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Old 11-28-2006, 07:52 AM
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Tire Chains

Hey everyone,

I'm planning on driving up to the Okanagan on Christmas Eve this year and I was wondering what I should do about chains for my truck on the highway.
Some area's may require me to carry them or have them on.
So I was wondering if it was cheaper to build my own (I have access to a welder), or buy some.
If I'm going to buy them, where would I find some that fit a 33X12.5 MTR
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:18 AM
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midway tire and chain on 72 in surrey carries "real" chains. You will also have your choice of link sizes. Bigger is better....

But be prepared to shell out, quality chain is not cheap.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:00 PM
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Murd0ug has a set that will fit he's tryin to sell
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:23 PM
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Get some old chains from a trucker and take them to MidWay Tire & Chain to be resized for your truck. Bunch of us did this last year and it ended up costing about $150 per axle all said & done.
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Old 11-28-2006, 04:45 PM
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If you taking the hope princeton you probably will be fine without chains, I have never once used them on that road even when i lived in langly where i went back and forth at least ten times over the winter.
If you are taking the coq ( i rarely do) then word is definetly to have them.

Just my two cents. I did have to spend the night on the side of the hope princeton once due to lack of chains, iIm sure not the best place to spend xmas eve. If i could afford id have them.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:49 PM
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ouch, yeah, gonna run me anywhere from $150 to $200 for a pair
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:18 PM
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If your desperate, try Lordco

I got a pair at, I hate to admit, Lordco last winter for about $50, but that was for some 235/75s and late in the season. Sure helped the Toy pull a couple of full sizes out of the snow...
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:29 PM
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I made one with rope for my truck, they dont work that good but they sure help. I was stuck in snow all by myself so I had to do something.......
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Old 12-01-2006, 03:48 PM
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Get some old chains from a trucker and take them to MidWay Tire & Chain to be resized for your truck. Bunch of us did this last year and it ended up costing about $150 per axle all said & done.
If you have a trucker buddy, there are tools that you can modify the chains yourself. Might give you a set thats to screwed up for the rig tires and loan ya his tools. Its a pain to work on em, but I helped my dad re-link a bunch with this tool and a hammer.
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