I don't live near snow and have never driven in such - and forgive me if I'm telling you something you know - but just wanted to share for the greater good that my dealer said to NEVER put chains on an X1. Only cables. We do have ski resorts in Cali but I'm more of a beach and mountain type. =)
I skied in California in the Sixties and used snow-chains. When a chain would break the driver was informed by the gawdawful racket of the chain whipping around the wheel well - that would cause $$thousands$$ of damage in our BMW's. If you're going to, then buy the best cables that can be afforded - or a second set of winter tires. Nokian Hakkaplittas on my RWD VW were almost as good as 4WD.
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