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11 Jan 2014 19:56 #100143 by Ryland
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Please help, about to buy snow chains for our Jimny, is it best to have 2 or 4 chains? if 2, would it be best on the front or back? thanks in advance

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11 Jan 2014 20:03 #100144 by markyp2000
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The jimny is rear wheel drive when in 2wd so thay go on the rear but it you have good tyres you shouldnt need them

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11 Jan 2014 20:05 #100145 by JerseyJimny
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I would just get a set for the back personally as using 4WD on the tarmac isn't very good

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11 Jan 2014 20:08 #100146 by Ryland
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Thank you for your quick reply, if your in 4wd and you put the chains on the back you will suffer in controlling and steering so would it be better to have chains on the front to control steering and drive, we have AT2 general grabbers. We do live on top of a very steep hill and although as you said we shouldn't need any chains we are just covering ourselves really

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11 Jan 2014 20:17 #100147 by Ryland
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thanks for your quick reply, my intention would be only using the chains in deep snow, if it was light snow with patches of tarmac I probably wouldn't bother putting the chains on and just rely on the 4wd and our AT tyres. Would all the wheels being chained be the best solution?

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11 Jan 2014 20:18 #100148 by markyp2000
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Well if you covering your self get 4 then you wont kick ya self for only getting 2 but only use them when needed

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11 Jan 2014 20:28 #100149 by Ryland
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I will do thank you

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11 Jan 2014 21:06 #100153 by robs5230
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markyp2000 wrote: The jimny is rear wheel drive when in 2wd so thay go on the rear but it you have good tyres you shouldnt need them


i agree with the above. but......... do you know something the met office don't ?

standard jimny - for now

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12 Jan 2014 10:20 #100191 by Ryland
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lol no I just want to be prepared if we get the weather the Americans are having, and the weather seems to differ on top of my hill to the rest of Gloucestershire, if its raining in Stroud, its snowing up here lol, we have our own climate!

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12 Jan 2014 10:32 #100194 by adamatdraycott
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I run the same tyres and you'd be surprised how a standard jimny handles snow.

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12 Jan 2014 10:42 #100197 by reaper
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Doubt you will need them with at2's on they are brilliant in the snow

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13 Jan 2014 10:57 #100352 by jonesyba420
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I thought snow chains were illegal for onroad use in the uk?

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