12-06-1998, 06:12 AM
I noticed a thread on the last forum about cable chains and someone warning to get quality ones.<br>I posted a response asking which were "good ones" and where I might purchase them. However, I posted on the day of archiving.....<br>Any help out there?<br>Keith
12-06-1998, 10:54 AM
Anybody used those things more than 10 times. Mine lasted 3.<br>
I use chains a lot in Tahoe. The cable ones suck - they break after a couple of uses, if that much. I've had them break the first time.<p>Chains made of actual chains hold up much better, and they're generally about the same price.
12-07-1998, 12:19 PM
Check out Security Chain Company (SCC). They have a bit of info on their website and more information on the displays in the parts shops (Pep Boys). They carry all sorts of cables and chains of numerous different types. I decided on the Shur-grip Z cable chains because they were the lowest profile (I have the sport suspension and wanted the lowest profile I could get; thus chains were definately out). Bill S posted he had some very negative opinions on these cables (he was warned they wouldn't stay on, and on his Honda they didn't). I've never used chains before, so know where my opinions are coming from. I chose these because I live in SoCal and only need to carry chains when going to the mountains for snowboarding (might use chains 2-3 times a year if it's snowing hard while I'm there). Haven't used them yet, but they seem to fit well in my garage.
Although I've never used them myself (fingers crossed), I've heard no complaints from people w/ the SCC cables. They are much higher build quality than others I've seen.<p>You are most definitely correct about the 'generic cables', the blue strap things. You see them strewn all over the place in the winter...