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Old December 1st, 2010, 13:04   #1
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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.

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Old December 1st, 2010, 13:11   #2
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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.
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Old December 1st, 2010, 13:23   #3
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I use SCC Shur Grip Z.

http://www.scc-chain.com/Traction%20Pages/Trac_SGZ.html

I had them ordered from a local tire shop, sadly not a national chain.
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 04:46   #4
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Old December 2nd, 2010, 20:44   #5
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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.

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Old December 11th, 2010, 11:12   #6
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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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