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Re: Tire chains vs ARPS half Tracks

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Fuddy Duddy

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If you can find a set in your area for a good price buy them. I think that's the key, Got to go with what you can find. I've made a set of chains from 18 wheeler chains. Takes enough for three tires to make a set for an 'N'. They are sold in truck stops new for around $100 a pair. See them on CL all the time around $50 a pair. I've found unopened bags thrown out behind truck stops before. Maybe because the truck was loaded to heavy and the trucker needed to get rid of some weight or maybe he just needed room for something else, who knows? Some trucking companies will even give you old sets that that have been worn down to the point they won't pass DOT inspection. What I'm saying is chains are cheap. Tracks are not and they are hard to find. Shipping is pretty much a deal killer. Most all of us would buy a local set if the price was right. My chains do pretty good without weight and better with weight. I've got two 300#. never loaded a tire. I don't want to deal with a tire that heavy.

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