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Old 12-12-2010, 08:29 PM
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Default snow chains?

recently moved to where im going to be needing some chains.
found that out tonight lol

ive got some 31x10.5x15 tires. and im looking more for the traction cables. anyone have any suggestions? i need some that will last and around 100$ and have the size for my tires?
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:47 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

Check Craigslist I got $400 worth of chains for $90.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: snow chains?

I got mine for $60 or so at auto zone a few years ago...
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:50 AM
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what kind are you guys getting?

anyone with those traction cables?

what r u guys typin in ebay? i typed in snow chains and nothin came up
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:17 PM
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I have whatever brand they carried at auto zone. they are cables that you cinch down with some bungees. if you were closer I would hand mine over as i have no use for them anymore...

Type in snow cables.
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Old 12-13-2010, 04:52 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

i have been but i cant find my tire size....

nd oriellys has chains for 100$ but they have to order them nd itll take forever.
plus id like those z cables instead cause its not extremely bad here but of course dont have my tire size.....
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:03 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

I have bought several SCC tire cables chains for my Mazda RWD truck.

http://scc-chain.com/Traction%20Page...omparison.html

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

These are basically what I am running but mine are heavier duty.



they are nice, you don't have to drive the truck on them they go around the tire.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:12 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

Have you considered studded tires. I am running them for the first time this year and I am very impressed.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:48 AM
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Default Re: snow chains?

try the metric equivalent on your search. Most cables/chains fit multiple sizes. Mine had about 20 different sizes listed.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: snow chains?

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Have you considered studded tires. I am running them for the first time this year and I am very impressed.
I too have studded winter tires on my 4x4. There are roads that are not passable even with a 4x4 with chains at all four corners.

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Old 12-14-2010, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: snow chains?

well i dont really want to buy winter tires because so far it froze for about a week then a week or 2 of clear conditions then it snowed again.

ive been driving a 4x4 sport trac (4.0s are so much fun) and ive got 180 pounds of concrete bags in the back and i dont slide on the ice and i can get up our steep frozen driveway no problem.

tried to take the ranger up. got about half way with tire cables. f150 4x4 pulled me up backwards lol

so i returned the cables and bought some chains sorta like the ones mikeriders got. well see how they do when i get home from class tomorrow. hopefully its not melted!

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or should i say hopefully it is melted? lol
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:03 PM
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well i dont really want to buy winter tires because so far it froze for about a week then a week or 2 of clear conditions then it snowed again.

ive been driving a 4x4 sport trac (4.0s are so much fun) and ive got 180 pounds of concrete bags in the back and i dont slide on the ice and i can get up our steep frozen driveway no problem.

tried to take the ranger up. got about half way with tire cables. f150 4x4 pulled me up backwards lol

so i returned the cables and bought some chains sorta like the ones mikeriders got. well see how they do when i get home from class tomorrow. hopefully its not melted!

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or should i say hopefully it is melted? lol
hopefully they work out well for you, Mine have yet to let me down. I managed to bury my truck in a snow bank last year trying to get to another stranded friend and ended up not being able to see my tires the snow was so deep. got the chains on, with 4 low I got to my buddy and pulled him out and got us both back on the road.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: snow chains?

I have a set of SuperZlt truck cable chains. Had to practice putting them on, but have used them 3 times with no problems. they are made by SCC div of Burns Bros Inc., Don't know where to get, but Im sure you can find their web page, was lucky picked mine up at a local auction. You could also google cable chains.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:46 AM
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I have a set of SuperZlt truck cable chains. Had to practice putting them on, but have used them 3 times with no problems. they are made by SCC div of Burns Bros Inc., Don't know where to get, but Im sure you can find their web page, was lucky picked mine up at a local auction. You could also google cable chains.
http://scc-chain.com/Traction%20Page...omparison.html
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