Snow Chains won't fit the new wheels and tyres...... BUGGER!

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Snow Chains won't fit the new wheels and tyres...... BUGGER!

Post by Homer » 05 Jul 2018, 6:28 pm

G'Day Fella's,

I as hoping to get away over the Snowies and into Victoria, for a bit of a trip away (Sambar).
So being the responsible person I am, I thought I should confirm my almost new but old Konig #260 Polar, Snow/Mud chains (for 7.50 x 16"), fit my new wheels/tyres (31-10.5 x 15")....... unfortunately, No (Konig recommend #255).


So to cut a long story a bit shorter, I added some links of 1/4" Herc Alloy chain to the existing wheel chains and Bingo, it looks like I fixed it.

Here's the two sets of 4 x addition links. One ready for crimping back together and the other already Hot Glued in place
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Here are the chains in place on my spare wheel, with a bit of red paint on the bits I need to find when fitting.
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Hope that helps

D'oh!
Homer
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Re: Snow Chains won't fit the new wheels and tyres...... BUG

Post by bigfellascott » 05 Jul 2018, 7:47 pm

Such is life, buy chains that fits I guess.
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Re: Snow Chains won't fit the new wheels and tyres...... BUG

Post by Homer » 07 Jul 2018, 11:01 am

bigfellascott wrote:Such is life, buy chains that fits I guess.


Maybe so Bigfellascott, but at $450.00 ish for a new set of Konig #255's, this was not only a quicker but a cheaper option.

Avagreatweekendeh!
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Re: Snow Chains won't fit the new wheels and tyres...... BUG

Post by Tiger650 » 07 Jul 2018, 10:53 pm

Good fix Homer, chains are chains and chain is cheap for the modification.
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