How do you put on Tire Chains with Full Fenders

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by GbsnG7, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Nope. Every wheel end gets an equal amount of torque all the time. As I said earlier, you can only throw down as much torque as it takes to slip a wheel.

    Say it takes 750 lb-ft at each wheel to move the truck. Now one wheel is on ice and it only takes 250 lb-ft to spin the wheel on ice. The 3 remaining wheels still see 250 lb-ft of torque. But since it takes 750 lb-ft to move the truck, the truck just sits there with a spinning wheel.
     
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  2. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Yes. All 4 will spin.
     
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  3. npok

    npok Light Load Member

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    With the power divider off, I've only ever spun 1 dual on the front axle. With it on, I've spun 1 dual on both axles.
     
  4. beastr123

    beastr123 Heavy Load Member

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    The one that is spinning, the power flows to the path of least resistance.
    If all have equal traction they all get even power, the only reason that some say that the right rear gets more is because in a high power application load weight shifts to that tire set more and will wear that tire quicker.
     
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    No, any will spin, probably not more than maybe 2 at a time.
     
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