Any recommendations for snow chains for a JLU Rubicon

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I need to get a new set of snow chains for my JLU Rubicon and wanted to see if anyone had recommendations.

I spend a lot of time in the Tahoe area, Yosemite and Lassen during the winter and use Peerless Auto-Trac chains on my 2003 Rubicon. I know when I purchased those chains they were recommended due to clearance issues so I thought I would ask for recommendations before I purchased another set.

I know I have 4wd and in most cases that's more then enough but I almost died in a blizzard a few years back and prefer to be a bit over cautious now.

Any help would be appreciated!





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Also interested in this. Just ordered a 2019 JLU Sahara with all season tires - not sure if that would change the recommendation...
 
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Yeah, I can’t use any yet. I’ve got 35” tires on mine with no lift and there’s clearance stipulations in the manual about chains. p.470

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Snow chains? Are you guys serious? Lived in CO for 2 years and never used them. Good set of mud tires and a winch is fine.
I hear you. But...some places (like here in OR), when conditions are "bad enough" (read: more than a few inches of snow), they will sometimes implement a "conditional road closure". When this happens, you could show up in an Abrams tank, but w/o chains they will turn you back. So I, too, will begrudgingly buy a set of chains just for this scenario.
 

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I hear you. But...some places (like here in OR), when conditions are "bad enough" (read: more than a few inches of snow), they will sometimes implement a "conditional road closure". When this happens, you could show up in an Abrams tank, but w/o chains they will turn you back. So I, too, will begrudgingly buy a set of chains just for this scenario.
True. It's a federal law that you have to carry snow chains in Yosemite National Park during the winter - 4WD or no 4WD. That doesn't mean you have to use them though.
 

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I nearly died on late night black ice, I will always want to have chains available just in case.
 

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I nearly died on late night black ice, I will always want to have chains available just in case.
Even tracked vehicles cant traverse black ice confidently....
 

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I need to get a new set of snow chains for my JLU Rubicon and wanted to see if anyone had recommendations.

I spend a lot of time in the Tahoe area, Yosemite and Lassen during the winter and use Peerless Auto-Trac chains on my 2003 Rubicon. I know when I purchased those chains they were recommended due to clearance issues so I thought I would ask for recommendations before I purchased another set.

I know I have 4wd and in most cases that's more then enough but I almost died in a blizzard a few years back and prefer to be a bit over cautious now.

Any help would be appreciated!
Did you end up getting something? I also need to keep chains in case im driving somewhere that requires them, but cant really figure out what will fit.
 

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Snow chains? Are you guys serious? Lived in CO for 2 years and never used them. Good set of mud tires and a winch is fine.
In California there have been several instances in the last few years at ski resorts that I frequent where chains were required even on 4x4 vehicles with snow tires due to the conditions. Also they frequently have checkpoints as you are required to carry chains even if you dont need to put them on. You get turned away if you don't have chains in the vehicle.

@James_a I found these are pretty easy to put on and a good backup to just keep in the back of the Jeep, they work fine https://www.amazon.com/Security-Cha...F8&qid=1545150549&sr=8-3&keywords=snow+cables
 

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In California there have been several instances in the last few years at ski resorts that I frequent where chains were required even on 4x4 vehicles with snow tires due to the conditions. Also they frequently have checkpoints as you are required to carry chains even if you dont need to put them on. You get turned away if you don't have chains in the vehicle.

@James_a I found these are pretty easy to put on and a good backup to just keep in the back of the Jeep, they work fine https://www.amazon.com/Security-Cha...F8&qid=1545150549&sr=8-3&keywords=snow+cables
Fair enough but no one ever checked and honestly when youre sitting on 37’s and above aired down snow chains offer only marginal advantage if any...
 

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