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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 or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH2004205080

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


  • 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


  • 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


  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

Installation Details TH2004205080 Installation instructions

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:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (163 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.


These tire chains have done what I need them to do! I especially appreciate the self-tension system and highly recommend investing in that added feature. I drive a 2WD sedan in a mountain town, and I have a long driveway that can be especially challenging to navigate in the snow, but these chains get me up and down without difficulty.

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.


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.


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

2015 Mini Cooper

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


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

2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Subaru Impreza


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.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

First, I don't think I've ever had better service from an online retailer. Just outstanding. The chains got here incredibly fast.
The chains themselves, I've used these before when they were made by Thule. Overall they do not seem as heavy-duty but I could be wrong & will update after I've used them. This time I got the kind without the quick-release feature, as I've gotten that feature twice in the past & both times it was the first thing to go. I was still able to use the chains without it but it was a waste. So I got the other one, where one end slips inside the other & there isn't a quick release, but I expect it will be fine. Just not having to drive back & forth makes it easy for one person to put on the chains & that's really the best feature. I use these on an old honda civic & they've always worked really well. I got bungee-type tensioners as well, since the last ones were always a bit loose even with the "auto tensioner" on 13-inch rims. I will update after I use them but we haven't had any snow yet.


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.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

works excellent on Ford Transit Connect front wheel drive - back roads up in the hills of Oklahoma


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Chains broke after ~4 uses - one of the links down the center of the tire. I've used chains for years, they were installed correctly and I always drive less than 30mph. Luckily I still had my old chains in the car to get home.

Customer Service will reach out about the 5 year warranty on these chains.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/04/2022


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I purchased a pair of these chains for a 2019 Subaru Outback. We travel steep gravel roads in to our vacation cabin in North Carolina which can get both snow and ice. While the Outback might well be able to get up some of the steeper sections even with ice, getting down through the iced up switchbacks safely would be a huge gamble. These chains fit the tires perfectly and with a little practice in fair weather conditions, fitting them in even the worst conditions has been a breeze. Having owned traditional ladder-style chains for another vehicle, the color-coded markings on these make finding the connection points and adjusting tension much easier. Removal is also very quick if you need to transition back to cleared pavement as we often do. We have fared well with using just a pair on the front tires. If you need low-profile chains for your vehicle, these are a great match.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Bought these as a preventative measure as my Girlfriend and I like going to the snow. Haven’t had to use them yet as she has an AWD Vehicle but of course I’ve practiced putting them on and it’s a snap (pun very much intended). Additionally they’re pretty light when compared to conventional tire chains, so it’s nice not having to mainline a serving of preworkout before picking them up. Would recommend to any snow going individual!


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

they worked well during the winter storm in cleveland, took laying on the ground to get them on the tires but it was worth it to keep from getting stuck...


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 for being there.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Customer service was outstanding! They were able to help ensure that I was ordering the correct size tire chains and confirm that the item was in stock and that it would arrive when I needed it (which it did). I also like that Kaylyn was familiar with the product and has used it herself (i.e., she wasn't just reading from a manual, she was speaking from personal experience).


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Very easy to install on my 2011 Prius. This is the first (and only) chain set I've owned. Use for weekend trips in the Sierra during snow season and it's been much easier to put on/take off than expected based on stories I'd head about snow chains.


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.


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. :-)


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I waited to review the chains until I actually had the opportunity to use them. I drive a 2003 Avalon with front wheel drive. (1) Start with the extremely fast delivery of the chains, couldn't believe how quickly I received my order from e-trailer without having asked for expedited delivery. (2) A bit of advice: Listen to the other reviewers who suggest that one make a practice run at installing them. Don't wait until you are stuck in a storm. They ARE easy to install and take off, but knowing what one is doing really makes a huge difference. (3) I've had the "pleasure" of really needing the chains twice recently. We've had a very snowy/icy winter here in the northeast in early 2014. These chains delivered all they promised, easy on, easy off and great traction in very deep snow and on thick ice.


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.

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


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.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

This review is after 1 winter of light duty use.

*** Overview ***

I bought these low-profile chains to fit a 2013 Jetta TDI SportWagen.

Ease of use: 3.5 stars
Effectiveness: 4 stars
Durability: 1 star

Ultimately, these did what they were advertised to do. The details below are mostly about the specific combination of these chains with the TDI in icy and packed-snow conditions in Portland, OR.

*** Details ***

Ease of install is okay. You definitely want to practice a bunch of times before you really need to put them on in the snow. The instructional video is nice. Main complaint is that once they get icy they're a pain to deal with. Much of this is related to the minimal clearance to the wheel wells in the Jetta, and the way they tend to get packed with snow and ice when driving (and also getting your glove-covered hands into the areas they need to go). You'll need something to hack through the ice if you need to put these on and off mid-trip (we mostly use them around town so it's mostly something I can manage in the garage, but I used my ice scraper once... that sucked). As others have noted, you basically need to take them off with the wheel in the same rotational position as it was when you put them on, which is trivial but an unpleasant surprise if you don't know that.

Functionally, they provide reasonable traction for my front-wheel-drive TDI. I used only chains on the two drive wheels. Our use case is mostly light snow and ice in the elevations of the city of Portland. They're not going to get you through the rockies, but that's more of a limitation of the car's clearance and FWD and less about the chains. We never got stuck with them, and with careful driving they provided reasonable traction at controlled low speed up and down steep windy concrete and asphalt roads.

My main complaint is durability. My TDI has traction control, but has a tendency to be very torquey at low RPMs, like say starting uphill from a stop. This causes initial wheel slippage when facing uphill, and can also cause torque spikes when shifting gears uphill. These low-profile chains can't handle _any_ slippage without breaking links. This is worst if they're still trying to self-tension while they're slipping and catching. The diamond pattern means that they're still reasonably good traction and tension-wise when broken, but they'll hit your wheel wells and drive you crazy. There are replacement links provided, but they're pretty hard to repair on the road---if this is something that you worry about then get some really intense pliers to carry around. Basically, you need to be really gentle during the first 10-20 yards of driving while they self-tension, and you need to control torque to avoid slipping and catching on partially icy pavement.

I have snow tires on steel wheels so I wasn't using the rim protectors.

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