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Chains on 20" Tires?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Dougster, Apr 2, 2024.

  1. Apr 2, 2024 at 2:18 PM
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    Dougster

    Dougster [OP] New Member

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    I am considering purchasing a 2024 4Runner Limited. How well does it do in the snow?
    Is it possible to put chains on the 20" tires? I had also been looking at the Grand Highlander Hybrid, and I read in the Owner's Manual where is says specifically "don't put chains on the 20" wheels." (Some models have 17" wheels, and the manual explains what kind of chains to get.)
    I rejected this vehicle for this reason and the fact that it does not have a "snow" mode like the Max version has.
    It seems like the 4Runner would be a better vehicle for me despite the poor gas mileage, especially since I drive in the snow in the mountains and like to ski. I am not a big time off-roader, though I do drive on dirt and gravel roads at times.
    I really like the amenities included in the Limited, but should I get the Off Road Premium instead?
    Any of you driving a Limited in the snow?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2024 at 2:38 PM
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    HotelMedicis

    HotelMedicis No Commercial Interests

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    The Limited with its full-time 4WD is the way to go if you are driving on the road and want extra traction since it works perfectly on dry bits of road as well as slippy bits unlike the part-time 4WD models that can have problems if driven in 4WD on dry asphalt where the tires can't slip.

    Regarding the chains you'll have to look at the owner's manual or find someone on here to look for you. You could go to the dealership and flip through it or online.
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2024 at 4:40 PM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    Welcome. A good dedicated winter tire on the limited should work fine in the snow.
     
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  4. Apr 3, 2024 at 5:18 PM
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    steelevo

    steelevo Not so new anymore...

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    Just for reference, I ran 17” wheels with Blizzak DMV2 on my limited.
     

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