tire chains - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Vans and Mini Vans | Ford Aerostar | Ford Freestar | Ford Galaxy | Ford Windstar Forum for discussion of all Ford Vans and Ford Mini Vans such as the Ford Aerostar and Ford Freestar.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-12, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: San Diego, Ca
Posts: 17
tire chains

hello all, happy new year to everyone, hope all is well, can you put tires chains on a 2000 ford windstar? so many front wheel drives say you can't want to go to the snow, don't get much in southern california, anyway, any help would be appreciated, thanks

bcupac53 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-12, 01:18 PM
Dazed and Confused
 
CatSkinner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 5,852
Re: tire chains

etrailer sells them, but I wouldn't recommend putting them on unless absolutely necessary, as in, you plan on driving on ice. You can probably get away with studded snows, where are you going?

Ever notice that there's so many high performance parts available for GM products?

Did you ever think that maybe they NEED them?
CatSkinner is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-31-12, 08:51 PM
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,481
Re: tire chains

I loved chains when I was up in Northern Ontario. Southern ON doesn't allow the use of tire chains on public roads, under any conditions. If you get some deep grooved winter tires, or as CatSkinner mentioned, studded tires are better suited over chains in most cases.

I ran chains on my Taurus but it was cumbersome to take them on & off depending on road conditions. There had to be a minimum 3" of snow on the roads, or heavy ice to wear chains on public roads. Back dirt roads were relatively unrestricted within limits.

To help my drives up north when I still owned my C1500 (rear wheel drive) I implemented a system like this using compressed air: Onspot of North America You can lower the chains to aid in traction only when needed.

'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-01-13, 03:12 AM
Moderators
 
R.S.LOGAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Scotland
Posts: 14,690
Re: tire chains

Never seen those chains before , looks like a great product .
R.S.LOGAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford Vans and Mini Vans | Ford Aerostar | Ford Freestar | Ford Galaxy | Ford Windstar


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome