can you use snow chains on a soul exclaim?
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    can you use snow chains on a soul exclaim?

    My daughter needs to cross a snowbound pass in kia soul exclaim...tomorrow... she hasnt purchased snow chains yet and someone told her that you cant put snow chains on her car...help!! does anyone know anything about this?

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    I'm not sure if they make chain sizes for the 18 inch rims. If they do, just make sure you have the correct tire chains for the tire dimensions. That said, chains will be fine if you don't have any aftermarket modifications on the car such as a lowering kit. DO NOT EXCEED 35 MPH!!!!! many morons who have snow chains drive with them on dry pavement and drive above 35. That is a HUGE no-no. Practice putting them on in the driveway and make sure they are specific to your size and type of tire. The best way to ruin your car is to have loose chains and have them come flying off destroying brake lines and a paint job.

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    thank you so much...i am forwarding her the info...happy new year

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    here in italy (and europe) you could buy the model konig k-summit to fit 18 rims, check konig website.
    i did and they were very fast to mount and perfect fit. later i sold them since i put smaller 16 winter tires.
    hope this help
    marco

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    thankyou so much!!

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    Snow Chains purchased at pep boys

    I recently bought chains for my 18 inch wheels at pep boys. The low profile tires require cable style chains. I only paid 39.99 for the pair. you should only need them for the front two tires, but I am sure it varies per state. The set I bought said they are 50 state legal. The comany is SCC. scc-chains.comTheir website lets you choose by tire size. You can also purchase these on Amazon. Beware that pep boys did sell me the wrong set the first time. The first set they sold me had a number that ended in 327 i believe. They ended up telling me it was wrong in their system. Just make sure you go on the manufacturers web site to verify first. The package also lists the tire sizes. Good Luck. I will be testing mine out this weekend. Apparently the main issue is clearance. FYI - I could not find the chain on Pep Boys website. I actually had to go to their store. Some stores may not carry them.

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    chains...

    I recently bod a mid grade set for the mazda van. I used Car Tire Chains
    They seem to have a wide selection and a pretty good price. There options of low profile and low clearance wheels listed. Check around.
    I was happy with my dealings with them.
    Dunesoul! 5spd

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    Ive seen a few cars here in the UK with a snow socks on there vehicles , they seemed to be getting around ok
    AutoSock/Auto Sock.The Textile wheel cover for Driving in Ice and Snow.Auto Socks get you Home!

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