Snow Chains, do I need em on a Discovery 3 ???

Snow Chains, do I need em on a Discovery 3 ???

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pugwash4x4

7,239 posts

183 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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M/Ts and A/Ts are very very dfferent beasts to winter tyres. Neither work very well on ice or packed snow, but both work well on deep un packed snow (which you never find on the roads in the Alps because they are so efficient at clearing the roads).

Winter tyres are made from a ridiculously soft compound with a very interesting formula which tries to adhere to dry ice at a molecular level- they also have a huge amount of siping to remove any water (what is the really slippy bit) from the road surface. It is my experience that on very cold nights hard gravelled ice which has no watery surface can be surprisingly grippy (or at least much les slippy than you might expect).

if you aren't wearing winter tyres then you may get pinged by the local polic- you "might" get away with mud/snow tyres. You can hire snow chains for about £40 from most places- every time i have hired them i have needed them!

Viper

9,998 posts

235 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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these work great if you cant get chains on your vehicle

http://www.flextrax.com/index.html

cardigankid

8,503 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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Though the systems on the Disco 3 are great the OE tyres are less so. Mine got stuck in a muddy field and would only slide slowly forward whatever buttons I pressed. The tyres were totally clogged with mud. I think if you are going off road you need more suitable tyres. And for the reasons others have given, I recommend you go for the chains.

Marki

15,763 posts

232 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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agent006 said:
robm3 said:
Anyone know if you do or not?
Rather depends on what tyres you've got on it.
yes Its all down to tyres

mat205125

16,069 posts

175 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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Worst "I drive an expensive 4x4 and am enjoying a lovely pre-Xmas break whilst all you peasants are stuck at work in the miserable dark damp uk gloom" thread ever

agent006

11,722 posts

226 months

Wednesday 28th November 2007
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mat205125 said:
Worst "I drive an expensive 4x4 and am enjoying a lovely pre-Xmas break whilst all you peasants are stuck at work in the miserable dark damp uk gloom" thread ever
Worst whining northern post ever.

FrankFrankFrank

8 posts

24 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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I don't mind driving in the snow so much. The proper tyres help of course and even chain around the wheel's help with the grip.

It's more watching out for people driving like censored that scares me. Why do people feel so the need to drive recklessly in these conditions?

Edited by Tank.mod on Friday 26th June 14:40

geeks

6,666 posts

101 months

Friday 26th June 2020
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FrankFrankFrank said:
I don't mind driving in the snow so much. The proper tyres help of course and even chain around the wheel's help with the grip.

It's more watching out for people driving like censored that scares me. Why do people feel so the need to drive recklessly in these conditions?

Edited by Tank.mod on Friday 26th June 14:40
Probably for the same reason people resurrect 13 year old threads about snow chains during a heatwave hehe