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  • Tire Chain Storage Tips for Cleaning and Corrosion Resistance
  • You will definitely want to clean your tire chains to get rid of any salt that may cause them to corrode over the off-season. Rinsing them off really good with a hose should do the trick. Spraying them down with a spray lubricant like WD-40 would be what I would recommend. Just a light coating though, you don't need to have them totally drenched. I am glad the chains you bought from us helped you out this winter!
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  • Tire Chains for 245/75R17 Single Tires and Dually Tires
  • The Titan tire chains, # TC2828, are a fit for your 245/75R17 tires on the front of your truck. And Titan chains # TC4831 are a fit for the dually rear tires, 245/75R17 at the back. So these chains you have chosen are correct. And they are both V-bar construction so they will match up. Rubber adjusters are recommended, # TCMA2, sold in pairs, to ensure a secure fit. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on the use of tire chains on your truck....
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  • What Vehicle Axles Do Snow Chains Install On
  • On a 2 wheel drive vehicle you want to at least have chains on the drive axle. If it's a rear wheel drive vehicle then you would go with the rear axle and vice versa for a front wheel drive vehicle. Ideally having chains on all 4 wheels will provide you with the best possible traction for braking, turning and accelerating. Before you install chains on your vehicle you will need to check with the owners manual of the vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on chain usage. I...
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  • Maximum Clearance for Thule Snow Chains on 2013 Scion
  • Clearance refers to the overall width or diameter of a tire chain. This measurement is important because certain vehicles have restrictions regarding the amount of available space between each wheel well and tire. There may be a limited amount of room between your wheel and various braking or suspension components on your vehicle, thus prohibiting large chains from being used on your particular vehicle. The Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains CB-12, # TH01221090, which you reference, require...
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  • What Metal are the Titan Alloy Chains Made of
  • The Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2219SCAM that you referenced are made of manganese nickel alloy which is incredibly strong. As long as you install these chains correctly, use them properly, and don't exceed their speed rating of 30 miles per hour you would not have to worry about them coming apart on you. We sell a lot of chains and haven't had any issues with these chains so I would recommend them for you. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. Lastly,...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 285/75/16 Size Toyo Tire
  • I have a similar set of chains that are confirmed to fit your tires size of 285/75/16, but the part # TC3229CAM would not be the correct set to use. Instead you would want the # TC2228CAM as this is basically the same chain as what you referenced except confirmed to fit your tire size. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. You will want to consult the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage.
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  • What is the Reason why a Snow Chain would be Listed as On Road Only
  • There reason the snow tire chains such as Pewag # PWE2228SC are listed as on-road only will depend on how a tire is made. Based on your tire size 265-75-16, the Pewag snow tire chains # PWE2228SC will be a great choice because of the steel square links. Square links are top notch and will provide great traction in the snow and superb grip on ice. As a side note, always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I added a installation...
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  • Fit of Thule # TH02230K77 K-Summit Tire Chains on 2002 Ford F150 w/ 255/70R/16 Tires
  • The Thule Self Tensioning Tire Chains you referred to, part # TH2004705255 are indeed compatible with the 255/70-16 tires you referred to. I'd recommend checking with your owner's manual to see if Ford has any specific advice or prohibitions regarding tire chain use. When you receive your chains, I'd recommend practicing installing and removing them before you actually need them. Knee-deep in a snowdrift isn't the ideal place or time to become familiar with the process! I'll also...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2006 Chevrolet 3500 Silverado Pickup Truck
  • The tire chains I recommend for your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 are the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, part # PWH2441S. These chains can be used for on and off road driving and provide excellent traction in snow, mud, or ice. These chains have an electro-galvanized finish which will help prevent corrosion. These chains will fit your 35 X 12.5 tires on 15,16,17,18, or 20 inch rims. For added security I recommend the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99. These will work on...
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  • Do Tire Chains Scuff Tires When Used
  • Snow chains may cause cosmetic scuffing of tires when installed. This condition is unavoidable with certain tread types and designs. By design, most standard snow tire chains must hang down (drape) the side wall of the tire in order to stay on the tire while being used. As a result, radial tires may also experience some scuffing of the tire's side wall as a result of the flex inherent in the side walls of radial tires. Using a tire shine product on the tire can help mask the scuffs when...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty 4 x 4 with Tire Size 265/70/17
  • When it comes to tire chains for your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4 x 4, more is better. By placing chains on all four tires instead of just the driving wheels, you gain extra stability and added steering/braking ability. According to the owner's manual for your F-250, Ford states to only use SAE Class S tire chains. For this I recommend going with the Thule Self-Tensioning Diamond Pattern Snow Tire Chains, # TH01594267, for your 265/70/17 tires. These chains are made of sturdy steel...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains And Traction Plates For 2010 Ford Expedition 2WD With Large Tires
  • Thanks for the photo of your tire on your 2010 Ford Expedition. That helps when we are trying to find an item that will fit, especially snow tire chains. You are correct that the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C are designed to fit your 275/55R20 tires. If your owner's manual states that you should not put any tire chains on tires this size on your Expedition I cannot recommend any tire chains that will work for you. They base their statement on the fact that you probably...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2014 Ram 3500 Dually
  • The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains, part # PWH2828SC are a nice option for the LT235/80R17 tires you have on your 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 Dually. In my research I found that Class U needs 1.97 inches clearance above the tire and .91 inches on the inside of the tire to the firewall. These chains have V-bar studs that bite into the ice and also feature built-in cam tighteners. For added security, the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters, part # PW105 would also be a good choice. You can use...
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  • What Does "S-Class" Mean in Reference to Vehicle Tire Chains
  • You ask a very good question. Tire chains that are rated as S-Class compatible are suitable for use on passenger vehicles that have limited clearance in the wheel wells. Unlike a vehicle like a pickup truck that generally has a good bit of room inside the wheel wells, many passenger cars have little extra space around the tires. For these vehicles low-profile S-Class chains are often required by the auto maker. We always suggest reviewing your vehicle owner's manual for any guidance...
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  • Tire Chains for Use on 6.00-16 LT Tires on Snowline Tractor
  • Thank you for the picture of your Snowline tractor for which you want tire chains to fit its 6.00-16 LT tires. Please note that the chains you referenced, Glacier # PWH2214SC, are intended for rim sizes between 17- and 19-1/2-inches. These are too big for 16-inch rims. A suitable choice for your application on a snow tractor is a heavier-duty all-square chain like te Pewag # PWE2209SC. These will hold up much better thanks to their heavy nickel-manganese alloy steel construction and...
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  • Are Pewag Servo # PWRS69 Sold Individually or in Pairs
  • You assume correctly, the Pewag Servo # PWRS69 chains are sold in pairs. Before purchasing or installing chains, please check your owner's manual to see if Hyundai has any specific recommendations about using tire chains. Once you get the chains, it's a good idea to do a dry run or two so that when the time comes, you'll know how to install them. I'd rather you learn in your garage or on your driveway than when you're up to your ears in a snow drift. I've linked you to our FAQ article...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 BMW M6
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. The Thule CG9 tire chains you referenced, part # TH2004125105, are indeed a correct fit for one...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Smart fortwo with 175/55-15 Tires
  • To see all of the snow chains we offer confirmed to fit your tire size of 175/55-15 check out the link I attached. I like the Titan Chains part # TC1520 because they are inexpensive, are easy to install, and provide great traction. This part number has been confirmed to fit your tire size. These are S rated chains meaning they are good for applications with not a lot of clearance. You will want to check the owners manual of your 2008 Smart fortwo Passion to check and see if there...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a Tractor with 6.00-16 LT Tires
  • I spoke to my contact at Pewag and when I gave her your tire size and told her what you were planning on installing the chains on she recommended the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains # PWE2209SC.
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  • Recommended Heavy Duty Snow Tire Chains for a 2013 Ram 3500 Dually
  • The Titan heavy duty chains # TC2221SHD you referenced are designed to fit the following tires sizes: 225/85-16 235/80-17 235/85-16 245/75-15 245/75-16 255/70-16 265/70-15 265/75-15 Depending on the size of your rear tires, you can still use the Titan heavy duty chains # TC2221SHD as long as they are within the ranges listed above. Another great set is the Pewag all square snow tire chains # PWE4228SC for dual truck tires. Let me know the tire size on the rear, and...
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  • ATV Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2014 Polaris Sportsman Touring 570
  • For your front tires you would want the Glacier ATV Snow Tire Chains # PWATV612. These are confirmed to fit your front tire size 25 x 8-12. For the rears you would want the part # PWATV618 as this has been confirmed to fit your rear tire size 25 x 10-12. Both of these chains have V-bars which will provide you with excellent traction.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 285/65R20 Tire Size
  • For your tire size I would go with the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains # PWE3231SC. These offer superior traction, are made of nickel manganese alloy steel for a long life and are confirmed to fit your tire size. Check out the install video I attached that shows these chains installed on a vehicle like your. You will want to consult the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage.
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  • Can Tire Snow Chains Be Used on Dry Pavement or Plowed Highways
  • You do not want to use chains on dry roads for a couple reasons. You will wear the chains out quickly this way, you will tear up the roads, and you will be limited to going about 35 miles per hour. Basically once you get out of the heavy snow you will want to remove the chains if for no other reason so that you can go the speed limit without risking the chains breaking and beating up the side of your car. Also, you will want to consult the DOT in your area for snow chain laws. Lastly,...
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  • Easy to Mount Thule Snow Chains for a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg
  • The Thule Low-Pro tires snow chains # TH04115255 you referenced are easy to install and will fit your 2012 Volkswagen Touareg very nicely. The reason I chose the K-Summit # TH02230K66 because the chain rides solely on your vehicle's tire tread and the icebreaker reinforcements helps break apart ice beneath the tires. You really can't go wrong with either of these 2 snow chains but the Thule Low-Pro # TH04115255 will be easier to install. I included a video review about self tensioning...
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  • Removal Process for Thule CB12 Tire Chains # TH01221070 from 2007 Toyota Prius
  • Thank you for your recent tire chain purchase from etrailer. The Thule CB12 Chains # TH01221070 that you purchased do fit one of the two stock tire sizes that can come on the 2007 Prius, the 185/65-15 size. They do NOT fit the other 195/55-16 stock tire size. You'll want to be certain that you have 185/65-15 size tires on your car. You want to avoid the chains getting wrapped around the car's axle. This could cause damage to the chains and/or the vehicle. I have linked for you a video...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta for Use on Mountain Roads
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. The key to selecting suitable tire chains is to match the chain to your tire size. A 2012 Volkswagen...
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  • On and Off-Road Tire Chains for a 2012 Ford Escape with 235/70-16 Tires
  • We have several options for on and off-road tire chains that will fit the 235/70-16 tires on your 2012 Ford Escape. If you are looking for the most traction from a set of chains that will last you probably forever take a look at the Pewag ASV chains # PWASV80. This is what is called full coverage. They feature square chain links for the best grip. They can be used on or off-road but do not offer rim protection or quick release features. The next step down would be Titan chains # TC2229SHD....
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  • Best Bang For Your Buck Chains for a 285/70R17 Tires
  • The best bang for your buck snow chains we offer that are confirmed to fit the 285/70R17 tires of your 2004 Nissan Titan would be the Titan Chains part # TC2327. These chains install easy, provide great traction, and are priced great. I'd say the second place recommendation I would make for your tire size would be the # TC3229CAM. These install fairly easy (not as easy as the other chains), and are also priced well. These are ladder chains which means they provide great braking and accelerating...
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  • Should Tire Chains be Used on All 4 Rear Wheels on a 2005 Ford F-350 Dually
  • On dually tires you do not have to install chains on all 4 rear tires. The outside tires alone would be fine. Having chains on all 4 rear tires would offer more grip and ultimately would be safer though. Having chains on the front will help with steering and braking in snow and ice but they are not required. If you can tell me the tire size on your 2005 Ford F-350 I can make some recommendations. Always be sure to consult the truck owner's manual for specific information on the use of...
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  • Emergency Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
  • For an emergency set of snow chains the # PW6087 that you referenced would be a great choice for you to help in a bind as these will fit rims that are from 15-18 inches in diameter so they would work well with the P205/55R16 you have on your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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  • How Many Sets of Snow Chains Should be Used on a 1989 Jeep Wrangler that will be Plowing Snow
  • Ideally you would want to put snow chains on all axles of a vehicle like your 1989 Jeep Wrangler. Especially if you will be plowing snow since this will give you the best possible traction. The only reason to not use chains on all axles would be if the owners manual says chains are only allowed on one axle. For what you are doing you would want to go with a quality set of chains and not cables as they will provide you with better traction and will last longer. For that the # TC2319 would...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 with 17 Inch Tires
  • The Glacier cable snow tire chains you need are part # PW1042. They will fit tire size 225/65-17. These are great for occasional use and are constructed with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99 would be worthwhile to get because they make it much easier to fit and tighten Glacier snow tire chains. As a side note, always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I included a couple helpful articles...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for an ATV with 25x12-9 Tire Size
  • Thanks for sending us a picture! The Glacier snow tire chains # PWATV610H you referenced are designed to fit ATV tire sizes between 8-12 inches. And since you mentioned you have one single chain link to connect to the trailing end, it's difficult to tell how they are fitting on your friends ATV. Based on your tire size 25x12-9, the Glacier ATV snow tire chain # PWATV610H should fit your tire just fine. The length of the side chain is 50.04 inches.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2010 Honda Fit Sport
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning snow tires you mentioned, part # TH04115075 are a fit for your 185/55-16 tires. Usually, smaller front wheel drive vehicles like your Fit specify that tire chains should be installed on the front wheels only and should be a chain that has a 'Class S' rating. A Class S rated chain will not extend any further to the inside of the tire than 15mm. The Thule # TH04115075 chain is Class S rated. I'd recommend you read the owner's manual, and abide by any advice...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited with 17 Inch Wheels
  • The most common 17-inch tires for your 2011 Hyundai Elantra are 215/45-17. The Titan snow tire chains # TC1540 you referenced will work but offer no rim protection or quick release. If you are willing to spend a little more and enjoy the ease of use, I recommend the Thule snow tire chains # TH00204090 the chains automatically tighten and align as your drive. These chains will have solid grip on snow and ice and have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect your rims. As a side note,...
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  • How to Determine What Wheels Snow Chains Should Be on For a 2013 Land Rover LR4
  • Ideally you would want to put snow chains on all 4 wheels of a vehicle, this will give you the best traction for braking, turning, and accelerating. Otherwise, if one set of chains is used you would then want to put them on the primary drive wheels of the vehicle. Which in your case should be the rear wheels. However, you should check the owners manual of your vehicle for restrictions and snow chain usage recommendations as well.
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  • Do the Cam Tighteners Of Glacier Snow Chains Help Prevent Chain Contact with Vehicle Fender
  • The cam locks of the Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains # PWH3229SC that you referenced will tighten the sides of the chain and remove slack in them. This will help reduce any movement that would be there while traveling. You will still want to keep your vehicle under about 35 miles per hour and check the owners manual for any restrictions on snow chain usage. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2005 GMC Yukon XL with 285/55R20 Tires and 2006 GMC Envoy
  • Your GMC Yukon XL has a pretty large tire at 285/55R20. I spoke to my contact at Pewag and she recommended either the part # PWE3229SC or # PWH3229SC. She said either should fit well, but she recommended you test fit them as soon as you get them. With as big of a vehicle and tires as you have she strongly recommended against cables. If your 2006 GMC Envoy has the tire size 245/65-17 you would want the tire chains part # TC2317. These chains will provide better traction than cables, will...
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  • Can 255/75-17 Tires Replace 255/70-17 Tires on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • You might be able to use 255/75-17 tires on your 2008 Ford F-150. One of the stock tire sizes for your truck is a 255/70-17. It is 10 inches wide and 31 inches tall. A 255/75-17 tire will also be 10 inches wide but it will be 32 inches tall. The larger size would stick out 1/2 inch more on all sides. If there is enough space in the wheel well for the larger size then you can use it provided you had 255/70-17 tires to start with. Please note that your speedometer will not be 100 percent...
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  • Comparing Thule and Pewag Tire Chains for a 2014 BMW 335 XDrive
  • The Pewag Snox, # PWSXP560, use square chain links which will offer more traction than the D-links used on the Thule chains. However, as far as ease of installation the Thule chains would be MUCH easier. Pewag chains # PWRS75 also feature square links but would be closer to the ease of installation of the Thule chains. I would still give the edge to the Thule chains though because the tensioning mechanism is more user-friendly and the Thule chains also have that icebreaker reinforcement...
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  • Easy-To-Install Tire Chain Recommendation For 2012 Nissan Murano AWD
  • From my research I found that Class S tire chains only can be used on your 2012 Nissan Murano, due to wheel well clearance. According to the owner's manual for your Murano, you can only place tire chains on the front tires. To find the right snow tire chains for your Murano you will need to know the size tires you have. from my research I found 2 different possibilities so I will base my recommendation on those 2 sizes. If you find that your tires are a different size, let me know...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 175/70-13 Tire Size
  • For tire size 175/70-13 I would recommend Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, # PWPLC1118. These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. The chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Also check out our Glacier Rubber Adjusters, # PW100. These adjusters will provide easier installation and a better fit. I have included a video review of these adjusters for reference. For your reference I have included a link to all of the...
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  • Tire Chain Types and Compatible Tire Sizes
  • The tire chains you referenced, Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains # PWPLC1126, will fit a range of different tire sizes. All compatible tire sizes are listed on the product page. Before installing snow chains you will want to check your vehicle owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding chain use on that particular vehicle. Some auto makers limit tire chains to a specific type called S-Class that require less clearance within the wheel wells. Be sure to check your manual,...
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  • Tire Chains for a New Holland Skid Steer with 12-16.5 Tires
  • We do have chains for your skid steer with 12-16.5 tires. You can use the Pewag chains, # PWSSE12165-2. These are the only chains we have that are designed for skid steer tires in your size, 12-16.5. The chains will last you a long time. They are designed for off road/snow removal. Take a look at the customer review for these chains on its product page linked below. I know that since you need so many you want to make a good investment in a quality product that is going to perform well...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 37 13.5 Inch Dually Tire Setup
  • Yes, the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners for Wide-Base and Dual Tires # PWE3251SC that you referenced will fit your tire size. You will need to order 3 sets of these chains in order to be able have them installed on every tire.
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  • Snow Tire Cable Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Ranger 2 Wheel Drive
  • If you can install tire chains on all 4 wheels of a vehicle you will have the best possible traction for braking, steering, and accelerating. Check your owners manual to determine if there are restrictions for tire chains for your vehicle listed. If you have either the tire size of 225/70-15 or 235/75-15 the # PW2016C would be confirmed as a fit. If you have 255/70-16 you would instead want the part # PW3010C. I attached install video for these cables for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tire Snow Chains for a 2014 BMW 335 X Drive AWD
  • The snow tire chains I recommend for your BMW 335 X Drive AWD are the Thule # TH00204100. The chains automatically tighten and align as you drive and have a quick-release system. You simply pull a lever to release tension so you can remove the chains. The Thule snow chains # TH00204100 have a great grip on snow and ice because they have dual-sided, D-shaped links which increase traction. On an AWD you will install the snow tire chains on the main drive wheels but getting 2 sets...
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  • Can Tire Snow Chains Be Used on 2014 GMC Yukon Denali XL w/ 275/55-20 Tires
  • We fitguide our tire chains according to their compatibility with a given tire size not by their compatibility with a given vehicle, because many vehicles (like your Yukon XL) can be fitted with several different tire sizes. Before recommending tire chains to anyone, I always recommend that they consult their vehicle manufacturer or owners manual for any advice or prohibitions about tire snow chain usage that might be mentioned. I found an online copy of the owner's manual which does...
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  • Can Tire Snow Chains Damage Tires
  • Having metal chains in direct contact with your tires can scuff or otherwise cause some minor cosmetic damage, but this can be minimized by installing and using the chains according to their instructions. The particular set you asked about, part # TH00204080 includes nylon bumpers that install onto the chains and do a great job to protect the tire sidewall and rims from cosmetic damage. Before purchasing or installing tire chains, be sure to consult your owner's manual and follow any...
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  • Troubleshooting Titan Tire Chains That Seem to be Too Small
  • Thank you for submitting a picture, that makes it much easier to be able to tell exactly what is going on with your chains. At first glance it does look like the part # TC2526 is too small for your tire. It really looks like you need to pull the yellow of the chain closer to the center of your wheel so that the tensioner chain doesn't have to bridge as far of a gap to connect the yellow chain at the bottom of the tire. Try grabbing the chain and positioning it so that the yellow portion...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester for Use on Icy Steep Driveway
  • Based on how steep of a driveway you have and how much snow and ice it will see I have a better solution for you. The Thule CS10 Chain part # TH2004125104 is an offroad chain that requires 10 inches of clearance that has built in ice breakers to provide you with better traction in the snow and ice. You will want to check the owners manual of your 2015 Subaru Forester to make sure there are no restrictions on snow chain usage with your vehicle. I attached an FAQ on Thule snow chains for...
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  • Class S Tire Chains For 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I did some research on your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon and found that only Class S tire chains are to be used, and they are only to be used on the front tires. Tire chains are size specific so you will want to know the tire size before choosing tire chains for your Outback. From our fit guide I found that there are 3 typical tire sizes on the Outback so I will give a recommendation based on that. The tire sizes are 205/50-17, 225/55-17, and 225/60-16. If you have a tire size that...
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  • Subaru Legacy 2004 Snow Chain Recommendation
  • The best way to determine what axles of your vehicle should have snow chains installed on them is to check the owners manual of your 2004 Subaru Legacy to see what they recommend and if there are any restrictions. Having chains on all wheels is ideal though as that will give you the best traction for stopping, turning, and accelerating. You don't want to run chains on dry pavement ever. That will wear them out very quickly and will damage the road. Chains typically have a speed rating...
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  • Fit of Titan # TC2828CAM V-Bar Tire Chains on 2007 Toyota Tundra w/ 255/70-18 Tires
  • According to Titan Chain, their # TC2828CAM chains are compatible with the 255/70-18 tire size. To ensure the chains are compatible with your vehicle, before purchasing or installing tire chains please consult your owners manual to see if Toyota has any recommendations or prohibitions regarding tire chain use on your vehicle. Some vehicles need low-profile class S tire chains to prevent steering, braking or suspension components from being damaged. Its a good idea to practice installing...
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  • Thule Snow Chains for Maximum Clearance on 2013 Scion FR-S
  • Clearance refers to the overall width or diameter of a tire chain. This measurement is important because certain vehicles have restrictions regarding the amount of available space between each wheel well and tire. There may be a limited amount of room between your wheel and various braking or suspension components on your vehicle, thus prohibiting large chains from being used on your particular vehicle. The Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains CB-12, # TH01221090, which you reference, require...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 GMC Yukon with Tire Size P285/45R22
  • In order to pick out the correct size chains for a vehicle the most important factor to consider is the tire size. Also, you need to check the owners manual of the vehicle you plan to install the chains on to see if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage. For the tire size of P285/45R22 that you have I like the # TC2327 as they are priced great, are easy to install, and will give you great traction. For rim protectors to help prevent contact between the rims and the chains you...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel with 275/70-R17 Size Tires
  • I recommend your first step when considering tire chains on your 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel truck be a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars, and some trucks, are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. When it comes to using tire chains on a vehicle...
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  • Size Tires the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Chains # TC3235SCAM
  • The tire sizes the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Chains # TC3235SCAM fits are: 275/65-20 285/65-18 305/60-17 325/50-22 325/60-20 I attached a review video for these chains for you to check out as well. You will want to check the owners manual of the vehicle you plan to use these chains on to make sure they are compatible with snow chains. Some vehicles have restrictions on snow chain usage.
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  • Are Plastic Rim Protectors Needed or Recommended When Using Titan Snow Chains for a 2014 Ford F-150
  • It's not a necessity to purchase the plastic rim U-protectors like # TH69445910 (a pack of 18) but they will help keep your rims from being scratched by the Titan tire snow chains # TC2533. The tire snow chains # TC2533 will fit your 275/65-r18 tire size on your 2014 Ford F-150. I wanted to see if the rim protectors would fit the Titan snow chains, so I got them from our warehouse. They will fit the larger link but not the smaller ones. That's good because the larger link is the areas...
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  • Tire Chains for 2014 Ford F250 Diesel Pickup with 275/65R20 Size Tires
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars, and some trucks, are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. Generally speaking, properly sized chains that are installed correctly on a compatible...
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  • Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket for 2014 Chevrolet Suburban with Factory Roof Rack Crossbars
  • Thank you for your kind remarks. If you're new to etrailer you're finding out that service and support are what etrailer is all about. I am lucky to have been trained by many great associates here and I am delighted to help out. Rooftop cargo solutions come in several categories, fabric bags, enclosed plastic cargo boxes and, of course, open metal baskets like the Yakima LoadWarrior # Y07070-74, Surco Safari # SPS5084-1101 and the Rola # 59504. I realize I don't know the exact weight...
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  • Thule Tire Chains for an Isuzu Trooper with 245/75-16 Tires
  • Yes, we do have the Thule XB16 chains for your 245/75-16 tires on your Isuzu Trooper. You will need # TH01571255. If you want to 1-up your husband you could go for the Thule Easy Fit chains, # TH04115255, which are even easier to install than the XB16 chains. With a little practice, you can put one on a tire in 5 seconds. That's not an exaggeration either. Take a look at the video I have linked showing how they work. Be sure to check the vehicle owners manual for more information...
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  • Class S/Low Profile Snow Chain Recommendation for 2011 Audi Q5 w/ 235/55R19 Tires
  • Looks like you did your homework and have a good idea on exactly what you need. The Titan Chain part # TC2317 would be perfect for you. The price is great on these chains, they are pretty easy to install, and will actually work really well if you do need them. These chains are S rated as well like your owners manual says you would need. I attached a review video for these chains for you to check out as well.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 Suburban LT with Wrangler DuraTrac 285/70-17 Off-Road Tires
  • Thank you for coming to us here at etrailer for help in selecting tire chains to fit the Wrangler DuraTrac aftermarket off-road tires on your 2014 Suburban LT. I wish you a safe and memorable Texas-to-Alaska trip, and yes, I am a little bit jealous. When it comes to using tire chains on any vehicle the auto maker gets to have the final word. Many passenger-type vehicles are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require a lot of wheel well clearance. Even though...
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  • Are Locks Available For Thule Tire Chains
  • That is a very interesting question. Although we do not carry locks specifically designed for tire chains, we may have an option for you. If you have wheels that have open spokes or have an opening that would allow it, I recommend using a cable or chain lock that would loop through the wheel and tire chains. We have a few options you may want to check out. You can take a look at the Master Lock Armored Lock, part # 107KADSPT. This features a 14 inch beaded steel cable and has 2...
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  • Recommended Class S Compatible Tire Chains For 2012 Toyota RAV4 With 225/65R17 Tires
  • The Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part # PWSXV580 you referenced is designed to fit the 225/65R17 tires you have on your 2012 Toyota RAV4. I measured the chains on this system and the width of the chains is 11.46 mm. You mentioned the owner's manual said the chains were to be 10 mm. These would be approximately 1/16 inch wider than you stated the manual said is needed. For 4-wheel drive vehicles you can use 1 or 2 sets of chains. With only 1 set of chains, they...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 255/75-17 Tires
  • We do have numerous tire chains that will fit a 255/75-17 tire on your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but the Thule 245 chains will not. I have included a link to all of the available chains that will fit your tire size. If you are looking for something that can be used on or off-road there are 3 options in this size. First is the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2828SC. Next, we have the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, # PWH2439S. And finally, there is...
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  • Snow Tires Chains for a 2013 Highlander AWD When Towing a Tent Trailer
  • Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for any restrictions regarding the use of tire chains on your 2013 Toyota Highlander as well as reducing driving speeds are a must. The basic rule is that snow tire chains should always go on the drive wheels. So with a FWD vehicle place the snow tire chains # PW1046 you referenced on the front tires. On an AWD you will install the snow tire chains on the front wheels but getting 2 sets for all the wheels will add steering and braking benefits....
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  • What Does the Class S Designation Mean for Snow Chains
  • Tire chains that have the Class S designation are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S chains will fit your tires provided there is both: A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle itself (see image) Not...
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  • Recommended Tire Snow Chains for a 2015 Ford F250 4 Wheel Drive Diesel with Tires 275/65-20
  • The snow chains I recommend for your 275/65-20 tire size are the Titan part # TC3235SCAM. They have great traction in snow and solid grip on ice and can be used for on and off-road. The chains are made from manganese nickel allow which is very durable and rust-resistant. The maximum speed rating is 30 MPH. I also added a link to all the tire snow chains for the 275/65-20 tire size. Always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I...
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  • Should One Or Two Sets Of Tire Chains Be Used On 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 4 X 4
  • When using tire chains on a 4-wheel drive vehicle like your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado, you can use a set on both the front and the rear wheels. If you use one set of chains only they are often placed on the rear tires but can be used on the front wheels for added steering and braking. I have attached a helpful article about tire chains you can check out. Tire chains like the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains part # PWSXV600, are designed to fit 15 to 20 inch tires. These...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2015 Toyota Camry
  • We do indeed offer tire chains that are compatible with the 205/65-16 tire on a 2015 Toyota Camry. Many vehicle manufacturers will have specific recommendations for tire chains, so I suggest you consult your owner's manual and abide by any advice or prohibitions found there. Typically, vehicle manufacturers of smaller, front wheel drive vehicles will specify a Class S tire chain, which extends above and to the inside of the tire no more than 15mm. This prevents drivetrain, steering and...
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  • Are Snow Chains Ambidextrous or Directional
  • Snow chains like the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2526 that you referenced aren't directional nor do they have a left and a right side designation. All that matters is that you get the coated steel cable on the inside of the tire and have the yellow chain on the outside. Check out the review video I attached for more information on how they install.
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  • Tire Chains that Will Fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 Tires on a 2000 and 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule tire chains will not fit both tire sizes but you could use the Glacier chains # PWPLC1138. They do fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 tires. You can also use Titan chains # TC1138. For these chains I recommend adding the rubber adjusters, # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manuals for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included some video links and a link to our help article on tire chains for you to the right.
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  • Recommended Cable Snow Tire Chains For Truck With 11r22.5 Tires
  • The cable snow tire chains I recommend for your 11r22.5 tires on your truck are part # PW2145V. These cable chains feature hardened steel rollers and a V-Trac design that creates a smooth ride. These chains also include rubber tensioners that make sure you have a tight, secure fit.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2007 Toyota Tundra with 255/70/R18 Size Tires
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many vehicles are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. Tire chains come in a variety of types and with varying features. Some are on-road only while others...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • The Titan tire chains part # TC2533 that you referenced are confirmed to fit the following tire sizes: 275/55-20 275/60-20 275/65-18 275/70-18 285/65-18 285/70-17 285/75-16 As long as your 2010 Ford F150 has one of those tire sizes and the owners manual of the truck says it is okay to use chains on the front wheels of your vehicle these chains would work great for you. I attached a review video for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation of Tire Snow Chains for a 2015 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT with 225/55R18 Tires
  • The snow chains I recommend for your 2015 Subaru Forester are the Pewag Snox # PWSXP570 because the diamond-pattern, square-link chains provide excellent traction in snow and ice. It's recommended to put the first set of chains on the primary drive wheels. Always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I have included a few FAQ's about install tips and snow chains as well as a couple installation videos for you.
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  • Tire Chains for a 2014 Ford F-350 with 275/65-20 Tires and Aluminum Wheels
  • We do have chains for a 2014 Ford F-350 with 275/65-20 tires. I have included a link to the option for you. I recommend the Pewag square link chains # PWE3231SC for maximum grip in snow and ice and for longevity. These are great chains if you will be needed them frequently. For something more for infrequent use go with Titan chains # TC2536. They have a diameter pattern to cover more of the tread. Please consult the truck owners manual for specific information on the use of chains....
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  • Tire Chains for a 2014 Toyota Highlander with 245/55R19 Tires
  • For a good set of chains that is relatively easy to install and would be good for use a few times a year I recommend Titan chain tire chains # TC2324. These chains have square links for good grip in snow and ice. You can see in the video I have linked how they install. On all wheel drive vehicles there are a set of main drive wheels and that is what you would want to attach the chains to. If you wanted, you could get two sets of chains and put them on all 4 wheels. The chains do come...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder
  • Ideally you want to run chains on all 4 wheels of a vehicle. This will give you the best all around performance for accelerating, braking and turning. However, some people will just run a single set on one axle of a vehicle. Before you decide how many sets you plan on using on your 2013 Nissan Pathfinder you will want to consult the owners manual of the vehicle. This will tell you if there are any restrictions on snow chain use with your vehicle and what axle(s) are recommended for use...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Sequoia with P275/55R20 Tires
  • I attached a page to the right that has all of the snow chains we offer that are confirmed to fit the P275/55R20 tire size you have on your 2010 Toyota Sequoia. The chains I would recommend would be the Titan Chains part # TC2533. These are easy to install, provide excellent traction, and are a great price considering how nice the chains are. Also, you need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage. I attached an FAQ...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2009 Kia Rondo with 205/60-16 Tires
  • For 205/60-16 tires the Thule CB12 tire chains # TH01221095 would be the ones you would need. They are a great set up chains at a good price. And for occasional use I do recommend them for your 2009 Kia Rondo. If you could double check the tire size for your vehicle. I show the 2009 Rondo with different tire sizes than what you have listed. But if you do indeed have 205/60-16 these chains are an excellent option. be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Occasional Use on a 2005 Scion xB
  • For your 2005 Scion xB I have a great solution for you. Check out the Titan Chains part # TC1525. These are priced great, will give you much better traction than the cable systems, and will install pretty easily. We always recommend people install their chains at least once before being in a situation where they need them. Once you get a good idea on how the chains install in the comfort of your garage it will be much easier for you to install these chains in inclement weather possible...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2001 Chevy Camaro
  • As an owner of a similar F-body as your 2001 Chevy Camaro I can say that what helps me the most in the snow is a set of snow tires. Since Chevy doesn't recommend the use of snow chains on your car I can't really recommend you do so. That being said, if you were to go with a set of chains on your vehicle I would recommend a diamond pattern chains as they do a much better job than the ladder style cables and chains for side to side traction. Cables don't provide nearly the same amount...
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  • Thule Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2014 Mercedes Benz GLK-250 with 235/50r19 Tire
  • I checked with Thule and the Thule Tire Chains XB16 # TH01571247 that you referenced have been confirmed to fit your 235/50r19 tire size. I think the issue you may have ran into is that you selected passenger car from their drop down menu, once you select SUV and then enter your tire size info this chain popped up as a fit under the traditional style chains. You will want to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage.
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  • Tire Chains for Dually 245/75-17 Tires on a 2011 Ford Super Duty
  • We currently have several options for dually tires, size 245/75-17: # TC4831CAM # TC4231CAM # TC4831 # TC4231 For any of these chains I also recommend rubber adjusters, # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included a link to our help article on tire chains for you.
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  • Fit of Glacier Chain # PWH2214SC Snow Chains on 245/75/16 Tires
  • According to Glacier Chain, the correct size Square Link Snow Tire Chains for a P245/75-16 tire would be part # PWH2321SLC. Your existing chains are a little too big to correctly fit your snow tires. You want snow chains to fit as snug to the tires as possible, otherwise steering, suspension or brake components could be damaged. I'd also recommend checking your owner's manual to see if Toyota has any advice or prohibitions regarding the use of tire chains. Some vehicle manufacturers...
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  • Availability of Tire Chains Suitable for Use on 2010 Acura TSX
  • We can help you with tire chains for your 2010 TSX! Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance, which you note is the case on your TSX. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. The...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with tire chains! Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. Tire chains come in a variety of types and with varying features....
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter with 215/85r16 Dually Rear Wheels
  • Yes, you can install a set of chains just on the outside of the rear dually axle on your 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter. The Titan Chains # TC2517 would work well for this. You will need to check the owners manual of the vehicle to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chains well.
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  • Recommended Tire Snow Chains for a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Driving in Moderate to Heavy Snow
  • I think adding snow chains are a nice addition, especially when you are heading skiing and potentially deep snow at times. But snow tires will be the superior option for snow. This is because snow tires dig down right through the snow to make contact with ground. I recommend the Pewag tire chains # PWE2228SC because of the square links. These provide excellent traction in snow, ice and mud. Just what your Jeep likes. These have a reversible design so you can wear on either side which...
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  • Class S Tire Chains for 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland with 265/50R20 Tires
  • One of my bosses had a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee but it was an all-wheel drive version, not a true 4-wheel drive version, and could have used some more stout tire chains when he got stuck once upon a time. There are more substantial chains you can use that are Class S compatible. For tire size 265/50R20 Thule tire chains # TH01594267 are Class S rated. You can also use Thule Easy Fit chains # TH04115267 which are probably the easiest to install chains I have used. All of the other...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2008 Lexus RX 350 with 225/65-17 Tires
  • We currently show tire size 225/65-17 for the 2008 Lexus RX 350. If you have a different size let me know what it is and I can recommend some chains. Based on the numbers you have provided I recommend Pewag chains # PWSXV580 with chain link thickness of just 3.2 mm (0.126 inches). These chains are also Class S rated. I have linked a video review of these chains for you. I have also linked a help article on tire chains for you.
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  • How to Pick Out Snow Chains for a Toyota Tundra
  • That depends on the size tires you have on your Toyota Tundra. You will need to follow the link I attached to the right that will take you to a page where you can enter your tire size and all of the correct sized chains will be listed. You also need to check the owners manual of your truck to see if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage with your vehicle.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a Honda Odyssey with 235/60-18 Tires
  • For the tire size you listed I would recommend the Titan Chains part # TC2319. These have a diamond pattern which means you will get the best traction for braking, accelerating, and turning, they're pretty easy to install and they are priced great. Check out the review video I attached for more info. You will want to check the owners manual of your Honda Odyssey to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage with your vehicle.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for Renting Multiple Vehicles
  • The two sizes of tires that you referenced are too different in size for there to be a single chain that would fit both sizes. There really isn't an easy solution for your situation. Besides having a wide variety of chains to fit the various sizes of tire sizes you will use. The easiest way to start your collection would be to just start buying sets of tire chains designed to fit the next vehicle you rent and then when you rent your next vehicle check to see if that chain will fit the...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2013 Dodge Journey
  • I checked the owners manual of a 2013 Dodge Journey and found that due to limited tire clearances with the vehicle you have to use a very low clearance tire chain to prevent damaging the vehicle. The 17 inch tire size that you should have is the 225/65-17. The chains I would recommend that are confirmed to fit your tire size are the Titan Chains # TC2318. These are S rated chains that are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearances. I attached a review video for you to check...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for a 2014 Ford Explorer 4WD with P245/60R18 Tires
  • Thanks for sending me information on what your owners manual states for your 2014 Ford Explorer 4x4. The Glacier cable snow chains # PW2029C you referenced will be the ones I recommend based on your owners manual. The spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables for great traction. I highly recommend the rubber adjusters # PW99 as it makes it easy to fit and tighten your truck's snow chains in no time. Snow chains for your 4x4 are usually placed on the rear wheels,...
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  • Snow Chains Recommendation for a 2011 Lexus RX350
  • Your Lexus RX350 should have 235/60R18 size tires on it. The tire chains we offer that give the absolute best fender well clearance confirmed to fit this tire size would be the Thule K Summit Tire Chains # TH02230K66. Most chains wrap around the inside of the tire to secure, whereas these do not at all so they work the best for vehicles with limited tire clearances. Check out the review and install videos I attached for more info. You will need to check your vehicle's owners manual...
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