Tire Chain Alternatives

SDS14

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We have Goodyear duratrac tires, for our 4x4 truck with a winch. We only chain up when the snow is deep or its muddier than hell. Honestly, I don't know what else you can use besides chains other than walking... Maybe lockers on your truck.
 

JDH

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We have Goodyear duratrac tires, for our 4x4 truck with a winch. We only chain up when the snow is deep or its muddier than hell. Honestly, I don't know what else you can use besides chains other than walking... Maybe lockers on your truck.
That would be my only other suggestion.
 

OhHeyThereBen

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From what I've heard Maxtrax work really well for getting un-stuck, but I've never tried them. Shovel and hi-lift for me, but I don't usually get myself into situations I'd need to use them. Typically just deep snow on the lake is the worst I deal with. Sometimes sand can get a bit tricky where I hunt as well.
 

bushman13

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I'd like to formally apologize to mtmuley. I've reached the limit of my 33' ko2's, two different times this winter. The limit is very clearly 14-16 inches of fresh powder.
Still an incredible all around tire though.



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Okey dokey. I've had both. You? mtmuley
 

mtmuley

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Nice. We had 30 inches recently. My Coopers weren't even tested. Wife has Toyo MT's on her rig (her idea not mine) they did ok. mtmuley
 

hank4elk

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I carry hi-lift jack,come-a-long,straps,chains, 10t jack,board scraps ,etc...in my trucks & I keep tire chains in the Tacoma .
Need to get some chains for F150 now. For mud mainly.
Using Kenda Klevers on both trucks now.
Only time I have ever chained up in NM is once in the Pecos in Tacoma & every time I drove the propane delivery truck in ANY wet weather here.....
Trick to not getting stuck in NM is wait or not go.
 

cgarner

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The Les Schwab chains are so easy to install I don't why you would need an alternative. I carry chains and a shovel. Had to use them multiple times this past season. I had a pair of heavy duty studded chains and I only used them once, as the Les Schwab chains were much easier to install.
 

bushman13

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I'm learning the hard way. My first thought was damn I need a winch. 2nd thought was damn I need a rear locker. In reality I needed some blocks/scraps and maxxtraxx's.



I carry hi-lift jack,come-a-long,straps,chains, 10t jack,board scraps ,etc...in my trucks & I keep tire chains in the Tacoma .
Need to get some chains for F150 now. For mud mainly.
Using Kenda Klevers on both trucks now.
Only time I have ever chained up in NM is once in the Pecos in Tacoma & every time I drove the propane delivery truck in ANY wet weather here.....
Trick to not getting stuck in NM is wait or not go.
 

std7mag

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I am driving an 89' Dodge W100.
In Nov i put on my winter setup.
Mastercraft MSR's that are studded.
Actually going today to get my tires switched over for summer.

Something that will really help you is take a lesson on driving off road. There are schools.
Personally i wouldn't have driven in those ruts.
 

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