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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-22-2017, 01:38 PM
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Any updates on what cables may work for short distances? Super Z6 SZ435 seem like the only option but I will probably never use them. I've driven in a lot of snow back east but this Sierra thing is a whole other ballgame. Can't plan any ski trips because there's a blizzard every weekend and I can't get there. I have a 2016 Trailhawk.
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I have to take my 2016 trailhawk over Vail pass on I70 in CO next week. The weather looks good, but I'm from eastern Kansas, and haven't dealt with mandatory chain laws before.

I put my old chains on the front wheel, just to see the issues.

From what I see, the lower spring plate on the front strut is close, but a significant issue is the wheel liner at the max steering angle.

I know the owner's manual says to mount the chains on the front wheels, but has anyone tried them on the rear ones? I know that they are not normally the drive wheels, but I could put it in 4low to force the issue. It doesn't seem like that is much different between my old rwd truck and the new jeep. Downsides/risks to the transmission?
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i ended up just getting snow socks
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EKMEISTER: you don't know what you are talking about, if a road is posted "carry chains" a snowflake tire is not a "chained tire". You will be stopped from proceeding any further. The law is the law...try going up a ski hill when they say you need to chain up,
no chains means no fun in the snow!!

MARK: is the only one that apparently has read his "owners manual" , the TH comes with 245's that have to be replaced with 225's if you safely want to install chains, and you will have to purchase "S" rated chains...(CABLE CHAINS)!!

Four pages of questions and the answers are in your "OWNERS MANUAL".

JRENDA: you really need to take the owners manual out of the glove box and read it, or better yet put a pdf copy on your computer desktop and look at it every once in a while, there are a lot of important things to learn about the operation of your vehicle.
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EKMEISTER: you don't know what you are talking about, if a road is posted "carry chains" a snowflake tire is not a "chained tire". You will be stopped from proceeding any further. The law is the law...try going up a ski hill when they say you need to chain up,
no chains means no fun in the snow!!

MARK: is the only one that apparently has read his "owners manual" , the TH comes with 245's that have to be replaced with 225's if you safely want to install chains, and you will have to purchase "S" rated chains...(CABLE CHAINS)!!

Four pages of questions and the answers are in your "OWNERS MANUAL".

JRENDA: you really need to take the owners manual out of the glove box and read it, or better yet put a pdf copy on your computer desktop and look at it every once in a while, there are a lot of important things to learn about the operation of your vehicle.
now now, most vehicles like the XJ for example say not to use chains on some models
with modification people get things done
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There is another thread that covers this at
http://jeepcherokeeclub.com/#/topics/204378

There are an abundance of chains that fit the trailhawk, when the correct tires and rims are mounted. As per Marks quote above
See the correct rim spec and mopar order sku on the referenced thread.

In order of increasing Traction
Sock chains
Cable roller
Thule style low clearance high$$
Round link ladder form
Square cut Diamond
Laclede Vbar ladder form
Tungsten studded Trigg chains $$$

The cable and Diamond style probably have the nicest ride. Any ladder form chain will be rough and have a lower speed requirement. The vbar and stud chains are for off road and have sufficient traction with four chains to pull a large stuck truck out of the ditch or use on a snow plow.

The Trigg Alloy ultra light cam lock stud chains will be on my xmas list forever...

In the PNW mid west, Alaska or Canada any good commercial heavy equipment logging, mining or transport service chain specialty vendor will have a variety of these chains and should be able to find you a pair small enough to fit the KL without laughing too much that it is the smallest vehicle in that day.
Retailers etc don't stock much that is worth looking at.

The chains should be easy to put on especially if mounted before you are stuck or the snow is very deep. Ensure that you use a spider bungee to keep tension on them to the outboard side

On the front end you will get the best traction for going up Hill or flat. After 500 to1000 miles ladder vbar chains can develop some wear in the side thrust bearings on rigid axle vehicles, the CV's on the KL are an open question. Going down 20% grades with tight turns both front and back chains are required since with only front chains on the vehicle will slip sideways into each switchback - potential for getting irrevocably stuck or roll over. In heavy deep snow 4 chains provide substantially more traction- To the point were you can break trail or tow even large tired chainless jacked up trucks.

If you don't put them on properly, go too fast, or use them on bare road they WILL tear apart your wheel wells rip out your brake lines, and detach and short out your anti lock control module.
Pulling out large trucks may result in chain breakage :-))
(Yep I think I've done or seen most of that)
Dry fit them at the dealer, Use carefully.

My favourite wholesale chain mfg /vendor is Quality chain
Brands
Trigg
Laclede

https://www.qualitychaincorp.com/light-truck-suv?page=5

Peerless, Thule and a bunch of others have equally good stock.
Others:
Tirechain.com
Rud
Autosock-canada
Titan supply
Rough rider rigging......
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