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sleepy93 12-24-2010 09:55 PM

tire chains on my laredo
I'm planing a trip to the mountains and I will need to bring tire chains.

Does anyone have any good advise/tips for me. I stopped by walmart and bought a set of chains that fit the stock 245x70x17 tires. I've read the instructions but i'm curious about first hand experiences using them.:)

1BAMFR 12-24-2010 10:04 PM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
A 4 wheel drive Jeep shouldn't need chains!

sleepy93 12-24-2010 10:05 PM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
My jeep is a two wheel drive V6.

PlatinumSillk 12-28-2011 12:10 PM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
When I purchased my car the dealership made me sign a waiver that said that I could not use chains on 4x2 2011 Laredo. I do not understand why though? I think I need to pick up some chains for the snow.

John47 12-28-2011 04:30 PM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
Best advice I could give would be to practice fit both sides on a nice dry surface BEFORE you leave or get to need them.
Trying to work out how to fit new chains lying in snow or slush is not a pleasant experience!
Make sure you get them tight , check clearance under the guards, and wire loose ends so they can't flap and damage the vehicle.

AAAA 12-29-2011 07:56 AM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
I know that there are places in the Rockies etc. which require AWD or chains at various times. I have never used them, but remember my father using them on our car when I was little. John 47 is right... practice and tight. And remember that driving with chains on is not fun.

driver354 01-11-2012 03:00 PM

Re: tire chains on my laredo
You might try something like Z-Chains which are not really chains at all, but will meet SAE, S(low amount) clearances. Personally I'm not a fan of driving anything with only rear wheel drive in snow or ice unless it's got dual wheels.

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