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Snow Chains at the North Pole Safety Alert. !!!!!!

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by Jingle Bells, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. hakhawk

    hakhawk smooth moderator Staff Member

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    fyi, when i used the term "munt", it was slang for "damage/destroy/break"

    Urban Dictionary: munt

    scroll down for essentially what you called me, not very nice when i was posting useful information and reasonable questions.

    top bloke you are!!
     
  2. Jingle Bells

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    You are right....a week is a period of seven days...usually from one Sunday to the next..in this modern day and age the populace see Sunday as the last day of the week...but not engraved in stone or passed by the Federal Gov. and the Senate....thank God for Clive Palmer !
     
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    commodore665 expat Saffa

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    I was just about to say that as well
     
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    Sunday is still the first day of the week to me... And I'm not religious.
     
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    LOLs at the thought of Santa fitting chains to his sleigh... "damn hire place, no presents for them this year ho ho hoooo"
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Fairly sure he's actually more occupied with the south, the Americas, the.........

    I guess no chrissy pressies for me this year.
     
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    Laying in the slushy mud changing chains twice a day with frozen fingers on an SSV is a mug's game, for sure. So I have done a bit of research into options:
    I have Brembo four pot & 14" rotors all round, the most effective and practical solution is to swap Calais 18" alloys fitted with snow logo approved 'winter' tyres, that's about a grand.

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    Otherwise 17" rims and winter tyre combo is a lot cheaper and clears stock brakes

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    It is also possible to take 1/16 off the Brembo caliper and engineer them to fit 17s

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    But after much friggin with the frozen riggin this season I've settled on these, cost around $750 direct from Japan, but superior driving and fitting and no wheel changing:

    [video=youtube_share;UZEEQzaBd4c]http://youtu.be/UZEEQzaBd4c[/video]

    Several car manufacturers offer as standard kit in Japan.
     
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    Pollushon Boost gives me a bar....

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    Santa catches the bus with me to the snow fields. Fluff chains, we be drinking.
     
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    *sigh* yup - it's school holidays again. :(
     
  10. Jingle Bells

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    What a great idea....I take it that the actual grip material is some sort of fabric or plastic ???....and I also notice that the actual tie clamp on the side of the tyre does not come down the side of the tyre as much as the standard run of the mill chains....can you drive on bitumen without the chains making a hell of a noise....I have used the olden day chains which were all steel and the plastic covered steel chains you get at the Supermarket etc. and they all make a hell of a racket on the bitumen....must be made from BHP steel from No.4 Blast Furnace in Newcastle ( now defunct ) not imported from cheap Chinese steel because I have had chains that fall apart....and not from correct fitting them.

    Here in town I approached the local chain people last year about the problem of the wheels and they had a fabric type snow chain....but I did not see it....and all the snow had nearly melted....ah well could of been similar to the video.

    The best time to go skiing is on a bright sunny day with jeans and a t-shirt...not when it is blowing a blizzard....the trouble in Australia you do not have heavy snow like the North Pole....and the problem is you hit a patch of ice.....then no more for a couple of miles ( imperial measurement )...and the same old rigmorol stop-start...blah blah.

    Thanks for the pickies....forgot about the brakes etc. could be a problem.
     
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    When I was in Alaska and the North Pole.... Studded tires for the win.
     
  12. Jingle Bells

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    No you have got it wrong....not on the bus....but on my high tensile steel well heeled sled....with Rum and Vodka and a couple of snow bunnies....jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.............blah blah !
     
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    Just make sure what you get is legal for use in Australia when snow chains must be fitted. I have been in situations where no snow tyre in the world would have helped. Snow chains for the win!
     
  14. Rajesh Koothrappali

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    Snow chains may be the legal requirement but they're not the best performer in snow and ice. Snow Socks for the win!
     
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    Haha! You are serious?!
     
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    Back in my day "munt" or being "munted" used to to refer to some one who was extremely high on ecstasy.
     
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    Actually, snow sox are not legal for use in Australia.
     
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    Yes - absolutely.

    No ****! That's why I said what I said. For the slow, that was: "Snow chains may be the legal requirement but they're not the best performer in snow and ice. Snow Socks for the win!"
     

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