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Hi sharing my DIY tire chain for our trucks

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Anne Sweeney, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    I decided to make my own as theres never been any, or known stores that sell tire chains in place I live. I live in a tropical country. Some few basic knowledge from google and asinile welding skills is all it took.
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  2. ttc

    ttc Active Member

    Nice but also what are those tires you are running?
     
  3. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    Hi @ttc thanks. It came from an early-mid Suzuki Carry. 13" PCD 100 rim with 6.40/6.50 tire.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
  4. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    Those are great, I also run Chains on my tires. Here in the winter all over the ranch. My truck never leaves the ranch so I make sure the chains are really secure. use bungee cords and some wire to keep them tight .
    Tony
     
  5. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    your going to want to take that cable clamp off before you try and run those chains. thats to much weight on that spot. you could buy a link with a thread on it. I'll take a picture tomorrow of what ours look like in Canada
     
  6. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

  7. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    That is what a tire chain connector is supposed to look like. But like I said you could use a threaded link. I'm sure you can buy them quite cheap at your hard ware store. You did a great job ,otherwise
    Tony
     
  8. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    When you tighten chain with bungee cord you only do it on outside. Your from the Philipines so I am figuring you guys don't use chains very often. If I said the obvious I am sorry. I just did not want you denting the hell out of your fenders.
    Tony
     
  9. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    Sorry one more thing. your chain might be to short. on the inside your going to want that chain riding about 1 1/2 " more towards middle. then flip and do same on out side. then attach bungee cord going going across a few times, like a spoke wheel. what will happen is that the RPM causes the chain to shift. You will see. It's to bad I don't have a picture of truck with chains on it to show you.
     
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  10. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    Hi @Tony Evers the other side of the chain is actually welded permanently (see the picture lying on the floor) only the front thats got cable clamp haha i know its too different from yours guys. The only way to attach this chains is by removing the tire. I assemble it with tire un-iflated giving it snug fit when aired. That means taking off the tire(s)deflating it, put chains on, inflate, put it back..what a PITA. Yeah bungee cords or return springs should firmly secure it, I have them lying around.

    Im reluctant to make another 3rd and 4th set of chains as there are already tire marks on my front fenders due to tire size, I dont wanna end up ripped.

    **i think the side with cable clamp should be on the outside.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
  11. Tony Evers

    Tony Evers Active Member

    I have a couple spare tires around, I will try and put chains on one for you to see, how it should look. Your a guy right ?
    Tony
     
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  12. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    I am a guy. A straight guy.haha cant wait to bring this to the muds.
     
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  13. Fred

    Fred New Member

    I deflate the tire, install the chain and adjust to fit snugly, but not tight...then air up the tire.
     
  14. KCCats

    KCCats Member

    As asked, where did you find those tires?
    Are they DOT for the road use?
     
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  15. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    Whats DOT? Road worthy? Yeah I see a "DOT" mark in them.
     
  16. KCCats

    KCCats Member

    Dept of transportation D O T
    it means that they are for on road use!
    So are they for on road use?
    Where did you find those?
    Are they a bias ply or are they a steel belted radial?
     
  17. Anne Sweeney

    Anne Sweeney Member

    Yes they are but I not from the US. All I cay say tires easily loose grip on tarmac/concrete when backingwit empty bed.
     

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