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Need stupid snow chains...meh..

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by GNX6, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:06 PM
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    GNX6

    GNX6 [OP] New Member

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    Headed to the snow in a few weeks and need stupid snow chains as per CA road laws for certain areas. My Tundra is a 2wd but I grew up in Canada and lived there for 28 years. Unless I go bumper deep in snow I will be fine.

    I'm trying to find a good tire chain that is easy and won't fly off.. I was looking at the Thule/Konig chains but nothing in my size. I have seen some that just strap thru the wheels but those look sketchy as heck. There was one on Amazon with auto adjusters but a lot of reviews said they are crap.

    275/65R18 is my size, seems to be an odd duck when looking for chains. Don't mind spending some money for a quality product.

    Love to hear your suggestions. Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    landphil

    landphil I’m so much cooler online

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    Get some stupid v-bar chains with cam tensioners, if you want something useful, eh.

    Bumper deep in snow in 2wd? Must have been in the prairies with a tail wind.
     
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  3. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:19 PM
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    Was never bumper deep, just over exaggerating my frustrations with the chain requirements.

    What brand are the ones you are talking about?
     
  4. Jan 6, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I bought basic cable chains. I’ve never used them. But I had a set for my 2x trailblazer and they worked great. I hate driving with them on. I feel like they’re going to whip into the side of my car or truck. But I did buy the extra rubber that keeps tension on it. Like a circular bungee cord. I feel like there was no sense in buying heavy duty chains as I wasn’t going out on the trail with them.
     
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  8. Jan 7, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    Last year my fellow 2wd Tundra owning neighbor couldn’t get out of his driveway in 6” of snow. Same truck in 4wd floats.

    Per chains, let us know what you find OP.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:15 AM
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    Couldn’t remember if they had stores down there. I don’t know if they sell stupid ones though.
    I used to grab a set each year and take them back in the spring. Couple years ago I got myself into a dumb situation trying to help some stupid people in the ditch on the road up to Timberline lodge. Needed to use them for about 1-2 truck lengths. Now I own them forever. Set of chains for 35’s cost me like $140 I think. Still much cheaper then a tow bill like those AWD WRX’s probably needed.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    At the time I jumped on this truck I was only looking for something to pull my camper trailer as my wife had a bad ass awd vehicle. Now that car is gone and I’m left thinking I should have gotten a 4wd. But at the time I bought mine it was only 2 years old with 17k miles on it and I got it for 31k which was a steal.

    I will do a test fit of the chains before I go so I know how many links I need to lock in on etc. I ordered the ones from Auto Zone as I found in some old threads.

    Maybe I will start shopping for a TRD pro. I had my hands on one that was a 15 I think but it had 40k miles, no service records and was a little rough around the edges. Plus the dealer that had it was really slimey.
     
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