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post #1 of 4 Old 11-22-2010, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Chains

Why does rim size matter with tire chains?


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post #2 of 4 Old 11-23-2010, 12:22 PM
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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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post #3 of 4 Old 11-24-2010, 03:35 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 4 Old 12-03-2010, 01:10 AM
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^^ bingo they will do a little more than scratch them if they are loose enough.

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