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LandyAndy68
 


Member Since: 20 Feb 2012
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United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3
Snow Chain Quandry.

Hi all,
I've got a set of 16mm snow chains, I'm thinking fit them to the front wheels, steering and braking etc.
I'm not sure if this is correct, if my knowledge of traction control is right, should I put them on the back wheels ?
I guess the only sure fire way to get this is to put on 4 chains, however, I do only have 2 sets.
The chains are correct for my wheels and tyres.

Hope you guys can shed a little light here, all advice is appreciated,
Cheers All.

Andy[/b]
  
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karlosbu
 


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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Land Rover owners handbook states 'Fit snow chains to 17, 18 or 19 inch front wheels only, never to rear wheels' so I've only ever put them on the front.

Karl
  
Post #101825613th Dec 2012 8:52 am
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LandyAndy68
 


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Karl, many thanks, I am afraid I need to get a handbook, I was thinking the front wheels but to clarify the matter is a real help.
Thanks for your assistance and stay safe in the cold.
  
Post #101825813th Dec 2012 8:59 am
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karlosbu
 


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For the record I've found the D3 with a good set of tyres to be pretty competent in the snow without chains and I've not really used mine in the last four trips to the Alps (plenty of snowy roads), taken them along to keep local plod happy really...
  
Post #101826213th Dec 2012 9:15 am
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jsamuelson
 


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Disco with good winter tyres should handle most conditions. Plod will usually (no guarantees mind!) wave you past in a 4x4 when they set up their checkpoints.

In Switzerland there is no specific law that says you must have winter tyres or chains but there is a law, used liberally, that says your car must be correctly equipped for conditions. Woe betide you if you have a prang in the mountains without at least winter tyres on...
  
Post #101828113th Dec 2012 10:34 am
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BobG
 


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I have a set of cheap snow chains but they only really fit on the rear wheels- front is possible but the lack of clearance from expensive bits puts you off. if you need them its bad and put them on the back. Otherwise stay indoors.

bob
  
Post #101859113th Dec 2012 9:14 pm
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MartinR
 


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Andy, don't forget the online handbook:

http://topix.landrover.jlrext.com/topix/i18n/index
  
Post #101862113th Dec 2012 10:03 pm
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http://www.snowchainshop.co.uk/snowchain-Pewag-Servo-SUV/18

will fit on front without spacers
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Post #101868613th Dec 2012 11:41 pm
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LandyAndy68
 


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Thanks all,
I thank you all for your advice and help, I think I'm all good to go now, sorry it took a while to get back.
Safe motoring to you all and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Regards

Andy
  
Post #101936715th Dec 2012 11:27 am
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Robbie
 


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See a lot of French 4x4 drivers carrying Autosocks in their cars. Their logic appears to be:

- With winter tyres on a 4x4 the actual need for chains is much diminished (never in my case).
- They are cheap compared to chains.
- Should they ever be needed they are easy to fit and lady friendly.
- They satisfy the French authorities.
- They tend to be moved from car to car without every being used, saving on expense.
- They have no clearance issues.
- They appear to work!

Not sure if all countries accept them as a chain substitute so best to check.

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tried some Autosocks on mdaughters freelander

on my daughters freelander....

I had two sets as the supplier got it wrong & sent two sets

the sort of work....go on easy & do improve traction on std tyres
but they last about 1 or 2 miles on mixed snow tarmac - even with steady driving

Alternatively my other daughter (in New Zealand) has used "spike spiders" on her VW golf three seasons...& still good for more...+ the fact they are superb in snow / ice conditions.......& very easy to fit
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I still have my LR Traction System ( IE Spike Spiders) and am yet to use them. I have a feeling I MIGHT have some use for them this winter though Thumbs Up
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LandyAndy68
 


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Hi Guys,
The sting in this winters tail has allowed me to push my car to the limits, I've enjoyed playing in snow and managed to get stuck too, slipped on the snow chains which I very nearly put into the garage, and what a difference, a small amount of front wheel spin, then the chains bit in and dragged me up and out of a steep Derbyshire Lane. MEGGA.
Spike Spiders sound great, I just dropped on chains at the right price.

Many Thanks tobYou all
Regards
Andy
  
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I have used my Wessenfells (sp?) chains a few times this year. The D3/4 does not necessarily need them to get going, but it does if it needs to stop quickly. I always fitted them to the front wheels, and the car is much safer with them.
  
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DiscoDunc wrote:
http://www.snowchainshop.co.uk/snowchain-Pewag-Servo-SUV/18

will fit on front without spacers


Hi

Sorry for reviving this old post. I owned a pair of Pewag for my RR P38 (18") I have to check but they also fit 19". Are you 100% positive that this chains (the Pewag) will work fine on an LR4? (Planning to get one). I do not want to spend up to 500GBP for the official ones.

Cheers from Tokyo Japan.
  
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