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Old 10-21-2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Snow Chains?

I run 33x12.50 M/T claws.. only have rear locker
In the market for snow chains for the winter fun coming soon
I would like to spend less than 150$

could use suggestions
Chain pattern?
Brand?
Vendor?

I know nothing inform me. will be my first set of chains

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Old 10-21-2008, 09:01 PM   #2
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Go to a good auto parts store or better yet a farm supply store. I like straight chains made for the specific size tires, good spring loaded spreaders and a mil surplus ammo can to carry them in. I'm not a fan of the ezy chains or cable types, not for any kind of multiple uses, my steel chains I ran on my S10 lasted me 5 years plus and went with the truck when I sold it.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #3
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Yeah i was thinking something like these
Laclede Commercial Vehicle Traction Prodcuts
Looks like advanced auto and Oriellys carries them.
i will have to go see them in person to see if the links are going to just fall in between the lugs on my Claws

Anybody like dislike this brand?
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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I sold a kick ass set of chains on ebay when I sold my 90 Bronco. Hell the new Tahoe took a totally different size. Then 3 years later the princess is sitting in the garage on the same 31x10.50x15's and I no longer have chains to fit.

The bright side is 33's are the plan for 2009 so all is not lost.
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Old 10-21-2008, 11:05 PM   #5
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Yeah i was thinking something like these
Laclede Commercial Vehicle Traction Prodcuts
Looks like advanced auto and Oriellys carries them.
i will have to go see them in person to see if the links are going to just fall in between the lugs on my Claws

Anybody like dislike this brand?
Yup, thats the stuff, you can also add more cross links as needed. My parts/farmers supply store built my set, just give them your spare and wait a half hour, they measure the circumference, add a couple of inches, cut the chain, 4 pieces, lay them out, cut and put the cross chains on and attach them every 4 or 5 inches, crimp them down in place. I had the guy make me a few extra cross pieces with the double S hooks on the ends to if I needed to replace any it was no big deal, each wheel was like $20 or $25... The spring tensioners he had boxes of in various sizes up to 6ft john deer tractor tires with springs that to me looked like they belonged on garage doors.
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Custom is always better.. I will have to call around tomorrow . Thats a good price you got, at least I think so.
Thanks for the advice
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Custom is always better.. I will have to call around tomorrow . Thats a good price you got, at least I think so.
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Heck, you can do the same in your garage, all you need is to get the chains cut to the correct size and get the correct size cross chains, the cross chains are just connected by double S hooks that are crimped into the cross chains and then into the long ones, then crimped. I had to replace one, I just put it in a bench vise and used that as my crimper What I don't know is if the chain material itself has some kind of special rating, oh and I almost forgot you will need the locking link, 4 of them, the shop had them

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