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Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 255

Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 255

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These durable tire chains are made of a sturdy steel alloy that resists corrosion. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Requires 12 mm of clearance. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 255 part number TH2004705255 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH2004705255

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

These durable tire chains are made of a sturdy steel alloy that resists corrosion. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


  • 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
  • Solid grip on snow and ice
    • Dual-sided, D-shape links for increased traction
    • Double steel plates positioned along center of tread provide excellent grip
  • 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: 15" - 20" tires
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty

Konig's innovative design makes the XG12 Pro 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.

Konig snow chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese-nickel alloy steel for durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excellent grip on snow and ice. And anti-scratch nylon bumpers protect your vehicle's wheel rims.

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

Quick and easy installation of Konig XG-12 Pro Chains

How to Install the XG12 Pro 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 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

2004705255 Konig XG-12 Pro Snow Chains - Size 255

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Installation Details TH2004705255 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 235/55-20
  • 235/65-18
  • 245/55-19
  • 245/70-17
  • 245/75-16
  • 255/45-20
  • 255/50-19
  • 255/55-18
  • 255/60-17
  • 255/65-17
  • 255/70-16
  • 255/75-15
  • 265/45-20
  • 265/75-15
  • 275/40-20
  • 275/45-19
  • 275/55-17
  • 285/50-18
  • 31/10.5-15

Customer Reviews

Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 255 - TH2004705255

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (155 Customer Reviews)

These durable tire chains are made of a sturdy steel alloy that resists corrosion. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for quick, simple installation. Requires 12 mm of clearance.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Perfect fit, less than 3 minutes per side to install on my first test to install on flat ground and fair weather. $ minutes each in bad weather, Always test the fit prior to actually needing to use the emergency chains. I just used them in Montana during a storm with heavy snow and ice covered roads. My rear wheel drive Sprinter van had no issues maintaining very good traction. Note : I was also pulling my snowmobile trailer that weighed about 2700 lbs. Going up into the mountains in gear 4 at 20 MPH More important was low gear back down the grade. They are not intended to use over 25MPH

I used this product on 6 trips because of very poor conditions of ice and snow. The chains are holding up quite well. I am over 60 years old and have no issue installing by my self because I have used them several times. It does take about 6 minutes to install on the road. I never use them with out hard pack snow. I am heading back to Montana soon and will be ready with my trusty chain kit. Also thank you for suggesting this product and getting me the CORRECT size to fit my tires.
Mark - 12/21/2020

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2021 Toyota Highlander

Competitive price. Easy to install. Works great on my 2021 Toyota Highlander Platinum with 235/55R20 tires.

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2021 Kia Sorento

I love these chains. It literally takes like 2 minutes to put them on. Gone are the days of worrying about chains. Also, you get ton of compliments from other drivers lol.

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I just try the chain on its easy to hook on and I can't wait to to try it on the first big snow storm so far so good compare to other chains I saw will let u know how it performs on the snow soon.

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Toyota Tacoma

I found these tire chains easy to use and that they work as advertised. I use on a 2020 Toyota Tacoma. While the 4 wheel drive is great on the Tacoma, I have a camp that is 5 miles down a dirt road which is plowed in the winter, but not treated. The chains work great for the icy and steep stretches, giving just a bit more traction.

- TH2004705255

GREAT company. They follow up after your purchase and 1 year just to make sure your satisfied. That’s a customer service level you do not experience these days in a brick and mortar business anymore much less the internet. As for the snow chains, there’re great. I could’ve bought a cheaper version but I was concerned about my rims and these did not scratch as promised, and very easy to put on.

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2019 Toyota Highlander

What a breeze putting this chain on the tire (in the garage). Fortunately, I did not have to use the chains in snow but I knew the process of using them would be a breeze. The self tightening feature and the ratchet are very nice. The on-line video made the decision easy for purchase. The price point is higher than I budgeted however I spent the money knowing "quality" is a high priority and you get what you pay for!

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2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500

great website, products and service. Have bought a few things here, everything was great. The tires chains arrived fast and look like a heavy duty product. not sure how often i will need, them or how soon I will use them. For a Sprinter the chains only go on the rear wheels. they won't work on the front due to the location of the struts.

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2019 Toyota Highlander

Thank you for your quick response on the recommended part # for the tire size on my 2019 Toyota Highlander equipped with 245/55R19. The purchase was effortless and shipped/arrived when promised. I dry fit the chains on the vehicle in our garage and they installed as described. Although available, I didn't see any chain-to-wheel contact points that required the plastic protectors. So far, very pleased working with Etrailer.com and hope the Konig tire chains will perform equally as well when needed.

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2015 Nissan Pathfinder

Very easy to install great product

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2018 Toyota Highlander

etrailer is fantastic, always has what I need and my shipment is always on time. These snow chains are as described and hopefully in December will work as well as the reviews.

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2016 BMW X5

I purchased these for my 2016 BMW X5 (255/50/19). The chains fit snugly. It is relatively easy to install but of course it's not like to put on shoes. To properly install them, you have to untangle and align following the instructions, which is the same for all types of snow chains. If anyone finds it hard to install, it is not due to the chains, but due to the person. I have not yet used this in the snow but these look very sturdy and the patterns seem effective, hence I have no worries now.

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2018 Ford Transit T250

etrailer shipping was fast (as usual). The chains come in a nice round case to house them when not in use. Instructions are straight forward and so tried them on my van immediately. They work fantastic. Have not had the chance to drive in snow/ice yet but seeing how much engineering has gone into the design/manufacturing of these is impressive. I'm so glad decided to spend a bit more money to get these vs some cheap rattle-prone product.

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I wish I had taken a video of the first time I installed the chains. I had not installed chains for - probably 20-25 years. These were so easy! I literally had them on in less than a minute each side. I put them on in the garage, so had very little room to maneuver, but didn't need room anyway as these went on so quickly and easily. They stayed snug the entire time, the traction was superb in 10 inches of snow.

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2011 BMW X5

Bought these for our X5. Was driving the high road into Yosemite on the (only) day that there was a blizzard. When the car started to slip, pulled over and put these on. They are amazing. Had both on in less than 5 minutes, no moving the car, and you're on your way. Dry fit them at home before you leave. They are really easy, but not intuitive when you're stressed and in the cold. Highly recommended.

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2014 BMW X6

Easy to pick snow chains for my BMW X6. Good info on product and setup. Ordered Sunday. Delivered Wednesday right before Xmas. Perfect timing.

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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

etrailer.com carried the brand, type and size of snow chains that i needed for my Sprinter. Delivery was on-time.

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2009 Toyota Highlander

Exactly as advertised. Arrived quickly and in perfect condition, delivered right to our door. Very durable, I love these chains. Bought for my daughter's truck as they are relatively easy to put on and take off.

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2017 Ford Flex

Great service and delivery time , great updates and communication

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Prompt and accurate. Thanks

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Great Product! Jesse was a great advisor in helping me make the right choice!

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2019 Audi Q5

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Review from a similar XG12 Pro in Tire Chains

I love these chains, and etrailer is the best! As a 69 yr old retired grandma, I work part-time at a ski resort. A few weeks ago, we were expecting 8-10 inches of snow/ice and I was scheduled to work. So, I put these idiot-proof, color-coded, self-adjusting chains on my Highlander front low profile tires and waited for weather. See photo. I worked my full shift, came out to ice/snow in dark, and drove safely home. Oh, and the carrying case comes with a folded plastic sheet, but with my old knees I added a foam pad!

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Ask the Experts about this Konig Tire Chains

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    What I can tell you about putting snow tire chains on your 2019 Ram 2500 is that when I looked in the owner's manual of a '19 Ram 2500 it said that chains can be used, but should only be used on the rear wheels. That was the only restriction for the use of chains with your truck, which leaves open every option. The best snow tire chains will have a diamond pattern because they give you the most tire coverage which is important because you will have constant tread. Snow tire chains with...
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  • Best Snow Tire Chains for 2019 Audi Q5 With 255/45-20 Tires
    The best snow tire chains for your 2019 Audi Q5 with 255/45-20 tires are the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255. There a few reasons why these are the best chains, starting with how easy they are to install, which is important because the less time you have to spend out in the cold winter weather (and potentially on the side of the road) the better. To install the Konig chains, drape them around your tires and loop the cables together; you only need to drive off...
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  • Does Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255 Include 1 or 2 Chains
    Yes, the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255 come as a pair, allowing you to install chains to both tires on an axle. I have attached a great installation video as well just so you can see exactly how they work.
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  • Do Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Need Separate Adjuster
    I took a look at all of the Q&A's that are on the product page of the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255 and was unable to find any that referenced using a separate rubber adjuster. With that said, they definitely are not needed with these tire chains because like you mentioned, they simply tension by themselves automatically when you start to drive off. These are extremely easy to use and if you need snow chains with the most simplicity, it doesn't get much better. I've...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 235/65R18 Tires on 2022 Toyota Highlander FWD
    For the 235/65R18 tires on your 2022 Toyota Highlander FWD I recommend going with the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255. These will get installed on the front tires per your vehicles owner's manual, and you will just need to make sure you have at least 12mm clearance between the inside edge of the tire chain and the body/suspension. I really like these chains due to how easy they are to install which is very important because it is going to be snowy and cold when...
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  • Best Snow chains for 2018 Mercedes GLE350 with 255/50-R19 Tires
    Yes, the Konig # TH2004705255 Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains are the best choice for your tire size. This product will give you the best performance. This includes the "self-tensioning" feature that means you don't have to check on them as much, and the diamond pattern puts more chain on the road compared to ladder-style chains. By the way, the ladder-style chains ride much more roughly. they are speed rated to 30 mph as is your GLE. Be sure that there is ample clearance between the...
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    I have another option for you, but at this time we do not have cable tire chains that are confirmed to fit the 235/55R20 tires on your 2020 Toyota Highlander. Instead I recommend taking a look at the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004705255 which is confirmed to fit your 235/55R20 tires which are a great choice due to the diamond pattern that offers a smoother ride and better covers the tire than a ladder pattern, and since the chains are self-centering and self-tensioning...
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    I am unable to access the 2021 Toyota Highlander owner's manual but I have found the same information you are finding in regard to them only allowing the use of them on the front drive wheels. For the 235/55-20 tire size part # TH2004705255 and for the 235/65-18 tire size part # TH2004705255 are excellent chains that will provide really good traction when you need it. They are substantial enough to get a bite unlike cable types without being too big and bulky. I found no explanation...
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