Tires and Wheels What skins are you rollin' around on? Discuss wrapping your rims in here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Snow Chains (redux)

Old 02-28-2015, 05:19 PM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5
travlinsouth is on a distinguished road
Default Snow Chains (redux)

A few posts have been made in the past inquiring on this issue (notably and with no definitive corroboration on their use. In both threads, there's mention that the manual says never to use them, and the chain manufacturers also strongly advise against their use if it's not specifically indicated that there's enough clearance by the auto maker.

Given that, I'm not likely to put them on, and we don't get a lot of call for chains here in the South. But about once every year or so, we get a little bit of snow and it shuts down the whole city (including a lot of police departments/first responders) and I'd love to be able to put on a set in case I want to help someone out - but obviously not if it tears my brakes or wheelwells up. Does anyone have any direct experience, good or bad?

I don't have 4/AWD, and snow tires don't really make sense for such limited use. Just looking at my out-of-the-box options.

Last edited by travlinsouth; 02-28-2015 at 08:56 PM. Reason: grammar, typos
Old 03-01-2015, 11:40 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: KW Ontario
Posts: 1,110
rexazz2 will become famous soon enough

the biggest problem in my opinion is people usually just dont give enough room to stop or are going to fast for the conditions

Chains tend to shake the crap out of your vehicle from what I understand
Old 03-01-2015, 05:17 PM
jkyle187's Avatar
Starting Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Atlanta, Ga.
Posts: 109
jkyle187 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default chain

I have used chains before and hated them,,,and a booger to put on and more of a booger if you have to install them in the that what have used before and have a set for the blazer but haven't had the chance to use them is radial chains. they don't shake the vehicle like link chains do....and chains are not made for 55+ MPH speeds either.
Old 03-04-2015, 10:48 AM
New Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 5
travlinsouth is on a distinguished road

Thanks jkyle and rexazz for your feedback, but I was looking for information on using snow chains specifically on a Blazer. Have either of you (or anyone else) ever used them on the Chevy vehicle? Which kind of chains and how often? Ever have any resulting damage or problems? Thanks for any info.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
The Lounge
11-02-2011 12:47 PM
Off Roading
01-25-2011 12:44 AM
Tires and Wheels
01-22-2011 04:18 PM
Steering, Suspension & Drivetrain
08-08-2009 09:20 AM
Tires and Wheels
05-16-2009 07:34 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Snow Chains (redux)

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.