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what kind of tire chains would you use

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    on a 35" mt/r? i've seen some of the heavy duty chains available on the internet, but for this application there's limited selection of chains which have any type of protection against sliding sideways.
     
  2. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    you want v-bar lugs on any chains you get. thats all you need.
     
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    DavidB 1/2 ton status

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    *HIJACK*

    Anyone know where I could get chains for my 11.00x16s? (38"x11"xR16")
     
  4. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    these are the chains for my 44's notice just chsin no lugs welded on.......:(
    but whatever......chains 44s and 2 lockers ;)

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    you want something like this........with the welded ice lug. UBER traction.


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  5. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so any chain of that type will work with that (mtr) style of lug pattern - not that its super deep, but relative to an all terrain tire it is.
     
  6. DEMON44

    DEMON44 Low-Tech Redneck

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    for sure that lug grips ice in all directions not just forward/backward.

    and your asking about tire tread pattern compatibility.......I don't see why not. its a pretty tight tread block pattern.
     
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    I jus got some chains from TIRECHAINS.com, they are probably your best route, they ship FAST. I pre-installed them to see how they fit. Believe me, ya wanna do this a few times b4 trying to do it when ya really need to.

    Its takes some tugging and pulling and readjusting to get them to sit right, and after you drive for 1/4 mile or so, ya wanna readjust them again.


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  8. 4xcrazy

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    When i drove a rig OTR, we used to use a couple of bungee cords to help keep the chains tight, stretch them across the diameter of the tire,,,helps to eliminate the need for readjusting down the road.

    I gave up slingin chains, if the road is THAT bad, i didn't need to be driving on it...

    But then again, i did have somewhere to sleep in the sleepercab:p:
     
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    regular old round bar chains like the pic in the above post on 37x12.50 R16.5 wrangler M/T's. Tires had about 3/4 tread left on them at the time. The chains helped immensely on the snow/ice mix that we were driving on

    550 cord used in place of bungee cords to keep them tight for the month we were in the box.

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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Why would someone in FL need chains Badmix???? :dunno:
     
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    resurrected_jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Turn his A/T's into M/T's maybe. They work in thick mud
     
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    LoL..i get that alot. Im planning a trip this xmas backhome to WVa. We are goin 4x4ing and camping on some old logging roads. Ya jus never know what itll be like. They dont maintain them or anything. Gotta be prepared
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lol K was just wondering if you had lost your marbles! But it makes sense :D
     
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    When I had the little 36x12.50's on my stepside, I cut down some semi chains my dad had picked up off the highway over the years. They were for a taller tire, but the length worked out and after cutting them down and moving a few crosslinks they fit good. IIRC, some were v-bars too. Now I'm on taller, wider tires so they wouldn't work. I'll have to see if I can make them fit the 33's on my crew cab.
     

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