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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old Yesterday, 22:51   #16
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next year im going to skip bolting on my general altimax artic tires as I just kept getting high centered and had to drive the truck anyway. I swear this 2015 rides lower than my 2013 did
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Old Today, 07:47   #17
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Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
I'm not totally sure how these go on, but with chains I alway back onto about 6" of them, that way I am fastening the inside just in front of the tire close to the ground where there is the best access, you can even have the front wheels turned all the way each way for each side to have really good access to the inside fastener, but it is harder to lay out the chain/sock under the car that way.
there are YouTube videos showing how to install them. it involves turning the wheel to grant better access to the rear of the tire and then drive forward and finish wrapping the tire.

there are chains that don't require you to drive over them to install

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