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Old 01-01-2019, 07:48 PM
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What's the "best" chains for use on 35x12.5x17 M/T tires? I'm planning to go wheeling in the snow this month and need to get some good chains. Going on an XJ with 7" lift so plenty or room.

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For that size your going to be limited on what's out there. We use single row on the wreckers look here to get an idea on what will fit your tire size ( www.tirechainsrequired.com)

If you can find what they call glacier chains in the size you need they are great for snow and ice!
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With or without cams (I was always told cams were better than rubber tensioners)?
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Originally Posted by CLSegraves1 View Post
With or without cams (I was always told cams were better than rubber tensioners)?
For large tires and wheeling I like the rubber tensioners.. Ive seen cam style pop free..
But Ive also seen ppl use the cam style...Then add rubber tensioners when wheeling for extra help.

SO i guess it depends on tire chain company and style cams they are using..

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Originally Posted by CLSegraves1 View Post
What's the "best" chains for use on 35x12.5x17 M/T tires? I'm planning to go wheeling in the snow this month and need to get some good chains. Going on an XJ with 7" lift so plenty or room.
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I've never heard of anyone snow wheeling with chains.
We wheel in deep snow 4+ feet, and air down to single digits to get around, I think chains would destroy the sidewalls at those pressures.
Maybe I misunderstood what you are saying about snow wheeling.
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I've never heard of anyone snow wheeling with chains.
We wheel in deep snow 4+ feet, and air down to single digits to get around, I think chains would destroy the sidewalls at those pressures.
Maybe I misunderstood what you are saying about snow wheeling.
I don't plan to use the chains unless I get stuck. I don't expect to need them, but best to have a pair as insurance.
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Yeah, I don't think we are talking about the same thing. Snow wheeling in deep snow means going over the snow, not digging through the snow, in 4+ feet of snow you'll be completely buried trying to run chains. In deep snow when you get stuck you air down even more so you can float over the snow. Like maybe 2 lbs.
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Yeah, I don't think we are talking about the same thing. Snow wheeling in deep snow means going over the snow, not digging through the snow, in 4+ feet of snow you'll be completely buried trying to run chains. In deep snow when you get stuck you air down even more so you can float over the snow. Like maybe 2 lbs.
Yeah, that's now what I'm doing.

I don't know any place in AZ that would ever get 4+ feet of snow. Northern AZ has snow right now (a few inches) but lots of ice (the snow melts during the day then refreezes into ice). I don't expect to need chains as 4WD should get me through (and I have beadlocks so I could hit 2psi if needed), but would hate to get stuck somewhere and wish I had them. It's just insurance.
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Ok, didn't know you were in Arizona! Makes way more sense to me now, sorry when you said you were going to go snow wheeling, I guess I just figured you were going to be in deep snow and not just icy slush.
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honestly i would carry something similar to this. https://truckclaws.com/ or glacier chains. a set of full chains for 35 "tires aint gonna be cheap for what you would use them for. your much better off to air down and let your tire work, and save the recovery chains for emergencies or invest in a winch and land anchor.
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