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Old 01-25-2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

I live in Oregon and occasionally drive over the mountain passes as well. I have yet to need my chains but I do have a pair just in case. You can get a ticket in Oregon for not carrying chains in some areas. I was planning on putting the chains on the rear, like the manual says, but when I talked to the Jeep dealer they said to put them on all 4. That seems kind of ridiculous. I have owned 3 Jeeps and have never needed chains and now they say I need to chain the whole car! No thanks!
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

You are only suppose to put chains on the rear wheels of the GC's. I am not saying it would hurt anything with them on all 4, but it is definitely overkill unless you are using your GC as the town snow plow.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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Interesting thread. I thought chains were a thing of the past. Shouldn't modern studded winter tires do a better job?
California Law specifically states that studded tired do NOT meet the definition of a traction device and you have to install chains over your studs, talk about a law i will NEVER understand
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:19 AM
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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California Law specifically states that studded tired do NOT meet the definition of a traction device and you have to install chains over your studs, talk about a law i will NEVER understand
Yeah thats kinda ridiculous. I live in Colorado and drive the passes out here with studded tires on a SRT with no problems whatsoever. Sounds like a crock o shit if you ask me.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:52 AM
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Yeah thats kinda ridiculous. I live in Colorado and drive the passes out here with studded tires on a SRT with no problems whatsoever. Sounds like a crock o shit if you ask me.
Sounds sick, care to share some pics of your srt with nobby tires
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

Agree, I would love to see an SRT with studs, which brand tire are you running? What size? I use studs on my Expedition (and previously on my Tacoma) and am running Blizzaks on the WK2, if we ever get some snow I will be able to decide how I like them ha ha ha.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

I have a house in Lake Tahoe and have travelled over the mountains when chain requirements are postd. If you have 4-wheel and snow tires you don't need chains. I have Michelin M/S2 tires on my jeep and have never been stopped by Caltrans chain check areas because I have 4-wheel drive.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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I used to live in California. I can't remember if you still needed chains in the mountains if you had 4X4 with snow tires. Here in Utah, if you have 4X4 AND SNOW TIRES, you don't need chains.
For the Utah rule, (the same as Colorado and other states), the vehicles must be 4x4 or AWD and you must have this insignia on the Tire(or Tyre for you Brits):

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Re: Snow chains recommendations

According to the O.M.

TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)


Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.

Install on Rear Tires Only

Due to limited clearance, use SAE class S low profile
cables or traction devices only. Security Chain Company
(SCC) Super Z6 #SZ 441 cables or equivalent are
recommended.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

Rusloc, those SCC chains were what I was planning to buy, or check out Spikes Spiders chains if you have deep pockets and plan to use them more frequently.

The others who aren't taking a cross country trip through varying temps. Your best bet will likely be to get a dedicated set of Winter wheels and tires. For the washington peeps, tons of 18" JK Sahara wheels for pretty cheap.
Jeep Wrangler Sahara 18" alloy wheels

Then pick up a set of winter tires and you are set for a dedicated set of winter wheels.
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4 Hankook iPike P245/60R18 Studded Snow Tires

Then you'll be set for many winters to come and don't have to worry about pulling over to put on chains or deal with driving 30 mph with them on or causing damage to your vehicle.

I ended up finding a set of 20" Pirelli Ice & Snows for $350 on clist last year and mounted them up to my OEM 20s. Including a new set of TPMS and mounting/balancing I came in right at about $500. Not bad at all for a dedicated set of winter wheel/tires.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

S class chains on the rear only. The chain is smaller than heavy duty chains which is required for clearance issues. I have quick connects, never used them on my GC, once on my Liberty because of ice. I had no problem driving, just stopping. I leave them in the vehicle year round. Got mine from Les Schwab. Oregonian.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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Rusloc, those SCC chains were what I was planning to buy, or check out Spikes Spiders chains if you have deep pockets and plan to use them more frequently.

The others who aren't taking a cross country trip through varying temps. Your best bet will likely be to get a dedicated set of Winter wheels and tires. For the washington peeps, tons of 18" JK Sahara wheels for pretty cheap.
Jeep Wrangler Sahara 18" alloy wheels

Then pick up a set of winter tires and you are set for a dedicated set of winter wheels.
Tire Details - Discount Tire Direct
4 Hankook iPike P245/60R18 Studded Snow Tires

Then you'll be set for many winters to come and don't have to worry about pulling over to put on chains or deal with driving 30 mph with them on or causing damage to your vehicle.

I ended up finding a set of 20" Pirelli Ice & Snows for $350 on clist last year and mounted them up to my OEM 20s. Including a new set of TPMS and mounting/balancing I came in right at about $500. Not bad at all for a dedicated set of winter wheel/tires.
Hey Dirty, Are the Sahara wheels a direct fit including offset?

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