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post #21 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-19-2015, 11:48 PM
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Sure, come on up! Don't need chains here either- no snow. Try Boston.
Need them to go from Cali into Oregon. Most likely will never have to use them, but if a trooper decides to stop you, (and we all know they just love californians), its's ticket time.
There are also several other "snow zones" where you are supposed to have them in the vehicle.
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aren't you guys still having a drought? You will be lucky to see an R1 these days...
I wish I could "not like" a post . Sadly you're all to correct. 22% normal snow pack.

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Thanks! I am interested to see how tight a fit it is.
I didn't have the chance to actually test for the SZ435, but I did look.

"Visually, without measuring, and gut feeling..." It looks like there is about 3/8" clearance between the strut and the tire. I don't see any other potential area to interfere, but not sure if the geometry changes with steering and suspension travel.

6mm is a smidge less than 1/4". As a "required to carry chains", option, it's probably OK. As others have said, if you get to the point of "chains required" on a 4x4 with traction tires, you are probably not going to want to drive on it anyway.
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I live in Big Bear CA at 7,000 ft. We have to carry chains too, even if you have a awd or 4x4. I just purchased a set of low profile cables for $102 free shipping. I got them at vuncantire.com, I have a 2015 Jeep TH with 245/65/17 tires.
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Though an old, old thread, I had to double check.

Trailhawk is rated for 9mm snow chains on 225/65 tires. Yes, you read that right 225! For that you should just go buy a set of winters, but I would not be installing chains on a Trailhawk with 245s

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Have you thought about cables? They ride low, I don't see them messing with the suspension at all. Most cars use cables
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This is interesting and something I never really thought about, but find totally amazing that a vehicle like the Cherokee 4x4 cannot readilly utilize chains. Being old and a bit old school, I really find that terrible. I don't worry about it at my age cause don't even venture out if going's that tough, but remember well enough how much help a set of chains are when it gets really really bad, that a thought of a 4x4 plaything that can't use chains on is just plain crazy. Can't begin to count the times my chains were what saved the day and that is with really mean snow tires and real 4 wheel drive.
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Here's what it says in the 2015 Owner's manual :
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TIRE CHAINS (TRACTION DEVICES)
Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body
clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard
against damage.
• Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as
recommended by the traction device manufacturer
• Use on Front Tires Only
• Due to limited clearance, the following traction devices
are recommended:
Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models
• Original equipment 225/60R17 and 225/55R18 tire
sizes are not chainable.
• The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.
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Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models without
a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit
• Original equipment 225/65R17 and 225/60R18 tire
sizes are not chainable.
• The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models with a
Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit
• The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with 225/
65R17 and 225/60R18 tires.
Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk Models
• The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use
of 225/65R17 tires on size 17 x 7.5 ET31 wheels.

CAUTION!
• Use on Front Tires Only
• Damage to Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models may
result if tire chains or traction devices are used with
original equipment size tires.
• Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Models without
a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit may result if
tire chains or traction devices are used with original
equipment size tires.
• Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk
Models may result if tire chains or traction devices
are used with original equipment size tires.

WARNING!
Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow)
between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable
handling. You could lose control and have a collision.

CAUTION!
To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the
following precautions:
• Because of restricted traction device clearance between
tires and other suspension components, it is
important that only traction devices in good condition
are used. Broken devices can cause serious
damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise
occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove
the damaged parts of the device before further use.
• Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten
after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
• Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large
bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
• Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
• Observe the traction device manufacturer’s instructions
on the method of installation, operating
speed, and conditions for use. Always use the
suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer’s
if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
• Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
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I can't edit my post above so I'll add something here : chains can be used on OEM sized tires ONLY on non TH AD2s. All others need downsized tires for chains to *fit*.

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They are cables not chains and they are low profile 6.8mm
I will probably never put them on. I still have the set from my last vehicle and never even took them out of the box
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