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Old 05-09-2015, 05:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use the old fashioned style tire chains with a hook on the back side, and a clip thingy on the front. I shortened the free ends to the correct length when I got them so that I only need to connect to the end link, and the chain is automatically correctly adjusted. When I changed to a slightly larger tire, I had to weld on a couple of links.

Lay the chain out, lift over the tire, hook the hook on the back side, then wiggle the whole chain toward me to get the slack out of the back side, and clip the clip. Done. I only need to do this once or twice a year. My brother gets a lot more practice and claims he can chain up all four tires in five minutes.
The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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