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Chain question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Redgrom, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    ATO front skid (need more but icon's might fail if I hang anything else from my truck) All-Pro front bumper thanks to a good deal here and a pesky encounter with a rock or 20, total chaos uppers.
    hello, kind of a stupid question but thought I would ask. Is it best to install chains on the rear wheels in 4x4's? I have always put them on the rear in the past, but last time I slid out and wonder if I had traction on the front wheels if I would have fared better?
     
  2. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    05Moose

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    Rears! And if you're stock, they won't fit on the front anyway (might want to read your owners manual).
     
  3. Dec 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM
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    MrFastLayne

    MrFastLayne Mr SGA

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  4. Dec 27, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    scottri

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    Rear is where I'd run 'em.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    davidpick

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    check your manual. stock trucks cannot run chains on the front.
     
  6. Dec 27, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Redgrom

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    Thanks for the replys, Stock set up was gone long ago and after a cab mount chop I have tons o room.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    If your lifted I would run them on both the front and rear. It'll help your steer better.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    MrFastLayne Mr SGA

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    I have run cables on the front of a stock setup trying to climb up out of a ditch. It's tight but it Will work on a stock rig.

    mike toy w chains2.jpg
     
  9. Dec 27, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Front and rear, go anywhere!
     
  10. Dec 27, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Just did a test fit and have plenty of room, checked the upper and lower arms and don't see a issue. I will probably just stick to the rear and see how dura trac's hook up in the snow. If its pretty bad I might use the front but only as a last resort.
     
  11. Dec 27, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    paul2010trd

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    I have to say ALL 4 wheels. We have to be able to speed up, slow down & turn. I don't care what it says in the manual
    Having said that... I bought two sets of chains. I did not think of possible clearance issues. The chains I got don't clear the UCA's. My truck is a bone stock 2010 TRD with BFG Rugged Trail 265/75R16's. My father-in-law has a 2007 Tacoma SR5 with 245's. He uses chains on all four when going up a steep trail, which is always icy in winter because of springs, to his cabin near the top of a mountain in northern PA. I'll be getting Spidertrax wheel spacers soon so I can put the chains on the front. Hopefully it will snow more so I need them, driving around on dry pavement with chains is a bit bumpy!
     
  12. Dec 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    Redgrom

    Redgrom [OP] http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-builds/29

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    I should be clear I have cables not actual chains. I might try to find a second set locally tonight before I head out just in case. I have to imagine if I have all 4 tires warped up I should be good. But truthfully i would rather avoid that much snow.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    MrFastLayne

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    Good luck & stay safe!:D
     
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