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    Question tire chains.

    any experiences with them?

    i am gona drive my car back to calgary next weekend to park it, and i have a feeling that my summers wont be too good at highway speeds in these sorts of conditions. when there is any snow/ice on the roads at all i have almost no grip at all and even on the dry i can spin/lock the tires quite easily.

    i dont want to buy winter tires just to make the trip back home, so i was thinking about chaining up. i am worried about the fact that i do occasionally rub (and that would be bad news with chains on) and i am wondering bad chained up tires are with dry pavement.


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    your gonna park a $3000 car?

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    No, hes gonna put tire chains on so he can drive w/ them for traction.
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    Originally posted by buh_buh
    your gonna park a $3000 car?
    haha jackass.

    actually im parking it cuz it is too hard to drive in the winter and cuz i need a few months to save for mods. i am poor, so i have to do things like this just to come up with 5000.

    can u answer any of my questions about tire chains?

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    haha i read that wrong i thought u didnt wanna park it so u wanna drive w/ chains. my bad! get some winters!
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    Originally posted by kenny
    haha i read that wrong i thought u didnt wanna park it so u wanna drive w/ chains. my bad! get some winters!
    i do need to park it! i just need a way to get my car home next weekend!

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    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    haha jackass.

    Tire chains are illegal from what I know, but I heard they work really well!
    If you do it, make sure you do it right, otherwise you can fuck a lot of shit up.

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    go buy motomaster winter tires, they are cheap

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    Cant you use chains out of the city? Just paint them black so know one will see. No point buying winter tires if you are gonna store it. Why dont you get it towed?
    Rev high, ride low.

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    Originally posted by SwitchBlade
    Cant you use chains out of the city? Just paint them black so know one will see. No point buying winter tires if you are gonna store it. Why dont you get it towed?
    hmmm

    good idea on the paint! and maybe ill get it towed too...i do have ama after all. yes...hm in fact i think thats what ill do.

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    This might be a little extreme but you might want to get your car sent down by Train. We had a contest at work for our customers in which we gave a way a free car. The guy who won lived in Winnipeg and had a flight booked home. He stuck it on the train for ~$300. It might be worth while for you to look in to it.


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    Chains are wonderful for traction when going slow.

    Chains are not wonderful at highway speed.


    When I was 12 my dad bought a 100 buck beater, drove it to a good friends farm and then put chains on it. They let me drive it all over the farm all winter. One day one of the chains came off, on the far side of the farm, ripped a hole in the rear passenger fenderwell and proceeded to shred the seat on the passenger side. There were metal bits, springs, batting, stuffing, mud, snow, straw and manure flying about all over the place inside the car. It was fun then, but now I won't use chains any longer than it would take to get unstuck.

    For the price of shipping or towing you can buy a pretty good set of tires. Also by next weekend there is a good chance most of this snow will be gone anyway.

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    your going to cowtown next weekend? the 8th?
    Cause so am i. If you need some help in some mannor, mainly a ride in a truck, give me a call dude, ahh forget it. ill talk to you later.

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    WTF?
    I thought you had $50K saved up in your savings? Guess not!
    max_boost is a name known to all

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    just put studs on the azenis!!
    Tap, Rack, BANG!

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    possible if he hadnt burned most of the tread off.

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    Originally posted by max_boost
    WTF?
    I thought you had $50K saved up in your savings? Guess not!
    man if i had that much id be driving a honda!
    Originally posted by hjr
    possible if he hadnt burned most of the tread off.
    hahahaha yea so true...... fuck.

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