|01-15-2009 11:08 AM|
|01-15-2009 10:13 AM|
Unless they're reffering to clearance issues between the tire and chassis, they're wrong.
I sling irons on semi tires regularly.
Cable chains won't take more than half an inch if you get em on snug.
|01-14-2009 08:41 PM|
|jk'n||Stock tires on my Rubicon are too big for chains so says the owner's manual.|
|01-12-2009 10:06 AM|
I live in Spokane also, and I agree with Skeeter. 4x4 is all you'll need on I-90. Yosemite's rules are wierd as I had a similar experience years ago.
BTW, I have used both cables and chains (on snowmobile trails) on my TJ Rubicon with stock tires and suspension and they work fine at low speeds.
|01-12-2009 06:13 AM|
Hmm, just noticed this thread.
I live in Spokane, just north of your intended route.
You likely won't need chains, the passes you have to go through are fairly well maintained and if it gets too bad they simply shut the pass down. On top of that, this week is supposed to be fairly clear weather.
That being said, if you get chains buy cable chains. As long as you get them on tight you can run em much faster and longer than regular chains, if they fail they won't rip your rig up like irons. They're excellent on ice which would be your primary danger. I ran a set on a 2 wheel drive toyota pick up all winter one year just to see how long they would last, they're still out in my shop in good shape. The trick is to get em on tight.
|01-12-2009 05:28 AM|
JK's are good in snow but bad on ice. Only studs or chains will work on an icy surface...
You can put chains on a Rubi and Sahara if you lift them enough & have aftermarket wheels with more space...
|01-10-2009 03:55 PM|
|01-10-2009 03:01 PM|
From page 313-314 of 2008 Wrangler Owners Manual:
|01-09-2009 10:40 PM|
|iamagolfspaz||Out here ive seen where even if you have 4 wheel drive you still need to at least carry chains.|
|01-09-2009 10:34 PM|
|4Jeepn||I have never driven out west in snow, but I would think if you need to hook up chains to your jeep to get down the road.. you should not be out there. Then again better to have them and not need em, then need them and not have them.|
|01-09-2009 09:40 PM|
|iamagolfspaz||My dealer gave me a sheet of paper that stated that i could use chains but they have to be put on the rear tires. Class S chains.But this is in Cali though.|
|01-09-2009 08:49 PM|
|AzTJ||Is yours a 2WD model?|
|01-09-2009 08:45 PM|
JK and Snow Chains
I am going to be driving my 2007 Wrangler X Unlimited from Indianapolis to Seattle next week. My route primarily consists of I-80 'til almost Salt Lake, and then 84 north via Boise.
I noticed that I signed something saying that the manufacturer recommends that I don't use snow chains. While I really don't think it'll be an issue with the interstate driving, I think I should have them if for nothing else than a totem to ward off the snow.
Do we have some sort of alternative, or am I just worried about nothing?