So I purchased tire cables from walmart online Item # 554392249 for $100 before I went up to the Sierras for a ski weekend. I made sure they fit on the LR in the driveway before we went up there and they fit well, but did not drive on them. We went up to the Sierra's and never had to use them, although tire chains and cables were mandatory, there was not a single time we though we needed to put them on. The traction and the snow system is amazing. I loved driving around in the snow and even at one point in a empty parking lot I did an acceleration test. I didn't even feel tire slip. It was fun seeing people struggle driving with chains and cables when the snow lightened up and they were driving on asphalt. I now have the cables for emergencies when going up in the mountains but don't see when I would use them.
I’ve never needed chains so far. I live in the Sacramento area and work between here and Truckee/Lake Tahoe. I’m always on the road before the snow plows are even out on the smaller roads, and I’ve never had any worry driving in the snow. Just make sure you have good tires, take it slow, and I’d say you’ll be fine. (Assuming you are already comfortable driving in the snow?)Hello all,
We are heading up to South Lake Tahoe next week. It looks like there will be snow on the road, so I am curious if the Disco needs cables/chains? I read that Land Rover does not recommend them, but should I purchase some to have just in case?