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Old 12-30-2018, 09:40 PM
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Another heads-up about damage.
If you slide in the snow and hit something, the insurance will pay with no fault to you.
If your chain comes off and damages that rear panel, you will pay $5k out of pocket.

Why am I singing Stevie Nicks 'You will never break these chains'
You will break them as sure as the sun will come out.
 
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:44 PM
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Never ran with chains where at least one didn't break, and only use them on my 4X4 truck.
 
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We responded to Candyrock's request and gave him our best advice with pros and cons. He can't say that we didn't warn him. Bottom line: It's his XKR, his money and his decision.

 
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Originally Posted by Stuart S View Post
We responded to Candyrock's request and gave him our best advice with pros and cons. He can't say that we didn't warn him. Bottom line: It's his XKR, his money and his decision.

Stuart, you didnít read the thread close enough, that Ďheí is a Ďsheí.
 
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She took the advice.
A true Jaguar lover, tackle the snow with panache. Like a cat.
 
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Old 12-31-2018, 12:47 PM
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This is a photo of my home in the (low) mountains in Western Massachusetts near the Vermont border. For reference, this was taken around Thanksgiving.
Long story short (and to +1 others here): I would SERIOUSLY urge you to get those chains off, for all the reasons described and more (besides, I don't think you get consistent show, plowing, etc there like we do here). One thing for sure: you leave them on for any length of time, the underside of your rear bumper will be ruined by the grit and salt those chains fling up-- and if you're really on roads like that, what of the sudden,deep potholes that are created by the icing and thawing of pavement-- hit one of those with the low profile tires and you're changing a tire by the side of the road in the snow. If you really have a packed snow depth on your roads that requires their use (and from your photo I'm not sure you do), this is not the car for you. Yes, it's my daily driver - at my job in Los Angeles. If it were here, it'd be a "special occasion" car from November through the end of March--and it would get a quick wash after every drive. (I do love the top down on chilly days sometimes.
Hard winters ruin cars. Period. All you can do is warm em up good and wash the salt off as much as possible. Please: GET A BEATER.
 

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And here's the GF's car ('06 Honda Ridgeline, a rockstar in the snow) after two days of snow-n-ice and plowed, salted roads. OK, yes, one of them was a dirt road. But still.
 
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Candyrock,
This is 20 miles away from you as the crow flies.
Monday, January 14th 2013
Blizzard came out of nowhere. Another reason to have tires rated highly for snow and ice traction.
Chains would have done me no good, as it would only slowed me down.
 
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Seems this thread is covered pretty much what was asked, however I will remind the OP to use only the orange (organic?) antifreeze in the Jag. The cooling system is not comparable to standard Yellow/Green (Glycol based) fluid.

As chains are already on (Eeep!) little else can be said. To date, the only snow option I knew of was using Autosock/snow socks. Limited use, but safe and functional. It sounds as if the snow is normally limited in duration in the OPs area, so these would be my preference if I needed to chance the XKR on the road.

Peace!
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itís good to have these cables on hand for emergencies, but I donít plan on driving my car for the next few days , should I start the car up daily since itís in the cold to warm stuff up ?

The info I got from the manual
 
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There is no reason or benefit to starting your car daily in the cold. Start it when you need to drive it somewhere. What you need to do is to wait at least 30 seconds, or even better 1-2 minutes, after you start the car to let oil warm up a bit before you start driving. Also avoid redlining before getting to operational temperature (i.e. don't floor it for the first ~5 minutes of driving).
 
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