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Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CG9 - Size 080

Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CG9 - Size 080

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Great for passenger cars with limited wheel-well clearance, these wraparound tire chains are only 9 mm thick. D-shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CG9 - Size 080 part number TH2004205080 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains

  • Konig
  • Tire Chains
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • On Road Only
  • Steel D-Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Automatic
  • Rim Protection

Great for passenger cars with limited wheel-well clearance, these wraparound tire chains are only 9 mm thick. D-shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation.


Features:

  • Patented self-centering, self-tensioning system
    • Quick, simple installation
      • Loop the chains around the tire and drive off - chains tighten and self-center as wheel spins
    • Perfect fit for your vehicle's tires
  • Low-profile design is made especially for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well 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
  • Anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect rims
  • Unique, color-coded connection points make installation a snap
  • Plastic-coated tensioning sections won't freeze your fingers like standard, unfinished metal chains
  • Compatible with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESP or ESC) systems
  • Durable storage container, kneeling mat, gloves and mounting instructions included
  • Made in Italy


Specs:

  • Application: 13" - 17" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 9 mm
  • 5-Year warranty


Konig's innovative design makes the CG9 snow chains quick and easy to attach and remove. Once the chain is looped around the tire and the three color-coded connections are made, the patented self-centering, automatic tensioning system takes over, creating a perfect fit as you drive away. You need to get out of the car only once. To remove the chains, simply unhook the connections and unwrap the chains from around the tire.


Konig snow chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. Features include dual-sided, 9-mm-diameter, D-shape links that provide superior traction for excellent grip on snow and ice. Anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect your vehicle's wheel rims.


Included with each pair of chains are mounting instructions, a kneeling mat and a pair of gloves, all packaged in a sturdy container. Konig's CG9 tire snow chains are backed by a 5-year warranty.


CG9 Installation

How to Install the CG9 Snow Chain

  1. Spread the chain around the back of the tire.
  2. Connect the plastic-covered, yellow and blue cable on the back side of the tire.
  3. Pull the chain over the top and around the tire. Connect the red hook to the red loop.
  4. Make the last connection by running the red loop through the buckle and then to the red hook attached to the tensioning cable.
  5. Simply drive forward to activate the patented self-centering, auto-tensioning system to ensure a perfect fit.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

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


Tire size on sidewall

185/60-15

  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 rim in inches




2004205080 Konig CG-9 Snow Chains - Size 080

Replaces 00023080

Item # TH2004205080




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 185/70-15
  • 185/80-14
  • 195/55-16
  • 195/60-16
  • 195/65-15
  • 195/70-14
  • 205/45-17
  • 205/60-15
  • 205/65-14
  • 205/70-13
  • 215/40-17
  • 225/55-14


Customer Reviews

Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CG9 - Size 080 - TH2004205080

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (110 Customer Reviews)

Great for passenger cars with limited wheel-well clearance, these wraparound tire chains are only 9 mm thick. D-shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation.

- TH2004205080
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Works great. Takes some practice to put on. I wouldn’t use this at high speeds or for long distances.



- TH2004205080
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2015 Mini Cooper

Great fit for my tires which are odd sized. Shipment was fast and easy



- TH2004205080
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GMC Sierra

I purchased these snow chains for a trip through the Sierra during heavy February snows (25"+ per night), from California to central Nevada and back. They are, in comparison to older styles of snow chains, easier to put on and take off. The tight Mini Cooper wheel well makes it a bit harder than it needs to be, but application and removal, in a blizzard, was fairly straightforward. And that is the only nice thing I have to say about these, because they broke in four places (three on one chain, one on the other) in under 30 miles. At no time did I drive on bare pavement or exceed 30 mph, and they broke. The snow in the Sierra was so bad that it took 8.5 hours to get through Donner Pass, which is exactly when I did not need to hear snow chains break, thwack against my wheel well, and then have to use baling wire (sure am glad I'm a sheep shearer and had THAT in the car) to hold them together so I don't end up stranded in the mountains. Somehow, after just a few miles, the first "break" was a bend in the first red hook to which you connect. It was bent to the extent of being unusable and, a critical connection, I had to use baling wire to enforce/replace that red hook. On both tires, chain links broke at different times, one of which got sucked into the wheel well and, fortunately, did not wrap itself around my axle. I was able to jack up the car, remove the wheel, and get the bit of chain out. I could go on, but you get the idea. It is NOT what you need in the Sierra at night in a freezing blizzard, with no shoulder on the side of the road. Incredibly disappointed and relieved I could make these chains last long enough to get me below 2,000 feet elevation. The experience has, at least, solved a marital dispute: We'll be getting a 4WD vehicle.



- TH2004205080
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First impression opening up the box was good. The chains come in a great carrying case. Then, open up the case. It's very intimidating, and you need to fan it out before installation, making sure the chains are not tangled. Definitely need some practice runs before the big day, so practice a few times, don't want to be out there in the snow flipping out on how these things go on. Once you get the hang of it, takes a few minutes, and your good to go. Didn't try in the snow yet, so let's see. Waiting for the white stuff.



- TH2004205080
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Great product, goes on in 5 minutes, love not having to get out multiple times to tighten!



- TH00023070
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Well, I would say a little harder to put on correctly than advertised, but I called customer support and they helped me. Also watching all of the videos helped because each one was worded a little differently. Definitely would suggest one or two dry runs before you are in the elements. Important to realize to slide the plastic coated cable to the backside of the tire and center the chains after connecting the plastic coated cable and the small red hook. Once I figured this out I was able to almost perfectly center the chains (at least on one tire). On the other tire I couldn't get it perfectly centered (see photos). After about an 1/8 of a mile of very low speed driving it still didn't center but maybe with more driving at higher speeds it would. Also important to remember to have the yellow end of the chain on your right hand side beofore sliding behind the tire and making the first connection. One question I still have is how tight to pull the tension cable after you put it through the stop device. Every video seems a little bit different as to how tight you pull the cable by hand before connecting it to the tensioning device. As far as taking them off I tried four times to line up my car perfectly so I wouldn't have to drive over the chains after disconnecting them but this was not possible for me. So, with the plastic coated cable on top I just disconnected the connections in reverse and then put all the hooks and components off to the side and drove off/over the chains, which seemed to work fine. Will see how they work in the snow and ice but I'm hopeful they will do well.



- TH00023090
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


The Konig self-adjusting tire chains were used on 4 trips to the Sierra Nevada last year in R2 and R3 conditions from Jan-Apr. They installed very quickly and worked flawlessly each time. They have been used twice this season with the same results. They have saved time and worked well.


Comments
Chains have seen 2 more trips to the Sierras this year and still working great in snow and ice. Gets my ‘93 Eurovan up into the high country very nicely. Hoping for more snow and expect them to continue to perform. I do wonder how many seasons I’ll get out of them. It may be time to get another set.
Paul A - 02/12/2021


- TH00023095
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Fantastic traction, helped me out big time today in the Rockies. Easier to put on then to take off.



- TH2004205105
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


We bought these to keep in our Subaru Outback. We already have snow tires but having these handy in case of an emergency or getting through chain checks is really helpful. This is our second set of Konig chains (we also have a set for our other car) and they've been durable and reliable. The shipping is also fast!



- TH00023095
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Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Overall I’m pleased with the service you provided with one exception. When I looked for chains for my Chevy Volt I thought I was being directed to the correct product but that was not the case. So I had to send the chains back at a cost of about twenty dollars. I do feel that it was your mistake not mine. If not for that you would certainly have received a five star rating.



- TH00023103
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Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


I bought these chains for my daughter who is moving to Chicago from California. The owners manual of her Jeep Compass warns about the limited clearance and these chains were perfect because of their low profile. I also bought these particular chains (I now own 3 sets) for their ease of use. Snow is not something that any of my girls are used to being from California's Central Valley and putting chains on was not something that any of them had the faintest clue about. These chains are so easy to install that my wife and daughter were actually racing each other the other day to see who could install faster. My youngest daughter and wife are driving across county as I type this review carrying with them these Thule chains and I am confident that they and their Thules will handle any snow they encounter.



- TH00023065
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Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Haven't gotten to road test them yet, but the installation was very easy and fast, as advertised, and the self-tensioning mechanism appears to work well. The most complicated part was learning to line up my wheels to take them off properly, but once I figured that out, I expect that won't be an issue either, and the instructions were clear and simple. These seem to fit perfectly on my Honda Fit and leave plenty of clearance in the wheel well. The carrying case they come in is nice and includes a drop cloth to kneel on and optional plastic guards you can add to the chains to protect your sidewalls and hubcaps. Overall impressed and glad to have these in my car for snow season.



- TH00023100
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Amazing service from etrailer, and the chains are exactly what was needed. Easy to install, and of high quality



- TH2004205104
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Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Easy on after untangling. Safely up the mountain with no problem. Easy off. Found that individually bagging each chainset reduced tangling and eased storage in the provided carrying case. Hope this helps. Thanks etrailer.com for being there.



- TH2004205104
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Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


The chains I had originally ordered were out of stock, but they called me to let me know and we found a very similar alternative, that even saved me a bit of money. Overall very friendly and helpful! The chains showed up quickly and in good condition. They fit perfectly on my Crossfire!



- TH00023095
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Ordering delivery compact weight ease of install quiet confident traction good for sport coupe and local conditions



- TH00023100
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


We made sure to practice installing these when they first arrived....highly recommended because roadside installation can be stressful. Installation was pretty simple. They survived one part of a trip through snowy mountain conditions. The following morning, about one minute after talking about how great the chains worked....one broke. The connector on the back side of the tire broke off the chain rendering the entire chain useless. A five year warranty was more like a 24 hour warranty. Luckily, we were close to an auto parts store to get replacement chains that were actually easier to install. I had cleared all ice from the wheel well before trying to drive off so I have to think this was a defective chain. I'm just glad it got us to our destination before completely failing. Maybe we were just unlucky but I think this is a serious quality concern.



- TH2004205104
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


We put the chains on the tires, but have not used them yet. Very easy to put on. The instructions aren't very good relative to the cable that goes on the rear of the tire. The key is the cable is put on behind the tire, not around the outside of the tire. By holding the two ends of the cable at the top back of the tire, you can easily connect the two and hook up the other chain connections. No issues removing them either. It does help to have the tire in the same orientation, which is easy by using the large red connector as focus. Doesn't have to be exact, but you may have to move the car because part of the chain may still be under tire.



- TH2004205105
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Incredibly fast shipping to US to Canada. Very pleased with service. Product is exactly as described. Have used these chains before and they do the job.



- TH00023090
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


I bought these chains for my 2013 Mazda 3 for a trip into the mountains. I didn't think I would actually need them that early in the year, but eventually I was required to use them. When I unboxed the chains I was a little puzzled since I ordered 'Thule' chains but received a box labeled 'König'. I was a little afraid having received the wrong product, but apart from the branding the product looked identical to what I ordered and some online research confirmed that Thule and König are associated. Would have been nice to have a notice about that though. I practiced putting on the chains once in best conditions at home. It wasn't really that complicated and the instructions are easy to follow. I'd recommend doing such a practice run though, since you don't want to face this for the first time at the roadside in the snow. A few weeks later I was returning from a trip into the mountains and one pass required chains (or other traction equipment, but for me that meant chains). I got the chains out and went over the instructions again and then started putting the chains on. I was glad I had done the practice run at home and got the chains on fairly quickly without bigger trouble (and I saw plenty of people at the roadside struggling with theirs or paying for that service). With that I made it across the pass. On the other side of the pass I found taking the chains off more troublesome than putting them on. The chains itself worked great and it wasn't a problem to loosen and detach them but it's a little inconvenient since the chains need to be in the right position to come off the wheel (it's all in documented in the instructions though). I guess with a 2nd person directing the driver when to stop it would be very simple, on my own I had to move the car back and forth tiny bits to get the positioning right (i.e. i was jumping in and out of the car moving it a bit and checking tire/chain position).


Comments
Koenig recently purchased the tire chain subsidiary from Thule, the chains are exactly the same. The only difference is the brand name.
-- Etrailer Expert Mike L - 12/01/2018


- TH00023095
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Hello - thanks for sending the chains for my tires. I haven't yet had the chance to use them in the snow, and my fingers are crossed that I don't have to. However, I was very appreciative of how well the products were described on the website, and they even had links to videos on how to hook the chains up. I was able to practice putting them on, and technology has come a long way from the past chains I have used where you lay them out, then drive over them and then hook them up. It took less than 5 minutes to hook up one tire, the instructions are clear, and they fit as expected for my size tire. The case that they come in is compact, and well organized. I will revisit this review if they don't hold up as expected in the snow, as that's where the true test is, but for now - all has been a great experience.



- TH00023070
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


Easy to use & and always at peace knowing they’re standing by in my trunk.



- TH00023090
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


We bought the Thule self tensioning chains. We were caught in the recent ice and snow storm that hit northern New Mexico and the pan handle of Texas. We saw over 2" of solid ice on 287 from Dalhart To Amarillo. We would have been one of the hundreds of stranded motorists that night without the tire chanins. Easy to install and de-install. Our chains were installed on a 2011 VW Jetta TDI.


Comments
Hello Lewis,Good day, I have a question for you please?Do you recall if the chains rubbed at all? We have a 2010 VW Jetta TDI Cup Edition with the 17 rim option and very little clearance, so Im concerned that they might rub.Your reply would be quite helpful please.Thank-you,
-- comment by: Mark - 09/06/2014


- TH00023100
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


I swore off tire chains over 10y ago due to the hassle of installation, usually in blizzard conditions at night on the side of the road. Alas, the State of California sees fit to require them on mountain passes. So I find these and etrailer helps me out with fitment and other questions. The chains are, as advertised, are fairly easy to install (way easier than the cheapies at the local auto parts store). The self-tensioning system seemed to work but I may give a tug on them just to make sure they are taut as possible as I did get a fair bit of scuffing on my aluminum rims (from the parts that are plastic covered/coated to prevent scratching vibrating slightly against the rim). I think if the chain self-tensioned a bit tighter this may not have happened. Overall, a good product, seemed to work in a couple inches of snow, but not in 2 feet (duh) of white stuff! Vibration wasn't too bad on the dry patches of asphalt and the chains generally seemed to hold up well from the limited use I've given them. I would recommend them, just make sure they are taut enough to not tap against your rim.



- TH2004205105
by:

Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains


I received the Thule chains and installed them to make sure they fit my car. They fit great and were easy to install and remove. Even seems like these chains might not be too difficult to install ~after~ getting stuck in the snow (bring a shovel). I know myself ... I probably won't be proactive and put them on before I get stuck in the snow. Ease of installation ~after~ getting stuck is an important feature. My first impression is that these don't look like "heavy duty" tire chains by any stretch of the imagination. I'm hoping if I do ever need these it will only be for a few miles or less. I'm thinking about ordering a spare pair because if something breaks (particularly if the self adjusting ratchet mechanism fails) I won't attempt a repair on the side of the road in a snow storm. But if I have spare chains with me I'll be able to swap 'em out with new and keep going with a full complement of chains. The chains did come with some replacement links in case a chain link fails. I think I'll keep a pair of pliers, a screwdriver, and some gloves in the case with the chains. The main reason behind my purchase is that if I'm prepared to install tire chains then it's unlikely I'll ever have a need to install them. But without them I might be stuck in the first snowdrift of the season. :-)


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