Help with finding decent chains that are reasonably priced?

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  1. Swedish bandit

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    Getting into driving in the Midwest and need to get some chains. Out here at the Iowa 80 and they seem kind of pricey anybody know a cheaper place to get them or if these are reasonably priced (they said they're around 110 to 130 bucks)?
     
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  3. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Buy quality ones so if you need to use them you at least have the right tools for the job. Not like they go bad. Keep forever hopefully never use.
     
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    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Sometimes OEM dealers will have them way cheaper than truck stops.
     
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    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Farm and fleet.
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  9. Tombstone69

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    What about the socks. I've never had the pleasure, the only thing I ever had to chain was a 2018 rogue and I only did that because they wouldn't let me in the park without them. Anyway the socks look easy enough to install.
     
  10. Tombstone69

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    Iowa80.com sells socks for $199.99, they probably sell chains also.
     
  11. Pedigreed Bulldog

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    I paid $100 for 4 pairs of chains...and a few years later bought another pair for $20. That's enough to cover 10 tires and only $120 total out-of-pocket.

    If you don't need them NOW, look around. The first 4 pair I bought from a company driver who used to be an O/O and had them sitting in his shed...4 brand new chains in the bags, 4 used chains. The last pair, I actually found at an antique store...still new and in the bag.

    If you DO need them now, you'll pay a lot more.
     
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