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Konig Commercial Truck Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair

Konig Commercial Truck Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair

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Get consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice with these commercial truck snow chains. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Built-in tensioner lets you easily tighten chain without tools. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Commercial Truck Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair part number th01571250 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - th01571250

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

Get consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice with these commercial truck snow chains. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Built-in tensioner lets you easily tighten chain without tools.


  • Provides excellent traction in snow and light ice
    • Square links dig in and provide good grip - small size makes for a less bumpy ride
    • Diamond pattern offers constant traction and a smoother ride than ladder patterns
  • Tightens around tire quickly and easily with built-in tensioners
    • No need to drive onto chains or drape them over your tires
    • Fit chain around wheel and make connections using color-coded hooks and clips
    • Tug on tensioners to get a tight fit - built in so you don't have to worry about losing parts
  • Offers some protection for wheel rims with a powder coated side chain
  • Resists corrosion thanks to high-quality, manganese nickel alloy steel construction
  • Packaged in durable nylon storage bag


  • Fits: 15" - 17.5" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 5/8"
  • 5-Year warranty

Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, or if they might affect your ABS/EPS functionality, consult your owner's manual.

The Konig XB-16 Pro tire chains are great all-purpose, winter weather chains. If you live in an area where you're likely to get periodic snow and ice, these Konig chains are perfect because they're durable and easy to mount. If you're more likely to see seriously icy conditions, you may want a chain with V-bar links that can really bite into the ice to give you maximum traction.

These chains are among the easiest and fastest to install because they have built-in tensioners that you can just pull taut to adjust the fit. These tensioners allow the chains to fit your tires, no matter the profile or wear pattern. And because the tensioners are built-in, you never have to worry about losing them like you might with other chains on the market.

Confirming Your Fit

If you know your tire size, you may think you won't need to test fit your new chains. But there are a lot of variables that can affect whether chains will fit your specific tires, including your tire type, the amount of air pressure in the tire, the amount of tread wear, and the tire manufacturer. You'll also need to know how much clearance is in your wheel well, which you can determine by measuring from your tire tread to the sidewall of the wheel well.

We recommend that you order chains as early in the season as possible to give yourself plenty of time to test fit the chains and reorder if needed. This way, you won't be stuck out in the cold later with snow chains that don't fit.

You can test fit these chains in your garage or driveway, but you'll want to wait until there's snow on the ground to actually drive with them. Likewise, if you're out in the snow and come across bare pavement, you'll want to pull over and remove the chains. Even these low-profile chains can cause damage to the bare pavement, your garage floor, or your vehicle if they break from the wear of riding on a harsh surface.

Installing Tire Chains

Installing these chains is incredibly simple.

Lay chains on the ground to get all the tangles out

1. Lay out the chains on the ground to make sure there are no twists or kinks in the chains.

Connect the ends of the blue cable

2. Slide the chain behind the tire and connect the ends of the blue cable, which will sit behind the tire.

Connect the hook and link in front of the tire

3. Around front, connect the red hook to the red link.

Feed tensioning chain through clip

4. At the bottom of the tire, feed the tensioning chain through the large clip and tug it until it's tight.

Stretch the hook across the tire

5. Feed the tensioning chain through as many red clips along the side chain as you can, leaving room to still be able to stretch the hook across the tire. Attach the hook to the side chain directly across from the last clip you ran the tensioner through. The hook should face away from your tire.

6. Drive forward around 325' (about the length of a football field) and stop. Check the chains and tighten them as needed.

Quick Tips:

  • Lengthen the life of snow chains by drying them after each use before you store them.
  • Check out our installation kit with safety lights and a kneeling pad (PO34FRK) to make things a little easier when you're installing cables out in the snow.

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.

Tire size on sidewall


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

2004825250 Konig XB-16 Snow Chains - Size 250

Replaces 01571250 Konig XB-16 Snow Chains - Size 250

Installation Details TH01571250 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/75-17.5
  • 225/65-18
  • 235/55-19
  • 235/70-17
  • 235/75-16
  • 235/80-16
  • 245/45-20
  • 245/50-19
  • 245/60-18
  • 245/65-17
  • 245/70-16
  • 265/70-15

Video of Konig Commercial Truck Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Review

Adam: Hi guys, it's Adam with Today we're going to be looking at the Konig XB-16 series snow tire chains. These tire chains are going to come in handy to keep in the back of your pickup or in your SUV, RV, to get you out of those snowier, icier situations.What makes these XB series tire chains really, really easy, it has a built-in self-tensioner to basically keep your chains wrapped around your tire while you're going down the road.With most tire chains, basically what you've got to do is you've got to purchase a separate little piece to tension your chains to your tire, but in the XB series 16, basically it is all built-in, so it's just one piece and you just got to put it on real quick and get down the road.These tire chains are going to have a nice, even tire pattern all the way around your tire and it's going to distribute that chain surface to the ground evenly to get you stopped, started, and turning properly.These XB-16 series tire chains are going to be a D-link style made of hardened steel. These D-link style tire chains are going to be in the middle of your aggressive side V-bar style links being at your top most aggressive and your rounded link style at the very, very low end of that.These tire chains do come in a very, very nice, sturdy handling case. It's going to be easy to take them off and store them away without them getting tangled. Some of these snow tire chains have come in a little cloth bag, which rips over time.

This is a very sturdy case and they come in a pair of two and I'm going to show you how easy it is to install these on your vehicle.The first thing you're going to want to do before installing your tire chains is lay them all out flat, make sure there's no kinks in your links or any hang-ups anywhere.One thing you do want to note, you want to have this smooth side facing in towards your tire when you install.First thing you want to do is start fishing this cable to the front of your vehicle, behind your tire, trying to get it evenly distributed behind that tire.Then what you're going to want to do is, behind your tire, grab these cables and lock them into place. And while you're back here, grab your chains and start draping them over your tire, making sure that this little cross point right here is in the center of your tread.Once you have your tire chains in place, next thing you want to do, take this red hook and hook it onto the red link. Just like so.And the next thing we need to do is use the manual tensioning mechanism that's built in to the XB series, and basically all you do, you take the plastic part of your chain, pull back this hammer, fish it in there, and pull it as tight as you think is fit.Once that's done, Konig went ahead and gave us some red color coordinated clips and basically you just snap those into place and then find the right link to get the right amount of pressure. And as you can see, these are very tight on the tire, but we do recommend that you put it in drive, roll it over a couple times, and then come back out and just make sure that everything is just as tight as it was before.Well, that's going to do it for our Konig XB-16 series snow tire chains.

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Konig Commercial Truck Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted Tensioning - 1 Pair - th01571250

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (150 Customer Reviews)

Get consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice with these commercial truck snow chains. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Built-in tensioner lets you easily tighten chain without tools.

Scamp Trailers

I got caught in a wild snow storm on I 80 over the Rockies last December. Everyone had to chain up. These chains were easy to put on and performed flawlessly. I had
2 1/2 hours of 30 MPH travel pulling my Scamp trailer. No Fun. Chains of any type are hard on your vehicle, but with that said, they saved the day. I hope I never need them again, but I have them if I need them. One caveat; practice putting them on in good weather.


Great tire chains- easy to put on. Fit nicely and are adjustable.

2016 Jeep Cherokee

I've fought tire chains most of my life. Bought a Trailhawk and decided to get a set of chains and was dreading it.
Found Etrailer, watched a few videos and styles and ordered Chains By Thule - Standard Heavy Duty - Xb16 - Size 250 .
Got them a day ago after fast shipping. Told a friend about them and he came over today and I whipped one on in about 1.5 minutes
the first time and took it off in half the time. Cannot speak of use in the snow yet but I expect life to be a lot sweeter.

2008 Honda Ridgeline

Received the product quickly as etrailer upgraded my delivery for free. The chains arrived and I'm very pleased with them. I have not used them yet, but will be shorty as I'm moving from California to Wyoming very soon. The chains will be used on a 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTX.

2017 Audi Q5

Bought a new Audi Q5 and needed chains in case CA DOT enforces chain control. The sizing tool on the website was super helpful. Product arrived quickly and in good conditions. eTrailer came as a recommendation from a friend. Have ordered other after market parts for the new car as a result of the experience. Solid. Happy in NorCal during ski season!


Great service and the chains look great! Havent used them yet!


The plastic pieces broke the very first time we used it.

2017 Ford Explorer

Written descriptions in the instructions would be nice. Took abut 20 min of flopping around till I got it right. Thank goodness for the picture of what hey are supposed to look like when mounted on the case or I still would be scratching my head. Also I'm not sure if you need to drive about 50 yards and correct the tension. But I guess I'll figure that out.

All that said. After you do your trial install and see what's what, I don't see these taking much time to put on at all!

2016 Toyota Highlander

I have yet to need the chains but I dry fitted one and drove a little bit to see how it would perform. So far, so good. I actually and looking forward to the chance to "need" them for real. I have purchased many sets of ladder chains over the years to fit trucks I used. They were such a pain to install that I only ever did put them on one time because they were so difficult to install. These went on girly easy for a first time experience and I would reccomend them based on that one aspect alone.


Love the chains. As soon as I received them, I put them on the vehicle. The chains are well constructed and go on the vehicle just like the video shows. Also, an added surprise was the case and the ease the chains can be inserted into the case. It is great when you order something and it is all and more than you expected!

2010 Toyota Highlander

they promptly called me after I placed my order to let me know they were on back-order but found a way to expedite the delivery - very pleased with the service


easy to put on and seem to be made with a lot of forethought. Now of course we won't have snow until next year. Juanita was a great contact person!



Great product Thanks

2014 Toyota Highlander

2019 Toyota RAV4


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

Product arrived quickly, and in great shape. Product did not include gloves, nor mat, but that's not a big deal. The plastic instructions are truly plastic, which is pretty nifty when considering installation in snow.

Fit on my 2018 Grand Touring CX-5 seems fine - I have yet to use the chains in snow, but I fit them on my car in the garage per the video recommendations. Video installations may tell you that the yellow tab needs to face towards the front of the vehicle - I found this to be false/true depending on if you were on the passenger or driver side of the vehicle. I believe that correct installation has the chain approach the tire from left to right, independent of vehicle direction. That is, if on the driver side (USA vehicle), the chain will be wrapped around the tire with the yellow tab coming from the front of the vehicle. If installing on the passenger side, the chain wraps coming from the rear of the vehicle. This was to ensure that the non-hooked sides (smooth side) of the chains were facing the rims on both driver and passenger installations per the installation videos.

One of the red plastic tabs required re-seating on the chain as it was inverted and would sit upside down when the chains were installed.

1 year follow-up: I used the chains on a recent road trip to a mountain snow elevation. They worked as a nice option for traveling through the mountains to get to the snow shoeing area in uncertain weather, but be sure to add extra time for the 30mph speed limit when using chains. The tension chain did seem a bit longloose on one of the tires, so I double backed to keep things tight. Not sure if thats necessary.
Kevin - 01/23/2022


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

Fantastic customer service, constant follow up from I need the product urgently and it arrived in a couple of days all the way to Canada! The product is very high quality and was easy to install. I have a cottage with a steep hill and when it’s full of ice it’s very tough to get up even with my 4x4 now I don’t have to put sand and salt down for 500 plus feet! Konig chains are a life saver.

Thank you!

Unstoppable with these chains on
Simon E - 02/17/2020


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

I highly recommend these chains! I have a 99 Dodge 2500 diesel that I use for plowing in Northern NH. The ease with which these chains install and the self tensioning system make them well worth the purchase.


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

Purchased your Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains based on the terrific video by Alan. He gave great advice on installing the chains. We reviewed it again yesterday before we tested our installation skills on our 2021 Tahoe. Encountered ZERO issues. Appreciate also the weather protected instructions. Great product!


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

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.


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

I live in LA and purchased this tire chain because I was going on a road trip to some national parks and mountains up in Vancouver. It's pretty easy to out on and remove. Worked perfectly for me. In snow, you can't drive more than 25 miles anyway.

I also like the case that comes with it. I've only used it once and that's my experience.


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

Shipping was fast and accurate. When I called customer service at 6 p.m., an employee answered quickly and answered my questions efficiently.

The installation videos helped greatly, and these chains seem to be holding up well. After driving through snow and slush, I tried removing the chains. The tension clip was difficult to open because of the frozen slush. I proceeded to chip out the ice laying in the dark to remove the chains. Overall, great chains and I am glad they went on easily. I make sure to bring them inside after use in order to melt the ice.


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

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.


Review from a similar XB16 in Tire Chains

Theses chains provide great traction on snow and ice. We use them periodically on a Toyota RAV4 for our 20% grade gravel driveway in the Colorado mountains.

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