Hiring Snow Chains

Postby DogsBollocks on Mon 7/Jun/10 8:33pm

Hi, sorry to ask here but gotta do Ch-Ch to Greymouth return for a funeral on Wednesday and figured carrying chains might be a plan. Never had to get them before so where do I go ? Looked on teh interwebs but can't really see anywhere.

Help much appreciated. :)
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby pushbikerider on Mon 7/Jun/10 8:43pm

DogsBollocks wrote:Hi, sorry to ask here but gotta do Ch-Ch to Greymouth return for a funeral on Wednesday and figured carrying chains might be a plan. Never had to get them before so where do I go ? Looked on teh interwebs but can't really see anywhere.

Help much appreciated. :)


ring any of the local shops that do ski hire
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby Spyder on Mon 7/Jun/10 10:15pm

Hamco in town, Ian Scobie tyres (http://yellow.co.nz/companies/Tyres/Ian-Scobie-Tyres-&-Mechanical/102857089_1671.html are 2 that I can think of.
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby neels on Tue 8/Jun/10 10:38am

DogsBollocks wrote:Hi, sorry to ask here but gotta do Ch-Ch to Greymouth return for a funeral on Wednesday and figured carrying chains might be a plan. Never had to get them before so where do I go ? Looked on teh interwebs but can't really see anywhere.

Help much appreciated. :)

For what size tyres? Somebody may have some you can borrow...
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby DogsBollocks on Tue 8/Jun/10 12:12pm

Maaan, just found out the car we were going in (bro's XR6) is not compatible with snow chains. Time to look for a new plan ! Apparently this is common to quite a few later model XR6's for all you car/ski buffs out there if you're thinking of getting one. :)
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby RHR_Rob on Tue 8/Jun/10 12:51pm

DogsBollocks wrote:Maaan, just found out the car we were going in (bro's XR6) is not compatible with snow chains. Time to look for a new plan ! Apparently this is common to quite a few later model XR6's for all you car/ski buffs out there if you're thinking of getting one. :)


well at least you will get to the closed bit quicker :-0
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby RHR_Rob on Tue 8/Jun/10 12:52pm

Take the train!
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby Spyder on Tue 8/Jun/10 12:54pm

DogsBollocks wrote:Maaan, just found out the car we were going in (bro's XR6) is not compatible with snow chains. Time to look for a new plan ! Apparently this is common to quite a few later model XR6's for all you car/ski buffs out there if you're thinking of getting one. :)


I've had chains on the 05 XR6 I had a few years ago. Probably wouldn't take the standard big chunky types, but the more expensive "stand-back-and-throw-them-at-the-car" ones fitted OK (as in no rubbing). That was on the standard 17's.

You can't beat plenty of power, rear wheel drive and a LSD for skifield road fun :D
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby DogsBollocks on Tue 8/Jun/10 1:08pm

Spyder wrote:
DogsBollocks wrote:Maaan, just found out the car we were going in (bro's XR6) is not compatible with snow chains. Time to look for a new plan ! Apparently this is common to quite a few later model XR6's for all you car/ski buffs out there if you're thinking of getting one. :)


I've had chains on the 05 XR6 I had a few years ago. Probably wouldn't take the standard big chunky types, but the more expensive "stand-back-and-throw-them-at-the-car" ones fitted OK (as in no rubbing). That was on the standard 17's.

You can't beat plenty of power, rear wheel drive and a LSD for skifield road fun :D


It's an '05 BF with 18's on it. Handbook, Hutchies and Hamco all said no ! Funeral at 11 so too late for train.

Looks like an early morning via Reefton ! :crazy:
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Re: Hiring Snow Chains

Postby chchbob on Tue 8/Jun/10 2:01pm

DogsBollocks wrote:
Looks like an early morning via Reefton ! :crazy:


Check land transport site, I recal something about slips this morning around Reefton.
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