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If i remember correctly, when i bought my 2017 LRDS I got a yellow paper indicating not to use tire chains when driving in snow.

Am i correct in recalling this?

Anyone out there who put tire snow chains?

Thanks
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Manufacturer does not recommend, but you can add S type cable chains which are low profile.
Check clearance first before buying.
Just don't use the trucker linked chain type.

Only time I would consider putting on cable chains would be if I had to climb up a steep ice slope that a set of winter tires won't grip.

Tire chains are a pain - that's why I got the Discovery and dumped my Mercedes 4Matic.
I noticed the Discovery has a much better full time 4WD system instead of that crappy all around common AWD on demand that all the German, Japanese and American cars have these days to save on wear/tear. I much rather have full time 4WD instead of having an AWD computer determine if the other axle should turn on...

Just get some good winter tires like others here have done for all around snow, slush, and light ice or if you want to go extreme, get a set of studdable winter tires where you can screw in studs when you go extreme.

I use the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V2 with lots of success where I go fishing and skiing in the winter....
 

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A chain is a serial assembly of connected pieces, called links, typically made of metal, with an overall character similar to that of a rope in that it is flexible and curved in compression but linear, rigid, and load-bearing in tension.
 

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With your winter tires did you have tire pressure monitors installed? If I do not do I have to live with the blinking light or is there a way to turn it off?
 

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Thanks for the info, I don't think buying winter tires for the few days i do up to the mountains to play is entirely worth it. I meant Cables when I posted earlier. They are low profile and should fit in the wheel wells. I was just curious if anyone has put Tire Cables on their LRDS. I had some for my Jeep Liberty for a "just in case" situation and wanted to do the same with the Land Rover. I never used the cables for the Jeep either, but it was just a safety thing.

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I believe Fast Wheels in Montreal has Aftermarket TPMS for the Disco Sport.... I got mine really cheap for my other set of rims (winter) which still have yet to be installed lol
 

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I tested chains on my previous car LR Freelander 2, on the first axe. It's really help on offroad and do not lead to any problems. LRDS has more or less the same suspension and construction of the first axe and chains also should be usefull for it.
 

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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.
 

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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.

So, I am barely seeing this post. We have a '17 Disco Sport HSE and I was also wondering about the tire cables. Might just get them, like you did, for a pre caution. Now that I read that you had no issues at all without them, it makes me feel more comfortable. We have the discovery sport and a '19 expedition with 4wd, but for some reason I feel more comfortable taking the discovery up to the snow than I am the expedition, haha.
 

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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?
 

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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?
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?)

That being said, I do have a set of chains that I carry JUST IN CASE, because I do travel some roads that are off the beaten path. I’ve always used chains instead of cables because I don’t trust cables. Seen too many destroyed wheel wells on cars from cables.

My two cents.







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