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Snow Chains?

Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by Tweetysuarus, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Anybody in the Sacramento greater area have a set of chains to fit 38.5x14.50x15 TSL/SX's??????? If so, could I borrow them <font color="red">PLEASE </font color> for New Years Eve????????? I'm planning on being in Reno that night Don't wanna get caught with out chains???????????
    Bill
     
  2. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Do they make them that big??????????????? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  3. Tweetysuarus

    Tweetysuarus 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, they are hell of EXPENSIVE! Thats why I want to borrow them this time.
    Bill
     
  4. 73k5tony510

    73k5tony510 Registered Member

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    I thawt you didnt need chains if you have a fourweel drive
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  5. 70~K5

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    There were times when I lived in Soda Springs that I'd have all 4 wheels chained up to get around.
     
  6. BlazenHeart

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    Hey if you go to Les Schwab and buy chains from them and if you don't use them come April you can return them &amp; get you money back. I bought a pair about 4 years ago and haven't used them yet, but I planned on keeping them.
    Right know I don't know what the weather is going too be like but I am only getting up dates to Saturday nothing further than that. Since I work for CalTrans up at Kingvale I am on the pulse of what the weather is doing.
    Good luck.
    Also on your way up or down you should stop by, I am right off the Interstate.
     
  7. MilpitasK5

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    When I pull up to the chain control guys, they rarely ask me. They usually put up a 4 with their hands and let me drive by as I nod "yes".

    One time I got stopped at a check point and they asked if I had chains. When I said "no", they chain control guy said, "Are you sure you wanna say no? If you do, I have to turn you around to go buy them."
    So I said, "Okay, I have chains." Then he said, "I'm sure you'll be fine, they just want you to have them on you."
    So now, every time I go up there and they ask, I say "yep" and they let me blast right by.
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  8. 84k5

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    I got turned back last sunday for not having chains...but this was in san diego...snow feaks us out.
     
  9. 76k5Blazer

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    I just throw a set the doesnt fit on the front floor and when they ask if i have them i saw there rite there hehe they never have made me chain up /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I got my 35" chains for $79.00

    Curious -
    How much are 38" chains going for???

    AND - Where the heck do you find these?
     
  11. imiceman44

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    I got mine for 35" from 4wheelparts for 65 last year
    I have yet to put them on but I have them with me when I go in the snow belt.
    I think I remember the 38" were just a hair under 100.
     
  12. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    As far as my knowledge goes about california law, you are required to carry chains but if you have a 4X4 with mud and snow tires they cannot make you put them on, they can only make you put it in 4wheel drive. If you have a 4X4 and also need chains then the road is closed anyhow so it really doesn't matter.
     

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