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post #12 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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Does your owners manual mention anything about using your chains at different rpm? I know for going up hill at generally better to be in a lower gear and higher rpms because firstly, higher rpm mean last torque applied to the wheels thus making it less burdensome on your chains. Second, If you start spinning, You have some RPM's to work with in that gear Before having to drop a gear. There are smarter and less smart ways of driving with chains on.
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