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Whats Best axles to put snow chains on?

Front or rear? Which is better for snow chains?

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The best option when putting snow chains on a 4WD is to put them on both the front and rear tires. This will give you good lateral stability, good acceleration, good steering, and superb braking.

Given the choice of only one set of chains I would put them on the rear. This will give you good acceleration but only marginal steering and braking.

If you chose the front wheels you'd get good braking, good steering, and good acceleration but if you don't feather the brakes the rear may easily swing around on you.

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