Re: tire chains
If you are serious about snow wheeling, you won't use chains. They only help if the snow is not deep, so you can dig to solid ground. In deep snow, I have seen more chained up rigs stuck to the frame rails then I can count. The group of guy I wheel with prefer winter time deep snow wheeling, over Summertime Rockcrawling, and we are wheel on snow deep enough that there is no way you will ever get close to solid ground. Some tips for deep snow wheeling. First, and most important, Ultra low air pressure. I usually start at 4 PSI, and the last couple of times out I have been down to 1.5 PSI, so get a good digital gauge. Second, you can't drive snow the way you drive mud, horsepower is nice sometimes, but not very often. Third, and almost as important as #1, Do not spin, as soon as you lose forward momentiom get off the gas, many times you will climb right back on top of the snow doing this. Ultra low gearing can also be a real plus in snow. The key is staying on top of the snow, because when you do get stuck, your tires are still at least 3-4 feet away from any solid ground. By the way, none of the guys in the group run chains, and very few even own a set of chains.