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Big Buck Buster

Studs for the wheeler!!

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Have any of you used sheet metal screws for studs in your wheeler instead of the actual studs they sell at dealers? I priced out the difference between the two. The sheet metal screws don't have as tall of head on them, but are half to a third the cost of the studs sold at the dealer. I am just looking to get a little extra traction on the ice, and don't want to spend a fortune to do it. Would they work for what I need? Thanks

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I've been using sheet metal screws to replace the studs that have came out. I think the lower profile sheet metal screws have held up better. They probably don't dig in as well, but as long as your not pulling too much they will work great.

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I was thinking of putting them in for a little extra control when pulling the portable out. I don't know how they will work for pulling the wheel house out. I will probably have to stay off the throttle so they don't rip out. The wheel house is a 8' x 16' with 4'v.

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There are screw-in studs/screws in a number of the offroad parts catalogs, they're hardened so they'll stand up to a little more abrasion from bare parking lots etc. I can't see putting them into the tire though. I personally have chains for my wheelers and that's all I've needed, so far. Take 'em off in the spring and put them on as needed and I don't wear them down or tear up a tire in between. Phred52

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I like the chains with the ice cleats they work great as long as you get them on tight enough. I let some air out then get them on as tight as I can and reinfate them.

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I put screws in before they work fine. I didn't take them out at the end of the year, just wore them off flush. Next winter I put more in, no big deal, it never hurt a thing. I pulled a 15 x 7 wheel house. I do like the chains better if you have snow.

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I have the original set of tires and rims that came with the wheeler when I purchased it new. I have a more aggressive mud tire on it for the summer months, and will be using the studded originals for the winter months only so they will last longer. If it doesn't work to my liking, then I will probably go with the v-bar chains. I looked at some today that were priced at around $55.00 for the set.

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Has anyone used the diamond pattern chains? Are they worth the money that they get for them?

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BBB, I had considered them for the 1st wheelers set, but after I seen how much the regular 'v'-bar chains helped, I just bought the regular 'v'-bar for the 2nd wheeler. As stated in a previous post, deflate the tires, install the chains and reinflate the tires so the chains are TIGHT, AND be sure the chains you buy are 'v'-bar or ice chains! Phred52

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I also add some springs across the chains to help the stay tight, works really well.

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I saw those spring kits as well. I know that the parts store in my town has a large assortment of springs on hand. I should be able to get some of those springs to keep the chains tight instead of getting the spring kits from the chain manufacturer.

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