<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by giorgio_147:
<strong> to fit for 10km up the mountain [1-5cm snow] and back down,without damaging my suspension?
</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">you guys dont have much snow hah? in here i doubt people would care to change from summer to winter for that kind of snow
in some countries there is tyre rental - you by any chance have that?
It's not just alfa..
ALL rims have this problem.
Some of my collegues don't only change to wintertyres for the winter, but also change rims (to a 16" metal rim). This is lease ofcourse.
In Holland we have a saying:
If you want to be beautifull, you have to suffer!
(wie mooi wil zijn moet pijn lijden).
Damn! I was hoping to use this car every week on the mountain. Wheel change is not practical, since it's 1-day, 440km trips back_&_forth with no place of mine to swap or keep that set. Indeed, snow is not much anywhere here unless you live uphill. It sucks in the skibus, but roads need chains. I have to get around this.
has anybody tried thin aftermarket chains on his 16's to see if he could get away with it?
So, what is the problem? Is it that the circles of chain, to which the transverse links are attached, are too close to the rim and damage them?
Two ideas, one to fit split pvc hose over all contact areas. Two; I've got some 12mm dia. Kevlar-cored rope (racing yacht stuff). I'm pretty sure that I can make something that will do the job, short term. (That is, it will be more than strong enough for snow use, but won't last long on clear roads.)
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Steve Webb:
<strong>I'd go for the 4x spacesaver wheel solution with snow tyres.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">What, in that lovely brick brown colour?
wink wink wink
Well, no luch searchin eveywhere I can think of. Going skiing on the 23rd, so I'm hoping resort will be clear. Which is depressing, because I'd like to ski to the chalet.
If there is snow, however, aside from dropping tyre pressures to say 12-13psi, anyone have any good ideas about driving a selespeed at low speed in snow? Since it won't go into 3rd at low speed, found the torque available to be a complete b*****d on snow here the other week. Coaxing it gently up to speed, just need to hit a small bump to nudge the throttle - and whoops.