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    Thread: tire chains for jetta tdi

    1. 10-31-2009 12:07 AM #1
      my dealer doesn't do chains, but I want to have them for icy roads.
      Suggestions, please.

      The owner's manual advises "remove wheel covers and trim discs."

      What the heck does this mean?

      Lin in colorado


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      10-31-2009 03:40 AM #2
      The cable-type chains typically work well, even when manufacturers advise against chains on some models.
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      10-31-2009 12:05 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by lin »
      my dealer doesn't do chains, but I want to have them for icy roads.
      Suggestions, please.

      Lin in colorado

      Welcome to the forum Lin in Boulder.

      Ask the VW Gebhardt parts guy's to hook you up with a set of VW Euro Tire Cables speciffic to your wheel size on the Jetta wagon. Presumably you have a set of deadicated snow tires as you will need these in Colorado. Good luck with the VW.


    4. 10-31-2009 02:56 PM #4
      I thought it was funny that this thread popped up right after we got around 4ft in some areas. Anyway, good luck with the chains. Me personally I just got some Blizzak ws 60's, and called it a day. They performed beautifully when I had to go to the airport on Wednesday.

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      11-01-2009 06:02 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by takebars »
      I thought it was funny that this thread popped up right after we got around 4ft in some areas. Anyway, good luck with the chains. Me personally I just got some Blizzak ws 60's, and called it a day. They performed beautifully when I had to go to the airport on Wednesday.

      Its already snowing there? I cant wait for it to snow here... i love the snow.

      The wheel covers should be the hubcaps I'm guessing...

      I'd rather invest in a set of dedicated snow tires though. I would do it myself if NY got as much snow as Colorado or Canada or even Florida

      mujjuman

    6. 11-01-2009 11:27 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by mujjuman »

      Its already snowing there?

      Four snows in October for Denver. Only two of them actually accumulated on the roads. Blame it on El Nino.


    7. 11-25-2009 05:25 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by lin »
      my dealer doesn't do chains, but I want to have them for icy roads.
      Suggestions, please.

      The owner's manual advises "remove wheel covers and trim discs."

      What the heck does this mean?

      Lin in colorado

      Remove hubcaps (If you have steel wheels).

      I tried Spikes Spider, not really too happy with them.

      This year, I ordered Thule CB-12 chains from http://www.vulcantire.com

      There is the CS-10 also, for twice the price, but for the occasional use for me, I went with the cheaper ones.

      Thule CB-12 video

      Thule CS-10 video

      Yes... even in NJ, I have to use chains, despite having snow tires, even Nokian Hakkapeliitta RSI's-- some of the roads leading to my house is too steep to climb for my car to handle when the roads are icy and/or poorly plowed.

      The scary part is braking down the hills...


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