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SCC SZ133 Z6 cables on my 2017 Volt..

Went on fine.. I jacked the Volt up and spun the wheels to make sure nothing was rubbing.. Closest obstacle is the strut mounting bracket but it cleared with a little room to spare.

Took it on a test drive and drove fine too..

My backup plan was to get a pair of SCC radial cables if I failed my clearance test with the Z6's, but my Z6's are perfect for me. I don't really plan to ever use them - but there have been instances where I've been caught in surprise conditions and have had to use them in my other cars. Also in CA, OR, and WA they do require you to carry them sometimes or have studded snow tires.

So I treat mine as an emergency insurance policy for surprise bad weather. IMG_20161224_162028350_HDR.jpg
 

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I have the exact same setup although mine go on a 2012 ;) I would imagine that these would improve traction well beyond snow tires (although snow tires could be driven at any speed of course), but I have no data to verify that. I specifically bought mine for emergencies as well. I have put them on a few times for practice, which is incredibly simple. I would highly recommend them as a great back up option.
 

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The manufacturer (Security Chain Company) makes several other similar products, namely the SZ331 (very similar) and SC1032 (more standard chains). A set of 133 can be had for about $79. 331 for about $73. 1032 for about $31.

What is the advantage of the SZ133 over the 331, or more importantly the 1032 over either SZ?
I am looking to put these in the back with the spare pump and hope to never use them. If I could cover the scenarios where I might need them for $40-50 less cost, that's preferable.
 

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The manufacturer (Security Chain Company) makes several other similar products, namely the SZ331 (very similar) and SC1032 (more standard chains). A set of 133 can be had for about $79. 331 for about $73. 1032 for about $31.

What is the advantage of the SZ133 over the 331, or more importantly the 1032 over either SZ?
I am looking to put these in the back with the spare pump and hope to never use them. If I could cover the scenarios where I might need them for $40-50 less cost, that's preferable.
The main difference is how you put them on. Watch a few videos and you will quickly see how the SZs are far superior to anything on the market for ease of putting on. I have the SZs and WOW. They are super easy to put on and take off. You could be stuck and put the SZs on as you don't have to move the car or roll the tires. Clearance is another issue as the Volt has a tiny amount of clearance but there are no issues with the SZs. The 1032s must be wrapped around the tire AND then you must drive forward AND then connect them. With the SZs you simply sling the chains around the bottom of the tire and then wrap them around the tire and presto you put on the tensions. They could only be easier if they went on themselves.
 

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I watched a bunch of videos and it's amazing how many products are around for this purpose. Many of them have straps that have to go through the openings in the wheel. I don't like that concept at all.

Agreed that nothing else goes on as easily as the super SZ. Their other SZ product is almost as easy but it does require a roll of the tires and who knows if there is enough clearance on the Volt.

Thanks for the info. I think I will go with ease and confidence on clearance.
 

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I watched a bunch of videos and it's amazing how many products are around for this purpose. Many of them have straps that have to go through the openings in the wheel. I don't like that concept at all.

Agreed that nothing else goes on as easily as the super SZ. Their other SZ product is almost as easy but it does require a roll of the tires and who knows if there is enough clearance on the Volt.

Thanks for the info. I think I will go with ease and confidence on clearance.
I went out and double checked. I have the Super Z6 SZ 135 for my 2012 Volt. I would imagine these would fit the 2017 as well, but I feel this is money well spent. And if I ever do need them, I want them to go on as EASY as possible with no clearance issues. You will like these! Great peace of mind.
 

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I finally got a set of sz133. They were a bear to get on, or at least I thought they were based on my expectations I got from what I have read here. Doing a practice run on dry ground is an absolute must. I was surprised how dirty my hands and arms got putting them on. You really have to get your hands up inside the wheel well to get them around the tire, pulled forward and latched. I was barely able to get the beads around the edge of the tread so that they would not contact the road surface. The close tolerances really are required because they are very close to the strut but they clear it. Once they are on, they look like they will work well, but I've had no real snow this year so I've not been able to test them.
 

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Yes they fit tight and practice is a must. I usually put them on in my garage before I leave when the weather is bad. Or I find a multi-story parking garage and drive in there and put them on inside the garage.. Also take mechanics or orange home depot/blue lowes gloves and a LED flashlight. Once you practice a couple times it's easier. I've put them on outside in miserable conditions and been successful, but outdoors in bad weather conditions is a challenge.
 

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Yes they fit tight and practice is a must. I usually put them on in my garage before I leave when the weather is bad. Or I find a multi-story parking garage and drive in there and put them on inside the garage.. Also take mechanics or orange home depot/blue lowes gloves and a LED flashlight. Once you practice a couple times it's easier. I've put them on outside in miserable conditions and been successful, but outdoors in bad weather conditions is a challenge.
I imagine you had a change to try out the SZ133's on your 2017 this winter......still good fit with no rubbing?
 
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