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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2019, 11:19:40 AM »
I've thought about getting tall skinnys for my 16 Colorado with an offset so I can chain it up.   

Would wheel spacers accomplish the same thing and be a lot cheaper?

watch your fenders for turning clearance.
Other than stock size tires will likely create issues for abs, traction control, and tpms systems without reprogramming.  :twocents:
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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2019, 10:52:42 PM »
Break Out the Tire Socks!  Perfect for low clearance ...,234588.0.html

The auto socks worked for my daughter driving around town in Auburn. We drove around the town without them and then I had her put them on and drive the same route and I am happy with the way they handle the slick roads. I do not know how well they will work off road but for icy compact snow and ice in town they did just fine.

They might get ripped up off-road ... chains probably best.
Glad to hear they worked out for your daughter around town.

Yes, best performance on compact snow and ice... avoid the "slushy" asphalt roads if possible ... may wear holes. 

Tried talking a buddy into them and unfortunately he paid the price on ice in Woodinville.

Some people "my buddies" critique the "tire socks" and call them "axle wrappers" and claim have seen one or two wrapped around an axle ... I have never seen this with an "auto sock", nor experienced in all the years have been running them ... if correctly sized and fitted, shouldn't be an issue... frankly don't see how is possible with the sock design.  Something to be aware of though ... feel free to give feedback if run into this situation.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 06:18:03 PM by MonstroMuley »
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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 06:57:09 AM »
I have a set of four 1 1/4" thick wheel spacers that will allow you to run front chains on a first gen. Tundra ,Sequoia and I think some Tacomas.
If anyone's interested message me

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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 04:43:35 PM »
Thanks for the input everyone. Been off the internet  for awhile, sorry for the lateness. My truck is a 2004 Chevy 2500hd. Itís kind of irritating that we canít put front chains on so many trucks these days.

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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 09:15:56 PM »
Dont do it on a newer Tacoma
just sayin
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Re: Front tire chains question
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2019, 10:33:04 AM »
Not me
I looked in my book I talk to Schwab and I talk to discount tire and they all said donít run chains on the front thereís not enough clearance because of your antilock brakes
« Last Edit: February 18, 2019, 10:43:27 AM by MADMAX »
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