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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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Hey Dirty, Are the Sahara wheels a direct fit including offset?

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Yes, direct fit.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

Considering selling the OEM 20s and tires for some aftermarket 18s for the winter. Might post up in for sale section.
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

Who's installed "cable" chains on 275/65/18 (DuraTrac's) tires on the GC with Q/L?
(The '13 GC Trailhawks came with 265/60/18 GY Silent Armor's)

I'm thinking about the SCC-SZ451 Super Z-6's. They seem to be the slimmest of the "cable" type. Clearance issue appears to be on the inside corner of the front section of the rear fender wells. There's just about 5/8" of clearance in normal ride mode, so I'll have to check tomorrow what it is in the first lift setting.

So, anyone out there run "cable" chains on these larger tires? (Or on the smaller 265/60/18's?)

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The National Parks in the California Sierra's require all vehicles to carry chains regardless if it's AWD/4X4. Only once (a number of years ago) was I required to chain up to leave Yosemite Valley with less than 2" of snow on the road even though I was driving my XJ with front and rear lockers and dedicated M/S tires. And "yes" you will be ticketed (if caught) if you attempt to drive out if they post the "Chains Required" signs.

About 95% of the people in California don't know how to drive in inclement weather let alone in the snow and really "F" things up!!!
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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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Who's installed "cable" chains on 275/65/18 (DuraTrac's) tires on the GC with Q/L?
(The '13 GC Trailhawks came with 265/60/18 GY Silent Armour's)

I'm thinking about the SCC-SZ451 Super Z-6's. They seem to be the slimmest of the "cable" type. Clearance issue appears to be on the inside corner of the front section of the rear fender wells. There's just about 5/8" of clearance in normal ride mode, so I'll have to check tomorrow what it is in the first lift setting.

So, anyone out there run "cable" chains on these larger tires? (Or on the smaller 265/60/18's?)

FYI...
The National Parks in the California Sierra's require all vehicles to carry chains regardless if it's AWD/4X4. Only once (a number of years ago) was I required to chain up to leave Yosemite Valley with less than 2" of snow on the road even though I was driving my XJ with front and rear lockers and dedicated M/S tires. And "yes" you will be ticketed (if caught) if you attempt to drive out if they post the "Chains Required" signs.

About 95% of the people in California don't know how to drive in inclement weather let alone in the snow and really "F" things up!!!

I'm running pretty much the exact setup you describe above LT275/65/18 Duratracs on a 2013 GC Trailhawk with QL and have the Super Z-6 cable chains too.

I do have 1.5" spacers though so that helps with the clearance. Plus I have the Llams height adjustment kit which allows me to drive at OR1 height at speeds above 45mph.

I test fit the cables last year when I first got them like you, but also bought them for emergencies and mandatory chain requirements and so far they just take up a little space in the back every winter.

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Re: Snow chains recommendations

BigCat,

Thanks for the info on the "cables". And yes, these would be used only for "mandatory chain requirements".

Any tire clearance issues along the outer fender lip (with the spacers) when flexed? Also, where did you get the Llams kit? Knew they made them for the Range Rover and Disco's but not Jeep.

Any pics of your GC and JKUR?


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Re: Snow chains recommendations

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BigCat,

Thanks for the info on the "cables". And yes, these would be used only for "mandatory chain requirements".

Any tire clearance issues along the outer fender lip (with the spacers) when flexed? Also, where did you get the Llams kit? Knew they made them for the Range Rover and Disco's but not Jeep.

Any pics of your GC and JKUR?


XJ97SPORT

Just got back from a little club snow run in the JKUR. No clearance issues on the outer lip although I do have Bushwackers.

I was in contact with Graeme, the owner of Llams while he was developing the kit. You can contact him with any questions at: kits@llams.com.au

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Re: Snow chains recommendations

An alternative to conventional chains:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002LF7GT0/

A bit spendy, but you don't have to worry about taking out a brake line or hitting any suspension components with a chain wrapping around the inside face of the tire.

I also just found these:
http://www.flextrax.com/
Not sure if they would qualify in California, but they seem to be pretty well respected (and have been in business for quite some time).

Funny story about tire chains (at least for me):
I was in the Army (Military Police) in the early 80s posted in Seoul, South Korea. We had a snow storm and I had to go down to the motor pool to check out an M151A2 for my patrol shift. Due to the snow the tech on duty said that I had to put chains on the vehicle before they would let me leave the motor pool.
I looked at him and said, "Chains? Your going to have to show me how to put those on."
He asked, "Where are you from?"
I replied, "Wisconsin."
He then asked, "And you don't know how to put chains on?"
To which I replied, "Hell no, we know how to drive in Wisconsin!"
I got a good laugh out of him.
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