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Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097

Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097

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215/60-16

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Konig tire chains for your 2016 Volkswagen Passat are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Volkswagen tire chains. Expert service, and cheapest tire chains price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Konig products. Order your Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 part number TH01221097 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH01221097

  • Konig
  • Tire Chains
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • On Road Only
  • Steel D-Link
  • Deep Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Assisted
  • No Rim Protection

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.


Features:

  • 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
  • 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: 16" - 18" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 12 mm
  • 5-Year warranty


Konig's CB12 snow chains provide an affordable way to enhance safety on icy, snowy roads. These chains are handmade in Italy of hardened manganese nickel alloy steel for ultimate durability. The dual-sided, 12-mm-diameter, D-shape links provide superior traction for excelletnt 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

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 expressed in inches




2004365097 - Konig CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 097

Replaces 01221097 Konig CB-12 Snow Chains - Size 097

Installation Details TH01221097 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/70-16
  • 205/55-17
  • 205/65-16
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/60-16
  • 225/40-18
  • 245/35-18
  • 245/40-17


Customer Reviews

Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - CB12 - Size 097 - TH01221097

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (104 Customer Reviews)

Your typical tire chain, but better. The CB12 offers color coded attachment points to make installation easy. D-Shape links provide excellent traction. Alloy steel construction is durable and corrosion resistant. Requires 12 mm of clearance.

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2010 Subaru Forester

I live on a mountain top in Western North Carolina where one of our recent snow falls left 10 inches of snow the first night. I refer to my driveway as The Roller Coaster because it is so steep and curvy and at 6:30 the morning I first used the chains, it was so covered that I had to guess where it was. I have an '03 Subaru Forester and with my Thule chains, I was able to go where the snow plows hadn't gone with no traction problems whatsoever. It was a week before I was able to safely take them off the car, but they're in the back for the next time I need them. etrailer is fantastic! I ordered the chains on Saturday, Dec 25, got confirmation of my order that same day and had the chains the following Wednesday. I recommend both etrailer and these chains without any reservations on either!



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2017 Honda Accord

These chains are great. I have used the 6 or 7 times now and they work well. I used them once after getting stuck in deeper snow. I was able dig out around the wheel, put the chain on and drive out. I have also used them multiple times when my front wheel drive vehicle wasn't able to make it up snowy or iced hills. After attaching these I was able to make it up steep hills with little to no wheel spin. The chains work well once attached. Attaching the chains is easy and now that I am practiced chaining up take me about 5 minutes for both wheels.



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Subaru

Subaru -- We had to use the snow chains only once, on the Subaru. I had installed the chains the night before, as a test which went as advertised. The following day the chains were employed leaving our home. The road has twists and is moderately steep for a distance of three quarters of a mile, the surface was covered with about one to one and one-half inches of packed snow. The descent was very controlled and uneventful. When we were on level, slush covered roadway, we were able to pull over and remove the chains as advertised, very easily. So far the truck has only had a "Test Run" in the garage, which again went just as advertised.



- TH01221097
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Subaru

Check out the etrailer video on Youtube for instructions to put these on. After a couple of views of one slightly misleading youtube video (the actual manufacture's one with the model number of these chains shows a part these chains do not possess) and finding another from etrailer putting these chains on a Subaru, we were successful in putting on these chains. They look good, go on simply, and have a case which will making stowing in the truck easily. Haven't used them yet on snow.



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2005 Hyundai Sonata

The Thule snow chains look like they will do the job. I test fitted them to day and they seemed to go on quite easy. I go caught in a ice storm once and it was terrible on the highways. It is always good to keep a set of chains in the trunk just in case.



- TH01221097
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2011 Chevrolet Cruze

I order these to put on my 2011chevy cruze and the fit great. Very important to make sure the chains are twist and kink free before sliding them under the car. It's fully possible to install the chains with out moving the car which it great! I do suggest retightening after driving 100 or so feet to make sure they are still secure. I bought these to help with traction with snow as this winter has been bad so far and I want to be prepared. Easy to install even though it was my first time it only too a couple mins. To install. Very pleased with these and love the storage case to keep the at the ready.



- TH01221097
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These are best chains on the market that I found. Ive had others and they either broke or fell off the car. These chains I rely on to work every time. Easy to put on and to take off. Last years blizzard, the state shut the roads down, but my job requires me to be there. I was the only car on the road and the roads were not even plowed yet. 5 minutes to put on, less time to take off... these ain't your fathers chains. Best investment I've made for the winter time, and I've bought spares for all the cars in my household.



- TH01221097
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2009 Toyota Camry

Got them the evening of our trip, tried them on, they fit the 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid. We haven't had them on since the test fitting, the roads remained clear. With a few fitting I expect to find them easy to install.



- TH01221097
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Great product The snow chains I purchased are great. I hope the last a lifetime.



- TH01221080
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I bought these same brand chains two years ago for my Corolla. These chains have worked extremely good for me on the steep icy highway during a really heavy snow storm. Other cars with the typical cable chains were sliding all over the place, but our car made it through without sliding. I was more worried about the other cars sliding into me, than about my car making it through. The highway was eventually closed down about 5-10 minutes after us getting through. For light snow or almost bare pavement with patches of snow these chains are sort of over kill. I have used them maybe 10 to 15 times but on my last trip one of the chains broke. I believe the ball broke off from the inside hook of the chain. I would prefer if the inner attachment was more like a hook (like they typically use on ladder chains) which I think would be more robust. I have had a number of balls breaking off on my ladder type chains, so to me it seems like that is the weak link in this chain design. Installation is pretty easy but that rubber hook at the end is also hard to install in the cold. Also getting the chains off after that terrible snow storm was difficult. The inner ball/hook was completely frozen together. So be sure to have something in the car to chip the ice away if needed. On warmer, less severe days it isn't a problem. Overall they are a great chain to carry with me for those ski trips.



- TH01221090
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I have to say I'm extremely satisfied with these tire chains!! They're so aggressive and work well with my corolla. My at is front wheel drive and the weight of the motors sits perfectly in line with the tire/chain combination. They bite and dig right in the snow and ice. My drive way is very long as you can see and quite dangerous in snowy conditions. I've had numerous times where I've had to slip the chains on and it was a breeze. They're so easy to put on and off. I feel extremely confident throughout the winter season with the Thule tire chains in the back of my trunk. Thank you so much! You guys have great products going!


Comments
Hi, Austin. Thanks for the review. I just purchased these same chains and am wondering if you have ever had any problem with the chains scratching or damaging the rims? Thanks
-- comment by: John - 11/16/2014


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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I had never heard of ETrailer before I began searching for the Konig snow chains that I wanted. Lower price on a site worries me and usually means you won’t get your order in time or possibly ever. The morning after I order I got an email updating me that the MFG had delayed their order. No big deal because I’m not in a hurry but I replied to the email for the heck of it. I was pleasantly surprised that a person replied to my reply who apologized again that there would be a delay. I continued to get updates from real people daily and throughout the packing and shipping of my chains. I’m by nature suspicious and don't trust a lot of online stores. For instance, the same night that I ordered from ETrailer I ordered Xmas gift from Wilson sports. I could never checked the status of my shipment on their site and when I asked for the status of my shipment I got an automated reply. I received my snow chains and am still waiting for my football and receiver gloves. I have no idea when they’ll show up. ETrailer is run the way a company should be run. I will always search ETrailer to see if they have anything that I need and have already told all of my friends about this company. Thank you ETrailer employees George J., Justin W. and all of employees that handled my order and got my order to me within 10 calendar days. Awesome service!



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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


The snow chains arrived quickly. They appear to the correct size for my tires for my vehicle, but I had difficulty in getting them to fit properly. However, there are two factors to consider: 1) I recently purchased new tires, which are at the maximum tire pressure and 2) I have never used snow chains before, so my experience in installing them was lacking. So, now I will await the net snowfall to try them out on the road for real.



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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I appreciate that there are [install] videos that show how to put these on. All you are practically doing is hugging your tires on your vehicle. The chains worked great and easy to put back into the box for safe keeping next use.



- TH01221080
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


These chains really worked on slicked down snow and ice! Would definitely recommend if you're not going to get winter tires.



- TH01221095
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I used these chains for the first time to get me home after work when winter storm Jonas hit the east coast. The snow was so deep that I only had trouble when the snow started to pick my car off the ground. I made it all the way home with these chains but did notice a few links broke during the 30 minute drive home. I wasn't going any faster than 20-25 mph on the way home. I couldn't go any faster given how bad the roads were. These chains were easy to install and I did drive a few miles before stopping and retightening them as per the instructions. The chains can be used again even with the broken link but I will have to repair them in the spring or buy new ones next year.



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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


Great chains. I use a set of four on a subaru outback. Living at elevation, snow and ice. Not uncommon wintertime scene. Pretty easy on (have a pair of leather gloves and headlamp), five minutes ideally to get all four on in the dark. Practice with them before the storm. Very easy off. Will vibrate your teeth out if travelling on plowed roads, but that's not what they're intended for anyway. Take them off and throw them in the trunk.



- TH01221080
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


Ordered these chains from etrailer.com for my 2007 Prius. First order from this company. Got a heads up call from Preston at etrailer saying there might be delay in shipping ( there wasn’t). Then followed up with call saying they had shipped. Company is obviously ‘customer satisfaction’ focused. Based on my experience with this one order from etrailer I would highly recommend it. Haven’t had to use the chains yet but I know they are quality (Thule) and will work.


Comments
Haven’t had to use them yet but carry them all the time. Good for piece of mind. Flying to Salt Lake City this weekend to pick up new Prius. Taking them with me. Thanks.
Daniel D - 01/11/2020



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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


Chains arrived well packaged and everything intact. Simple to put on and take off, works well on my 225/45/18 wheels (not an easy size to find). Review on the shipping as well, worried about it arriving on time but the estimate was spot on and arrived when it said it would so kudos for that.



- TH01221080
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I havent tried the product yet. Its a xmas gift. However the ordering process was easy mostly because etrailer was very attentive to my needs. They answered my calls and shipped rapidly with great follow up.



- TH01221090
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


I don't usually submit online reviews but in this case wow what a great company! I ordered some chains for my Lexus ct200h on a Saturday and got a real live phone call on Sunday from Erika stating the product I ordered was out of stock. She recommended these chains instead and not only were they less expensive but they arrived on Thursday just in time for a California ice storm on Friday. I had to put the chains on for the first time on my way home to my house at 5000 foot elevation. I watched the video before leaving work and as promised they went on in a breeze even with the low wheel well clearance. Great company, great product- I couldn't be happier!



- TH01221090
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


Due to our new residence location (Big Bear Lake CA) I've been researching tire chain specs and options. My past experience was only seasonal, but now that we live here permanently I wanted the most effective design and durable materials....not only for my Jeep, but my wife's Honda. Just received both via UPS last week. Nice product and packaging. Now just waiting for the snow!



- TH01221104
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains


Chains arrived earlier than estimated on the website. High quality, good price. Got them for emergencies, have not had to use them yet.



- TH01221070
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Review from a similar CB12 in Tire Chains



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Ask the Experts about this Konig Tire Chains

  • Thule Easy Fit Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 245/75-16
    Konig/Thule DOES offer an Easy Fit tire chain that fits your tire size of 245/75-16! For that you'd want the part # TH04115255 and you'd be set. These chains are really nice and install in a matter of seconds so they are the best option for anyone looking for a set of chains that doesn't require crawling around in the snow to install. If you check out the review video I attached you'll see just how easy they are to install.
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  • Do Repair Links Come with the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains
    The Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01221097 actually come with some extra links that you can use for repairs. If you don't already have repair pliers then part # TCRP3S is a good option to have as they were built for snow chains. These chains will fit your 2018 Mazda 3 as long as you have the 215/45-18 size tires.
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  • Are Thule passenger Vehicle Tire Chains the Same as or Made By Konig
    Konig does make the tire chains for Thule and they are under the Thule umbrella. There are a couple of ways you can search for tire chains that will fit your 2011 Subaru Outback. You can use our hitch hunter and enter the year make and model vehicle and then click on tire chains. Or you can use the link below and search by tire size. Please consult the owners manual for your vehicle as some manufacturers do not permit the use of tire chains on certain vehicles.
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  • Speed Limit when Using Tire Chains
    When using the Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule, item # TH01221097, 30 mph would be safe as long as conditions are favorable for this speed. We do not recommend driving any faster.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2015 Mini Countryman AWD
    It looks like the 2015 Mini Countryman could have 1 of 3 possible stock tire sizes, 205/55-17, 225/40-19, or 225/45-18. For the 205/55-17 size the equivalent chains are # TH00204097. I have included a link to a video review of these chains for you. For the 225/40-19 tire size you can use # TH04115102. And for size 225/45-18 I recommend chains # TH00023100. The 3 tire sizes are different enough to necessitate 3 different chain models. But not matter what tire size you have on...
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  • Tire Chains Compatible with 205/55/17 Tires on 2017 VW Golf ALLTRACK
    For your 2017 VW Golf Alltrack, the tire chains I recommend for your 205/55/17 tires are the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link # TH01221097. These will provide more solid grip on snow and ice and are made of high-quality manganese nickel alloy steel to last. These are Class S compatible for reduced clearance. If you really want cables instead of chains, I recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair # PW1034 if you want the ladder style or # PW1934V...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 2016 Honda Accord Sport
    I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2016 Honda Accord Sport. It looks like there are a few possible tire sizes that this model came equipped with from the factory so you will just want to take a quick glance at the side wall on your tire to verify what you have. The manual for your Accord says to use chains on the front two tires only and to obtain chains that are designed to fit vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. It looks like the most common...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 235/40-18 and 225/40-18 Tires
    Before you select a set of tire chains you will need to review the owner's manual for your 2016 Volkswagen Golf. From my research, tire chains can be used on the vehicle if they are installed only on the front two wheels and are less than 15 mm thick. With that being said the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains are only 12 mm thick therefore will work well for you. However, for the 235/40-18 tires you will want to use part # TH01221100 (Size 100) and for the 225/40-18 tires you will want...
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  • Thule Tire Chains for 225/40-18 Tires
    The XG12 tire chains # TH01594247 will not fit your 225/40-18 tires. For that tire size I recommend the CB12 chains # TH01221097. There aren't any XG12 chains for your particular tire size.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 VW Jetta with 205/65-16 Tires
    We have several different tire chain options that would be compatible with your 205/65-16 tire size. Before making a specific recommendation, I usually look online for a copy of the vehicle owner's manual to check what the vehicle manufacturer says about tire chain usage. In this instance, I was unable to find a copy, so before purchasing or using snow chains I'd urge you to check the manual and to follow any advice or prohibitions VW has regarding using tire chains. I'm going to...
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  • Picking the Correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for 2012 Hyundai Sonata With P205/65R16 Tires
    The correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chain for your 2012 Hyundai Sonata is the # PW1038 if you are planning on using these as an emergency chain. If you will be in an area where you know you are going to need a chain, check the Glacier # PW1938V. These chains have a V attachment and hug the road a bit better. Finally, if you are going to be in an area where you will definately need tire chains, the Thule # TH01221097 is a solid choice. These chains have a D-shape links and are corrosion...
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