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Old 12-18-2008
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I bought a set of chains for my 31x10.5 BFG AT tires in 1978. I have gone through the FJ55 Landcruiser, an 89 Ranger 4WD and am on my current Ranger and the chains still look like new. Maybe the reason is; the only time they were on was when I checked to see if they would fit the original Landcruiser they were intended for.

With 4WD I have never had to put them on. I have been asked if I had them with me at "chain required" check points. I did and they let me go, so I guess they have served a purpose. It is also comforting to know that I have them if I ever get caught in icy conditions.
 
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Originally Posted by DviousDave View Post
So...no one has a preference in brand? Thule? Quik Grip?
the chains at wal mart FTW. haha cheap and work great. BY THE RIGHT SIZE OR LOSS YOUR WHEEL WELL
 
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Cool, thx for the responses.
 
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the diamond chains form les schwab are great we have a set for the explorer and they work awesome.
 
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Originally Posted by DviousDave View Post
What's a good brand to buy?
TWO YEAR OLD THREAD!!! NTFW!
 
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'ranger' typo awareness

Originally Posted by FireRanger View Post
As I understood it, chains break and drop. Cables WILL recoil and dismember people within ranger. Hence a cable with chains on the end that will break before the cable.
I'd just like to point out a typo here that already got quoted once and never pointed out. And its ok; I know its something we all suffer from. I know it is damn near impossible for me to type 'range' bc my hands always add an 'r' before my brain can stop them. Maybe we should start a support group? I would be willing to host it if others would join...
 
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Maybe we should start a support group? I would be willing to host it if others would join...
R-F is our support group. lol
 
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Well I'll jump in on this old thread with the other post ****** too.

Tire chains are good, buy them at any auto part store.

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People use tire chains still?

We use Thule for our equipment at work.
 
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