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Tire Chains Videos

Thule Standard D Link CB12 Tire Chains Review - 2015 Subaru Forester

All right, today on this 2015 Subaru Forester, we're going to show you part number TH01221104. This is the Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains. All right, now with this part number, you will get two of the chains that's shown here on this tire, as well as the included carrying case. For reference, we're working with a tire size today of P22560R17. All right, I'll go ahead and tell you some of the features of this. First off, this is designed to be used in ice and snow, of course, but it's also designed for on road use only. If you live on a steep driveway or you have a long way to go on a gravel road or dirt road, chances are you probably want to look at the off road chains that are also available.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on this 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to show you part number PW1046. This is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. For reference, we're working with a tire size of 235 by 55 by 18. This is what the tire chains look like when they're installed on the vehicle. First off, they're actually constructed from cable all the way around with rollers on the cable that can move up and down and fit with the tire and ice and snow as needed. The heighth of the rollers is very small so it actually gives you plenty of room between your fender well and the components behind tires and wheels as well. Let's take a look at the latch that connects the ends of the chains together.


Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains Review - 2002 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2002 Toyota Tundra we'll be doing a test fit of the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Chains with a Diamond Pattern and D Link. This will be part number TH2004705265. Our test tire for today is going to be a 265/70-R17. First thing you want to do is, once you get it out of the package, is go ahead and lay it on the ground and make sure you have all the kinks and/or twists out it. All right, once you got it all laid out make sure that the Thule buckle side and your strap are on the back side. Go ahead and take your yellow end and slide it around the tire towards the back. Once you see it on the other side, go ahead and lift that up and take the other end and connect it like so. Go ahead and pull your chains around to where the Thule buckle's facing forward.


Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains Review - 2002 Toyota Tundra

Today on our 2002 Toyota Tundra we will be doing a test fit of the Pewag All-Square Snow Chains with cam tighteners, part number PWE2228SC. The tire that we will be working on today is going to be a 265/70-R17. When you pull your tire chains out of the bag it's going to be all jumbled up so make sure that you grab both ends, stretch it out, and make sure all the kinks and/or tangles are out like so. The easiest way to do this is going to be to have your cam tighteners on the side closest to you. That way when you pick up this end and you put it over, then all the hooks are on the outside and your cam tighteners are on the front where you need to access them. Let's go ahead and go around the back and put on the hook. You'll grab the other side that's got the long lead on it as you can see there.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

All right today, on this 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee we're going to show part number PW3010C. This is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. All right today, we're working with tire size of 265 x 50 x R20. We're going to look at our snow chains on our tire. We're having them installed on the driver's side here in the back. We'll take a look at the thin 00:00:23 of it.


Thule XG12 Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Today this 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. We're going to show you part number TH01594267. This is a Thule self-tensioning snow tire chains. All right, this is what the Thule look like when they're installed on a tire. For reference work on the tire size today is 265 by 50 by R20. The pattern that goes across the face of the tire is in a diamond shape. And what you do is it kind of alternates back and forth the width of a tire.


Thule Self Tensioning Low Pro Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Honda Odyssey

Today on our 2012 Honda Odyssey we're going to be doing a test fit on the Thule Easy-fit self-tensioning SUV-style snow tire chains. These are made to fit a wide variety of tire sizes. The part number is TH04115247. Another great feature you'll see here on the rear of the main bar of our chain, this is fully coated, fully protects your rim against any kind of abrasion, rub marks, scratches, so we won't have to worry at all about our rim face being damaged. We've got a couple different materials here that are going to make up our chains. We've got the nickel-manganese alloy construction here on our cross chains which are a diamond pattern. This is going to give us superior durability and also corrosion resistance.


Pewag All Square Mud Service Tire Chains Review - 2005 Ford F-150

Today on our 2005 Ford F150 we will be test-fitting the Pewag All Square Mud Service Snow Chains, part number PWE2439S. As you can see here, we just pulled our chain out of our box and it's all tangled up. Let's go ahead and untangle it. You want to make sure that all the kinks and everything is out of the chain. Once you have that done, we'll go ahead and make sure that the sharp part of the inner chains is facing outwards. With it laid out like this, all we've got to do is pick up the outside and lay it over the tire. We'll go ahead and hook up the back side to the second link.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the # 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 more aggressive grip and...
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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 Tire Chains for Occasional Use on Ford F-150 4x4
  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • Tire Chains for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with P275/60R20 Tires
  • I have included a link to the tire chains that will fit the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 275/60-20 tires. All of the chains we have listed are the cable type of chains. Chains # PW2114V include tensioners. I have included a link to a video review of these chains along with some links to tire chain FAQ articles for you. For the other chains listed tensioners will need to be added separately using # PW99.
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  • Tire Chain Options for a 2012 Honda Odyssey Tire Size P235/65-R17
  • We do offer tire chains for your 2012 Honda Odyssey. Due to the limited wheel well clearance on your vehicle, you must use tire chains with a class S designation. I have attached a link to all of the tire chains that we offer that will fit your vehicle for you to check out. The tire chains that I would recommend for your vehicle are the Pewag Servo RS Tire Chains, # PWRS80. These tire chains are self-tensioning, have a quick release system and use a drape over the tire installation....
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  • Are the Michelin Easy Grip Snow Chains # 9800600 Legal In New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • Yes, the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Tire Chains, part # 9800600, are legal in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. I am including a link to a FAQ page on snow tire chains. It will list the snow chains laws of each state. I would also recommend to use the information that is printed in your vehicles owners manual regarding the use of snow tire chains or if there are any limitations.
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  • What Size Tires do the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains Fit On for a 2007 Audi A4
  • I checked with Michelin and the Easy Grip Snow Chains will not fit on the 245/40-18 tires on your car. I have provided a chart, see link, that shows all of the tire sizes that the composite snow chains are currently available for. I would recommend the Thule K-Summit tire chains, # TH02230K33, for your vehicle. These chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for the simplest installation possible, and have the best clearance for vehicles like your 2007 Audi A4.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation and Options that Will Fit a 205/50R17 Tire Size
  • We do have numerous tire chains that will fit the 205/50-17 tire size. I have included a link to all of the available options. The PW1014 cables you referenced will not fit but the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1038, are the ones that will. I also recommend adding rubber adjusters, # PW99 for cars or # PW100 for trucks and SUVs, to make installation easier and to keep the chains taught on the tire. I have included a link to a video showing how the rubber adjusters work. You...
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  • Differences Between Thule CG-9 and CS-10 Tire Chains and Can Tire Chains Damage Tires
  • The Thule CS-10 tire chain has an external quick release system, they are self tensioning (just put them on and go), they have 10 millimeters clearance inside and on the tread, they feature a diamond pattern with icebreaker reinforcements for added grip, they have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect vehicle rims, and they have a color-coded assembly design. The CG-9 chains are also self tensioning, but do require one stop to fit the chain properly. They have 9 millimeters of clearance...
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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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  • Recommendations on SAE Class S Snow Tire Chains for 2011 Infiniti QX56 with P275/60R20 Tires
  • I would recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW3027C, for the P275/60R20 tire size on your 2011 Infiniti QX56. This snow tire cable chain is a SAE Class S type chain. A SAE Class S snow tire chain means that the minimum sidewall clearance is .59 inches, which is 15 mm. So if a snow chain has an internal clearance of 15 mm or less they will be classified as a SAE Class S snow chain. The sidewall clearance is needed so that the snow chains will clear any part of the vehicle...
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  • V-Bar Tire Chain Recommendation for a 35x12.5x17 Tire
  • Actually based on the tire size you listed you would want the part # TC3829CAM instead of the # TC3831CAM. This is the same style of chain that you referenced with the only difference being that it is confirmed to fit your tire size. I attached a review video for you to check out as well as an FAQ article on snow chains.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD
  • You should have no problem with the performance of the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, # PW2016C, on your trip, but for superior strength and durability, I would recommend looking at the Pewag Brenta-C 4X4 Tire Chains, # PWXMR80V. The Pewag chains are made of a durable titanium alloy steel that will provide better durability and performance than the low-carbon steel and rubber of the cable style chains. A few things to keep in mind when using snow chains is not to exceed the maximum speed...
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  • Snow Tire Cable and Chain Recommendation for 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport With Tire Size P255/75R17
  • We do have cables that will fit your 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport with P255/75R17 tires. For the cable chain, I recommend the Glacier Cable Tire Chain # PW3027C. This cable has a ladder configuration and consist of spring rollers that are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. This cable is to be used on road only. This snow cable is sold in a package of two. I have attached a brief video on a similar vehicle. Along with the cables I recommend checking out the Glacier Rubber Adjuster...
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  • Which Tire Chains Will Fit a Tire Size 245/75R16
  • Actually, the correct Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners that you will need is # PWH2321SLC. These will fit a 245/75-16 tire. I have included a link to all of the chains we carry that fit your tire size. I have also included a link to our tire chain FAQ article. You will want to take a look at your vehicle owners manual for specifics on tire chain use.
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