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  1. Snow Chains - Who uses them on their Passat

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Do any of you run snow chains on your cars occasionally? What wheel/tyre combo are you running? Do you get intereference issues between the added snowchain and your suspension. Here in NZ we are fond of snow chains for getting up ski fields and across the alps during mid winter. I currently run...
  2. Rims damaged by snow chains

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is for my wife's 2002 1.8T 5-spd Passat wagon. Has been her daily commuter and kids transporter for the past 12 years. Still has the original Wellington rims and she has done a great job keeping them in great shape without significant curb rash. We took it for a ski trip recently and had to...
  3. Win a Pair of THULE Tire Chains!

    CARiD.com
    It’s been a while since our last free part giveaway... Did you miss our weekly draws? Just in time for the Groundhog Day, we’re raffling off a pair of THULE® - CL-10 Tire Chains so that you can be fully prepped to winter’s final scheme against the drivers. To enter, follow us on Google+ and...
  4. Thule Snow Chains in stock now!

    CARiD.com
    We're excited to announce that we're now offering Thule snow tire chains at CARiD. They both work and look great in winter tricky weather conditions. With these chains you'll get improved safety and handling no matter how hard the snow is. Thule is a worldwide known brand to offer premium...
  5. :: ECS Tuning :: ISSE Textile Snow Chains - On Sale !!!

    Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. ISSE Textile Snow Chains - On Sale! Worried about that really bad storm? The mother of all blizzards where your all seasons tires don't get it done, and there are more cars in the ditch than on the road? Rest easy. We have a solution: ISSE Textile...
  6. trailering safety chains

    B6 Garage
    I have to trailer my 2006 passat approx 300 miles and will be using a u-haul auto transporter. Does anyone know where I would attach the safety chains under the vehicle? There is one chain at the front drivers side and one at the rear passenger side from what I could see when I went and looked...
  7. Snow Chains - Snow Cables

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Can anyone give me an answer about snow chains on my 2012 Passat TDI SEL? Here's my question submitted to VW online. Welcome to VW.com! How can I assist you today? Duane says: 92823 Melanie M. says: Hello Duane. My name is Melanie M., may I please have your zip code? Duane says: I have...
  8. :: ECS Tuning :: ISSE Textile Snow Chains - On Sale !!!

    Vendor Marketplace
    Click HERE to order or for more information. Worried about that really bad storm? The mother of all blizzards where your all seasons tires don't get it done, and there are more cars in the ditch than on the road? Rest easy. We have a solution: ISSE Textile Tire Chains. So light a child can...
  9. Tire Chains vs. Wheels?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I’m looking at getting either 18” or 17” wheels. My B6 wagon is not lowered. Do chains fit well on 18’s without scratching the wheels? What about 17’s? I have to use chains literally two or three days a year at the most and normally for short distances getting in or out of the mountains when...
  10. Tire chains vs. Wheels.

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I’m looking at getting either 18” or 17” wheels. My B6 wagon is not lowered. Do chains fit well on 18’s without scratching the wheels? What about 17’s? I have to use chains literally two or three days a year at the most and normally for short distances getting in or out of the mountains when...
  11. Tire chains for 2005 TDI wagon

    New Member Introductions
    So I leaped at buying the TDI never dreaming "chains" were not possible because of clearance issues. Short of $350 spiders, any ideas?
  12. Textile Snow "Chains", what do you know about them

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    what is this crazy contraption and has anyone on here used them? http://www.ecstuning.com/Flyer-ISSE/?utm_source=emailcampaign&utm_medium=marketing&utm_content=retail&utm_campaign=ISSE
  13. 1995 VR6:Any historical problems with timing chains?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Are there any known or common issues with timing chain breaking or slipping on the VR6 engines?
  14. Chains on all 4 tires on passat variant w/ 4-motion?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Any idea why chains on all 4 wheels isn't recommended by VW with 4 motion? It seems like 4 chains would be ideal (and would get me through R-3 chain check-points here in California) Also, any idea if chains or cables are better? Can I run sno-grip chains on 16" rims? Or do I have to go with...
  15. Snow chains for 4MO?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I need some last minute info regarding snow chains. We're going to Lake Tahoe this weekend and I need to bring some chains in case CHP says they're required. I have a 2003 4MO Wagon with the stock all-seasons size 205/55/16. I read the manual and it says snow chains must only be used on tires...
  16. wheels, spacers and chains

    B5 Garage
    I have an 00 2.8 wagon (b5) that I put a set of newer VW vision style 17" wheels with 225/45-17 tires on (54mm offset). this makes the car way more fun, but there is very tight clearance to the suspension the car is stock suspension and might get new shocks but will not be lowered by me. I...
  17. Recommend me some tire chains.

    Anything Auto
    My dad has a Miata as his DD, which poses a problem when it snows after he's gone to work. I'm thinking of getting him some of those easy-on/easy-off tire chains (the ones that are really made of cables), but seeing how he's got a 45 mile drive every day, a couple of trips with the cheap ones...
  18. Board Rac and Chains

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well besides the fact that it snowed where I live and my passat does better than my jeep. A lot of peeps abandoned their cars as I passed them. This car rocks on ice. Well I am going boarding and I need to find a way to transport two snowboards...without installing a huge ass overhead bar...
  19. Question about Snow Chains, Lowered Suspensions, and Wider Tires

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've got a 2001-1/2 B5 that I put the Eibach Pro System on. The car now has 90K miles on it and my oldest daughter will be taking it to college. She's going to school up north (we live in Texas) and will be traveling through the Rockies in January each year. So, I suspect she'll need to use...
  20. snow chains -- best for Passat/4Motion

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Alright, all of you snow hounds: Am looking for a set of emergency chains for use in extreme weather ... icy conditions or snow in the mountain passes, whenever chains are required for all vehicles. Car is a 2001 Passat V6 4Motion/Tiptronic and tires are Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3. This should...
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