I've gotta preface my query with some information nobody mentioned to me about auto transport brokers and actual delivery of the truck. I bought a 1997 LX450 the first week in October -- that is, my cashier's check was delivered. I received bill of sale, title, etc. "Everything's going great," I told myself. And then it happened. Auto transport companies, of which you find many links throughout the auto buying web sites, well, they don't transport anything. They TRY to arrange for an independent auto transport vehicle to pick up a vehicle to transport it to its destination. I live in Montana, and here it is November 16 and still no truck. The good news is that I should have it delivered by the weekend. I understand this "middleman" system works well among larger metropolitan areas, and along the coasts. Prospective buyers: Be aware that if you live inland and rural, you may be in for a L O N G wait for actual delivery. I thank my stars that the seller is a man of integrity and compassion. He kept me informed by E-mail and telephone throughout this "ordeal by waiting." *** Okay, I got that off my chest. We've got snow -- lots of snow. For the LX450 what studded snow tires do I want, and do I want four or five? I think chains are still necessary away from towns, so are there any preferences for durable snow chains?