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snow chains #973160 11/21/09 04:23 PM
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sportedge Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Hi guys! Has any of you ever installed snow chains to make up for poor tires in mud/dirt terrain? I don't think they would come off ,even if the wheels spins too much. But,i wonder if i could tear the brake lines in front... any info?

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Re: snow chains [Re: sportedge] #973161 11/22/09 02:39 AM
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DamKia Offline
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Biggest issue would be the clearance to the rear shocks.

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Re: snow chains [Re: DamKia] #973162 11/22/09 02:53 AM
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londart Offline
i know they list chains for it and i believe the sportage on youtube going thru 30" of snow has them on

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Re: snow chains [Re: londart] #973163 11/22/09 06:09 PM
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sportedge Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Wow cool! You are right! Chains on all four! I had not seen that video before! Looks like a lot of fun!

Re: snow chains [Re: sportedge] #973164 11/23/09 03:07 AM
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Iron Offline
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Re: snow chains [Re: Iron] #973165 11/25/09 11:11 AM
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2002_Sporty Offline
Here in Fairbanks Alaska we can use chains any time other than May thru September. I haven't seen many though. Most people use studs in their tires. Studs on all four corners really kicks butt in the dirt, snow and ice.

Re: snow chains [Re: 2002_Sporty] #973166 12/04/09 05:26 AM
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Sportege_Panicmech Offline
Yay.. I can finally reply, lol. Had to wait for the membership to approve. Yes, chains fit, but barely. I run 225/70/15 Continental Truck/Suv's which work GREAT for longevity and handling, but not snow. So I chained up all four and went through, oh I'd say.. 30" of snow, LOL. *raise hand* that was me on the youtube video, Hi. Lemme tell you, you feel like you're on top of the world when you have chains on and nothing can stop you, lol. That week we got that snow I was pushing and pulling cars and trucks left and right. My neighbors jeep cherokee was stuck. My other neighbors subaru was stuck and someone with a 4x4 dodge dually w/ a cummins tried to pull him, but got nearly stuck himself trying to yank the soobie with a fat chain.. I came up in my little dinky Kia and offered to gently tug him with my tow-strap. He kind of ignored me in doubt. Since he wasn't going anywhere, I backed my Kia up to him and got my strap out. He hesitantly took the other hook. Needles to say the story ending with a suprised look on his face... after a big dodge tried and failed to yank him out with two feet of slack on a heavy gauge tow chain at that! Doesn't matter how big the truck is if you don't have traction. Sorry for the novel, but hey.. First impressions always most important.

Re: snow chains [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #973167 12/04/09 09:29 AM
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Welcome Sportege. Cool video, thanks...

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Re: snow chains [Re: 2002_Sporty] #973168 12/05/09 08:27 AM
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Sportege_Panicmech Offline
testing new sig. test test.. lol

Re: snow chains [Re: Sportege_Panicmech] #973169 12/05/09 06:11 PM
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Dude, you and sportedge are too confusing as to who is who? Names differ by 1 letter, Sportege vs Sportedge!

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