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    Quote Originally Posted by 5MilesBack View Post
    I have the rubber tensioners as well as the metal spring type tensioners. The spring type are more rugged and durable and I use those when I'm chaining up for a week+ at a time.
    When you say "spring type" is that what they call the "cam" in some chains? Would use rubber tensioners in conjunction with this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by catskin View Post
    I just took my chains off, they are a new set and I just love them - I towed/dragged the UPS truck with my dodge about 4 miles in 30" of wet snow with just the rear set of chains. I'm sure I bought them at Les Schwab. I can go look if you want a brand name. You also need a good tow strap.

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    these are the same chains ive been running on my last 3 diesel trucks(14 years). I also have had 35's on them all and bought them at les schwab. they will run you about $140. they are bullet proof and will last many miles. I always run mine on the front and have never had an issue. current rig is a dodge 3500 and it clears everything fine. theres actually more room upfront than in the rear. my thought process is my turning and braking all happens up there so that's where I want the traction. the rear has a limited slip and I'm sure yours does too. the front axle does not however.

    when you install them they will need to be tightened up again at the outer cam. you can also take it up a few links on the hook on the inside of the tire...like after a mile or so. keep it under 30 and you will not have any paint slapping going on. don't drive on bare pavement for any amount of time or the links will break.IMG_1024.jpgIMG_1025.jpgIMG_1026.jpg
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    Oreillys carries them now for $110 with free shipping
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    I'm an archery hunter. No need for chains when your done in the mountains by the end of September every year... ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Bruce? View Post
    When you say "spring type" is that what they call the "cam" in some chains?
    No. They are a tensioner like the simple rubber, but have a small chain with springs and hooks that attach to the chains to keep them tight. I'll take a pic later and post it.

    Edit: Here you go, just found them at this website.......http://www.tirechain.com/ADJUSTERS-H...FZSIfgod9y8Gwg
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    Anything else I should know about using snow chains?
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    Nuther question, the chains recommended come in rim sizes 15"-18" and 16"-20"...my rims are 18"...which size is the wiser choice?
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    bruce, the number I posted above 3231R is an old set. they've updated their sizes for that specific chain since then.

    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0657&ppt=C0076

    also, the rear end of the truck will ONLY try to take over the front end causing a spin out in 2wd. that doesn't happen in 4wd as there is directional momentum being applied to all corners.
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    I will not buy a set of tire chains without the cams best things ever in the chain world ( won't need the rubbers just try up the extra links )that being said chain up the rear then when things get really sporty chain up the front if you got the room. Have a extra bag of parts links, cross links and a good pair of chain pliers all well worth it.
    Oh yeah don't forget a couple shovels.... You'll brake one. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Bruce? View Post
    When you say "spring type" is that what they call the "cam" in some chains? Would use rubber tensioners in conjunction with this?
    this should set some light...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPJOGZM5XAA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duramax_Diesel View Post
    this should set some light...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPJOGZM5XAA
    Ha. Add 24" of snow, and no help and it's dark, and 10d F and I forgot the shovel, both of them.

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    OMG! I have to lie down in the snow? ROTF

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    PS much easier to put the chains on before you get stuck lol lay them out behind your tires make sure your cross-links hooks are facing away from your tires one buckel to the front on one side and one buckel to the back on the other side. Hint take one tire off in your shop and put your chains on, much easier that way once you get it down you won't have to lay in the snow . Lol
    Peace out and good luck!!!

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    Bruce another trick we did do get better traction was to have a narrow set of 2 already chained up in the be. Then all you had to do was change the respective tires out. Takes 15min. Just make sure you have a good flat board to support the jack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Where's Bruce? View Post
    OMG! I have to lie down in the snow? ROTF

    No you don't. You can lay them out, drive on them to about the third cross chain, and them work the long end over the tire. You kneel and reach back to hook the inner then do the outside.

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    I have not read all the responses and forgot much already what was said. Skinner mudtires like the TRUXUS MT's or Wild Country MT's are great. it seems you are not broke so maybe some old nasty rims with a common sized thin tire? like a 235/85/16 or similar. I'm sure it was mentioned but big lugged tires and snow chains dont mix well as depending on the size of the cross bars they can wedge between the luggs and do you no good. I'm not familiar with the Big wide Toyos or the teads the skinnier more aggressive MT type tread might be a option worth looking into.

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