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Tire chains?

I will be going into snow country next week and trying to prep for the trip.
I have a new set of tire chains for 31 inch tires. what is the easiest way to lengthen them for 32s? would the crimp style hooks hold up? Not S type
and would it be best to run one chain on the front and one on the rear since I have a power lock in the front and a detroit in the rear?
I eventually want to have chains for the back and cables for the front but finances don't allow that now.
Thanks for the help,
Ken
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Re: Tire chains?

the crimps should be ok.
I use a very heavy set of truck chains, and they work like paddles when in mud/snow offroad, and are really bumpy on the highway.
I run them front only, and have a cheap set for the rear if it gets really bad, but havent had to use them yet.
Whatever you use, they have to fit tightly, and not have any loose ends flailing about.
Keep speed below 25 in CA in chain conditions, and treat the pedals as if there were raw eggs on them that you don't want to break.
It got down to 32 last nite, and sprinkling a bit now. I guess summers' over.
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Re: Tire chains?

Thanks for the reply Paul,
I'm not too concerned of offroad issues just Icy roads but my second thought was to run the chains on the front. I'll do that.
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I know for sure it's getting cold -

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Re: Tire chains?

I made a pair longer, it works rather well.
I used the link thing with a Threaded nut for closing.
That and 1 more link of chain worked.
I also like to use chains on the front. That way your steering input hase some extra bite.
Don't forget to carry extra "rubber bands" to keep 'em tight, and for replacements when they break.
Have a safe trip.
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