RWD? Loose chain tensioners? It is not real obvious to me why the fender got so chewed up.tire chains damaged my fenders ,
Fix or cover with flares ?
My AR Giulia manual says that I can fit chains on my 19" wheels, but requires that the chains be close fitting. I've never looked into it because I am not going to put chains on my Q4.The manufacturer states snow chains may only be used with 16" and 17" wheels. Snow chains must never be mounted on 18" wheels (like your Potenza) an up.
The reason that I do not have chains in my Q4 for my drives up CA-88 is that IMO if Nokian R3 tires + Q4 are insufficient, chains are unlikely to help. Chains on all 4 wheels of an AWD vehicle with snow tires are helpful in severe conditions if you have big tires and lots of ground clearance--properties that my Q4 lacks. Otherwise you are just going to end up high centered.I carry Autosocks with me for trips to Tahoe to comply with chain control, even though with AWD and dedicated winter tires it means I only have to chain up when the conditions are so bad that I probably shouldn't be driving at all. My brother used them on his Golf R with all season tires and they made a big difference in getting grip.
Easy to install and remove, and no damage to your wheels or fenders. They are fabric however so if you drive on dry pavement for any period they can get chewed up pretty quick.
Indeed, you are right. But for 18" rims only with 225 mm tire width - and I tend to forget there are Giulias with 18" rims with 225 tire width in the rear. My mistake.My AR Giulia manual says that I can fit chains on my 19" wheels, but requires that the chains be close fitting. I've never looked into it because I am not going to put chains on my Q4.
I'm not from Fargo. I'm more of an "ope", or "aww jeez" kinda guy.Also, maybe the end of the cable was not clipped in to the retainer? That would be both dangerous and account for the damage.
As @JeFizz might say "ufda!"
The cables I bought for my Mazda had a heavy bungee cord to add radial tension to the cable. Those were a spectacular fail, tearing up my rims pretty badly and loosing all traction and a meager 15MPH on ice. Never again...
My in-laws in Rochester say ufda and a few other (probably corrupted/mispronounced) Norwegian expressions. Even my mother (her mother was raised in Minnesota) has been known to occasionally use a corrupted Norwegian expression.I'm not from Fargo. I'm more of an "ope", or "aww jeez" kinda guy.