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Old 12-14-2012, 12:33 PM
hoopla hoopla is offline
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Mein Auto: 05 X3 Manual Transmission
SCC Super Z6

I used SCC Super Z6 cable chains on my X3. They seemed to work quite well in the bare pavement-ice-snow mixed conditions that we'd get around the ski areas here. Never had any problems with them damaging the wheels. The instructions were terrible, but once I figured it out, they were fairly easy.

The fabric ones look interesting. There are some very useful reviews for another brand of them on Amazon; I don't think they would work for me (too much bare pavement in chain-required areas).

If you live somewhere with consistent sub 40f degree temps, then getting winter tires makes a lot of sense. Then you never need to worry about chains, and general performance (assuming you get good ones) should be similar to all-season tires.
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