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Snow chains

Discussion in 'Recovery & Gear' started by smslavin, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:12 AM
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    smslavin

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    It's that time of year and I need a new set. Who's got recommendations on chains? Thoughts on chains vs cables?
     
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  2. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:29 AM
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    I always run snow tires in the winter so I have no experience with chains or cables. Sub'd to this thread so I can learn something new.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:47 AM
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    Emergency strap chains, on rear only, I've only needed chains twice in my life.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:47 AM
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    Here’s an older thread that has some information
    https://www.tundras.com/posts/152562/

    Do a quick search and you’ll find several more. Let us know what you end up getting, and how it went for you after the spring thaw!
     
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  5. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:51 AM
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    Maybe I should have qualified off road use?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:07 AM
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  7. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:07 AM
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    What kind of off road use are you doing? When I had my Tacoma, we took it snow bashing a few times...no issues

    79B1A50C-5C52-4CC1-9AC3-3A65CB5AF6CA.jpg
     
  8. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    smslavin [OP] On a plane...

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    Third recommendation I've gotten for them this morning. :thumbsup:

    Some light exploring for winter portraits. But, I'm also planning a 4-5 day deeper excursion for the first weekend in Dec.
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:16 AM
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    Having a white truck, we become the snow and the snow becomes us. Together we become one and are unstoppable.
     
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  10. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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    o_O :rolleyes: :frusty:
     
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  11. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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  12. Oct 11, 2017 at 7:57 AM
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    Same answer from me.

    One time was in a 5 ton line truck in 3'+ snow in the mountains, the other was cutting wood, trailer loaded and it rained hard.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:12 AM
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    On-road you most likely will never need chains, even in the mountains. If you plan to do some offroading in the snow it is only wise to do so with another truck. Even with chains you could end up stuck and alone.


    Snow bashing is good times
    IMG_0056.jpg
    IMG_5651.jpg

    Winches are very helpful when stuck in snow
    IMG_0003.jpg
     
  14. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:16 AM
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    Tires don't look aired down; do you need to air down when snow bashing?
     
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  15. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:17 AM
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    Yes
     
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  16. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:24 AM
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    Yep. Same for sand or any wheeling reallly
     
  17. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    I've never aired down for wheeling on dirt/rocks (under level 4 trail). Tires have handled good and no punctures.
     
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  18. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:30 AM
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    Bought these for when CALtrans says chains req'd..
    Security Chain Company QG3229
    fairly easy to put on when they are fitted correctly... i ended up pulling over less than a mile past the checkpoint cus they werent necessary, and i had a loose link slapping something lol
     
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  19. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:38 AM
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    I air down but don't go too low as my air compressor isn't that great. Air down more will help for sure.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2017 at 8:40 AM
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    Maxtrax work great too...
     
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    Where do you store those?
     
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    My garage when not in season, or in my truck during snowy conditions.
     
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    Try airing down Jose, especially when you're on the dirt for a few hours. Not only for traction but the ride gets much softer and enjoyable.
     
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    Exactly like strap chains
     
  26. Oct 11, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    True
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    Could be worse. Completely stock. Truck was doing great, until I turned around to check on the wife who I had to get un-stuck. Never stop on wet heavy snow- at least on stock tires, low clearance, etc. :anonymous:

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    Why do I picture Sean grabbing the bumper and lifting the truck out?
     
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    .. you forgot to use your lats. you could have just lifted it out of there :)
     
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