Gone through the search, but going on the theory that we're all a year older and wiser, is it chains or cables for a stock non-trd in northern VT snow. I've got nokians on it, but I'd like some insurance in the tool box.
i have never used the cables, but they look shitty. id go with chains. we went thru many sets when i lived up there and plowed in the winter. make sure you have a good attachment method that is adjustable and keep them tight!
Neither. I lived in Lake Tahoe CA for two years and never used them. All they require is that you have 4wd and a set of suitable tires. If you want them for piece of mind, go with the chains. Cables liter the road ways everywhere down there because they break constantly.
chains are the way to go. I also lived in tahoe and only once in 4 years needed to put them on. Cables are junk, but can be purchased and thrown on a rental car to get you home from mammoth if need be. The benifit of cables is you can keep them on for 3 days after it snowed and still be able to drive on dry pavement (Tahoe Joke). You cant easily do that on chains. IE: Chains are better
Responding to Darwink1-The Vatiivas have been more than adequate in the snow. I don't use them of road in the snow, just on roads covered in snow. They've gotten me to where I need to go. I also like their performance on rain soaked roads.
Peerless Chain is American Made steel chains. Some of the chains you get are Chinese, and not as good of steel. IMO. Farm and ranch stores generally carry good american made steel chains. Just a thought.