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Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:40 pm

I have some heavy link U class chains for the rear tires. Was thinking of getting chains for the front but it doesn't seem to be approved by the manual. Any thoughts? I was looking at some S class peerless Z8 SZ492. Just some easy to install cables to use on the rear for light duty or move to the front when i put the serious chains on the rear.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:06 pm

No one? No one knows the spacing for chains on the front tires?

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Re: Tire chains

Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:53 pm

Sorry, the only tire chains I have ever used are the ones on my snowblower and the Big Red 3 wheeler I had.

I cant imagine driving on roads that require chains. Are chains better than studded tires?
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Re: Tire chains

Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:51 pm

olyelr wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:53 pm
I cant imagine driving on roads that require chains. Are chains better than studded tires?
In the sort of conditions that would warrant an MT tire in the summer, chains would be better in the frozen winter. Hard packed ice and snow offroad.
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Re: Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:12 pm

We don't get enough snow here for studs. Not consistent enough. But we do get ice. I didnt need them last year but my tires were new and freshley sipped. Chains are pretty normal out west. I have one set of chains that is serious. Links, no rubber, thick for busting ice. But sometimes something lighter and easier to toss on might be easier and could go on the front tires.

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Post by laramieskibum » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:20 pm

What year truck do you have? And what size tires? What rims?

I run studded snows in the winter but there is no replacement for chains in the spring and fall. Just switched to toyo MTs and they are great but once they get worn down and or I'm towing in the mountains, let's put it this way, never will be without them.

I can clear 7mm HD chains from tire chains.com with +26mm offset and 37"x12.5" tires but wish I went bigger now that I have tested them on brand new mud terrains. With stock non PW tires I knicked the ebrake cables, and did not have clearance up front for vbars.

When I win the lottery I'm getting a set of these (and I believe I can clear them):
http://chainstop.com/rud-tire-chains/pi ... ns-1-pair/

We just had the best winter in a generation for snow fall, I chase storms for skiing, and I've never used chains on the highway. Only in September and October elk woods and only a few times. But it's miserable without them not to mention risky especially if towing. But if your in the pac northwest, I can see that, those ice storms are nuts...
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Re: Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm on Toyo RT 35x12.5R17, stock rims, and its a 2016. No leveling or anything. I did put in boogie bump stops in the front and airlift ultimate airbags with daystar craddles in the back but overall stance is the same. I think can s class chains fit in the front of a PW with 35s on it is the crux of the question.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by Mule007 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:46 pm

I am a 2005; run 35 x 12.5 x 17 w Open Country AT II extreme's; use VBDT 3831 twist link on the rear & 2337D diamond pattern 3.8 m square cross link cables on the fronts; not had a problem over several years in Cascades in Oregon; good for snow and ice,,,























































































































































































We run Open country AT II Extremes 35 x 12.5 x 17's; front chains we use are diamond pattern cable chains with 3.8m square cross link w/band tightners; rear we use VBDR 3831 Cam cross links with Cam tightners; think they are either 5 mm or 7 mm; cannot recall; but have had good luck over the past several years with limited off road useage in the High Cascades of Oregon on compact snow and ice and in deeper snow. The cable chains work well on roads with compact snow and ice (if required),,not sure of setbacks but run stock PW wheels; Got the set up from discussions with Les Schwab and General Tire dealers where we live,,,,work well for us,,,but are not HARD CORE off roaders,,,,no clearance issues; no rubbing on the turns etc.
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Re: Tire chains

Post by Mule007 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm

Sorry for the big gap; took the dogs out and thought I had not included the first part so started over,,,dumber than a log sometimes,,,,
2005 Mineral Gray PW; Alloquin 3" rock rails w/low profile steps; 2.5" Skyjacker suspension lift kit; Toyo Open Country AT II Extreme-35 x 12.5 x 17 10 ply's; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; T-steering upgrade w/Bilstein 5100 steering damper; Bilstein 5100 Mono tube nitrogen gas shocks; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; MoPar rear wheel well liners, black accent fender flares, remote start, and Ravelco Anti theft device; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Hemi 1 ton transmission cooler; Uniden Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2" Linex (matches Alloquin) round brush guard light bar w/ 4- KC HiLites Rally 400 Series 4" Halogen Driving/off road lights; Dyna-flow cat back dual exhaust; GT Platinum srt-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; an S&B CAI.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by machete-lc » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:28 pm

LOL, I was waiting for the pictures to load! Good one.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by DamageWagon » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:00 am

Mule007 wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:52 pm
Sorry for the big gap; took the dogs out and thought I had not included the first part so started over,,,dumber than a log sometimes,,,,
You don't still live in Oregon do you?

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Re: Tire chains

Post by Mule007 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:35 pm

Yes, live about 30 miles east of Woodburn; between Molalla and Estacada, foothills of the Cascades,,,,
2005 Mineral Gray PW; Alloquin 3" rock rails w/low profile steps; 2.5" Skyjacker suspension lift kit; Toyo Open Country AT II Extreme-35 x 12.5 x 17 10 ply's; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; T-steering upgrade w/Bilstein 5100 steering damper; Bilstein 5100 Mono tube nitrogen gas shocks; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; MoPar rear wheel well liners, black accent fender flares, remote start, and Ravelco Anti theft device; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Hemi 1 ton transmission cooler; Uniden Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2" Linex (matches Alloquin) round brush guard light bar w/ 4- KC HiLites Rally 400 Series 4" Halogen Driving/off road lights; Dyna-flow cat back dual exhaust; GT Platinum srt-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; an S&B CAI.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:48 pm

You live fairly close to me and DamageWagon i think...

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Re: Tire chains

Post by Mule007 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:10 pm

Cool,,,hope the chain info helps,,,,where about are you located ?
2005 Mineral Gray PW; Alloquin 3" rock rails w/low profile steps; 2.5" Skyjacker suspension lift kit; Toyo Open Country AT II Extreme-35 x 12.5 x 17 10 ply's; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; T-steering upgrade w/Bilstein 5100 steering damper; Bilstein 5100 Mono tube nitrogen gas shocks; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; MoPar rear wheel well liners, black accent fender flares, remote start, and Ravelco Anti theft device; Hopkins Trailer Mate trailer brake controller; Hemi 1 ton transmission cooler; Uniden Bearcat Pro 68XL CB radio; Linex Platinum black armor truck bed & lower rock panel armor coating; Matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2" Linex (matches Alloquin) round brush guard light bar w/ 4- KC HiLites Rally 400 Series 4" Halogen Driving/off road lights; Dyna-flow cat back dual exhaust; GT Platinum srt-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; an S&B CAI.

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Re: Tire chains

Post by TankerZak » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:57 pm

I'm in Wilsonville and DamageWagon i believe is somewhere in Tualatin, i think...

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