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Old 01-03-2013, 03:43 PM
jderickson jderickson is offline
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I thought reviving an old thread was better than starting a new one, if the topic was the same? I wanted to keep it all together.

Anyway, I will feel around my wheels for clearance -- the chains are Thule 12mm and people seem to love them. 12mm is just less than a half-inch, I'd be surprised (but not totally shocked, it's a BMW) if my tires came within a half-inch of my fenders.

I wouldn't think that internal clearance would matter at all (re: the brake caliper clearance comment) -- the chains will only touch the tire, not inside the wheel. Or is there something I'm not getting?

When I move back east I will get dedicated 16 inch wheels with snow tires (probably 82s!)... just looking for an easy solution for a single trip to Tahoe with my all-seasons.

Thanks all!
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