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Tire chains (traction devices)

Use of traction devices require sufficient tire-to-body clearance. Follow these recommendations to guard against damage.

  • Traction device must be of proper size for the tire, as recommended by the traction device manufacturer
  • Use on Front Tires Only
  • Due to limited clearance, the following traction devices are recommended:

Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models

  • Original equipment 225/60R17 and 225/55R18 tire sizes are not chainable.
  • The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with the use of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models without a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit

  • Original equipment 225/65R17 and 225/60R18 tire sizes are not chainable.
  • The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use of 215/60R17 tires on size 17 x 7.0 ET41 wheels.

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Non-Trailhawk Models with a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit

  • The use of 7mm snow chains is permitted with 225/ 65R17 and 225/60R18 tires.

Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk Models

  • The use of 9mm snow chains is permitted with the use of 225/65R17 tires on size 17 x 7.5 ET31 wheels.

CAUTION!

  • Use on Front Tires Only
  • Damage to Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Models may result if tire chains or traction devices are used with original equipment size tires.
  • Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Models without a Two-Speed Power Takeoff Unit may result if tire chains or traction devices are used with original equipment size tires.
  • Damage to Four Wheel Drive (4WD) Trailhawk Models may result if tire chains or traction devices are used with original equipment size tires.

WARNING!

Using tires of different size and type (M+S, Snow) between front and rear axles can cause unpredictable handling. You could lose control and have a collision.

CAUTION!

To avoid damage to your vehicle or tires, observe the following precautions:

  • Because of restricted traction device clearance between tires and other suspension components, it is important that only traction devices in good condition are used. Broken devices can cause serious damage. Stop the vehicle immediately if noise occurs that could indicate device breakage. Remove the damaged parts of the device before further use
  • Install device as tightly as possible and then retighten after driving about ½ mile (0.8 km).
  • Do not exceed 30 mph (48 km/h).
  • Drive cautiously and avoid severe turns and large bumps, especially with a loaded vehicle.
  • Do not drive for a prolonged period on dry pavement.
  • Observe the traction device manufacturer's instructions on the method of installation, operating speed, and conditions for use. Always use the suggested operating speed of the device manufacturer's if it is less than 30 mph (48 km/h).
  • Do not use traction devices on a compact spare tire.
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