I've got the Sahara and I use chains on it without any problems and I've got 31x1050x15 tires.
So overall I don't see why the manual would state that. You think that the jeep is a tank and beast to start throw chains on it and you will have a hard time getting stuck with them on.
I'm sure it has to do with stuffing the larger tires on stock rims with factory BS into the wheel wells. I have the same issue on my stocker Tahoe. Using limited clearance chains for her. They're a little light-weight BUT if I ever really needed to chain up to keep the CHP happy I could.
The Sahara has bigger flares which gives the tires slightly less overall clearance. If your Jeep has any sort of a lift at all and aftermarket wheels that will space the tires further out a tad, you will be able to run chains.
Or for less trouble, run cables instead of chains. Cables aren't quite as aggressive as chains are but they don't need as much clearance either. With a 4x4 Jeep, cables should be more than enough to get you where you need to go when on the street. Only in deep offroad snow would I go straight to chains.
thanks everyone, i'll try the cables because i'm looking at not getting stuck on pavement in snow. No offroad in snow for me, so that may work. we live in a rural mountain area and I don't want to get stuck on the mountain if you know what I mean.
@Nissanman1: like people have said they will work. I've been running chain chains and not cable chains and the only thing I've noticed is that I get slight rub with the chains at full turn lock, otherwise no problems and I live on a unmaintained road so when it comes to snow I've had to use them to make sure I can get out. Hopes this helps you out a bit more.
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