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Chains or 4x4

Discussion in 'OPEN TRUCK DISCUSSION' started by Lady Dominatrux, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Lady Dominatrux

    Lady Dominatrux Dominatrix of Baseball

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    Hey all,


    Since this will be my first time driving my truck up to Yosemite in Feb. Yippee!! Should I buy chains just in case I do need them for the trip up there. I am not sure what the weather will be like in Yosemite until next month but I thought I would ask now.

    Also what are snow socks? I don't want to buy any chains if I am going to be buying new tires soon either.


    I hope it does snow a bit but not much so I can still take pics of the Firefall at Horsetail Falls.


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    Chains might not work on a newer truck...

    https://youtu.be/qvPXqLoWaHY


    I can't bring myself to trust those, lol. But if tire chains can fit on your truck, they're not a waste, as long as they still fit the new tires...

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  3. Lady Dominatrux

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    I just don't want to get dinged not for having tire chains. I rather be prepared than not prepared. My dad is driving his surburban up to Yosemite but his is older than mine.
     
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    Probably, you'll be OK with just 4wd. Some areas may require chains, there must be a DOT website you can check? You can get a set of chains pretty cheap, couldn't hurt to have the extra insurance- they'll help in deep mud too. I'd give them a test fit in your warm dry driveway rather than learning how to do it on the side of the road in the snow :ohnoes:

    My old Chevy was great in the snow (even better when I got the Snow rated tires) What kind of tires are on it now?
     
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    You don’t need chains and you won’t get dinged with a 4wd
     
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    It's pretty much only the big stuff that has to carry chains

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    Here it is all vehicles except 4WD when it is snowing hard When they closed the pass I was on this week, they had the Chains Required postings up for about 6 hours prior to closing it.
     
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    Ahhh, up here I've only seen the chains required signs for heavy traffic, and winter rated tires for everything smaller stuff

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    It gets easier the farther north you go :). In Alaska they just told us good luck. Never saw any chains required for anything
     
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    I like Alberta... When they close a highway, they just put a cop there, who's sole purpose is to to tell you that if something happens, nobody is coming to help you, lol.

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