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Re: Chains

Postby M2M » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:37 pm

time to put the chains and shovel in the truck for the winter !
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Re: Chains

Postby M2M » Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:40 pm

[quote="Biker395Don't be an ass like me and wait until you're literally swimming in snow drifts before you put them on.[/quote]
what the "H"
subie's don't belong in da drifts !!
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Re: Chains

Postby Pointbrk760 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks everyone for telling me what I already knew. You CANNOT put chains on a WRX (just FYI), but I have some to carry. Maybe there is a market for plastic "psuedo chains" that are light and look like the real thing. It worked for the porn industry!
I have no problem purchasing a new set of wheels and snow tires, impacting them on before I come up to climb or ride. How often do you need chains south of Bishop (don't answer that either, I already know, never. And if ever, it will be all over the news a week before it hits)?
Big shout out to every smart ass out there. I will hold back on the storms until you guys learn some manners. Let me know when you are ready for snow, and I'll do the dance. Until then I'll see you in the Gorge, at the Buttermilks, in Vegas, or in JTree. I get to surf a perfect point break every morning so.....
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Re: Chains

Postby xeren » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:49 pm

Pointbrk760 wrote:Thanks everyone for telling me what I already knew. You CANNOT put chains on a WRX (just FYI),


yes you can- i've had and used these for a couple years.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HZA2LK/

subaru doesn't recommend chains because of the tight clearances, but if you twist their arm, they'll give up the fact that those chains i linked to do work. you definitely can't go over 20mph or they start rubbing though, so they are for emergencies (which is what all chains are for- you should be running snow tires if you're planning on being in the snow a lot)
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Re: Chains

Postby snowfiend » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Pointbrk760 wrote:Big shout out to every smart ass out there. I will hold back on the storms until you guys learn some manners. Let me know when you are ready for snow, and I'll do the dance. Until then I'll see you in the Gorge, at the Buttermilks, in Vegas, or in JTree. I get to surf a perfect point break every morning so.....

Not to worry.. your AWD WRX should be able to Drive 60 in ALL weather regardless of the snow coming down.. Just don't get behind me..
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Re: Chains

Postby PerfectZero » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:28 pm

I've only had to chain up a couple times south of Bishop in the last few years, although I don't have AWD. I usually try to time my drive though to avoid driving in the storms though, so not really sure how often it happens on average.
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Re: Chains

Postby theHighwayman » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:31 pm

You CANNOT put chains on a WRX >quote<

haven't had a problem w em here :angel:
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Re: Chains

Postby SurfnSnowboard » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:02 pm

Pointbrk760 wrote:Thanks everyone for telling me what I already knew. You CANNOT put chains on a WRX (just FYI), but I have some to carry. Maybe there is a market for plastic "psuedo chains" that are light and look like the real thing. It worked for the porn industry!
I have no problem purchasing a new set of wheels and snow tires, impacting them on before I come up to climb or ride. How often do you need chains south of Bishop (don't answer that either, I already know, never. And if ever, it will be all over the news a week before it hits)?
Big shout out to every smart ass out there. I will hold back on the storms until you guys learn some manners. Let me know when you are ready for snow, and I'll do the dance. Until then I'll see you in the Gorge, at the Buttermilks, in Vegas, or in JTree. I get to surf a perfect point break every morning so.....


Needing chains south of Bishop is unusual but not unheard of. One storm many years ago my buddy said he had to chain up outside of Mojave.

I've seen R3 in Mammoth just once a few years ago during the holidays and I didn't attempt to drive anywhere in my F150 4x4 - it was difficult to walk!
It has to snow again eventually...right???
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Re: Chains

Postby Rotten » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:31 pm

Thanks everyone for telling me what I already knew.

Then why did you ask the question? It's an interesting lot here on the Forum. A thick skin is needed at times especially when any thread comes up about chains. Even the smart ass answers are correct. I have been turned around even though I had four wheel drive and M/S tires. Went to another spot and was let through. So: it depends.

Lesson: always carry chains.
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Re: Chains

Postby TheSnowman » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:58 pm

Enjoy the surf, thanks for holding back on the snow, the powder on top was sweet.

Ps the guy who lives in the pit below my cabin has that car, and he chains up every storm.
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Re: Chains

Postby Biker395 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:07 pm

theHighwayman wrote:You CANNOT put chains on a WRX >quote<

haven't had a problem w em here :angel:


Me neither.

BTW, my owners manual sez they fit too ... unless you've got non-standard tires.

Page 8-14

http://techinfo.subaru.com/proxy/69553/ ... 03A_15.pdf

Wish they let you put them on the back, though. I still think that's a better place for them.
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Re: Chains

Postby truthhurts » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:10 pm

Holy Hell, we have a GOD on our hands!?!?!?!?! And apparently a god who lives by the beach with a 760 area code.

Since you already have overwhelming control of our snow here, can you please tell me if the whole 12/21/12 thing is bs?

And yes, you can put chains on a WRX. I have put chains on a WRX and you should carry chains with your WRX. It's not the car or the weather, it's the chp officer that decides who shall pass. But were all smart asses so good luck and please please please make it dump this weekend Mr. God.
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Re: Chains

Postby Snow D » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:21 pm

truthhurts wrote:Holy Hell, we have a GOD on our hands!?!?!?!?! And apparently a god who lives by the beach with a 760 area code.

Since you already have overwhelming control of our snow here, can you please tell me if the whole 12/21/12 thing is bs?

And yes, you can put chains on a WRX. I have put chains on a WRX and you should carry chains with your WRX. It's not the car or the weather, it's the chp officer that decides who shall pass. But were all smart asses so good luck and please please please make it dump this weekend Mr. God.



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Re: Chains

Postby ocboarder » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:02 pm

Just got myself a 2009 Forester, do I need chains? :rofl:
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Re: Chains

Postby Pointbrk760 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:09 pm

Thanks guys. Sorry I dont have the time to "hang out" with you all online all the time. Wish I had that kind of time. Thanks for the posts. There was some great restraint (and good info!) from most of you (this was obviously a test), others not so much. As you probably know there wouldn't be a Mammoth without me (tourists, even though I have been climbing up 395 for 25 years). And just as much as I hate the flocks of 'summer people' in my town, they bring $. As far as the snow, I've been trying, since I'm coming up and have been having a love affair with chair 9, but I have obviously been a bad boy this year. I'll always use the magic for swell first (Snow can now be made). I'll be up there this weekend with a wad of cash, amoungst other party favors, to help the town's economy. Find me and I'll buy you a round, shouldn't be too hard if you use your hardy boy skills. Here's another hint Arbor. I especially would love meeting you trash talkers, I'll buy YOU 2 rounds (wink)! Please greet me with the secret password "hey you fu**ing a**hole", that should be enough.
To all my brothers working for the mountain, I appreciate the gracious gift, you know it comes back x10. But don't even think of playing some kind of joke about this (especially if your staying with me while I'm up there), you know who you are, I just don't know who you "are"? I'm sure one if not all of you are in on this. Don't forget what's under the seat. We wouldn't want anyone to get hurt.
Have a great day. God bless us, every one.

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