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Offline Ranger619

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Chains to ice studs ??
« on: Jan 27, 2018, 04:18 PM »
Anybody else tired of chains on their Quad ? Got home from ice fishing in Canada and said the hell with it and took my chains off the back of my Quad. I think Iím going to try the ice studs instead but I can only use the shortest sheet metal screws for that since my lugs arenít very tall on the stock tires. Iím just tired of having a row of links hitting my frame when I go over 18 mph. Anyone like the ice studs better than chains ? I only run them on the back itís not like Iím running threw a foot or two of snow around here !!  ???  ???
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Offline Ranger619

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #1 on: Jan 27, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Thank you   O B One   ;)2
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Offline JonPerry

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2018, 05:11 PM »
I run chains & wire or zip tie the excess so there's nothing flapping in the breeze. The key is to pull the tire valve/deflate the tires prior to install, get them on as tight as possible & air up the tires to recommended pressure. The chains haven't run off yet & I don't drive slowly. ;)

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #3 on: Jan 28, 2018, 05:23 PM »
I use studs on my tires and it seems like I have to replace them every year.  I would like to have a set of chains, but they are pretty pricey!  But, if you add up the studs I've bought over the years, I could have bought a set of chains.  Just don't know if it would be worth it now!

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #4 on: Jan 28, 2018, 08:22 PM »
I run chains on the rear.. carbide studs on the front...3 seasons on the studs... i bind the spare chain links with marine grade tie wraps ..I've never had one come loose...they must be marine grade...not the cheap ones from the big box store
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Offline redneckdan

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2018, 10:53 PM »
Which part of the chain is hitting the frame, side links, cross links or excess? Post up a picture of your setup.

Studs can't really compete with properly set up chains. Better durability, added weight for traction, works better in snow.

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Re: Chains to ice studs ??
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2018, 10:44 AM »
Kold cutter ice screws 1/2" long worked great on my RZR for running on glare ice. They did not do much for running in deep snow or slush. Chains are the best IMO but as mentioned get them tight on a completely deflated tire and then air up. Wire tie any loose ends and make sure if you turn the wheels all the way to one side or the other the chains don't hit any frame or plastic parts. Tight is right!

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