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Old 08-14-2005, 12:07 AM   #1
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I am wondering about tire chains.Are they really worth buying,do they help you in the deep snow ice ect thanks.
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Old 08-14-2005, 01:54 AM   #2
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well, chains will mostly help in the traction dept... which is good when it's icy out and such... but if you're high centered, you're stuck. might take longer with chains, but stuck is stuck.

I also would be leary about running chains at constant high speed, one of those rip apart, you're going to be missing chunks of your atv
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Ya chains do work very well in the snow. I use them alot in deep snow. The thing is you just need to use bungi straps to keep them tight. When they get loose just tighten them up. Chains will give you more traction and will push you through most snow. Yes if you are high centered you are stuck. But most of the time you can get out with rocking your machine. I only chain up the back tires. I never chain up the front. I dont think the front diff can handle the extra stress. I hope this helps
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thanks guys yeah i think ill just but a pair on the back save me from buying "winter" tires, eros and yeah that is anthoe thing i have to drive on pavement for at leaste 2 min or so and anthoe 4 min when i get off a trail...i think what i will do is see ho hard it is to take the chains off and on...but i no mostly ill b useing them in storms.
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I use them alot last winter for plowing, I put both front and rear chains on it make it so much easyer ..I have a 300 foot driveway with a hill and turn half the way up the hill...it was like running a tank it would push like hell and wouldn't spin
out all the time You can run them trailing put only use the rear ones you get over 10m/Ph and you can do some damage to the front of your bike.
I had to plow our road to the main gate 1 mile and 6" deep with no problem..
We have done around 30 -40 m/ph with them on put you must keep them tight..
It will take you about 5mins. or so to put them on ..the more you use them the faster you will get..we have gone over paved roads with them on just take it easy
if it is a short cut to your next trail :P
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used correctly chains are you best friend in winter but can be dangerous if not use with common sense !
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used correctly chains are you best friend in winter but can be dangerous if* not* use with common sense !
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sm cat you are from nova scotia you know the winters we get haha, but yeah i will pratice and take em off or on or go real slow...could i use ratchet straps that you use for tieing things down on your rack? to put the chains on
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CHAINS ONLY WORK IF YOU CAN DIG DOWN TO THE DIRT OR A VERY HARD BASE, IF YOU ARE DRIVING THROUGH 4 FEET OF SNOW YOU WILL NEVER TOUCH THE HARD SURFACE AND WILL HIGH CENTER, THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS IN REAL DEEP AND SOFT SNOW IS TRACKS.I DRIVE IN WAY TO DEEP OF SNOW AND MY CHAINS ARE IN THE GARAGE BUT MY TRACKS ARE ON. GARY
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i rather winch my way threwa trail the spend 3 grand on tracks
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