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Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265

Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265

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Great for off-roading and large commercial trucks or RVs, these sturdy, rust-resistant tire chains have D-shape links for excellent traction in snow and ice. Built-in rubber tensioners ease installation. Chains require 16 mm of clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265 part number TH01571265 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH01571265

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road or Off Road
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • Steel D-Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Konig
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • Assisted
  • No Rim Protection

Great for off-roading and large commercial trucks or RVs, these sturdy, rust-resistant tire chains have D-shape links for excellent traction in snow and ice. Built-in rubber tensioners ease installation. Chains require 16 mm of clearance.


  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
  • High-quality manganese nickel alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant
  • Integrated rubber tensioners let you control the fit of your chains
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make it simple to install chains on your vehicle
  • Durable storage container, kneeling mat, gloves and mounting instructions included
  • Made in Italy


  • Application: 15" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 16 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Konig's XB16 snow chains provide an affordable way to enhance safety on icy, snowy roads or during off-road adventures. These chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 16-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excellent grip on snow and ice. The included tensioning device eases installation. Just pull the rubber strap taut to tighten the chain for a perfect fit.

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

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chains, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire, as shown below.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates the width
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches

2004825265 - Konig XB-16 Snow Chains - Size 265

Installation Details TH01571265 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 235/85-16
  • 255/50-20
  • 255/55-19
  • 255/60-18
  • 265/40-21
  • 265/45-20
  • 265/45-21
  • 265/50-19
  • 265/60-18
  • 265/65-17
  • 265/70-16
  • 275/45-20
  • 275/60-17
  • 285/45-19
  • 295/35-21
  • 295/40-20
  • 31/11.5-15
  • 315/35-20

Customer Reviews

Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265 - TH01571265

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (145 Customer Reviews)

Great for off-roading and large commercial trucks or RVs, these sturdy, rust-resistant tire chains have D-shape links for excellent traction in snow and ice. Built-in rubber tensioners ease installation. Chains require 16 mm of clearance.


After having these for a full winter season, I can say that they were well worth the purchase. 4.5 stars. Traction was supreme, and ease of install and removal is everything they say - awesome! Removed a star only because the plastic clips that route the little tensioning chain were quickly broken, and the rubber end is marginal. However when installed on my 2wd truck, I pulled a small box trailer up and down a very icy and steep slope (dirt road at scout camp) - without a hint of wheelspin. Same area immediately before chain install had cars and 4wd trucks stuck on a gentle grade. These are not smooth at all on pavement, but a lifesaver when needed.


Bought these for some trips to the NC mountains and finally got to use them in January. I was very impressed with how well these worked. Pulling out of the driveway was nearly impossible until I put them on and had instant traction. Once I figured them out, they installed in just a few minutes. Taking them off after driving was a messy experience due to the wet, dirty snow but very easy.

Highly recommend these.


etrailer is one of the best online retail experiences I have had in a long time. they are communicative and know their stuff. they shipped it out and it arrived before expected. thank you so much. top notch experience. The tire chains are so good and so easy to use. highly recommended.

2018 Mazda CX-9

Theses were exactly what I was looking for, easy and quick to install while not breaking the bank. Been using them for two days now and no problems or concerns as of yet.


Jesse was extremely helpful with our order for tire chains. The chains arrived in perfect condition and we are now prepared for any winter condition!


Installation was fairly simple. Delivery was quick. I can’t figure out what the gray plastic clip is for in the photo. Any ideas?

2009 Porsche Cayenne

The Konig tire chains were very easy to install. I was concerned the fit might be dificult as my 21" wheels on my Cayenne were at the upper limit of the size offered but the fit is tight with no play. Excellent product.

After a season where Ive been forced California to mount the Konig tire chains twice on almost a dry road I am very happy with the speed of mounting and the relatively quiet operation. They also show no signs of damage due to the dry roads.
Merlin T - 12/01/2018


These chains were recommended by my car manufacturer. Found them online thru etrailer. The order was shipped quickly and verified the delivery. I tried them on in the garage. They went on easily. I have no concerns traveling this winter. So far a great product with great service.


Excellent website video instructions to mount. Very easy to install. Looking forward to using this winter.

2019 Pontiac Montana

I'm new to snow chains never even seen them before living in South. I bought these for a trip to Montana. The chains look to be good quality and delivery time was excellent. The chains also come with a sturdy plastic case for storage.


Very happy with these chains. I have not used them in the snow yet but have put them just to see how it works. They are good chains and simple to get on.
The customer service I received was great!!
I would do business with them again for sure.


Great product, online delivery. I like this vendor and will buy from them again


Easy to install and high quality! Vanessa N. Is a fantastic resource for your company! She is extremely knowledgeable about your products and super helpful, friendly and courteous! Vanessa, you are great! Thanks for everything, Richard

2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Very happy with the overall quality of these chains. My experience with etrailer was fantastic. The website was extremely easy to use and the customer service chat resulted in immediate answers to my questions. Their communication is also very good. I will definitely shop here again.


We purchased these chains for emergency purposes and have not used them yet. I’ve only put them on and taken them off to test fit. They seem to be sturdy and good quality. We like the small link size.

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Very fast shipping considering the storms, rec'd in less than a week. This is my second set and I got them because of how easy they where to put on my Sienna and how well they worked. This set is for my Grand Cherokee, its 4wd, but I like to have the extra margin of safety. People may give me looks for putting chains on a 4wd, but I'll do what I think its best for my family.


Fantastic product that fit perfectly.


Package arrived extremely quickly and fit perfectly on my tires. I haven't used them out in the wild yet but they installed easily so i don't expect any trouble. The pack is sturdy plastic and thoughtfully set up, so much so, that it comes with some plastic gloves and a plastic pad for the ground if needed.


Your package Tracking was the best. I received the item in a timely manner and your website was very informative and easy to use thank you


Chains were shipped fast and in good or der.


Works great and they made the purchasing easy!

2007 Chevrolet Silverado Classic

Great product, great price, a go with company to buy from.

2015 BMW X5

Fast shipping and secure packaging. Great price and had the item in stock when needed.

2007 Toyota 4Runner

Product received was perfect. The service was even better.

2012 Nissan Xterra

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Ask the Experts about this Konig Tire Chains

  • How Back Side of Thule XB16 Standard Tire Chains Attach to Tire
    The inside of the tire chain assembly consists of a plastic covered inner hoop that loops around the inside of the tire. The ends of the cable fasten together in a type of ball and socket arrangement as shown in the photo I have provided for you. If you take a look at the video I have linked to, you can see exactly how the chains install.
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  • Snow Tire Chains Placement On 2011 Porsche Cayenne
    I researched your 2011 Porsche Cayenne online, and the manual states that for four wheel drive vehicles, you can use two sets of snow chains, but if only one set is used they are normally installed on the rear tires. If you are installing tire chains on a two wheel vehicle, they are installed on the drive axle. Since there are several different options for tire and wheel sizes for your Cayenne, you will need to select snow tire chains based on the size tires you have installed. You will...
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 2006 Land Rover LR3 with 265/60-18 Tires
    The Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains, # TH01571265, are listed as a fit for the 265/60-18 tires on your 2006 Land Rover LR3. I have included a link to a video review of these chains for you to view. I have also included a link to all of the chains that will fit the 265/60-18 tire size. You will also want to check the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if there are any restrictions or recommendations. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article and a Thule...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
    When using tire chains, you definitely want to use them in pairs. For your FJ Cruiser, it is best to put them on the main drive axle, which is the rear axle. On most 4x4 vehicles it is generally acceptable to use chains on all 4 tires if you wish, but in this case Toyota specifically states that chains should not be used on the front tires of the FJ Cruiser. This is likely due to clearance issues or Toyota's concern that if the chain were to come loose it could damage the front suspension,...
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  • Thule Standard Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Tacoma P265 70 R16
    The Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01571265 are confirmed to fit the tire size P265 70 R16 like what you have on your 2014 Toyota Tacoma. As long as the owners manual of your truck doesn't have any restrictions on snow chain usage this would be a great set of chains for your truck. I had a chance to install a set like this on a similar vehicle last week and was impressed with how easy they were to install considering how inexpensive they are relative to some of the high-end chains....
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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on Both Front and Rear Axles
    Yes, tire chains can be used on the front, rear or both axles. It is usually recommended to use tire chains on both front and rear to ensure the most traction possible when driving with snowy or icy conditions. I have included a link to video reviewing and demonstrating the Thule XB16 Tire chains.
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  • Difference Between Thule XB and XD Tire Chains
    Chain wise the Thule XB16 part # TH01571265 and XD part # TH04805265 are the same. The difference is in the tensioning mechanism.The XB has a slightly easier to use setup that doesn't require as much setup. It's hard to describe but if you watch the install videos you can see the diferences.
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  • Thule Snow Chain Recommendation for 2012 Land Rover LR4 with 255/55R19 Tires
    Since your tires are brand new they will most likely last you a while. I would go with the Thule chains part # TH01571265 that you referenced since they are confirmed as a fit for the 255/55R19. This chain size will not fit the other two sizes you mentioned so I would wait till you know for certain that you would upgrade to the larger tires before you pick out a set of chains for them as well. I attached an install video for these chains for you to check out as well. Be sure to check...
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  • Which Axle Should Snow Chains Install on for a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle
    When using a single set of tire chains on a vehicle that is 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive you want to install the chains on the primary drive axle. Typically this will be listed in the owner's manual. But for a 4WD drive vehicle the axle to use is the rear axle. We had Pewag here once and they said the rear axle is almost always the way to go mainly because of inclines and declines. When going up a hill the rear axle will have more weight on it so it will have better traction to get...
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  • Which Axle do Snow Chains Need to Install on 2006 Subaru Forester
    I found the owners manual of your 2006 Subaru Forester and I was able to determine that tire chains should only go on the front axle and they need to be Class S compatible. You also have to stay under 19 MPH too. The # TH01571265 that you referenced are NOT Class S compatible so if you could get back to me with your tire size I'll recommend your best option!
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  • If Only Using One Set of Tire Chains Which Axle Should They Be Installed on 4WD Truck
    If you have an all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive vehicle and you are going to only use one set of tire chains you need to install them on the primary drive axle of the vehicle. For a truck like a Ford F-250 you need to put them on the rear axle. If you get back to me with your tire size I can recommend you a set of chains if you like.
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  • If Only Using One Set of Tire Chains on 4x4 Vehicle Which Axles Should Chains Go On
    On 4 wheel drive vehicles you'd want to install the set of tire chains on the rear axle if you only have one set available.
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  • If Using One Set of Tire Chains on a 4WD Vehicle Which Axle Should Chains Go On
    On 4 wheel drive vehicles like your 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac if you are going to only use one set of tire chains you will want to install them on the rear axle since that is the main drive axle. Let me know what tire size you have and I'll recommend some chain sets.
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  • Can Snow Chains Install on Front Axle of 2012 GMC Sierra 1500
    Yes you can put snow chains on the front wheels of a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. If you let me know what tire size you have I can help you come up with a tire chain solution. I also attached a link to this page where you can select from the standard tire sizes we know your truck could have came with and see all of the fits we offer.
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  • How Much Wheel Well Clearance is Required to Use the TH01571265?
    The wheel well clearance required to install the Konig Chains # TH01571265 on your 255/50-20 tires on your 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is 16mm. This measurement is the length between the interior sidewall of the tire to the closest component in your wheel well. Even though the Konig chains are Class-S compatible for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, it is still a good idea to measure your wheel wells to make sure you have enough space. I went ahead and attached a diagram to help assist...
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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 alloy...
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  • Tire Chains for a Jeep Grand Cherokee with 265/50-20 Tires
    There are numerous tire chains that will fit your 265/50-20 tires but # TH01571265 will not fit. For a comparable set of chains you could use # TH01594267. I have included a link to the chains we have that fit your tire size.
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  • Should Snow Chains be Put on 1996 Chevy Express 1500
    Installing tire chains to the rear tires of your 1996 Chevy Express Van 1500 will definitely provide benefit in the form of better traction during snow and ice, even with a lighter rear body. If you live in or travel throughout areas where this type of weather is a concern I do recommend obtaining a pair for when they are needed or required by local law. If your Chevy Express is equipped with 225/75-16 or 235/75-15 sized tires (the 2 most common sizes on this vehicle) then I highly recommend...
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  • Konig XB16 Tire Chain Part Number that Fits Tire Size 245/75R16
    The correct Konig XB16 tire chain kit you need for your tire size of 245/75R16 is the part # TH01571255 which is the size "255".
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  • Correct Konig Tire Chains for 265/50-20 Tires on 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    In your owner's manual, for the 265/50-20 tire size Jeep (FCA) specifies the Thule (now owned by Konig) XG 12 Pro chains in size 267 which is part # TH01594267. These chains are considered Class S, which allow the proper clearance so that the wheel wells and suspension and braking components to the inside of the wheels isn't damaged by the chains. Although the Konig standard chains you'd looked at, part # TH01571265 are the proper size for your tires, they would extend past the inside...
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  • What Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Fit my 2020 Toyota 4Runner with the 265/70/17 Tires
    Instead of part # TH01571265 you want the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains part # TH01571267 they are a confirmed fit for your 2020 Toyota 4Runner with the 265/70/17 tires. You can choose to chain just the rear in a rear wheel drive model or do all four of them on an all wheel drive or four wheel drive model. Check your owner's manual for any warnings they have and be sure to adhere to that so you do not have any issues arise.
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  • Recommended Snowchains for 2015 BMW X5 with Tire Size 315/35-R20
    We have a quite a few Thule tire chains for you to choose from for the 315/35-R20 tires on your 2015 BMW X5. I recommend the Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains, # TH2004705265. These chains come with an attractive price tag and come with such features as the self-centering and self-tensioning system, quick release, and rim protection. These chains are made of a manganese nickel alloy steel which is strong, durable and corrosion resistant and come with a 5 year warranty. I have attached a link...
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  • Can I Use the Same Tire Chains on 265/60r18 and 265/65r18 Tires
    I have a solution for you, but because of the width difference between the 265/60r18 and 265/65r18 tires, you would need two different chains. For the 265/60r18 tires you'll need a Size 265 chain like the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265 # TH01571265. For the 265/65r18 tires you'll need a Size 267 chain like the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 267 # TH01594267. I've linked some review videos...
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  • Snow Chains for 2016 BMW X5 with Tire Size 315/35R20 and 275/40R20
    The two different tire sizes you have are different enough to require different size tire chains. For the 275/40-20 tire size the XB16 chains you'd need are part # TH01571255 and for the 315/35-20 you'd want the # TH01571265 and you'd be set with a great set of chains that will provide excellent traction, last a long time, and install easily.
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