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Up and coming snow driving.

Later this month I'm heading down to Dallas, from here in Seattle... I'm going to be heading thru WY and CO as part of my route. Can anyone make some recommendations on chains, should I get a set for both front and rear, or just fronts? At what temps should I worry about winterizing my fuel?

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no fronts just rears...go to Les Scwaab. If you were in the market for tires, they have some awesome tires out now that grip ice without chains, and not studded either. A coworker had em in Montana and swore by em. Les Scwaab has em.
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Anything under 32F (0C) would give me cause for concern about fuel gelling although its not a gaurantee till its much colder.

As far as chains......is your truck a 4x4? I spent 5 years living in CO driving a (comparitavely) lightweight bronco and never needed chains.
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Some mountain passes require you to have chains in the vehicle even if you don't ever need them. I've never needed them while driving around but I do have them for both front and rear.

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yes... the truck is 4x4.

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Rob,

Live in Wyoming and have for the better part of my life. You won't need to worry about gelling until sub zero temps and as long as you have AT or MT tires, chains aren't needed or required.

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Bad Superduty,

Doesn't WY have a "chain law"... reguardless if the vechicle is 4x4 or not?

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Well I'm assuming you will be going through parts of the snake river valley here in southern idaho. Not much happenin condition wise on the western side of the state. Heard of a fatal crash today in south central idaho by jerome/hazelton area. Freezing temperatures on eastern side of the state i believe. Snow will start accumulate by the time you leave on the southern and eastern portion of the interstate that runs through the valley. First snow fall in the western side came down today.

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Chains? You dont need no stinkin chains! 4x4 and snow tires will get you where you wanna go. Good luck and be safe

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I agree. We get a ton of snow with freezing temps where I live. I make a 60 mile each way trip through the canyon for work and have for the last 6 years...never needed chains once, just 4wd and good AT or MT tires.

But if you do want to buy chains just in case get some from Les Schwab. If you don't use them you can take them back at the end of the season for a full refund (their policy).


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