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Old 01-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #41
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You clearly have issues/leftover feelings with someone which apparently couldn't talk like that on the road when he was in front of you, blocking your route to the skiing heaven so you choose to rant on a person 8000 miles away from you that is describing weather conditions/situations quite different and completely out of your scope.

You go and buy winter tires for the 200m patch of road for the 2 or 3 weekends a year that you might go for some TASK (i will not say ski, just in case you get more mad). As I said to the previous posts which you obviously haven't read, what I wanted to show is an option for emergency use.

Zoom out the map link I posted, then google the country I live then read again the whole thread and come back and let me know if I need snow tires. otherwise, leave my thread, your posts do not contribute in anything.
If you live in Cyprus, you obviously know nothing about driving in the snow. The tires you show in the pictures are perfectly capable of handling the amount of snow in the photos. Soooo....your review is basically an installation diy and pointless. Nobody is going to buy these chains.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:28 PM   #42
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If you live in Cyprus, you obviously know nothing about driving in the snow. The tires you show in the pictures are perfectly capable of handling the amount of snow in the photos. Soooo....your review is basically an installation diy and pointless. Nobody is going to buy these chains.
It's a good review because it shows how they actually work and that they fit our cars nicely. Someone's obviously buying them. I would buy them if I lived in an area that needed them.

You live in Boston so you obviously know nothing about being personable.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #43
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If you live in Cyprus, you obviously know nothing about driving in the snow.
Wrong, and I've probably driven in more countries in snow than you will ever do. Thankfully planet is big enough not to have you tailgating me while I drive with my snow chains in front of you.

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The tires you show in the pictures are perfectly capable of handling the amount of snow in the photos.
Wrong, you just proved across the board that you have absolutely no clue of what you are talking about.

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Soooo....your review is basically an installation diy and pointless. Nobody is going to buy these chains.
Soooo.. Wrong again. I am not selling anything or expecting anyone to buy them based on this thread. I have provided a review.

If it bothers you so much, please remove yourself from my thread, I respect other peoples opinions, but you are not offering anything useful here, specially after these comments.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:38 PM   #44
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Cyprus--I might do the same thing you are doing in your situation. My only concern is that the front wheels are Summer Tires, meaning they have little to no grip in the snow. That is dangerous and the back wheels with chains will not make up for this. Still would consider All Season Tires if driving in snow.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:42 PM   #45
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Cyprus--I might do the same thing you are doing in your situation. My only concern is that the front wheels are Summer Tires, meaning they have little to no grip in the snow. That is dangerous and the back wheels with chains will not make up for this. Still would consider All Season Tires if driving in snow.
Shouldnt he just put chains on the front too, or is that not how you're supposed to do it?
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #46
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I do not have the slightest idea, I thought chains only go on the drive wheels--but I may be wrong. ANYONE out there use chains on non drive wheels.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:02 PM   #47
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Wrong, and I've probably driven in more countries in snow than you will ever do. Thankfully planet is big enough not to have you tailgating me while I drive with my snow chains in front of you.



Wrong, you just proved across the board that you have absolutely no clue of what you are talking about.



Soooo.. Wrong again. I am not selling anything or expecting anyone to buy them based on this thread. I have provided a review.

If it bothers you so much, please remove yourself from my thread, I respect other peoples opinions, but you are not offering anything useful here, specially after these comments.
Dude, it's a public forum.

I've skied over 700 days on 3 continents in nine countries, which in fact makes me an expert on driving in snow. Yes, I do tailgate the piss out of people like you, flash my lights, and make daring passes- because that's what we do to people that don't have snow tires in the mountains. Deal with it.

And you can fit two winter tires in the trunk- just take out the spare. Much better option.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:19 PM   #48
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You still don't get it, do you? Review is made to prove that there is a set of snow chains that can fit a bloody lowered E46 how hard is to comprehend this? I do not address tire models or whatever else. Nobody asked for snow tires vs chains or what is better to use when going for skiing or what is the proper setup. Got it? If you still can't get the point of this review, make a new thread of Snow chains on summer tires vs snow tires. Please, leave this review free from unrelated posts.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:26 PM   #49
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Paraklas thanks for the review! I was looking for some chains that I could throw on my car if I did need them for whatever reason. These look like they will fit the bill.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #50
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In California, snow on the highway means mandatory chains on all 2wd vehicles, regardless of what tires you have. Even studded tires will not get you past chain control. These chains are actually really nice and super easy to put on. I checked them out for my 330 when they came out about 2 years ago.

I have 4wd now so it is a non-issue but those chains are definitely a good option for insurance on the occasional trip up to the mountains in a 2wd.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:11 AM   #51
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More pictures from another visit, thicker snow, ice on road, and mixed conditions.























After driving on mixed surfaces, I also checked the composite part of the chains for wear and tear. Thankfully nothing to see, apart from some surface scratches
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:03 AM   #52
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the pictures say it all.........thank you for the posting
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:32 PM   #53
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After reading this thread, watching countless videos I purchased a set for my slightly lowered e46 with stock 17" wheels
I followed the instructions, did a dry run and all good.
Went up to Tahoe last week and had to chain up to get over Donner Summit.
Drove 30 miles on them and never went faster than 35 miles an hour. The world was passing me.
After the summit, I pulled over to remove the chains. GUESS WHAT!!!! They were gone. I have no idea how long I drove in the snow without chains. The good thing is that my tires are not that bad in the snow.
I wish I could suggest this to anyone, but having paid $500 for this I can't with clear conscience suggest them if they fly off that easily. I have driven 60 mph on regular chain/cables and never a problem.
This product does go on very easily and quickly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:32 AM   #54
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After reading this thread, watching countless videos I purchased a set for my slightly lowered e46 with stock 17" wheels
I followed the instructions, did a dry run and all good.
Went up to Tahoe last week and had to chain up to get over Donner Summit.
Drove 30 miles on them and never went faster than 35 miles an hour. The world was passing me.
After the summit, I pulled over to remove the chains. GUESS WHAT!!!! They were gone. I have no idea how long I drove in the snow without chains. The good thing is that my tires are not that bad in the snow.
I wish I could suggest this to anyone, but having paid $500 for this I can't with clear conscience suggest them if they fly off that easily. I have driven 60 mph on regular chain/cables and never a problem.
This product does go on very easily and quickly.
installation error?

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Old 02-13-2013, 03:51 AM   #55
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That was my first thought--could it be an installation error. I was thinking after all these postings that this looks like something I might consider in the future.
Any chance that it was installed incorrectly.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:28 PM   #56
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Jcns, did you purchase them through amazon? A grumpy review reads eerily similar to yours.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #57
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Jcns, did you purchase them through amazon? A grumpy review reads eerily similar to yours.
no, I did not. Actually found a vendor with more competitive pricing.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #58
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installation error?
possible, sure. But I followed the instructions, pre trip and I even yanked at them to ensure they were on good and tight.
During the trip, I installed them, drove a while, pulled over and they were still there.
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