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post #1 of 4 Old 01-08-2010, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Chains?

Anyone in the mid-west use tire chains? Do they help much on ice?

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If its ice packed snow you could gain traction and not tear up the links but on black ice I would only use them long enough to say get up a hill or short distances.

You could also look into sipping the tires, I think tire companies charge about $10.00 a tire. We get alot of black ice in the Pacific Northwest and many people who dont want to pay for studded tires get their tires sipped.

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I wouldn't mind studded tires if it weren't illegal in IN. I figured with chains i could put them on when i needed them and take them off when i don't.

So far the we haven't had any ice here... Last year was horrible.

How fast will dry pavement tear chains up?

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I wouldn't mind studded tires if it weren't illegal in IN. I figured with chains i could put them on when i needed them and take them off when i don't.

So far the we haven't had any ice here... Last year was horrible.

How fast will dry pavement tear chains up?

Dry pavement would tear them up pretty fast. The body shops here get alot of panel work from guys who think they can run them at 55 mph.


look into sipping it might help but I would do it on old tires it would be a waste of money.

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