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Thule Tire Chains for the Lexus RX350, 2007

Thule Tire Chains

Code:   TH01594245



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Thule Tire Chains - TH01594245

These durable tire chains are made of a sturdy steel alloy that resists corrosion. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


  • 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
  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
    • Double steel plates positioned along center of tread provide excellent grip
  • 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: 15" - 18" tires
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Thule's innovative design makes the XG12 Pro 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.

Thule snow chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese-nickel alloy steel for durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excellent grip on snow and ice. And anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect your vehicle's wheel rims.

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

Quick and easy installation of Thule XG-12 Pro Chains

How to Install the XG12 Pro 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 running the red loop through the buckle and then to the red hook attached to the tensioning cable.
  5. Simply drive forward to activate the patented self-centering, auto-tensioning system to ensure a perfect fit.

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

01594245 Thule XG-12 Pro Snow Chains - Size 245

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/80-16
  • 215/85-16
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/75-16
  • 235/55-18
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/45-19

Video of Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 245

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

Video review thule self tensioning tire chains TH01594255
Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review

Video Transcript for Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review

Today we are going to review Thule tire chains part number TH01594255. This is one of Thules top of the line chains. This is their XG12. With this part number you get two chains and you have also a repair link. And you get plastic pieces that go on the chain itself to protect the rim, of course instructions, a mat to kneel on and some plastic gloves. A few features of these chains are a patented self-centering and self-tensioning system that makes it for easy, really quick installation and a very good fit. These chains also have a feature of D-shaped links to increase traction and also have double steel plates as well to dig in for superior grip into the ice. 0:39

Alright, next we will go ahead and show you how they are installed. It is very easy. First off, take the one end of the chain. In this case, we are taking the one end with just the little red link. We are just going to run it behind the tire. Grab the one yellow end and kind of pull it up behind the tire a little bit and then make your connection. Next you want to go ahead and take the chains and pull them out to the front of the tire. Then we will take our red link and hook it to this res hook here that is next to the Thule adjuster. Then take the chain and shift it towards the center of the vehicle. And then you want your little bars right here in the center of the tire. Go on and pull the rest of the chain around. And when you are doing this in the snow, it is easier if you can to dig out around the tire so it makes it easier to grip around as close to the bottom as possible. Take the cable, put it through this buckle and then just pull it on through hand tight. Then you just take the cord from the adjuster and pull it down tight. 1:38

OK, once you have your chains installed, it is always a good idea to do a test fit by the way, before you actually need them. And if a part of the chain hits the wheel, what you can do is use the included protection pieces here. They fit in like so. And put the cap on them. And they just press into place and that is it. Within 30 seconds we got our chain on and we are ready to drive. With our chains on, let us go ahead and take them out for a test drive in the snow and see how they perform. With that, that will finish our review of XG12 Pro tire chains, part number TH01594255.

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Expert Answers about Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 245 - TH01594245                                        Do you have a question about this Tire Chains?

  • Local Regulations Regarding Tire Chain Usage
  • Laws regarding the use of tire chains vary greatly from state to state, and even from area to area within a particular state. If road conditions warrant it, many states will use highway signage stating that any vehicle that passes that particular point must be equipped with tire chains. I would recommend contacting the state DOT or State Police in the area in question for more specific information. The Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Chains you were looking at, part # TH01594245 would be a great
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2005 Dodge Ram 2 Wheel Drive Diesel with 265/70-17 Size Tires
  • According to Pewag, their square link chains will provide the most durability for your 2008 Dodge Ram with 265/70-17 tires. If you are looking for something that is for on-road use only, I would go with Pewag Brenta-C 4X4 Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, # PWXMR82V. These are going to offer square links, and will be among the easiest to set up with the color coded design. These chains are also self-tensioning. For something that can be used in mud as well as on-road, I recommend the Pewag Al
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  • Choosing Correct Snow Tire Chains for 235/55-18 Tires on a Lexus 400H
  • The clearance that appears on the product pages for tire chains refers to how far the chain rises above the tire. For example, with Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, # TH01594245, when installed the chain would stick up 12 millimeters from the tire. Anything less than 37mm is considered a Class S. You will need to check the tire size on your Lexus 400H to see if the # TH01594245 chains will fit your Lexus. In order to determine if tire chains can be used and if there are any restrictions o
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  • Fit of Thule Self-Tensioning Tire Chains # TH01594245 on 2005 Lexus RX330
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Chains you referenced, part # TH01594245 will indeed fit the 235/55/18 tires on your RX330. These chains offer 12mm of internal clearance, and are ABS compatible. This chain kit is easy to install, as you can see in the product description video I will link you to. You will need to check with your owners manual for any other advice or prohibitions regarding tire chain use. I will also link you to a two of our Tire Chain FAQ articles that might be helpful.
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  • Will the Thule XG12 Tire Chains # TH01594245 fit a 225/75R16 Michelin Tire
  • Yes, the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains for SUVs and Crossover Vehicles # TH01594245 that you referenced is confirmed to fit the tire size 225/75R16 so it should do well on the Michelin tires you have of that size. You should check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any snow chain restrictions. I attached an FAQ article on snow chains that you might find informative as well. One of them covers the Thule snow chains and the other is an overview comparison be
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  • Thule Off-Road Snow Chain for a 1996 Ford Van
  • I spoke with Thule to clarify if the Thule XG-12 Chains are for off-road or on-road and my rep told me they are on-road which means they can handle pavement or gravel, but not dirt roads that require mud traction. For a similar Thule set in the same size check out the Thule Standard XD16 Chains # TH04805245. These are rated for offroad use and should work well for you. Lastly, you will want to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if their are any restrictions on snow chain
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  • Tire Chains for a Mercedes Sprinter RV with LT215/85-16 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the Sprinter owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. If you need Class S chains which require the least amount of clearance around the tire I reocmmend Glacier square-link chains # PWPLC1146. The square-links offer the best traction and they are constructed of low-carbon steel so they should last you a long time especially if they will not be used very often. You would also want rubber adjusters, # PW99 to help p
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