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Unread 11-22-2010, 12:22 PM   #1
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Tire Chains

Why does rim size matter with tire chains?

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Unread 11-23-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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I need some more info? Do you mean rim width? ex(8", 9") or Diameter ex(15", 16")

The width should not matter at all the the wheel diameter will make a huge difference for this reason

For example if you have a LT265/70R16 and a LT265/70R17 The 17" tire is 1" taller in overall diameter and would then need a larger set of chains.

Not sure if this is what you meant but I hope it helps
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Unread 11-24-2010, 03:35 AM   #3
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My overall is 35 inch tire. But I have 18 inch rims. I was told that rim size matters because they don't want to scratch my rims.
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Unread 12-03-2010, 01:10 AM   #4
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^^ bingo they will do a little more than scratch them if they are loose enough.
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