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Old 04-16-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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I have a ranger 6x. When it's chained up, it flipping rocks. That is all....
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I put chains on the rear of my crew. Been thinking about chains on the front. But it was yet to let me down.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:58 PM   #3
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mine doesn't need chains. what year is yours?
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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04... It does well without, but chained up its an animal....
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:31 AM   #5
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sportsman or ranger? there are only one or two places that I have pointed my ranger that it has not gone and I haven't put chains on it.
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Ranger with stock tires. Like I said, it does very well without chains, but with chains it has much more bite in the really thick and sticky stuff. IF you're running stock tires, try some chains on the far rear axle, you will be blown away. Absolutely no slipping at all on wet/sticky terrain.
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Also, looking at your thread in the atv section, you have a '13 ranger. A completely different animal. Fully independent, with much more ground clearance, and you can run a 27" tire. My father in laws 2013 with 27" xtr's performs like mine all chained up (and better) due to the larger self cleaning tires and ground clearance. I have noticed that when driving his when its raining on the hard pack silty trails (that get slimy), mine gets a better bite and doesn't slip with chains vs his without chains. Other than that, his flipping rocks in the deep muddy trails.
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The bite with cleat chains vs the stock tire is night and day.


And you can see how low my diff hangs vs your fully independent rig.
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that is a lot of difference. I run silverbacks. they are amazing tires. they will go through bottomless pits of mud, but have almost no side to side traction. I am always falling into ruts if I try to straddle them.
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You can see the size sufferance between the 27" xtr's on my cat (same tire that my FIL has on his '13 ranger 6x6) vs the chained up 25's on my ranger, the xtr's dwarf the stock 25's.


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getting ready to order some 28" mega meyhams for my ranger.
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