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Unread 12-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #1
JeepLiberty2011
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Snow/Ice Chains for my 2011 Jeep Liberty?

Used some 70 dollar WalMart chains this last weekend up in Idyllwild mountains and they didn't preform all that well and had slack chain links that we had to constantly duct tape to keep from smacking the Jeep.

Anyone know of a higher quality set/brand of snow/ice chains?

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Unread 12-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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You need to use tensioners ie bungie cords
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Unread 12-21-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
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I carry Laclede tire chains, the alpine version. As was said, you should use tensioner cords, basically a bungie cord on the outside face of the wheel. Normally chains make a big difference in performance in snow and ice. Did you get actual chains, or the traction cables?
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Unread 12-22-2012, 12:24 AM   #4
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You need to use tensioners ie bungie cords
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I carry Laclede tire chains, the alpine version. As was said, you should use tensioner cords, basically a bungie cord on the outside face of the wheel. Normally chains make a big difference in performance in snow and ice. Did you get actual chains, or the traction cables?
I used tensioners/bungie cords, it works okay I guess but it just seemed to make very little difference on the ice we were dealing with and there were extra links in the chains that stuck out on the inside of the wheel well and smacked the inside of the jeep, we didn't have bolt cutters with us and had to keep duct taping the extra links so they wouldn't damage the vehicle.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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Unread 01-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #6
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Unread 12-22-2014, 10:24 PM   #7
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you need to try them on before you need them. Then you can cut the extra off. if chains don't help you shouldn't be there.
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