You should have chains on all of the wheels. With any AWD car it's important to keep the vehicle symmetric. And even with FWD I would put chains on all of the wheels. It's for starting and stopping the vehicle. If you are driving where chains are required (ski roads in the mountain) you will likely get better advice from people that use them all of the time. If these are to keep you safe in snow, then invest in 4 good snow tires and skip the chains.GandLW said:Just took delivery of a 2011 LTZ AWD last week. I purchased a set of chains the other day and am curious about mounting them. Should I mount tghem on the front or the back?
chracatoa said:From the manual:
"Do not use tire chains. There is not enough clearance. Tire chains used on a vehicle without the proper amount of clearance can cause damage to the brakes, suspension or other vehicle parts.
The area damaged by the tire chains could cause you to lose control of the vehicle and you or others may be injured in a crash.
A Type S low-profile cable can be used only if the cable manufacturer recommends it for use on the vehicle, the tire size combination, and road conditions. Follow the manufacturer's
instructions. To help avoid damage to the vehicle, drive slowly, readjust or remove the cable if it is contacting the vehicle and do not spin the vehicle's tires.
Install the cables on the front tires only. Cables should not be installed on the spare tire or on the optional 19-inch tire."
I would return them just to be safe. If damage does happen with the chains they may refuse your warranty and you will have to pay out of pocket. When in warranty play by the book because they will try any way possible to not have to pay.chracatoa said:So it turns out I bought chains instead of cable chains. I went back to change them (Les Schwab, a local chain) and the guy there told me the chains I have have very low and that my car has clearance for them though I still could exchange them.
Should I exchange them to cable chains then?