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Toyota caldina 1998 GT

Hi I wish to know whether we fit snow-chains to the front or rear wheels on this model of full-time all-wheel drive vehicle? Cheers John Russell

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  • Ripshit Jul 03, 2008

    Many thanks.The old story,my son is heading for the mountain tomorrow and wasn't even going to carry chains.Cheers John

  • Ripshit Jul 04, 2008

    No probs.Thanks again.

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Must put chains (if you really need them) on all 4 wheels of your all wheel drive car to prevent a speed mis-match between front and rear...a mis-match can destroy the gearboxes over prolonged use. use chains that have many cross links to lessen the effect of any speed mis-match

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  • Marty marty Jul 03, 2008

    Can you please change the rating from "HELPFUL" to "FIXYA"?
    Thanks!


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