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Thule Tire Chains for the Kia Soul, 2011

Thule Tire Chains

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Thule Tire Chains - TH00204090

The built-in icebreakers on these chains offer superior grip and traction. Built-in release levers allow for fast, easy removal. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Only 10 mm of clearance required.


  • Patented self-centering, self-tensioning system
    • Quick, simple installation
      • Loop the chains around the tire and drive off - chains tighten and self-center as wheel spins
    • Perfect fit for your vehicle's tires
  • External quick-release system
    • Pull lever to release tension and remove chains with one hand
  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
    • Icebreaker reinforcements help bust apart ice beneath the tires
  • High-quality manganese nickel alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect rims
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make installation a snap
  • Plastic-coated tensioning sections won't freeze your fingers like standard, unfinished metal chains
  • 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: 10 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Thule's innovative design makes the CS10 snow chains quick and easy to attach and remove. Once the chain is looped around the tire and the three color-coded connections are made, the patented self-centering, automatic-tensioning system takes over, creating a perfect fit as you drive away. You only need to get out of the car once. To remove the chains, simply pull the external quick-release lever and unwrap the chains from around each tire.

Thule snow chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 10-mm-diameter, D-shaped links provide superior traction for excellent grip on snow and ice. For even more traction, specially designed steel bars are integrated into the chains help to break up any ice beneath your tires. And anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect your vehicle's wheel rims.

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

Quick and easy installation of Thule CS-10 Chains

How to Install the CS10 Snow Chain

  1. Spread the chain around the back of the tire.
  2. Connect the plastic-covered yellow and blue cable on the back side of the tire.
  3. Pull the chain over the top and around the tire; connect the red hook to the red loop.
  4. Make the last connection by first running the red loop through the buckle then to the red hook attached to the tensioning cable.
    • Simply drive forward to activate the patented self-centering and auto-tensioning system to ensure a perfect fit.
  5. Pull the red handle to remove.

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

00204090 - Thule CS-10 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 Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CS10 - 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 CS10 Tire Chains Review

Today we are going to show you part number TH00204102 from Thule. This is one of their tire chains, and this is their CS10 model. As you can see here, it comes with a carrying case, and you can carry both chains. Off to the right-hand side is a pair of gloves to help keep your mitts dry while you install the snow chains. Also, there is a set of extra repair links that come with. And then also, off to the left of that is a handle, and that is part of the quick-release system, which is one of the benefits of this actual part number here. It makes it really easy to disconnect the chain and take it off of the vehicle. And finally there is a kneeling mat so when you kneel down of course you will not get your knees wet. It has a patented self-centering and self-tensioning system. The tensioning system actually centers the chain on the tire as you drive. The pattern on the chain is asymmetrical, diamond-pattern chain with icebreaker reinforcements. And this will not affect anything like anti-lock braking systems and electronic stability control systems. And next we will go ahead and install this chain and show you how it works and how it looks.

Run the blue part around the bottom side of the tire and pull it behind the back and hook them together at the top of the tire. And the blue cable will hide behind the tire and this will stay on top to give you some reference. And pull out the rest of your chain. And this red hook goes to these red chain loops here, just like that. And then your tensioning device goes through here through this buckle. And pull it tight, and then it hooks up to this strap right here. And with that, the chains are installed.

To release everything, undo the tensioner, undo your hook here. And this is your quick-release for the blue cable in the back. You hook it up, give it a good pull, and it comes right apart. And then part of this chain is caught underneath the tire. You have just got to roll it one way or the other to get your chain loose. And there you have it for part number TH00204102 from Thule. This is one of their tire chains, their CS10 model.

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Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CS10 - Size 090 - TH00204090

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  • What are the Snow Chain Speed Limits and Life Expectancy
  • When using the snow chains try not to go over 30-40 miles per hour. If the chains are used only when necessary they should last many years; they are warrantied for one year.
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  • What is the Internal Clearance Thickness for the 2010 Hyundai Elantra with 205/55-R16 Tires
  • I checked the specifications for the 2010 Hyundai Elantra in the owners manual. The owners manual states that if tire chains must be used that they must have a thickness of .59 inches (15mm) or less. This dimension correlates to a Class s tire chain. The manual goes further in saying that if any damage occurs to the vehicle, its tires or wheels from the improper use of tire chains, these items will not be covered under manufacturers warranty. The manufacturer also recommends that the chains o
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  • Will Thule Snow Chains Part # TH00204090 Work for a 2001 Mercedes C200 Kompressor from Europe
  • The Thule Self-tensioning Snow Tire Chains, CS10, item # Th00204090, are designed to fit the 205/55-R16 wheel and tire combination that is on your 2001 Mercedes C200 Kompressor. The issue is with clearance. The CS10 chains require more than 10 mm of clearance between all parts of the tire and the vehicle. You will need to check your owners manual or contact a Mercedes Dealer to determine the amount of clearance supplied for snow chains, and inquire as to whether snow chains are recommended fo
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  • Will Thule CS10 Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH00204090 Fit on 2013 Prius Five
  • You are correct that the fit of a particular tire chain on a particular vehicle depends on more than the tire size. Many passenger vehicles, including your 2013 Toyota Prius Five, pose a challenge to fitting tire chains due to the limited space within the wheel wells. Such vehicles require use of S-Class tire chains whose low-profile construction is compatible with their limited wheel well clearance. The particular Thule CS10 tire chains you referenced, part # TH00204090, are S-Class compatib
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  • Tire Chains for a 2012 Ford Transit Connect XLT with 205/65-15 Tires
  • For tire size 205/65-15 the Thule CG9 chains, # TH00023090, CS10 chains, # TH00204090, CB12 chains, # TH01221090, and Pewag Servo RS chains, # PWRS73 are all Class S rated. This means the chains are less than 37mm above the tire tread and less than 15mm between the sidewall and the vehicle. The clearance is something to look at both above the tire and at the back side. To determine how much space is available you can turn the wheels all the way to the left or right. Then measure from the near
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  • Which Tire Chains will Fit a 2005 Volkswagen Beetle
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Chains for Passenger Vehicles, part # TH00204090, are specific to the size of your tire. They are not necessarily matched to your vehicle. Those chains wrap completely around the wheel, which may cause some problems with your clearance. Thule recommended you look into the K-Summit chains, part # TH02230K23, as they are mainly on the treads of the tire and are less likely to interfere with your wheel well.
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