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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.
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.
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.
These chains fit the following tire sizes:
Video of Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CS10 - Size 090
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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.
Average Customer Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (22 Customer Reviews)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.
by: Lindsey S01/21/2011
Great service, fastest turn around time I've ever seen from a third party site, product is what I ordered. 5840
Thule CS10 Tire Chains Meet the Challenge The "Self-tensioning Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule - CS10" (diamond pattern chains that feature ice breaker reinforcements) have turned our fair-weather car into an arctic animal. We give these chains the highest recommendation due to their beautifully snug fit; extreme ease of installation and removal; and, most notably, for their performance, providing excellent traction in the most challenging of road conditions. We live in a mountainous area northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. The final half mile to our home includes a drive through a creek and a single lane dirt/gravel road riddled with underground springs that constantly seep water, resulting in hazardous areas of ice when the temperatures are low. Our road, which includes a stretch of steep hill, is never plowed or treated; and when snow falls or ice builds up, it sticks around until it naturally melts. During winter months we have often been compelled to park our car a half mile from our house because of the impassability of that treacherous bit of road. We decided to go with one set of chains for the front tires only, since that's what our 2007 Toyota Yaris owner's manual instructs for our front-wheel drive vehicle. Definitely check your owner's manual for the requirements for your particular vehicle. Also, check for any restrictions your state may have regarding tire chains. The chains are really quite easy to put on; it's just a matter of figuring out how to arrange them into the correct configuration before putting them on for the first time. After that, you know what you're doing and it's a cinch. Our car manufacturer recommends removing the wheel covers, to prevent any damage to them. Taking the chains off is a snap, with the simple tug of the cable and a quick pull-forward of the vehicle. We are careful to make sure the plastic clips are out of the way of the tires when pulling the vehicle forward, to avoid crushing any plastic. These certainly aren't your daddy's old clanky ladder-style chains. No one buys chains for looks; but we have to say, these chains actually look good. The Thule brand is all over Asheville, with many vehicles toting the brand's cargo carriers or bike racks. So, the Thule CS10 tire chains fit right in with the outdoor sports vibe going on here. The one very minor area of complaint is that, while appreciably sturdy, the carrying case is rather difficult to open -- especially if you're out in the cold with gloves on. But we didn't buy our set for the case. It's the chains that matter and they pass the test with flying colors. Our Toyota, outfitted in Thule CS10s, now travels up and down treacherous roads safely and with ease. Simply put, these tire chains have changed our entire outlook on winter life here. No more dreading a forecast of snow and ice . . . bring it on! 4743
by: Tom L.12/19/2010
Thule Tires Chains I had never owned a set of snow chains before. Found these and asked a etrailer associate if they would work on my 2010 VW Jetta TDI. After being assured they would fit I took a chance and purchased a set. The service I received from etrailer was great. They arrived much sooner than promised which proved to be very timely. The following week we received our first snow fall of the winter and they were needed. They worked beyond expectations. They were very easy to put on and considering I have not installed a snow chain in 20 years that's saying something. They worked better than advertised and if it were not for them I could not have gotten home that night. They even got a thumbs up approval from the Chevrolet Equinox driver that was crossways in the road trying to get up the same hill that my Jetta climbed with no problem. If you need the peace of mind that having a set of quality snow chains in your trunk would give you, I have a piece of advice for you. Buy them and buy them from etrailer. 4349
by: Gina & Aaron03/04/2014
A truly phenomenal product! Easy to install and remove. More importantly, awesome in adverse conditions, especially mountain passes!!! I can't believe I waited this long to purchase a set. Thank you thank you thank you!!! 118377
Product installation is a breeze. After reading the poorly written instructions it only took about 5 minutes to do a test fit. Very easy to figure out. I live in Montana and use traditional chains on my trucks. I showed my wife how to install them and she was able to do it in the same amount of time. I would test fit these prior to using in cold snowy weather. As far as quality not sure how they will hold up. Thule used a bunch of plastic parts and a bungy cord for the tensioner. I would not want to drive very far on them. Good for emergency use. That's what I bought them for. 59882
by: Joe B.12/20/2010
fast turn around I ordered these chains to see how well it could make my little car travel through snow and icy conditions, I have not used them yet,but the folks at e-trailer sent them out to me real quick and followed up to make sure I received them. So, even if I cannot rate this product, e-trailer was very helpful and provided me with exactly what I ordered, and it was easy. Thank you and look forward to doing business with you in the future. 4386
by: James C11/15/2012
I have not used the chains in snow yet, but I put them onto my car. It is easy, and the dismount is easier. You should get thoroughly acquainted with them prior to need, but the learning curve should be fairly quick. I feel confident that their use will be effective because of the agressive design. I have seen other sets of chains that are more impressive, but at 2 to 3 times the cost of these. 59479
Excellent quality and very well designed. These chains are very easy to install & remove. They also came with a very handy carrying case. What a vast improvement over the old style chains. Self adjusting! What a deal! The video etrailer.com makes the installation even easier. Seeing them put on gives full understanding of installation in a couple of minutes. 107970
by: Duncan D.11/12/2012
This is the second set of Thule self-adjusting snow/ice chains I have bought through etrailer. They are great! Easy to install and uninstall. Top notch materials, case and instructions. I now have them for my 2008 KIA Sportage and 1994 Acura Legend. I highly recommend them anyone who needs reliable & safe transport in the snow and ice. 59309
by: Bob B.. Alamo, CA02/07/2011
1. eTrailer staff helped with selection of the appropriate product for my car, a VW CC. 2. Delivery was exactly as promised. 3. Follow-up on my less than intelligent questions included their consultation with their technical staff and was simply outstanding. This is an excellent service and product provider. Bob B. 6756
by: Steve D01/28/2014
This product is just what I expected. I am mechanically inept, the primary reason I purchased this product. After about a half hour of futsing around, I am able to put one chain on in about 2 minutes. It literally takes 10 seconds to remove. eTailer was excellent as well. They delivered as promised in about 2-3 days. 115064
Great chains. Very easy to put on and they work great. I have a very steep driveway in Wisconsin with a 2 wheel drive vehicle. Not a good combination in the winter time. These chains are going to make that a whole lot easier! They are loud, but that is to be expected, so no complaints there. 120027
by: Kurt B.12/06/2011
You get what you pay for. The CS-10 is an incredible product. It takes less than a minute to install on a tire on my Toyota Sienna. In about 21/2 minutes I installed the chains on both tires. After about 20ft of driving the chains centered themselves. Highly recommendable!! 27836
by: Amelia R.12/19/2012
Super easy to put on and take off, which is great since I live in an area that has lots of chain restrictions. The clip was a little hard to work at first, but when you know how to do it, it takes less than 5 minutes to put chains on two tires. Highly recommend! 61779
by: Kelly S02/09/2011
After getting a record 20 inchs of snow in Tulsa, Oklahoma my Thule tire chains work great. I have driven on ice, hard pack snow and new snow with my Honda CRV. No problems with Thule tire chains. Easy to attach to my tires and remove. 6887
by: CS10 tire chains01/05/2013
Super product.....I bought chains for my other crown vic a few years ago ,and they don't go on as easy as these do......These old chains go to my daughter ,and these new chains stay with me :) Thanks for the fast shipping :) 62481
by: zaheer aziz01/27/2011
great product,i used this in the snow storm that was NY today and it was excellent,very easy to install,2 thumbs up customer service was excellent,fast shipping i will do business with this company again 6241
Great price, excellent service Because I have circulation problems I need a chain that goes on and comes off quickly. Etrailer had the best price. Product arrived quickly and communication was excellent. 5706
by: D Machovec03/23/2012
Great product and excellent service. etrailer matched the lower price that I found on the enternet. Thanks to Cathy T and Judy M. Dan 34890
Product delivered very quickly and arrived as expected. 58248
by: Ed Ardinger03/06/2014
Excellent product,thankyou 119670
very fast deliveri 7045
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