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Re: Q's & chains
I had a similar experience a couple of years ago when I brought my urq
home from purchasing it in California. It is lowered with 8"
wide Ronals and unrolled fenders so there was no way I was putting chains
on the car! To make matters worse, we had a bad snow storm and the
car had bald Pirrelli P7's which are not M&S rated. I locked
the diffs. and did a similar demonstration and had no problems the rest
of the way up I-5.
But the police could have prevented me from proceeding. I
At 01:41 PM 1/14/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>Even if the manual says "no chains", I'd bet that won't
help if there's a
>>trooper at the mountain pass saying "put them on or turn
>>that 4wd/awd with M+S tires usually buys you an exemption to the
>>in Washington State, but California allegedly has a "chains
>>vehicles" law for truly awful conditions (quoting a 4matic
driver on the
>I was crossing over Grants Pass one snowy eve and I had this very
>unfold. I was driving my 4KQ (unmodified). As I approached the pass
>were signs posted that chains were required on all vehicles. I
>because I thought I was exempt. I reached the chain up area and
>around all the vehicles that were stopped and putting on chains. A
>officer (standing by the side of the road) stopped me and told me
>required. I explained that the car was a four wheel drive and the
>not even accept chains. He look at me suspiciously and told me I
>proceed. He took two steps back and glued his eyes to my tires.
Just to make
>a point I locked both diffs and stomped on it. The road was covered
>inch of compact snow and ice, with just a light brushing of fresh
>The last thing I saw was the officers dumfounded expression as the
>launched itself away from him.