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Old 02-03-2016, 10:42 PM
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Default Speaking of tire chains.....

Look what I just ran across on youtube.....

Zip Ties with studs molded right in that go on your tires for traction.........I'd love to try these just to see what kind of traction and for how long they'd last....If the price is right, they might be worth it simply to toss a pack of them into the back of the truck for emergency situations.
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:23 PM
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I also wonder how far they will travel... But just around town/village you likely can get a lot of use out of a set.. They recomend 5 per wheel.. I suspect so you don't spin the wheel between chain bites and tear them off..

A package is $30, plus shipping.. But I couldn't find how many in a package..

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Old 02-13-2016, 04:01 PM
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The package holds ten ties, 5 per tire. These seemed like a good idea when I first checked the site. I went back and read some reviews on them. All reviews said these things are worthless. You get maybe 5 to 6 feet before they let go. Obviously their testing was done under ideal conditions. For $30.00 these are not worth it. I only spent about $50 for my set of steel chains.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:21 AM
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Default Alt. method

I carry a 50' coil of cheap rope from harbor freight for this purpose. It takes a bit longer to install but, it works in a pinch. It is easier to cut off as well and you can't beat the price. I feel these items be it plastic zip ties, rope or some other strap on device, is a make do fix for pulling your fat out of the fire. None of these will last for an extended period of time.

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Old 03-03-2016, 02:31 PM
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For other issues than sheer ice on an entire road I also do this even though I am always in a 4WD vehicle.

I put a couple bags of tube sand in the truck for the winter. Not only is the added weight a plus it is amazing how just a little bit of anti-skid material will help you get going if you are stuck standing still.

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