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post #1 of 8 Old 12-07-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy a set of snow chains for my 05 350 dually 2WD. Any recomendations.....v bar, square link, cams or no cams...etc. I had a pair of v-bar chains on a dakota years ago but have never purchased a set for a 1 ton dually before, let alone installing them I am sure will be a learning curve. I intend to use them only when going up the mountain. No highway driving for me in the snow. Any info would be greatly appriciated.
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I would just purchase a set of single wheel chains and mount them on the outside duals. I personally haven't used chains for a number of years but previously always used the V-bar type for ice/packed snow. Putting a set of dual chains on a open wheel tractor is bad enough but working in a wheel well set up is a PIA.
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I would probable look like Alex from the last season of iceroad truckers trying to put on chains...LOL
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Wrong size

Well I ordered a set of V-bar chains for the truck from tire chains required. They arrived the other day and low and behold they do not fit. This made in China crap just sucks.
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havent needed chains yet. even when it was icy going over the mountain. started to slide, just put it in 4 wheel drive.

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havent needed chains yet. even when it was icy going over the mountain. started to slide, just put it in 4 wheel drive.
but his truck is 2wd

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I received the chain extensions on the evening of the 22nd. It took me a couple of hours to size everything up right. I did not need them when I went up to Lee Canyon but they do give me a higher comfort level just having them in the truck. As soon as I got off the pavement at the picknic area my backend lost traction. I had to back out to get back onto the pavement. All in all it was a very fun day for my two year old.
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