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geezerb December 1st, 2010 14:04

Tire chains
Is there a particular brand of tire chains that are best for use on the Jetta? I've heard of cable chains being used but will other types work just as well?
I'm thinking that the wrong selection could make short work of the wheels wells.


NB_TDi December 1st, 2010 14:11

I run cables on my mk4. I highly suggest them. Easy to install and very good clearance. I paid about $120 for 'em. I can install them in about 10 minutes total, both sides. No need for tools or hubs, they just slide on and auto adjust.

NB_TDi December 1st, 2010 14:23

I use SCC Shur Grip Z.

I had them ordered from a local tire shop, sadly not a national chain.

NB_TDi December 2nd, 2010 05:46

Good luck.

bshapperd December 2nd, 2010 21:44


Originally Posted by dayne66 (Post 3201512)
Right on...a Canadian...what brand might your cable chains be? and where did you get them? (Hopefully a national chain)

I just bought a brand new set from Craigslist for $40. You should shop Craigslist/Used Victoria-Nanaimo first. Mos people buy chains for single occasions, then sell them off. Plenty of selection on the used market.


geezerb December 11th, 2010 12:12

Tire Chains
I just picked up my set of Shur Grip Z's and am quite impressed in their quality. I will make the comment that I would not want to mess with the Chinese guy who put them into the plastic case they came in. Just by looking at them, the volumn must have increased by 33%. Fortunately, my wife had a canvas bag which hold them for the time being. Maybe after a few uses, I will be able to get them back into the box.


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