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Old 01-25-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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Default Snow wheeling question.....

Is it okay/wise to run with tire chains?

Of course on trails only.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #2
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Is it okay/wise to run with tire chains?

Of course on trails only.
I believe tire chains are meant for slow going, so if you are going to be doing any wheel spin, then no, that can throw the chains...

but I really have no experience here, so it's just my own thinking on the subject.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:27 PM   #3
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Is it okay/wise to run with tire chains?

Of course on trails only.
Why do you want to know?
Are you going now?
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #4
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chains for when there's something to grip to underneath.

Its so rare to see them around here since they aren't road legal in most of michigan.

Gonaa be an Ice Road Trucker, are ya?
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:04 PM   #5
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I don't know if you find any sized for the Fiesta.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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I don't know if you find any sized for the Fiesta.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Iv seen some of the sno blind rigs set up with chains . Heres my take .

Real deep snow , they would dig you down and high center you . Less snow , say a foot or so and icy hills , they would dominate the place .

They will also chew the ice off the hill quick . May make some unhappy if they dont get to " play " on the hill .

Last monday side roads were solid ice , so slick you could not stay on the crown of the road . With just rear chains i would break the ice enough the stuck vehicle could drive out behind me with no issue .

Chains will work well on any decent surface . pavement to a trail but not something like mud . Im condifent on a icy hill you would bust the ice and churn up dirt . They just claw there way through with out any wheel speed needed .

I would not run them on the front unless you have a lot of clearence and a strong front end . Chains snag a root they could snap a shaft like a candy cane .
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Here you go immortal...

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