better of with a good pair of snow tires, IMHO
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    Just get a proper set of tyres ... cheaper than an insurance claim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkydiveSonic View Post
    Just get a proper set of tyres ... cheaper than an insurance claim.
    I'm sure ICBC will use the bald tires against you if there was a claim.

    In the past I have used chains, I've seen too many of the cable ones break.
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    wanna good deal, go for the nokian wrg2 tires. i just threw them on my mazda 6 and they give me decent traction and you can run them all year. They're garnateed for 50,000 km, so since u need to replace ur tires anyways...it's a solid choice.
    anyone wanna lend me a bike ?

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    Just go buy a new Tundra.
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    ever seen what a thrown chain will do to a fender inner??? or what it can do to an alloy wheel?

    for around the city chains/cables are a pain in the ass. too many bare areas even during bug dumps. that is how you kill your chains.

    and when you drive onto the highway and it is bare you are the asshole doing 45kmh with your 4ways on getting in the way of 80+kmh traffic.

    if your all seasons are too bald for snow, then they are too bald period. just get new tires. for my sake.

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    If budget is of concern, for the number of snowy road days in Vancouver it might be cheaper all round to just cab or bus to work on those few days than buying snow tires that probably aren't available now anyhow. Especially if you take an unexpected off-road excursion or sudden stop on the bumper of the car in front! Cables are borderline useless imo.
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    We got away without snow tires for years, but we bit the bullet last week and finally got a set. Unlike most winters in this region when snow comes for a couple of days then is gone, this time it's been a week of snow so far with more to come. We knew we'd have to get snow tires eventually, and already it's made a huge difference, especially since the steepest and least plowed hill on our commute is the street we live on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZoomaFoo View Post
    We got away without snow tires for years, but we bit the bullet last week and finally got a set. Unlike most winters in this region when snow comes for a couple of days then is gone, this time it's been a week of snow so far with more to come. We knew we'd have to get snow tires eventually, and already it's made a huge difference, especially since the steepest and least plowed hill on our commute is the street we live on.
    yup, the difference between a good all season and a snow tire is black and white.

    put snow tires on pretty much anything and you are good to go.

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    I'll look into snow tires. One thing that's holding me back is I may be switching vehicles next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer_76 View Post
    Just go buy a new Tundra.

    Yep. First 2 vehicles I saw spun out when the snow started were Tundras. Of course it's all about who drives them though
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHANE View Post
    if you have to ask that you shouldnt be driving
    Can we please keep dumb, counterproductive posts like this off the General parts of the boards? If you want to post shit, do it in HBD.
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