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Old 02-17-2013, 04:25 AM
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Experience with V bar chains

Anybody used Vbar chains? I just purchased a pair for the back wheels on the '78 for wintertime offroad use, but could conceivably be used onroad in bad weather conditions.

Any reports on life of the chains, on or off road, and experience reports?

They fit the tires quite nicely and have a cam lock tightening system. They also fit the "not-ford", but there is very little clearance between the tire and the suspension components, which scares me.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:14 AM
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Snow chains are illegal in Virginia.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:17 AM
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I run them on the small tractors and the county roads dept here ran them also.
They seem to hold up ok and they grip way better than standard chains on ice.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:47 AM
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Had a friend with a set, they're pretty nice. Good grip.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 AM
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FWIW, I run them on my quad and find them fantastic. They are required here in some places when conditions warrant it.
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I have had some in the past, always did well. Wear wise, they really shouldn't get much wear unless you run them when not needed.
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Thanks all for the replies. It's supposed to snow this week. Chains are also required here in certain places, in certain conditions.
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Had to go try out the chains today. I think the truck looks kinda sexy with chains.



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Cool pics Doug!
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Have you got a some ice to try them on ? Like a frozen lake ?
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