Where to get chains?

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  1. Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

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    Need to get some chains for the good lady wife's new car, where do people recommend? Was going to get them from Roof Carrier Systems but it appears from @snowtyres posts that all of their chains require Nokian brand snow tyres to work effectively. :)
     
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    Legs Akimbo Part of the Furniture
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    Ignore snowtyres. He has his own commercial interest.
     
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  3. Ralph_Plow

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    Local ski shop. You get to try them on, if the shop is any good.
     
  4. Hully

    Hully Dedicated Member

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    I know, I know, I know.....just pointing out how ridiculous his faffing on about the need for Nokian snow tyres is.
     
  5. snowtyres

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    Thanks for thinking of RCS Hully. You are correct snow chains, will always work effectively when use in conjunction with winter tyres.
    In order to recommend the most correct snow chain for the "good lady wife's new car" can you please post the following information.

    * Please copy and post, the section of the owners manual that refers to winter driving and the use of snow chains.
    * The make and model and year of manufacture of the new vehicle.
    * 2WD or AWD.
    * The tyre size fitted to the new vehicle, including the speed rating letter code (V, W, Y for example)
    * Which mountain(s) will the vehicle be driven to.
    This is the protocol we follow at RCS with every enquiry we receive for purchase or hire of snow chains. I am sure other forum members will be interested in your request for a snow chain recommendation based your vehicle information.
     
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  6. Dave.Ski

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    G'day Hully. I've bought Konig chains from Ray's in Myrtleford (no commercial interset on my part). When I changed cars I returned the old chains for a credit of half the original purchase price. Very good service and I find the Konig's to be easy to fit and effective.
     
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  7. Hully

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    No problems....will select chains that don't need Nokian snow tyres to be effective as current Victorian road laws make zero reference to snow tyres or reference to chain carrying/fitting laws in regards to snow tyres being in the vehicle or not.
     
  8. Chaeron

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    +1 for Ray's
     
  9. Marty_McSly

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    Make sure you wear a helmet while fitting your chains!


    :out:
     
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  10. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here
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    I don't wish to go against the grain, but I have always found Roof Carrier Systems in Camberwell to provide good product and service, they will also trade in your old chains
    Disclaimer:
    I have no connection with them at all apart from being a customer albeit about 10 years ago
    (I do think @snowtyres does go on a bit, but he's only promoting his business)
     
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  11. railuke

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    Rud chains are another good options though quite expensive.
     
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  12. FlatLander

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    Hey Hully you are in Mt B arent you. I know this is over the Gap, although Hoys in H'Ville sell new chains at good price, also Ovens Valley Parts in Bright also sell at good price. Send me a private message if you want more info, I could pick up/drop off if you need. And do you know what size you need, I may just have a pair in the shed
     
  13. Mufts

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    V2 Traction from Aussie Disposals or Online.
    Chinese copy of Konig and for the minimal amount of use they will ever get, you'll be fine.
    The importer sells them on Gumtree also, he modified a set to fit a 37" 4WD tyre.
    I've used them for years (and they have probably had 4 hours use in that time, lol).
     
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    V2s have to be trial fitted. If you must buy online get agreement first on sufficient return-for-exchange time.
    If you get them from Snow and Ski (or whatever) in Mordialloc and don't use them, you qualify for part-credit on the next ones. Keep the receipt.
     
  15. telecrag

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    Just buy some of these from Bunnings, lay them in front of car, drive onto them and they self install, and no speed limit, just go at it!

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  16. Hully

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    Finally somebody taking my plight seriously..... this revelation could make Nokian snowtyres redundant and put them out of business.
     
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  17. Ziggy

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    I've had good results with these.
    Cheap, universal, but a little slow.

     
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