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Old December 7th, 2016, 11:40
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What tire chains do you guys run

Like the title says. What tire chains do you guys use for bad winter conditions?

I have a 99 XJ with 31 x 10.50 R15
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Old December 7th, 2016, 14:54
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Don't Know Where you'd Get Chains to Fit Larger than Stock Tires.
I Run LT235/75/R15 6 Ply Tires & Have a Set of 4 Titanium Nitrided, Z Bar Chains, w/ Carbon Steel Z Bars that Fit Perfectly!
My Dad Gave them to me Years ago for my Birthday or Christmas (Can't Remember).
Don,t Know Where He Got them, though & He Can't Remember Either.
I'm 58 & He's 80. So, Where to Get More, Is Now a Mystery!
All I Know is that they Work, Great! W/ All 4 On (In 4 Hi), I Can Drive & Stop On Ice!
Jeep Sounds & Vibrates like a Tank, with them on.
Also, Don't Drive Over 45mph w/ Chains On & In 4WD.
Not Only Scary, But, Dangerous.
I Drive at around 35mph w/ Chains On.
I just Let the Fools Go Around.
Then Charge them $50 Plus, to Pull them Back On the Road, After they Slide Off the Road, From Going Too Fast!
Sorry I Couldn't Be Any Help.
But, Chains Are Great for Icy Conditions & I Highly Recommend them.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 15:13
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

The ones that say 4H or 4L
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Old December 7th, 2016, 16:10
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Back when I ran 31X10.50-15 tires, there wasn't enough clearance for chains so Super Z6 cables were used instead.
You can see the various sizes here.
http://www.streetsideauto.com/shop/s...t-guide/#SZ447
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Old December 7th, 2016, 18:13
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Cables are thirty bucks. Really only for heavy snow where the plow doesn't go.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 19:03
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Don't need no chains in SoCal.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 19:11
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Thanks guys
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Old December 7th, 2016, 20:14
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

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Don't need no chains in SoCal.
But many times you need them at Mammoth Mountain.
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Old December 7th, 2016, 22:13
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

I have chains. Don 't know what kind except for they are made completely out of chain. I have 4wd and Cooper winter snow tires, with the snowflake & mountain picture, not All-Season, not M/T's.

I have cable chains for my front wheel drive vehicles...aka Ricers.

I've installed the chains, in my driveway, to make sure they fit. I ALWAYS carry them with me. I've never needed them. I drive a lot in snow, on roads and off, on highways and streets, in hills and mountains. That's why I have a Jeep and not a Rav 4.

NOTE: I always see the people in the ditch in their Suburban, Tahoe, Explorer, any SUV...The key is, no matter what you're driving in the snow...slow the hell down. Just because you have 4wd, you're not immune to the laws of physics. If you have "all wheel drive" it's even worse.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 05:04
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NOTE: I always see the people in the ditch in their Suburban, Tahoe, Explorer, any SUV...The key is, no matter what you're driving in the snow...slow the hell down. Just because you have 4wd, you're not immune to the laws of physics. If you have "all wheel drive" it's even worse.
Precisely described.


Must be a California thing, I have never owned or used any chains in Minnesota.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 06:08
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Yes it is a California thing...or at least a western thing. We don't use salt on the roads, we use sand or DG (decomposed granite) for traction. We also don't have cars with body rot/rust. Any highway that crosses the Sierras above ~~3-4000 feet can count on having "chains required" signs popping up. You need chains OR 4wd with snow tires on all 4 wheels, or they turn you around. Seeing as how the tallest are passes are 7-8000 ft. it gets hairy out there with no chains on a 2wd car.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 09:59
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Old December 8th, 2016, 10:44
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Here in Colorado some of us go snow bashing up in the mountains or live up in the mountains and use chains. Every 10 years or so we get a blizzard with 30+ inches of snow down in the flat lands and chains are handy. Where I grew up got 300+ inches of snow a year.

As for getting chains for bigger tires, around here the cheapest and easiest way is to go to a full service truck stop. The chains used on semi's are bigger and most truck stops have a good assortment. Cutting down a set of chains to fit is easy, adding length is not. If you run chains a lot, I recommend getting some extra links and a set of chain pliers to repair/modify your chains. If where you live also gets snow pack and ice, get the chains with the little cross bars welded to the links.

Many truck stops also have these nifty little ramps with slots for the chains that you put on the ground and lay the chains over. Then you pull up on the ramp and attach your chains. It cuts the work considerably. I also recommend the chain tensioners to keep the chains from flopping around and doing body damage.
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Old December 9th, 2016, 10:27
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

Although the PO specified interest into tire chains.., has anyone used, seen, or otherwise have comments on this alternative to chains?

http://flextrax.mysite101.net/about-snoclaws

Lot of tabs to visit beneath the header at the top.

Some interesting videos, (I imagine), but I can't see 'em on dial-up service only.

Like to see some comments, as I am fed up with chains.., lol, especially after getting stuck, and these may be the answer as they can just simply be wrapped around the stuck tire(s), quickly, (as reported), in order to continue on.

My only minus so far about the three different models is the fact that they take up more space than chains when stowed aboard. Perhaps price is a thing too, but I am considering that to be a minor issue when it comes to maintaining.., THE ADVENTURE.
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Old December 9th, 2016, 12:15
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Re: What tire chains do you guys run

I know I found several sizes of chains/cables on amazon, Im looking for a set thatl fit a 33x10.50, wv may not be as high, but state road "forgets" about a few roads that I drive to work that get icy, plus where I work is on a mtn and the facility road isnt salted.
now if I can get my steering bolted back together ill be in business.....
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