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    Tire chains?

    Hello all. I'm the proud new owner of a 2013 Crew AWD and very happy so far! We're going skiing this weekend and my state requires ALL vehicles in snow zones to have chains/cables. There's no mention of chains in the manual and I'm not sure whether they should be run on the front, rear, or all 4 tires. On my former vehicle, a Land Rover LR3 with full time AWD, the instructions were to run chains on the front only. I emailed Dodge corporate and they told me to call the dealer. I talked to the parts manager and he sounded really unsure, first saying rear wheels then saying all 4, so I called another dealer for confirmation and he said front wheels or all 4. Does anyone have a definitive answer? Thanks!

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    2013 JGC owner's manual says rear only. Seemed odd the JGC manual would mention it and the D's wouldn't, so I downloaded the 2013 Durango Owner's Manual: it's on page 520.

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    Thank you! I didn't realize the e-manual was more extensive than the book in the glovebox (apparently that's just a "Users Guide" not the actual Owner's Manual.) I just called Chrysler's national customer service and they told me all 4. Everybody is talking out of their ass. Rear wheels it is and thanks again!

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    Funny when I purchased cables for my 04 D everyone told me to use them on the front. Fortunately they will also fit my new to me '12 D but I have not needed to use them yet. Even a you tube video I found shows them on the front of a Jeep. I am thinking if you only have a pair putting them on the front will give you better steering control. Wonder why they say the rear.
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