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Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Main Forum' started by ski.dive, May 12, 2019.

  1. ski.dive

    ski.dive Active Member

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    Picture tells the story...
     

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    At the risk of stating the bleeding obvious, those snow chains should be on the front tyres, as this Prius and all before it are front wheel drive, right?


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    What part of "Front Wheel Drive" does this idiot not understand?

    Quite likely that he/she has never taken the owners manual out of the glovebox - if they even know it's there. And certainly has never opened it!

    As one who used to write manuals and work procedures for a living, one of my favorite acronyms is RTFM (Read The F***ing Manual!!!)

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    At least he'll have good stable braking without spinning around ...

    With some drivers, that is probably for the best.
     
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    Most car makers believe it is safer to promote understeer in cars with average drivers. :)
     
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    In defense of Prius owners lots of cars are front wheel drive. This would be stupid on all of them.
     
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    Even if they are put on the front wheels, are tire chains effective on the sheet of ice like in the photo? I never used tire chains, but have plenty of experiences driving on icy roads. My experience has been that only thing effective are studded snow tires in those situations.
     
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    I believe one of SpaceX’s Drone Ships goes by the same name. That Elon Musk has a cracking sense of humour


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    It depends on both the ice conditions, and the particular chains, especially the details of the cross links. Cable crosslinks links covered in rollers, probably not so much unless the ice is soft enough for the vehicle weight to dig in. Real chain crosslinks loaded with chevron grippers, definitely yes.
     
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