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Old January 5th, 2015, 10:25 AM
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WTB: Snow Chains for 285/75 R16

Before I hit up a retailer if anyone purchased snow chains for 285/75 R16 tires and wants to sell them, let me know. Most stop just short of 285/75 R16.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 10:27 AM
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Old January 5th, 2015, 10:47 AM
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On road, off road? Lots of choices depending on the use. Do you have the clearance. A stock Defender with 285/75/16 does not have clearance for chains.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 10:51 AM
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Off-road for Winter Romp primarily, for deeper snow, with a base of ice underneath. I have clearance and flares I don't care about
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I'm in, I need the same size.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 11:13 AM
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If you have clearance then get V-bar ladder chains with cam locks. Rear only. Four tyres if you have a properly upgraded front axle. Norse is the best, IME, followed by Trygg. They are not expensive, so just buy some... They will last a lifetime.
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If you have clearance then get V-bar ladder chains with cam locks. Rear only. Four tyres if you have a properly upgraded front axle. Norse is the best, IME, followed by Trygg. They are not expensive, so just buy some... They will last a lifetime.

There is a place near my house that sells those. Josh, call these guys:


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Old January 5th, 2015, 11:20 AM
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Here/this is the thread from last year...I only mention it because it has good stuff in it.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ht=snow+chains
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How does one measure chains? I have a set but have no idea on the size. They came with RRC and the tires are 245/70 16 so I'd assume they would be around that size.

If they are bigger…. I may sell or loan them.
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If you have clearance then get V-bar ladder chains with cam locks. Rear only. Four tyres if you have a properly upgraded front axle. Norse is the best, IME, followed by Trygg. They are not expensive, so just buy some... They will last a lifetime.
What do you mean by "Properly upgraded front axle"
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What do you mean by "Properly upgraded front axle"

I'm assuming because they grip so well that if you're free spinning a wheel and catch immediate traction it could be pretty easy to break an axle or hub.
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What do you mean by "Properly upgraded front axle"
Quality differential, chromo shafts, CV joints and drive flanges.

You don't really need front chains unless you are doing hard trails. V-bar ladders on the rear will get you 90% of the way there. Fronts only add a bit more.

Don't do fronts only as it makes descents scary.
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Quality differential, chromo shafts, CV joints and drive flanges.

You don't really need front chains unless you are doing hard trails. V-bar ladders on the rear will get you 90% of the way there. Fronts only add a bit more.

Don't do fronts only as it makes descents scary.
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I have some in a bucket I'd be happy to part with. Not sure how to figure out the size but if you tell me the specs I can measure.
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another good thread.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ead.php?t=6237
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What do you think of these?

http://www.etrailer.com/p-PWH2828SC.html
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What do you think of these? http://www.etrailer.com/p-PWH2828SC.html
Those look good. I've no experience with Pewag but they are probably good.
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I have a brand new set and the bag says 285/75/16. I never needed them since my tires do pretty good in the snow. You're welcome to borrow them.
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Next time it snows, go out on the freeway & pick up a pair of semi-truck chains.

Then cut them down to fit.

That's what I did- they work great & will never break.
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