Need chains for 93 SW2

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by George Wilson, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. I was at the Saturn dealer and they were recomending these bolt on
    plastic monsters for my year of Saturn. I imagine the issue is there
    is not a lot of clearance between the tire and the wheel well. Is it
    not recommended to use regular chains? Are there any recommended
    chains for my model? I have P195/60R15 tires currently on my 93 SW2.
    Any input or suggestions will be appreciated...
    George
     
    George Wilson, Jan 3, 2004
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  2. I've always heard that all years of S-Series require the spider spikes -
    there's not enough room (clearance) for chains (I don't have first-hand
    experience, driving in rain is as close to living on the edge as I get...)

    New looks like around $300+, re: http://www.spikes-spiders.com

    Saw some used for $40, http://losangeles.craigslist.org/car/21429940.html

    Or used on eBay for (currently $152.50 at 9:05PM PST, Jan-2) with an hour,
    twenty minutes left on the auction:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33746&item=2451112534
     
    Jonnie Santos, Jan 3, 2004
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  3. George Wilson

    Brigitte J. Guest

    If you live anywhere that requires chains and will need to put them on
    often, I recommend the spiders. When I was living in the Sierras, where
    chains are required, they were wonderful. I could put them on or take them
    off in less than 5 minutes. Well worth the money if you have to deal with
    it a lot.

    I now live in Nebraska where snow and ice are much worse than in the
    Sierras. I've never used the spiders here, but with front wheel drive and
    good tires, I've never felt the need for them.

    Brigitte J.
     
    Brigitte J., Jan 3, 2004
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