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I need some last minute info regarding snow chains. We're going to Lake Tahoe this weekend and I need to bring some chains in case CHP says they're required. I have a 2003 4MO Wagon with the stock all-seasons size 205/55/16. I read the manual and it says snow chains must only be used on tires 175/80/14 or 195/65/15 and for 4MO only on the fronts. Does this mean I can't use my stock 16's with chains? I don't have snow tires or smaller size wheels to put on so any suggestions? Being in CA, we don't go to the snow too often so I was planning on renting chains.
 

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Regular chains will probably hit the hub carrier. You need a low-profile chain or cable system. You should be able to fit them on a 205/55/16 but they have to be tight. Any slack and they will hit. It has been covered here, but it was probably a year ago or more. See if anything comes up on a search.
 
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