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Old 11-27-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Anyone try these tire chains?

I ran across some tire chains made for vehicles with little space between the inside of the tire and the suspension parts...they are advertised to work with as little as 1/4 inch clearance. They are SCC Super Z6 chains. Anyone tryed them on an HHR?

http://www.scc-chain.com/Traction%20Pages/Trac_SZ6.html
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I hav eno knoledge on these.

But please use caution as if you do hit anyting in the wheel well or if one comes lose it will do a lot of DAMAGE.
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:44 PM   #3
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As hyper said, be careful! If you use something like this on any vehicle, if you hear them break, STOP immediately and remove the chains from both sides. The broken side will tear your wheel well to shreds, and front wheel drive just won't take the strain of running on one side only. Over the years we tore out many a wheel well on our fire appratus with broken chains. If we were responding to a fire, we worried about damage later.
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GM used to require space on all their cars for chains but that left large gaps between the tires and wheel wells.

A few years back that order was deleted and the gaps wee closed for styling.

So very few people use changes anymore and if they do they are often on 4X4 SUV's and trucks.
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Apparently no one has tried these chains on an HHR, so I ordered a set on Amazon.com ($78.99) and will give them a try.
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Apparently no one has tried these chains on an HHR, so I ordered a set on Amazon.com ($78.99) and will give them a try.

Really watch your rear wheel well clearance as mine in pretty small. I can barely get my fingers between it an the tire.
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Really watch your rear wheel well clearance as mine in pretty small. I can barely get my fingers between it an the tire.
I plan on using the chains on the front wheels.
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reminds me of back in the 60's they use to joke about how to tell a (certain European person) since he put snow tires on the front of his rear wheel drive car. That was when the 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado was the first American front wheel drive car and looked weird with snow on the front when the rest of us had big knobby snows on the rear.

How times change.
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I plan on using the chains on the front wheels.
Sorry Brain fade here.
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It's not an absolute, just a caution. Be careful and reminded --from a 2007 owners manual:

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