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Suggestions for Snow Chains

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NumNutz, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Jan 13, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    NumNutz

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    Does anyone have suggestions on a company that makes good snow chains for off-road/about to stuck use?

    New York doesn't have snow chain requirements but the seasonal highways might be some fun in the winter. I have Revo 2s but they certainly aren't moderate/deep snow worthy.

    Also, I know normally snow chains are used on the rear, but can you run chains front and rear on 2 gen tacomas with stock size tires (265/65/17)?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2011 at 8:29 AM
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    memario1214

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    Yeah, I have chained up all 4 in the mountains more than once... I wouldn't chain up on the interstate though, you're askin for trouble. Speed is the big factor there. I don't have any suggestions for specific chains though, just NAPA specials for me...
     
  3. Jan 13, 2011 at 8:34 AM
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    Thanks. No, I won't be on the interstate with chains. Are your chains studded or just normal links?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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  5. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    That just doesn't look very "off-road worthy."
     
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    WTF ... :eek: ... A "sock for your tires" to be used in the snow ... :confused:

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  7. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    No, it doesn't...missed that you were looking for off road use...
     
  8. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM
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    These are legit...read up on them
     
  9. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    I just have the normal links... Works great. As far as just snow goes, I havent been anywhere that my truck couldn't go through when I had all 4 chained. Many of times I would have been stuck for sure had I not had chains.

    As for that autosock thing... I have heard about them before, never used/seen em though. I wouldn't run them on my rig thats for sure, car or truck. I'd need to see something to prove it to me that they're better than chains.
     
  10. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    May sound crazy but the best alternative to chains is to take some fan belts and loop them around the tire then tie them off at the center of the wheel. They won't damage tires and are a lot quieter. And do they ever dig!
     
  11. Jan 13, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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    Apologies for the Dead post resurrection, but I'm looking for info on autosocks. I'm sure I want to get a pair for the passed up here this winter. No off-roading, and will probably only make the pass about 5 times, so Socks look like a great alternative because the ease of just slipping them on and going!

    My concern is if running Them with my Duratracs will tear them up because there's so much tread void. Anyone have experience with running these with an aggressive AT or MT?
     
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    Just the essentials and no extra fluff.
    The only thing that really damages them is bare pavement.
     
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