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Snow chains

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by CementKevin, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 1:26 PM
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    CementKevin

    CementKevin [OP] Active Member

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    I looked on the forum, but didn’t find the information I was looking for. I’m thinking about going up to the snow. Do you guys have a recommendation on snow chains or cables? Any links to where I can pick them up? Are they supposed to go on the front or the rear of the truck? I have a 2018 Off Road

    Thanks! :)

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  2. Jan 8, 2019 at 2:10 PM
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    AverageGuyTaco

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    Got mine at Walmart. They were the cheapest I could find. ~$80. They are chains.

    Typically they’d go in the rear.

    Make sure to practice putting them on at home before you need them. Doing it for the first time in the snow or mud will not be fun.

    That being said, I venture into the mountains frequently to ski in the winter. I’ve never had to put chains on a 4wd for a major state highway. I have seen some smaller roads require chains on all vehicles.

    Your truck, even with stock tires, does great in the snow. I was driving in blizzard conditions the other night with several inches of snow and the truck did great.
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    For rear wheel drive (and 4x4 Tacoma), put them on the rear. For front-wheel drive cars, put them on the front wheels.

    I prefer chains over cables, but if you're just going skiing and whatnot, cables are fine (and probably a lot easier to deal with).

    And remember, the more money you spend, the easier they are to put on.

    Oh yeah, and get yourself a cheap pair of mechanics gloves and a mat to throw on the wet snowy ground. You'll thank me.
     
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  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    CementKevin

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    Thanks guys. This is very helpful.
     
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  5. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Midknight

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    Chains on the rear wheels.

    I got my set from Amazon

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    Nothing super heavy duty, but the one or two times a year I need them they work great. Not very heavy either so that's a plus
     

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