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spit.fire.
01-13-2008, 11:38 AM
how much do tire chains help in mud, ive got a/t's on my truck right now and i was wondering if using my chains will help much in the mud or is it a bad idea

westcoaster
01-13-2008, 11:46 AM
I have used them before in slick stickey gumbo style mud....

Worked quite well. I wasn't able to move in 4wd. I had a camper on and was towing a small utility trailer. My buddy in a 2wd truck had no hope of getting out. I hooked a chain from my utility trailer to the front of his truck and dragged the whole works out of the bush with the one set of tire chains and 4wd.

Trooper
01-13-2008, 12:24 PM
They work awesome in slick mud, Becarefull dont spin your wheels to much. I seen guys floor it with chains and they hit a rock or root in the mud. Rips the chain off with your break lines and fender. I've only used chains to get out of really bad situations dont rely on them to get you in.

HILLBILLY
01-14-2008, 01:52 AM
they're a b*tch to get off when packed with mud but they work great. Used them for years in the oilfield

dirka dave
01-14-2008, 08:45 AM
They work great !!! If you got thim on a skidder.

StinkFinger
01-14-2008, 09:35 AM
i agree they make a huge diferance but watch the wheel speed they can do some serious damage

bigyellowbronco
01-14-2008, 11:26 PM
how fast should you be able to go with chains on ?

Justin_B
01-19-2008, 10:20 AM
how much do tire chains help in mud, ive got a/t's on my truck right now and i was wondering if using my chains will help much in the mud or is it a bad idea

they work great tyler, especially when they round house kick u in the face[36]

spit.fire.
01-19-2008, 10:23 AM
they work great tyler, especially when they round house kick u in the face[36]
i was at chris's house waiting for that roundhouse kick to the face but from the sounds of it you were too tired to come out and try it:party0010:

Leithmc
01-19-2008, 10:48 AM
And it starts.

jonny6door
01-19-2008, 11:29 AM
how fast should you be able to go with chains on ?

i wouldnt go much more than 30km/h. i used them on ice last year going 40 and one broke and fucked the side of my box. if you hear a slapping noise stop right away:eek:
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Secret Agent Man
01-19-2008, 12:14 PM
What about those cable "chains" are they better or worse than ordinary chains??

spit.fire.
01-19-2008, 12:19 PM
What about those cable "chains" are they better or worse than ordinary chains??
traction wise chain chains are better breaking and doing damage wise, id assume cables would do less damage

Kinslayer
01-19-2008, 12:23 PM
traction wise chain chains are better breaking and doing damage wise, id assume cables would do less damage

Cables are more flexable but smaller, not as much traction. Better to drive in 'non-chain' conditions.

spit.fire.
01-19-2008, 12:24 PM
and not as hard on the tires?

Leithmc
01-19-2008, 12:36 PM
Cable chains are easy on the tires but basically a throw away item. As a rule they aren't very high quality and come apart easily. I won't even sell em cause when people spin them and rip them apart they quickly forget that there's no warranty on them and show up waving a body shop receipt around looking for a cheque.

Cookie
01-19-2008, 01:26 PM
used em daily up north in spring on pickups and rigs. my opinion is if ya got em run em.

Secret Agent Man
01-19-2008, 03:25 PM
I'm still trying to sell my 2wd flat deck, as I dont have a 4x4, but want one. I'm driving up to Cypress Mountain everyday. I have a 350lb tire on the deck for traction, as long as I keep a steady speed, I dont slip and slide (much).

I was thinking that when the snow starts up again, that getting those cables (as they're cheaper) than chains... But then maybe not.

Justin_B
01-19-2008, 04:42 PM
i was at chris's house waiting for that roundhouse kick to the face but from the sounds of it you were too tired to come out and try it:party0010:

hahah ya u were lucky i was pretty tired[33] chris said u were getting the special service tires or soemthing? u going to get chains for those tires to?

spit.fire.
01-19-2008, 04:52 PM
hahah ya u were lucky i was pretty tired[33] chris said u were getting the special service tires or soemthing? u going to get chains for those tires to?
haha me dont thinky so, tread so deep chains will just fill gaps