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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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I haven't seen anybody else on here with tire chains on there rig. Is there some unspoken rule about running chains? Is it considered cheating?

I ran chains on all 4 tires on my Toyota that I used around my property. The traction was incredible. I've pulled tree trunks out of the woods up to the front of the property. I ran them all year round, not just in snow.

I keep a set in my DD Grand Cherokee, used them a couple times to get home when the road drifted shut.

Looking thru the Snofari pics I didn't notice anyone with tire chains.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #2
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Good idea on carrying them to get home.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 03:51 PM   #3
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I would think many frown upon it because of how badly it tears up the ground, a few rigs with chain would leave ruts and ruin the trails for others. The more damage inflicted on trails, the more of them would close.
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Old January 30th, 2013, 04:04 PM   #4
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Chains and rocks dont mix well. They work good on a farm and a snow bank.
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Paul Mulder (signman) has done it for years with great results.
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Tire chains are for iced over roads or people in California who freak out over 1" of snow
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I haven't had any problem with running chains, they might be lazy and dont want to take them on and off between pavement and the trails
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kerryann chained mschaffer into the basement for years
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Good idea on carrying them to get home.
Depending where you exactly you live, you may need more.. Hancock between Indian Bay and Chase is missing a section of road.
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kerryann chained mschaffer into the basement for years
You say that like like she dosent anymore?
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You say that like like she dosent anymore?
I let him out to work now... it benefits me
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What a lucky man he is, as long as the whip doesnt leave marks where others can see. LOL
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Chains are hot shit in the mud, but they will tare the hell out of what ever you are driving on, the road we used chains on up in ND looked like hell, you don't even have to have wheel spin to mess up a trail or road.
Most people don't run them because when a chain breaks it wont take much to take out a break line or a fender, the are expensive to buy and expensive to repair properly.
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Hey Freak.. I have 8 sets of cable style chains in my shed if you need extra.
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We used to run chains on our 2wd woods truck getting wood in the early fall/ winter. Would drive until we were stuck, then throw the chains on and keep on going. They work great if you use them right, not sure I would use them on a trail rig. A work truck when needed yes.
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Hey Freak.. I have 8 sets of cable style chains in my shed if you need extra.
Cables are a joke but no need for them here in Texas.
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