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making tire chains

Discussion in 'Scale Truck Chat' started by Redcat Ben, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Redcat Ben

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    So now that its winter but I didn't get to drive the power wagon much over summer im going to try making some tire chains for the 1.9 tires on it. Im going to update here. just wondering how many of you guys have made tire chains and if you have any tips?
     
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    Just in case you guys try this out don't be dumb like me and cut the links because you have to bend them anyhow so i wasted like 10 links before I realized what I was doing and could save all of them. I felt really dumb
     
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    it also helps to lay them out on a table as you go, I screwed ends of each of my outter chains to the table at the width i'd need then added the inner, over the tire, sections, when I was done I unscrewed one end, rolled the tire over the chain to wrap the tire in it then unscrewed the other end one at a time connecting the first side before I did the other side, for me that helped to keep them from getting all tangled up
     
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    Ya that would be a good idea, i have 3 of four made now, got pictures that i will post later. I just struggled with the tangling, its part of dealing wit chain sometimes lol.
     
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    Ive made tire chains. they work very well. but keep some extra chain on you. you'll probably have to fix them.
     
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    Ya I hope to have some extra left over when im done
     
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    I've made tire chains before. They are kind of a pain to keep from rubbing the axle or hub carrier on an independent suspension vehicle, but do look cool and work decently.
    The best advice I can give is to count the links you use for the circumference of the tire and also for the width. Don't get lazy and eyeball it or use a ruler, remember the links can shift and change lengths depending on the position each link is rotated to. Make sure you keep all the width chains consistent and both outer chains consistent as well. Also, keep one link open on each of the circumference chains so you can easily remove and install them out on the trail without using pliers.
     
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    I did all of those things
     
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    What gauge chain you guys using i want to try to make my nitro rustler winter worthy
     
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    Honestly a bad idea with that kind og wheel speed. Chains break allot because you cant buy chain small enough that has wleded links. They come wipping off that thing in piecez you wont want to be anywhere near it.

    I recomend paddle tires
     
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    Ya id say just get some big paddle tires and skis for the front
     
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