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Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Review - 2011 Nissan Murano

Today on our 2011 Nissan Murano, we'll be doing a test on the Titan Chain cable snow tire chains, part number TC2029. That's tire size 235/65/R18. These Titan chains are SAE class S chains and they're designed for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. They're great for the occasional use. They're low profile, so it's going to ensure a smooth ride. The ladder pattern assists with effective start and stops and the cable style provides good traction in light snow. They come in a quantity of 2 and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav 4, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1555. That's tire size 225/65 or 17. These Titan chains feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so it's going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction than most chains. The square links are designed to give you the bite you need in wintery conditions. They're SAE, class S chains, which means they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Because the links are smaller, you're going to get a smoother ride than you would with chains with larger links. Some chains require a rubber adjuster, or an additional part to help keep them snug and tight on the tire while you're on the road.


Titan Ladder Pattern Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rev 4, we'll be doing a test on the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1142. That's tire size 225 65R17. These titan chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be very effective during starts and stops in wintry conditions. They feature rounded twist links which will give you adequate traction. Because they're rounded, they're going to help limit jarring compared to chains with square links. They're SAE Class S chains, and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. You also get this nice case so you can stow them when not in use.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2016 Honda CR-V, we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1555, and that's tire size 225/65/R17. These Titan chains are ideal for passenger vehicles and light trucks. They feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so they're going to provide you with more tire coverage, which means more traction. It has small square links, which are going to give you the bite you need to get going. They're Class S chains, and they're going to be great for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Some chains require a rubber adjuster or an additional part to help keep them tight and snug around the tire. The integrated tensioner eliminates the need. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles an hour and they come in a quantity of 2.


Titan Ladder Pattern Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2016 Honda CRV we'll be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains. Part number TC1142, and that's tire size 225 65/R17. These Titan chains feature a ladder pattern so they're going to be very effective during starts and stops in wintery conditions. They also feature rounded twist links which are going to provide you with adequate traction and they're going to help limit jarring compared to chains with square links. They're SAE Class S chains, and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and they come in a quantity of two.


Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota Rav-4 we'll be doing a test fit on the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1142, and that's tire size 22565R17. These Glacier Snow Tire Chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be very effective during starts and stops, and wintery conditions. The square links are going to give you the bite you need to get going, and because they're smaller, they're going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains with larger links. They're intended for on-road use only, and they're SAE Class S chains, which means they're designed to work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. You also get this nice box to carry them in when not in use. Let's go ahead and show you how easy they are to get installed. To get started we're going to be putting chains on the front tires of our Toyota Rav-4.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota RAV4

Today on our 2016 Toyota RAV4, we'll be doing a test on the Glacier Cable Snow tire chains. That's part number PW1042, and that's tire size 22565R17. These Glacier chains feature a ladder pattern, which is going to be very effective during starts and stops, and wintery conditions. Steel rollers on cross cables are going to provide you with adequate traction are well, they're low profile, and they're going to give you a smoother ride than most chains. They're SAE class S chains, they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, and they meet department of transportation requirements in all states. They have a maximum speed rating of thirty miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Correct Placement of Snow Tire Chains on All Wheel Drive 2012 Ford Escape
  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van
  • You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable. The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed...
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  • Square Link Tire Chain Recommendation for a Fire Engine with 314-80R-22.5 Tires
  • I spoke with my contact at Pewag and based on the tire sizes you listed she recommended the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners for Heavy Trucks - Reversible - 1 Pair, part # PWE2255SC, for single wheel axles and the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chain for Dual Truck Tires - Reversible - 1 Chain, part # PWE4255S, for dually axles. You should note that when you are placing your order, the # PWE2255SC is sold in pairs, and the # PWE4255S is sold individually.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • What Does Class S Mean For Snow Tire Chains
  • Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. I have attached a photo that shows the areas where clearance for Class S tire chains is needed. For the A dimension a minimum of 1.46inches (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well is needed. For the B dimension, at least 0.59 inches (15 mm) between the...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • When adding snow chains on your 4 wheel drive Toyota FJ Cruiser, you can add one set of tire chains to either set of drive wheels. Some people like to add chains to the front because the vehicle engine puts more weight over the front axle and allows the chains to dig into the snow and ice better. This might be a good option, but if your vehicle is equipped with a limited slip rear end and the front end is not limited slip, most likely not, you would be better off with the chains on the...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 35x12.50-15 Tires
  • For on-road use, I would recommend the Glacier cable snow chains # PW2037C, which have a nice low profile. Rubber adjusters, part # PW100, will ensure the best fit. If you are interested in chains for off-road as well as on-road use, you could use the Glacier Mud Service snow tire chains # PWH2441S. These chains feature twist-link cross chains for better traction. I am including a link with some helpful information on choosing a set of tire chains, for reference.
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  • What Works Better Snow Chains Or Snow Cables On A 2007 Nissan Frontier 4X4
  • Both of the snow chains and snow cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain links will bite into the ice where as the snow cables tend to slide over the ice. The snow chains will make a little more noise on dry pavement as compared to the snow cables. The Pewag Tire Chains, # PWXMR81V, you have referenced is a good choice for snow chains on your 2007 Nissan Frontier 4x4. Another good...
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  • How Fast Can I go with Snow Chains on my Vehicle, Should the Chains be Removed for Dry Pavement
  • You will want to stay within the speed range the manufacturer of your chains recommends, typically 25-30 miles per hour is the limit. To prevent damage to the chains and your tires you should remove the chains once you get on dry pavement. I attached an FAQ article below on snow chains that you might find informative.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains on Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • Snow chains are typically installed on the drive wheels, which in the case of your F-150 would be the rear wheels. On a four wheel drive vehicle, they can be installed on all four wheels if desired. Since it sounds as if you are wanting the chains specifically for this trip, and since they might not see frequent use any time soon thereafter, I would suggest a basic set of chains like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C. I would recommend a set of adjusters, part # PW99...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the Glacier Snow Chain Cables # PW2028C which is the correct size for that tire. Keep in mind that these style of chains are designed for occasional emergency use and would be best used by somebody traveling in areas where snow might be encountered. These chains are not meant for continuous use. If you know you were going to consistently finding yourself in situations where chains will be needed, chains like part # PWE3229S would provide a...
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  • Do I Need To Put Snow Chains on the Front and Back Wheels of my 2010 Lexus RX 450H AWD
  • You can put a pair of Snow Tire Chains on just the front wheels of your 2010 Lexus RX 450H AWD and you would be fine in the snow. For added stability it would not hurt to have another pair on the rear wheels, but it is not necessary. You should also check with the owners manual of the vehicle to ensure that your vehicle is compatible with snow chains. I have attached a snow chain FAQ article that you might find helpful below. There is also the snow chain laws for your state...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V with 225/65-17 Tires
  • The Thule K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K56 that you referenced would be your best option actually. The owners manual of your vehicle says that you have limited tire clearance so you would need to go with a tire chain that accommodates that. The K-Summit chains offer the best clearance possible since they do not drape over the inside of the tire at all. You should note that you don't want to have the chains installed unless the conditions of the road call for it. If there isn't snow...
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  • Difference Between Thule K-Summit Tire Chains for a 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
  • The K-Summit chains come in different models as you have noted and they fit different tire sizes. There can be some overlap amongst the various K-Summit models. The K66 chains also come with 3 lug nut adapters (17mm, 19mm, and 21mm). You will most likely get a better fit using the larger K66 chains # TH02230K66. However if you wanted you can use # TH02230K56 since they also fit tire size 275/40-20. But the K56 chains only come with the 19mm lug nut adapter. I have included a link to...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • How to Put Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Back in the Storage Bag
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out that you...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 265/70R17 Tire Size on 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD
  • If your owners manual specifies tire chains only on the rear of your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, then I would also recommend to use tire chains only in the rear. Sometimes the reason the manufacturer does not recommend tire chains on a vehicle is because of clearance, but it also could be for other reasons. Both of the snow tire chains and snow tire cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain...
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  • What Tire Chains Are Recommended For A 2011 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 AWD 225/60R17 Tires
  • First, you should check the owners manual of your 2011 Subaru Outback Limited to be sure that tire chains are recommended for your vehicle and tire size and that there is not a Class size recommendation the you should be aware of. Many newer vehicles require Class S chains which can be no larger than 15mm for side wall clearance. The Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains, part # TH01221104, will work on the 225/60R17 tire size and they have an internal clearance of 12mm, which will make them...
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  • Do Tire Chains or Cables Offer Better Traction and Which is Better
  • Actual tire chains are better than cables. Chains offer better traction and longer life. They also seem to be more corrosion resistant. Some chains are easier to put on that others. The same goes with cables but the cables are lighter. Cables are good for occasional use but if you need chains frequently then going with actual chains is preferred. Some vehicles require chains or cables that do not stick out from the tire very far because of limited clearance between the tire and vehicle....
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  • Snow Chain, # PWH2435S, Recommendation for a Motorhome Built on a Ford E450 with Duals
  • Yes, these Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, part # PWH2435S, would be a good choice for your Ford E450. From the research I conducted I was able to determine that putting a snow chain that is constructed of all chain on the outside tire of the duals seems to be the most efficient way to get around in a dually truck in the snow.
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