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good cable chains for offroad?
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:05:41 PM »
I can't use real chains on the 2016 Colorado    :bash:


I'd like to find some good cable chains for hunting and driving around back roads with snow, rocks, ice and junk


265/65 17 is the tire size
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 10:25:52 PM »
http://www.vulcantire.com/cgi-bin/chainsearch.cgi?size=265/65-17&f=autotrac_l.htm&ver=3

Chain model 0232105 will fit tire size: 265/65-17
meets class s clearance requirements


My manual say's not to put chains on the front axle,  wonder why?  There is a suspension component pretty close to the tire but I wonder if it isn't some traction control non-sense.


from the manual
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If you do find traction devices that will fit, install them on the rear tires....Install them on the tires of the rear axle. Do not use chains on the tires of the front axle.
« Last Edit: December 02, 2017, 10:42:10 PM by KFhunter »
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 10:34:48 PM »
I guess it's just clearance issues, so if I get some chains with "class S clearance" and get them snug I should be ok



I'll air down the tire, install, then air it back up if I have too  :chuckle:


I have 265/65 17
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2017, 12:41:24 AM »
Could be a control while breaking issue. That's why shops won't instal new tires only on the front or snow tires only on the front. The fear is that when breaking on slick surfaces, if only the front end bites then the back end could get loose.
I think one of my trucks said to chain all 4 or rear only for that reason.

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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2017, 04:53:40 AM »
My Ram has no clearance for any type of chains up front.  So I run wheel spacers.  But I don’t run just front chains -  lil half ton frontends not designed to be primary drive axle.   
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 07:02:32 AM »
I ran into this issue with my 2016 Duramax 2500hd.  I put them on the front, but before driving realized they would destroy the front end as there’s no room once things start turning.  I had to run them on the rear.   You could easily run cables on the front and I’ll probably pick up a set next year.   Hunting in Colorado at 9,000’ in November kind of makes chains an important item...

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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 12:23:39 AM »
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 06:25:15 AM »
Whatever you go with, I have had good customer experience with https://www.tirechain.com.

I just got a second set of sets from them and shipping was as promised, during the height of Christmas shipping season.

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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2017, 07:01:27 AM »
You only need them on the front KF..


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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2017, 07:02:01 AM »
have you looked at the thule xb series? i havent used them, but have heard really good things and its what id go with

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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2017, 07:22:05 AM »
It’s really good thing to,find out before you are in a blithering tight spot and you can’t run the chains you’ve been carrying around for just such a circumstance.  Speaking from experience of course.  These new trucks really should be called “snowflakes”
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2017, 08:17:19 AM »
No clearance on the upper control arm, it's just off the tire
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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »
how much clearance is enough? I've got about an inch between tire and UCA. the wheelwell is another matter...  :yike:

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Re: good cable chains for offroad?
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2017, 08:25:26 AM »
The more I think about this the more I want an older hunting rig.
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