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RUD snow chain stockists

I am looking for some RUD Hybrid snow chains. Apart from the internet does anyone know any real shops what stock these?
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Old 27.11.2015, 12:37
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

No idea, but the TCS recommends simple cheap snow chains,

https://www.google.ch/#q=tcs+schneeketten+test+2013

Reifendirekt will deliver to your house,

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/Schneeket...20schneeketten
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

Any idea what the chains used in the video are?
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

Has anyone tried one of the "easy fit" chains like the RUD?

The classic ones are fine on a clear driveway or in a carpark where the snow isn't under the car, but as soon as the snow is more than a few cm around the wheels they're really hard to fit.

And yes I know you're supposed to fit them before you get into the snow too much, but a. you can't always pull over and b. the bit you pull over on is inevitably more snowy than the road itself...
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

We use these ones. http://www.spikes-spiders.com/

Sbrinz - it's all very well saying use normal ones... but frankly, I'm not interested in trying to fit snow chains with 4 children in the car, in the freezing. Quick on, quick off. Thank you very much.
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Old 27.11.2015, 14:22
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

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We use these ones. http://www.spikes-spiders.com/

Sbrinz - it's all very well saying use normal ones... but frankly, I'm not interested in trying to fit snow chains with 4 children in the car, in the freezing. Quick on, quick off. Thank you very much.
Thanks, but $450 $540

For that I want a button on the dash and automatic spikes!
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For that I want a button on the dash and automatic spikes!
You mean like these?
http://www.rud.com/en/products/tyre-.../rotogrip.html
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Old 27.11.2015, 14:39
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

No more like this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ss-button.html

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Sbrinz - it's all very well saying use normal ones... but frankly, I'm not interested in trying to fit snow chains with 4 children in the car, in the freezing. Quick on, quick off. Thank you very much.
Well, I didn't "Say" that, I quoted the Swiss auto mobile club TCS.

The Swiss consumer magazine K-Tipp agree with the TCS, the easy on/off chains are expensive and not good enough,

https://www.ktipp.ch/artikel/d/mit-den-teuren-modellen-faehrt-es-sich-schlecht/

Personally I would drive to the nearest town and take a taxi, because once you get to your destination, the only way is usually down again, and why risk your no-claim bonus for a 10 minute ride?
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Well, I didn't "Say" that, I quoted the Swiss auto mobile club TCS.

The Swiss consumer magazine K-Tipp agree with the TCS, the easy on/off chains are expensive and not good enough,

https://www.ktipp.ch/artikel/d/mit-d...sich-schlecht/
Your article is from 2004 so it's possible things have improved since then for the "easy fit" options.

But the Spikes-Spiders video isn't very reassuring, they look very loose. I imagine them being fine in a straight line at slow speed, but very noisy at moderate speed or slipping off the side manoeuvering in a carpark.
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I am looking for some RUD Hybrid snow chains. Apart from the internet does anyone know any real shops what stock these?
Using the RUD homepage I found the Swiss distributer,

Union GmbH Qualitätsketten
Erlenstrasse 27
2555 Brügg
+41 32 341 27 25
+41 32 342 56 09 (fax)
sales@kettenunion.ch
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

Or prices here:

https://www.toppreise.ch/index.php?search=Rud+Centrax
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Old 27.11.2015, 15:01
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Your article is from 2004 so it's possible things have improved since then for the "easy fit" options.
Then please show us a link to the test reports.

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You can have Winter tyres plus chains, and with careful driving you can get to most places.
If you drive with studded winter tyres you are limited to 80 Km/hr and not allowed on Autobahns, so not much help unless you live up a mountain. Studs are a big help on ice and compact snow, but on deep snow they are no help.
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The classic ones are fine on a clear driveway or in a car park where the snow isn't under the car, but as soon as the snow is more than a few cm around the wheels they're really hard to fit...
Maybe carry a small metal shovel or dustpan, and clear the snow away from the tyres? You should also carry gloves and a torch.
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Maybe carry a small metal shovel or dustpan, and clear the snow away from the tyres? You should also carry gloves and a torch.
Yep, do all that - TBH my gripes are mainly tongue in cheek; I know it takes a bit of effort to get snow chains on and any shortcut is going to compromise something.

Doesn't stop it being a PITA though, particularly since it's normally just the last mile or even getting out of the carpark that needs them
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

Maybe some toilet paper too, so we can wipe up afterwards....?
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Yep, do all that - TBH my gripes are mainly tongue in cheek; I know it takes a bit of effort to get snow chains on and any shortcut is going to compromise something.

Doesn't stop it being a PITA though, particularly since it's normally just the last mile or even getting out of the carpark that needs them
Sounds like way too much effort, I'd rather just eat my emergency chocolate and wait for TCS.
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Sounds like way too much effort, I'd rather just eat my emergency chocolate and wait for TCS.
My wife always finds the emergency chocolate so that's never an option
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

If you are still looking, Galaxus (which I believe is owned by Migros and slightly less rubbish than many of the other internet shops in CH) has a Rud snow chain black Friday deal (?!)

https://www.galaxus.ch/de/Search?sea...nt=produktbild
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Re: RUD snow chain stockists

Picked some up off Amazon in the end. Delivered next week then time to start practicing putting them on and off.
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