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putting chains on the front tires

Discussion in 'New Members' started by grayback, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:33 PM
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    grayback

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    I am a firm believer in the most traction going to the front for steering. Is there any modifications that can be made so my 08 Tacoma can use chains on the front?

    I use to chain up all 4's on my Landcruiser and 2 pre Tacoma pickups. They would go just about anywhere in the mud and snow.
     
  2. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    CtryBoyInMT

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    I just run the stock tire size (265/70R16).
    I got this set from a stranger for $20 several years ago. I have these chains left over from my 97 Tacoma where there were absolutely no problems. I wish I had the model number, but it's rubbed off the storage case. They're Alpine Sports but not the Heavy duty ones. I probably wouldn't have bought them if I didn't get such a great deal and could dump them for the same price as I paid for them.

    The cable is ½". The links are just over 1/2" but not quite 5/8" so I believe the links are metric.

    I can just get a 3/8 drive extension in the gap and twist it ever so slightly. If that bump on the UCA wasn't there, it'd be home free.

    All I have were two yellow pages to drive up on and there is two inches of clearance. The rear side has a lot of room and I didn't even measure. Lock to lock wasn't even close to the frame either.

    Hope that helps. I think if your running bigger tires, you probably screwed.:(

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  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:47 AM
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    neslerrah

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  4. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:49 AM
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    28ØØ3

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    chains are for the bedroom
     
  5. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:54 AM
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    Yoytoda

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    hmm for winter tires i want to get 235/85-16s skinny for better contact patch. I bet since the tires are so skinny the chains would clear better.
     
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