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Thule Tire Chains for the 2012 Civic by Honda

Thule Tire Chains

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Thule Tire Chains - TH01221090

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
  • High-quality manganese nickel alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Integrated rubber tensioners let you control the fit of your chains
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make it simple to install chains on your vehicle
  • Compatible with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESP or ESC) systems
  • Durable storage container, kneeling mat, gloves and mounting instructions included
  • Made in Italy


  • Application: 14" - 17" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Thule's CB12 snow chains provide an affordable way to enhance safety on icy, snowy roads. These chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excelletnt grip on snow and ice. The included tensioning device eases installation. Just pull the rubber strap taut to tighten the chain for a perfect fit.

Included with each pair of chains are mounting instructions, a kneeling mat and a pair of gloves, all packaged in a sturdy, reusable container.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates the width
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches

01221090 - Thule CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 090

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/65-16
  • 195/70-15
  • 195/80-14
  • 205/50-17
  • 205/55-16
  • 205/65-15
  • 205/70-14
  • 215/45-17
  • 215/50-16
  • 215/60-15
  • 225/55-15
  • 235/40-17

Video of Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 090

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Video Transcript for Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Acura ILX

Today on our 2013 Acura ILX, with tire size P215-45-R17, well be installing the Thule standard snow tire chains for passenger vehicles size 090. This is part number TH01221090. The CB12 offers colored coded attachment points to make installation easy and the D shaped links provide excellent traction. Its alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Now to install them on the vehicle well need to get them out of the package and lay them flat. Be sure and get out any knots or kinks within the chain.

Once weve done that well slide the blue cable underneath the vehicle and around the tire. We can then grab both ends of the blue cable and bring it up to the 12 oclock position on the tire and connect the blue cable together. Well then allow the blue cable to roll behind the vehicles tire. Now here on the outside of the chain well grab the red chain link and the red hook at the 12 oclock position and connect them together allowing the chain to drape over the tire tread making sure it stays centered. Now here at the six oclock position youll see your snow chains tension holder.

Well place the chain link through the tension holder and pull it tight. Youll need to make sure that the chain runs through the red hook here on the side of the chain before you connect the red hook on the end of the rubber tensioner. That completes the installation of the Thule standard snow tire chain of our 2013 Acura ILX.

Customer Reviews

Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 090 - TH01221090

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (10 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Austin12/19/2013

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I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with these tire chains!! They're so aggressive and work well with my corolla. My at is front wheel drive and the weight of the motors sits perfectly in line with the tire/chain combination. They bite and dig right in the snow and ice. My drive way is very long as you can see and quite dangerous in snowy conditions. I've had numerous times where I've had to slip the chains on and it was a breeze. They're so easy to put on and off. I feel extremely confident throughout the winter season with the Thule tire chains in the back of my trunk. Thank you so much! You guys have great products going! 110489

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Parayno01/27/2011

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I use the chain yesterday to bring my Nurse wife who works night shift to her work in the hospital. I live here in Long Island New York and she works in Jamaica Hospital in Queens. The chain makes it easy for me to navigate the snow. Would highly recommend to everyone who needs to be in a road in a severe weather like snow storm. 6215

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jim h12/16/2013

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so far so good. i spent an afternoon practicing putting them on and taking them off. got it down to about 7 minutes for both. just waiting for a nice ice storm to really try them out! also wanted to mention the customer service from etrailer was great. they mistakenly told me my order shipped the same day when in fact the item was not in stock. the next day i got an email and a phone call apologizing and asking if i wanted a different item, a refund or just wait till the chains came in. 2 days later they arrived. they were totally on top of it. thanks... 110210

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Grady12/09/2013

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NOTE: Ended up not needing chains, so I cannot attest to how well they would have performed. However, I did a test run and put them on the tires at home (wearing leather gloves) and was pleased with how simple it was.109648

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jake C.01/06/2011

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Thule tire chains Great chains and great customer service.5103

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike M12/05/2013

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A little more difficult to put on then advertised.... Especially if it's cold outside and rubber is stiff..109313

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike Wood12/03/2013

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Price was competitive / product looks good / yet to encounter weather to use the chains ....thanks again!! I did set up training area with tire off car to teach college kid to install chains.109007

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken N10/05/2012

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Comes in a small storage case. 56397

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jared K.12/02/2011

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Fast shipping. Nice quality product. Haven't had the chance to use them yet---but the instructions look nice and clear.27551

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark R.02/07/2011

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So far, so good. Got my chains in three days after I receiving a free upgrade in shipping rate. Chains have yet to be tested.6784

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Expert Answers about Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 090 - TH01221090                                        Do you have a question about this Tire Chains?

  • Snow Tire Chains for a Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • The following chains will work on your 205/55R 16 tires, # TH01221090, # TH02230K23 and # TH00204090. You should check your vehicle owners manual for snow chain recommendations. Some vehicles require Class S (15mm or Less) tire chains, and some vehicle do not recommend the use of tire chains because of lack of clearance when turning. I have posted a link to snow chain information for you to review also.
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  • Will the CB12 Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01221090 Fit a 2003 Toyota Camry with 205/65-15 Tires
  • Yes the CB12 Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles, item # TH01221090, are the correct size for your 205/65-15 tires.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon GT
  • I was able to locate an online copy of the owners manual for a 2006 Hyundai Tiburon and found the tire chain information section. According to the manual for tire size 205/55R16 or 215/45R17 the maximum chain thickness cannot exceed 0.39 inches (10mm). For a 205/55R16, you can use Thule CG9 Self-Adjusting, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH00023090 or # TH00023097. Both of these have a 9mm clearance. For chains right at 10 mm, you can use Self-tensioning Snow Tire Chains, # TH00204090. And f
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2006 Scion XB
  • Before purchasing or using snow chains, you will want to make sure that your owners manual does not prohibit the use of chains. Assuming that your XB has 185/60-15 tires, you have several choices. If you are only purchasing the chains for this one particular trip, you might want to go with a more basic set of chains, like the Glacier Square Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1126. As you move up in price, the chain sets are easier to install. The Thule Standard Tire Chains, part # TH01221065
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation For A 1999 Ford Mustang GT
  • Before buying snow tire chains you will want to check your owners manual or with the Ford dealer to see if you can install snow tire chains on your 1999 Ford Mustang GT, or if there are any limitations. If you have the 225/55R16 tire size on your 1999 Ford Mustang GT I would recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains # TH01221100. They have an internal clearance measurement of 12 mm which means they are a SAE Class S snow chain. A Class S snow tire chain has to have an internal clearance of 1
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser with 195/65-15 Tires
  • We carry numerous chains for your 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser with tire size 195/65-15. I have included a link to the available options below. You will want to check your vehicle owners manual to determine in chains can be used on your car and, if they can, if a certain amount of clearance is required. I have also included a link to our snow chain FAQ article below.
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  • Thule Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2011 Nissan Juke with 215/55-17 Tires
  • A class S tire chain would have to have 37mm or less clearance above the tire tread and 15mm or less clearance from the sidewall of the tire. The Thule CB12 chains are only 12mm so they could be considered a class S chain and would be S.A.E. compliant. Since your 2011 Nissan Juke has 215/55-17 tires, you will need to use Thule Tire Chains, # TH01221100, which would be a proper fit for your tire size. I have included a link to a video review of these chains for you to view. I have also includ
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  • Troubleshooting Thule Snow Chain # TH01221090 Installation on a 2005 Scion tc
  • For your 2005 Scion tc with p215/45R17 tires the Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule - CB12 - Size 090, part # TH01221090, is the correct size for your tire. I spoke with our installer (the guy you see in the installation video I attached below) and he said you may be encountering a couple different problems. The first thing he said to try was to take the chains and lay them out, and look for any tangles, and make sure that none of the chains are twisted up at all.
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  • Thule Snow Chains for Maximum Clearance on a 2011 Chevy Equinox
  • The Thule snow chains that will give you the best possible clearance would be the Thule XG12 Pro Chains, # TH01594245. These snow chains require 12 millimeters of clearance and would provide you with the best chance of working on your vehicle with limited clearance. These are the recommended chains for the 225/65/R17 tire. These chains are also easy to install and work very well. Check out the FAQ article and review video I attached for more information. Make sure you should check your own
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2010 Toyota Corolla S
  • Typically (assuming that the manufacturer does not prohibit their use) if the vehicle has restricted clearance between the inside of the wheel and the drive train components, the manufacturer will specify a Class S tire chain, which offers a minimum of 15mm of clearance. You will need to read and abide by any advice or prohibitions mentioned in the owners manual regarding show chain use. For ease of installation, I would recommend the Thule self-tensioning snow chain that is only 9mm thick f
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2012 Lexus CT200h
  • We have several tire chain choices available for the 2012 Lexus CT200h. Assuming that your vehicle has size 215/45-17 tires, you can click the provided link to see the available choices. If you have a different tire size, you can use the fit guide link I provided. The right chain for you will depend on how they are going to be used. If you are planning on keeping them in the trunk of your vehicle just in case you find yourself in an emergency situation, but are not planning on using them o
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation with Rim Protection for a 2008 Audi A4
  • I do have a set of snow tire chains that will work with the 235/40ZR18 tires and wheels on your 2008 Audi A4, however the Thule CB12 tire chains that you referenced do not offer rim protection and will be too small for your tires and wheels. Another factor that you will want to consider is that you may need class S tire chains since your wheel are larger than the factory sizes. Class S tire chains are required for vehicles that have limited space between the tire and wheel well. Instead
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  • How to Determine if there is Clearance to Use Tire Chains on a 2009 Volvo S40 with 205/50-17 TIres
  • What you will need to do first is consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. To measure what you will want to do is turn the wheels all the way to the left. Then, measure from the back of the tire to the nearest component at the closest point between them. Then do the same with the wheels turned the other way and then straight. If any measurement is less than 12mm you will not have clearance. If your owners manual states a specific measurement that m
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  • Will the Thule CB12 Tire Chains Fit on a 2012 Mazda 3 Hatchback Tire Size 205/50-17
  • Yes, the Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains, # TH01221090, will fit on your 2012 Mazda 3. These chains are Class S compatible meaning they were designed for vehicles with limited clearance in the wheel wells. Since the Mazda 3 is a 2 wheel drive vehicle, I recommend putting the chains on the drive wheels for best control. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. You will notice that the vehicle in the video is different from your Mazda 3, but the installation process will be the
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda 3 Hatch
  • Its hard to say exactly how much force would need to be exerted to get the rubber tensioner on the Thule Snow Chains # TH01221090. But judging off how most of the install videos we have for this product show the installer only using one hand to stretch the tensioner I would assume its not very difficult at all. These chains do not offer rim protection so you might see some light scratching of your wheels. For a similar set that has nylon bumpers built into them to help prevent scratching c
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