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Old 01-13-2011, 10:46 AM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

If you go the chain.cable route, go with chains. They are more agressive than cables. Cables were designed with FWD vehicles in mind that don't have the wheel well clearance that a RWD vehicle does. Plus FWD vehicle drive wheels have to turn. I think that is the major issue they have with chains since they would beat the crap out of their wheel wells.

Also, with cables or chains, there is a speed limit. 35 mph hour or something like that. An agressive tire would give you more flexibility when it comes to speed.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:48 AM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

I have had a few 2wd trucks, I never used chains or anything. I just put weight in the rear of the truck and made sure the tires had decent tread on them. I never had a problem at all, I didnt even use studded snow tires. In my opinion I would never use chains or cables, I would do a studded tire with weight in the back maybe, but thats it
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

Hey i grew up in Montana where snow is a regular thing... i ran tire chains on some a/ts and i did fine.. even pulling our 16 ft carhauler with the plow quads on there... invest in the tire chains.. wisest thing i ever bought aside from my truck..
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Old 01-13-2011, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

Just a thought. You might want to check with the State Police or other law enforcement people about having chains or cables on your tires.

Some places have laws against running them because they can damage the roads.
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Old 07-13-2011, 05:29 PM
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first, I'm a 22 year and counting trucker. We (truckers) call "cable chains" tire killers, trailer smackers, widow makers, ETC..ETC..ETC. doyoursef a HUGE favor, spend the money on tire CHAINS. (cam locks, ask for them by that name, they will last 20 winters on 18 wheelers, the life of your car or pickup. and, you should also have the proper size bunjy
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

how will the bungee cords work with the tire chains?
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

They pick up the slack of the chain sitting on the sidewall(they are actually about 1/2" rubber bungees)

and to be honest(from experience/working and growing upin the tire business) alot of people don't exactly understand the use of chains. They are designed for ICE, NOT SNOW. Also mud tires are NOT for ice lol.

IMO-check your local tire store and see if they have a siping machine. The siping process put more "biting" edges on the tread, allowing for more surface touching the road at any given time. Helps a TON with traction as well as braking. Usually runs on average about $50. It also helps during the summer because the sipes act as a "vent" actually allowing the tire to run at a slightly lower temp. Heat is the biggest factor in tire life!

sidenote on chains/cables-if you go that route make sure they are installed correctly. if installed "inside out" so to speak, the links can actually tear into the sidewall. NO BUENO haha. They should only be used to get unstuck, not continually driven on. if there'sonly a thin layer of ice and no snow cover it will actually grind the chains down-often resulting in failure and one REALLY beat up pair of fenders when they finally give

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first, I'm a 22 year and counting trucker. We (truckers) call "cable chains" tire killers, trailer smackers, widow makers, ETC..ETC..ETC. doyoursef a HUGE favor, spend the money on tire CHAINS. (cam locks, ask for them by that name, they will last 20 winters on 18 wheelers, the life of your car or pickup. and, you should also have the proper size bunjy
cords, 4 per tire. any more questions, glenn.merideth@gmail.com

widow makers?? really lol.THIS is what a widow maker is
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:45 AM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

good thing this thread got bumped in the middle of summer, i was looking to get new chains this weekend.
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Old 07-18-2011, 12:55 AM
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Default Re: 2WD Tire "Cables" Or "Chains" Any Good In Snow?

I always have a pair of chains in the truck. I would invest in a good pair of winter tires or mudders and even then put chains in the truck. I just use them as a fallback if say I go wheeling in the winter and get stuck Ill throw the chains on and usually pull right out. Also super helpful if you get stuck in mud and Ive seen people use them in sand too. And if a whenever a blizzard hits I just put them one while in the garage and save myself from having to put them on later in the cold lol.
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