Chains for 35 Inch Tires

We now have available the Olympia Sprints tire chains for 35 inch tires – the chain model number is the Olympia Sprints 140 MFG. We have verified the fit for these three tire sizes. This is a tire size that we have not been able to service customers with in the past in spite of many requests. 35 inch tires are very popular in the off road community, a community which has taken very favorably with RUD Chain.

315/75R16
315/70R17
35×12.5R17

These chains have an aggressive 7mm link size cross chains, so make certain you have adequate clearance before using them. They are also diamond pattern. In the past, drivers using this tire size have had to settle with ladder style of chains. While ladders style chains work, they do not give lateral stability and they tend to be a lot bumpier.

For more information about the new MFG versions of the Olympia Sprints, check out this blog post.

http://tirechaindealer.com/news/2013/07/new-olympia-sprints-131-mfg/

The cross chains are forged in Germany with these chains being assembled in Hiawatha, Iowa. Hence these chains qualify as being MADE IN USA.

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New Olympia Sprints 131 MFG

About three years ago, RUD USA imported the Olympia Sprints tire chains. For the mid-sized truck, we absolutely loved that chain. It was more aggressive than the Grip 4×4 – an already great chain – but it fit the market for the heavier mid sized trucks such as the RAM 2500 and above and the F250 / F350 trucks. What was attractive was the industrial strength of the side components which could withstand extra torque. Last season, we sold the remaining of the 131 models and we have come very close to selling the last of the 136 models. They never did deliver the 140 model for the 35 inch tires; nevertheless, we knew the demand was there. These Olympia Sprints chains had a link size of 6mm.

This year, RUD USA is trying something new. They have an overabundance of 7mm cross chains and using the team that manufactures their industrial chains in Iowa, that team is assembling the newest versions of the Olympia Sprints. You will know if it is this chain if it has MFG in the name. Starting today we are selling the Olympia Sprints 131 MFG. At the same time we can also offer the Olympia Sprints 140 MFG. When we deplete the 136s then we will start assembling those too. The 132s will follow shortly afterwards. We have been spending our summer time going over prototypes for this chain with the intention of getting it right. Today, we tested the new 131 MFG on several tires and have confirmed a proper fit on the following sizes.

225/70R19.5
235/75R17.5
235/80R17
235/85R16
245/70R17
245/70R17.5
245/75R16
245/75R17
265/75R15
235/85R16
265/70R16
265/75R15
265/75R16
265/70R17
275/70R16

I am excited about this chain. It is very strong and very aggressive. I also had a nice experience in learning about the hardness of the metal. If you take bolt cutters and cut through the side chains, it is not overly difficult to cut through the metal. However, when you try to cut the cross chains, you will find the hardness of the metal extremely different. I had to exert a lot of energy to get it to cut through the chain. In order to preserve my bolt cutters – not to mention one of the fragments shooting through the window of my truck like a bullet, I stopped cutting them. That metal is very hard and very dense.

Here are some pictures of this new chain including some comparisons. First is a comparison of the Grip 4×4 link size to the original OS 131.

This next image is a comparison of the link size and chain layout of the older and smaller OS 131 compared to the newer and thicker OS 131 MFG.

Now, we have the chain installed on a Ram 3500 dually.

Due to the thicker chain, the price is a $30 – $40 dollars more.

What I also like, is that since they are being assembled in Iowa, we get to claim these chains as MADE IN USA.

Cheers.

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