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  1. #1
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    Default Dashing through the snow

    Hi Gang,
    We will be hitting the trail again for some winter driving in our '97 850 AWD manual transmission with (brand new) studded tires Volvo.
    First section of the road will be plowed but the highways department signs say to mount the chains or chains must be carried .
    My question is do we need to install chains on all 4 wheels? Or just on the front.
    thanks
    Hank

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    AWD= ALL wheels. Two wheels and you would burn up the AWD SUPER fast!
    Not really recommended by Volvo, so install only if absolutely necessary
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  3. #3
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    Thanks for the reply JRL
    I do have two sets of chains just looking for a easy way but don't want to smoke the works
    cheers
    hank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Tow'd View Post
    Hi Gang,
    We will be hitting the trail again for some winter driving in our '97 850 AWD manual transmission with (brand new) studded tires Volvo.
    First section of the road will be plowed but the highways department signs say to mount the chains or chains must be carried .
    My question is do we need to install chains on all 4 wheels? Or just on the front.
    thanks
    Hank
    Chains? I don't think that car will be very happy about having chains...
    Cables, or better yet, SpiderSpikes, but chains are most likely going to
    hose your plastic wheel wells. Leave'em in the back, but if you DO have
    to mount anything, absolutely treat all four corners equally.

    If you have decent tires, you'll probably be fine.
    Cheaper studded tires, maybe not so much.

    For me? We have a LOT of ice - Nokians with Studs FTW!

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    I should have read the owners manual but I do appreciate you guys comments
    We dashed through the snow with out needing the chains
    studded "quality" tires for the win

    cheers
    Hank

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