Join Date: Dec 2008
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Yeah, that's all well and good. Most everybody says that chains (cables) aren't necessary on a Subaru. I agree. A good set of dedicated studded winter tires with AWD is great and just about will take you anywhere under any conditions.
However, I've heard several stories (one from a good friend of mine, so I know it's true), that under certain conditions, a LEO will either require you to install chains --AWD or not-- or show that you have them with you in the car in the correct size.
I know this scenario is rare but I'm planning on doing extensive winter traveling in the mountainous west (WA, OR, CA, NV, UT, etc.) and I've heard varying reports of this happening. Since most of this driving won't be in the mountains and will be on bare highway, I don't want to run dedicated winter tires.
In a recent post on another forum, a guy in an Audi quattro got turned back because he had no chains at all even though he had winter traction tires with the snowflake symbol. It was snowing hard in the Sierras and they were just about ready to close the road down but were letting only chained vehicles proceed. He didn't think it was that bad but the LEO told him "no exceptions" ...ALL vehicles must have chains.
So, I want to carry a set of cables with me just in case. I'd really like them to fit so that's why I'm asking anybody who has used the SCC Super Z6 to report here so that I know that I'm not spending $80 when I could get away with $30 for a cheap set of cables that don't fit but I can still show a LEO in case conditions dictate a checkpoint.