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so I was wondering if anyone else was running these RUD chains...

and if the RUD *Grip 4X4 chains were acceptable ?



or whether one should think to bump it up to the RUD *Olympian Sprints ?



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what say ye ?
 

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I run the Road Blazer. These are a beefy chain. These are from, I believe, quality chain corp. They have cam locks on them that I was hesitant about. But they seem to stay tight without extra bungees, however I still bungee. These are a roll on style. I have had the chains in your first pic before. You can install them without rolling on but they are not that aggressive.

The size I have will fit 265/75/16-255/85/16-235/85/16
I always recommend a drive way test fit.

Thanks, Cam-shaft.
 

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depends on what you're doing?? terain details please...
snow driving ?

uh... mostly trail work...
but I have to get up the mountain road to find that. ;)
 

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I have been using the chains from Wal-Mart for the rear but of the two you have I would get the Olympian Sprints. I plan on getting a set of cables for the front because of clearance issues.
 

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but of the two you have I would get the Olympian Sprints.
epinions are like assholes n elbows...

so you gotta back yers with something more then...

'cause mo' money makes them better" :rolleyes:
 

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Dell,
On road the cheaper version will work, offroad no. The reason is the retention system. It's too flimsy and it won't work well with aired down tires. You'll end up breaking that cheaper chain and getting it wrapped around your axle, possibly taking out a brake line. The cross links are plenty strong, the tensioning retention thing is not meant to take any impact with rocks or stumps. Check out the yellow chain in this pic:

http://tirechaindealer.com/grip.php

Bad news Bro. The better one is just $10 more

If you want a real MOFO chain look here:
http://shop.clothiertransmissionandtractionproducts.com/product.sc;jsessionid=B52EC133D96603F35E7F314A4CF9D96F.qscstrfrnt04?productId=165&categoryId=1

Expensive and heavy because of the double stacked, bar spiked crosslinks, but super aggresive. You need clearance to run them.
 

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Dell,
On road the cheaper version will work, offroad no. The reason is the retention system. It's too flimsy and it won't work well with aired down tires. You'll end up breaking that cheaper chain and getting it wrapped around your axle, possibly taking out a brake line. The cross links are plenty strong, the tensioning retention thing is not meant to take any impact with rocks or stumps. Check out the yellow chain in this pic:

http://tirechaindealer.com/grip.php

Bad news Bro. The better one is just $10 more

If you want a real MOFO chain look here:
http://shop.clothiertransmissionandtractionproducts.com/product.sc;jsessionid=B52EC133D96603F35E7F314A4CF9D96F.qscstrfrnt04?productId=165&categoryId=1

Expensive and heavy because of the double stacked, bar spiked crosslinks, but super aggresive. You need clearance to run them.
good as any bullshit I've read as of yet :D

so yeah... will look more closely at the Olyimpian's

but since I had to wait so long for a reasonable address...

decided... instead to throw my money at a beefier 165 amp. Alt. and 200 amp isolator :p

tire chains likely won't be of any use to me... til next season anyway ;)
 

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epinions are like assholes n elbows...

so you gotta back yers with something more then...

'cause mo' money makes them better" :rolleyes:
Actually has nothing to do with price just like a lot of things. Price does not always equate to better and as pointed out a $10 difference is not really that much.

My e-pinion was based on the design of the chain pattern and appearant strength difference among other things. I am sorry that I did not go into detail as to why specifically I would go with the one over the other. However if you are asking for E-pinions dont bitch when you get them. Besides I thought you were still broken and recovering so wont need them this year.
 

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My e-pinion was based on the design of the chain pattern and appearant strength difference among other things. I am sorry that I did not go into detail as to why specifically I would go with the one over the other. However if you are asking for E-pinions dont bitch when you get them. Besides I thought you were still broken and recovering so wont need them this year.
e pinions based on something real... or an experience...
is all that matters to my brain.
Standard Walmart chains are not on my list of consideration...
and I've no interest in them... or any other standard wrap snow chain.

I like this particular pattern...
because I have on several occasions... nearly slid off the fucking trail
because of it's surface angle and poor traction (icy - packed snow)
Most standard chains afford less side to side traction then a cross pattern.

I like the 4X Grip... because of ease of installation...
they maybe not a commercial grade...
I'm not plowing roads and using them daily...
It's likely they would only be used on rare snow days...

Sure everyone's e opinion is welcomed...
but inexperienced/unproven e pinions don't really garner much respect in my world.

Sure... I might be broken at the moment...
But hey... Doesn't hurt to buy shit I might need... for later.
After all... I surely can't do much of anything else at the moment. :(

Sooo... I'm planning ahead and preparing for when I'm better.

Who knows... I might not live thru this shit...
and it could be a waste of money...
But I'll guess if it comes to that... it won't matter to me. :D

thanks for your e pinion... but facts, reality and experience matter most
and if you've never used a cross pattern chain...
what could you know ? :dunno:
 

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What Dell? You tryin to shut the whole damn forum down? :D
 

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What Dell? You tryin to shut the whole damn forum down :D
nope...

but now I realize how those muskrat, I trapped as a kid, felt like...
as they chewed off their foot... just to escape

I don't usually inquire for e pinions...
and I don't know what possessed me to think I should start that now :banghead:

prolly just the vicodin causing me to think...
I should try to be mo friendly and inter-active :doh:

oops... I really gotta quit taking that shit :eek:
 

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prolly just the vicodin causing me to think...
I should try to be mo friendly and inter-active :doh:
Well, you see where that got you :rolleyes: Best you recover soon and get back to normal :D
 

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so I was wondering if anyone else was running these RUD chains...

and if the RUD *Grip 4X4 chains were acceptable ?



or whether one should think to bump it up to the RUD *Olympian Sprints ?



^ pics link you


what say ye ?
I missed this post by a few weeks. It looks like the money is spent and we may not see very much snow this year in so.Cal. But from experience the RUDs are a great set of chains. I have used them on the Moab slick rock for about 4 seasons now and they will bite. We were usually hitting the trails with 2' + of snow with no problems. Didn't need them this past December though, No Snow. The chains are easy to install and easy to remove as needed. The Grip 4X4 have held up great.
 

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The chains are easy to install and easy to remove as needed. The Grip 4X4 have held up great.
You get points in muh book...
as that's exactly what I wanted to hear...

someone with some experience...
and myself having spent the last 3 ( or was it 4 ? ) early spring seasons up in Moab...
what you say... assures me that the Grip 4X chains are all I need ;)

thanks for saying brother... You just saved me $ 40 bucks. :)
 

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You get points in muh book...
as that's exactly what I wanted to hear...

someone with some experience...
and myself having spent the last 3 ( or was it 4 ? ) early spring seasons up in Moab...
what you say... assures me that the Grip 4X chains are all I need ;)

thanks for saying brother... You just saved me $ 40 bucks. :)
You got it! ---- All we need is some Snow.
 

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i have run the RUD chains. they work pretty well on and off road. like someone mentioned they can help keep you from sliding sidways and the line of chain that runs down the center of the tire tread helps them roll smoother on the road. the color coded chain helps untangle the mess when you pull them out of the bag.

my only gripe was the small diameter of the chain links. i would have liked a "beefer" version. but mine never broke anyway.
 
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