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Old 08-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone with dedicated snow rigs running tire screws? Buddy last winter on his flat fender added 850 utv tire screws into his terra tires. Letís be honest terra tires suck in the snow. They are short, and donít flex but the screws really woke them up. Surprised to not just in the ice. But all snow conditions we seen they really helped. The wetter snow was a huge gain though. Just curious if anyone with other snow rigs tried screws?
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They suck, sure you won't blow beads, but you'll end up constantly airing up because they leak. It also tears the beads up when the tires spin on the rims, so basically you end up with ruined wheels and tires.

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Old 08-12-2018, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It’s not for the beads. They are ice screws in the tread. But we’ve found they actually hold really good traction in the snow as well as the icy conditions. But they work awesome when the ruts get iced up as one would expect.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Basically he’s running these. Might be a different brand but same idea with a hardened head and shaped to grab and bite.
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Ah, my bad, I missed that

I could possibly see it helping in some situations, but maybe hurting you in others. Try it!
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:55 PM   #6 (permalink)
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He ran them last half of last year and they definitely won’t be removed. They’ve helped him a lot.In most conditions you can see his tires grabbing and picking up big pieces of snow where as without it literally wouldn’t grab anything at all. But his tires were extremely poor in most snow conditions. If had a dedicated snow rig and trailered it I think I’d be trying it.

More curious if anyone else has done anything similar but with better tires and a better rig.
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I'm shocked more guys don't but a lot of guys are opposed to a lot of things that work for the rest of us poor slobs that can't run 40" or bigger tires and don't have an LS powered snowbuggy.
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Buddy screwed a set of 47 LTB's. They were pretty worthless in the snow otherwise, they work better with the screws but are still just okay.
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I'm shocked more guys don't but a lot of guys are opposed to a lot of things that work for the rest of us poor slobs that can't run 40" or bigger tires and don't have an LS powered snowbuggy.
poor slobs only? I think a lot of people don't want to put screws in a set of tires that hold air

the added weight and now having to run sealant in your tires is enough for me to say no - I bet they dig like crazy in sugar snow too.

up here we have found that the less you dig, the better you go in the snow
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poor slobs only? I think a lot of people don't want to put screws in a set of tires that hold air

the added weight and now having to run sealant in your tires is enough for me to say no - I bet they dig like crazy in sugar snow too.

up here we have found that the less you dig, the better you go in the snow
They don't have to go through the treadface. We used sheetmetal screws that were 3/8-1/2" long on into the tread blocks.
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Ya. They only sit in the tread. No sealant. The screws you can get in correct length that you want. I’d run the atv ice racing screws over sheet metal screws due to them being harder and shaped for better bite. They weren’t any more expensive. Actually cheaper where we priced from local shops.
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I had a buddy that did it with a dirt bike. He rode it to work on ice all the time.
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