My old van was 4WD, and had quite narrow tires on it. With chains on all four points, this thing was virually unstoppable.
The new one is only 2WD (until I get around to converting it), and is much larger, and hence has a larger tire contact patch (off-road tires). It has been a while since I drove a 2WD, and I’m still re-learning the handling characteristics - particularly with respect to ascending and descending steep hills, where steering traction is a bit more critical.
Is there any advantage whatsoever to installing chains on the front (non-driven) wheels to increase steering ability, or would that be superfluous since these wheels develop no torque?