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Chains and big tires

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Anyone run chains with big lug tires? I have 27" Dirt Devils and want to keep them on and use chains, but I was reading reviews on Cabela's HSOforum and a lot of people complained about the chains slipping between lugs and becoming worthless. Any experiences?

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I tried to run chains on my old 26" mud bugs and it didnt work. Just like you said the chains just fall between the lugs. I am thinking I am going to try putting screws in my 27" Vampires this year. Im worried the screws might wear off too fast though if I ever get it off the ice. I saw some screws that they make for putting in snowmobile tracks that had a carbide head on them but cant find them now.

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I tried regular sheetmetal screws and like you said, they wore off within a couple weeks. I might try find some grade 8's and see if they work better, because I would like to keep my 27's on if I can .

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You an buy tire studs for ATVs. I used them in my old atv. They worked well, but if you spin the tires under load, some will tear out. The next winter I bought a set of v-bar chains and counl go thru a lot more because of those chains,

You don't have to be delicate with chins.

However, if you are just lookning for traction on bare ice, studs will do you well.

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Oh yeah, forgot to mention the atv studs are hardened and deeper. I.E. they are far superior to sheet metal screws. (FYI, these were not the snowmobile carbide type.)

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