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RE: Snow Wheeling Thread - Smithy - 01-18-2016 03:11 PM

Have enough chains for all 4 wheels, only because they were dirt cheap.

Where do you think a pair would be most beneficial? Front with the extra weight of the engine/trans, or rear with less fitment issues since most rear axles dont steer?

RE: Snow Wheeling Thread - Dmiller - 01-18-2016 03:46 PM

No idea..

All the vehicles torque/weight usually transfers through the rear axle more than the front, So, imo, the rear axle would get the best traction and best use of the chains.. But I could also see steering being an issue since now you have tons of traction and no way to steer it.

The problem with running them in the front is the loss of rear traction. Sure, you can turn better with the chains, but say your on a side hill and spin the tires.. the rear ends going to kick out in whatever direction gravitates pulling. The problem with this is, unlike the front axle, the rear axle has no way of steering back onto the trail...

It may not make a difference either way, I see positives and negatives of both, but either way, running them somewhere on your rig will help tremendously.

How much were your chains and was that a one time deal you had?

RE: Snow Wheeling Thread - Smithy - 01-18-2016 08:16 PM

Ok, was more curious than anything. May be something fun to try out sometime.

I got them from someone on Steelsoldiers for a little under $100

RE: Snow Wheeling Thread - AA1PR - 06-11-2016 03:48 PM

spring melt time is the worst
I almost got stuck in this last uphill batch where the wind blew it all together, no place to winch off either
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