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Titan Chain V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Show Tire Chains with V-Bar links, part number TC2828. Today we'll be working with tire size 265 70r17. If these chains don't fit your particular tire, double check the size then go to our website and find the proper fit. These are low carbon, heavy duty chains with V-Bar links and a ladder pattern which gives you superior grip on both snow and ice, and assists with starts and stops. There are no cams or levers to turn on this, so once you have this nice and tight, you're ready to go. You can purchase rubber adjusters for these tires, which are recommended, but they are sold separately. Also, installing chains can be particularly taxing on your hands so we do recommend that you wear gloves while you install these. We did lay the chains on the ground, as you can see here, to make sure there's no kinks in the ladders 00:00:50 before we install them.


Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F150 we're to be test-fitting the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number TH01594267. Today we're working with tire size 26570R17. If these chains don't fit your tire size, double-check the size, then go to our fit guide to find the proper fit. The Konig chain's a tough an durable chain that had the small links with the diamond pattern which provide excellent traction in both snow and ice. These are also self-tensioning tire chains. You don't have to worry about purchasing any rubber adjusters or camp-tighteners 00:00:32 that might loosen up. Instead, you just put these on, very easy to install, and start driving, and they tension as you drive. These are made from a high-quality manganese nickel alloy which is durable and corrosion-resistant, and it has an anti-scratch nylon bumper to protect the rims.


Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F150, we're going to be test fitting the Glacier V-bar snow tire chains with cam tighteners, part number PWH2828SC. These are heavy duty, low carbon chains that come with cam tighteners to secure it around your tire. They also come with ladder pattern and V-bar links, which give you superior traction on both snow and ice. These will work with either front or rear wheel drive vehicles. It comes with a quantity of two chains and comes with a convenient bag to carry them in once you're finished, so that they're ready for the next time inside your vehicle. Today we're working with tire size 26570R17's. If these chains don't fit your tire properly, double check the size then go to our website to find the proper fit.


Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Tensioners Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Today in our 2017 Ford F-150, we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Cams, part number TC2228CAM. These low carbon chains will give you excellent traction in deep snow. The twisted links will limit the jarring while you're driving, and the ladder pattern of the chains will assist with starts and stops while you're driving. It also has the Cams here, which will create the tension around your tire for a nice, firm grip. You can get rubber tensioners that are sold separately for additional security. It comes with all the tools to tighten down the Cam, as you can see here. Also, when everything is finished, it does come with a reusable tote that you can put the chains back in, and have it in the back of your vehicle and ready for the next time. Today we're working with tire size 265/70-R17. If these chains don't fit your particular tire size, just double check it, go to our website and find the proper fit.


Glacier Twist Link Chains for Dual Tires with Cam Tensioners Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today in our 2017 Ford F-150 we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners. Part number PWH3227SC. These twist link snow tire chains are designed for high flotation, super single, or wide based rim tires. They can be used for dual tire applications provided there's only a small amount of space between the tires. They also include cams to allow for easy adjusting. These do have the twist links and ladder pattern design, which provide excellent traction in the snow and ice, and also help out and assist with starts and stops in bad weather as well. These are designed for highway use only and not intended for off-road applications, and it comes with a quantity of two chains as well as the tool to tighten down the cams.


Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Ford F-150

Today in our 2017 Ford F-150 we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains. Part number PWH2439S. These are heavy duty chains with an electro-galvanized finish, which resists corrosion. It also has these twist links and ladder pattern design, which will give you excellent traction in ice, snow or mud. These are designed to work with off road applications. They're made from a case hardened low carbon steel, and the tire chains stay tod 00:00:27 without any levers or cams that may come loose while you drive. When you're finished using them, they come with a convenient tote 00:00:33 that you can place the chains inside there, put them in the vehicle and they're ready for the next time. Today we're working with tire size 265/70/R17.


Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Ford F-150

Today on our 2017 Ford F150 we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains With Cams, part number TC2828CAM. These low carbon steel chains have v-bar studs all the way around the tire which will give superior grip in both snow and ice, and the ladder chain pattern to it will assist with starts and stops in inclement weather as well. It comes with cam tight adjusters to tighten up around your tire to give a superior grip, and you can also purchase rubber adjusters sold separately to give you additional support. The maximum speed rating for these chains is going to be 30 miles per hour. The install manually and quick to put on, and also come with a reusable canvas storage bag once you're finished using them so you can have them ready for next time. Today we're working with tire size 265 70 R17. If these chains don't fit your tire double check the size, and then go to our website and determine the proper fit. Now installing chains can be particularly taxing on your hands, so we recommend that you wear gloves while you install these.


Titan Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2012 Honda CR-V

Today on our 2012 Honda CRV we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Diagonal Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number TC343DC. These cable snow tire chains have these regular wires coupled with these rollers in a V pattern. It also comes with this rubber tensioner to ensure that it fits snugly around the tire once you have it installed. These provide excellent traction when in light snow or light ice. These meet all Department of Transportation requirements as well, and these are SAE Class S chains, meaning they work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clamps. When you're finished using them they also come with a convenient tote bag, so you can place them inside there, put them in the trunk of your car or SUV, and then you're ready to use them for the next time. It's always a good idea to double check your tire size before you put your tire chains on and before you purchase them.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Today on our 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan, we're going to be test fitting the Titan chain alloy snow tire chains, part number TC1555. These are tough durable tire chains with a diamond pattern to them which gives them greater tire coverage. The small links on the tire chains also give good traction in the snow and excellent grip on icy conditions. These are made from a manganese nickel alloy. These are SAE class S chains which means they work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The maximum speed recommended while using these chains is 30 miles per hour.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Correct Placement of Snow Tire Chains on All Wheel Drive 2012 Ford Escape
  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • What Does Class S Mean For Snow Tire Chains
  • Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. I have attached a photo that shows the areas where clearance for Class S tire chains is needed. For the A dimension a minimum of 1.46inches (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well is needed. For the B dimension, at least 0.59 inches (15 mm) between the...
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On a 2015/2016 Subaru Forester or 2017 Subaru Outback?
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, will give you enough clearance because they will adjust tension and not just have slack in the chain. If you are concerned about the seeming contradicting information, you could go with a cable chain like Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1042. With these style chains, spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. With this product, Rubber Adjusters like # PW100 are recommended. In the Owner's...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • When adding snow chains on your 4 wheel drive Toyota FJ Cruiser, you can add one set of tire chains to either set of drive wheels. Some people like to add chains to the front because the vehicle engine puts more weight over the front axle and allows the chains to dig into the snow and ice better. This might be a good option, but if your vehicle is equipped with a limited slip rear end and the front end is not limited slip, most likely not, you would be better off with the chains on the...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with tire chains! There are two stock tire sizes for your 2015 Toyota Highlander: 245/55-19 and 245/60-18. The Glacier chains # PW2029C that you referenced will fit both of these tire sizes. Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before...
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  • How to Put Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Back in the Storage Bag
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out that you...
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  • Do Tire Chains or Cables Offer Better Traction and Which is Better
  • Actual tire chains are better than cables. Chains offer better traction and longer life. They also seem to be more corrosion resistant. Some chains are easier to put on that others. The same goes with cables but the cables are lighter. Cables are good for occasional use but if you need chains frequently then going with actual chains is preferred. Some vehicles require chains or cables that do not stick out from the tire very far because of limited clearance between the tire and vehicle....
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Outback with 225/60-18 Tires
  • Subaru tends to say that you cannot use tire chains in the vehicle owner's manuals and the 2017 Outback is no different. But if you are somewhere where chains are required by law you don't really have a choice. The law is the law. So what I recommend is going with something that requires the least amount of clearance. For your 225/60-18 tires the best option are the K-Summit chains # TH02230K66. They are expensive but they are built to last and no part of them will be between the inner...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 35x12.50-15 Tires
  • For on-road use, I would recommend the Glacier cable snow chains # PW2037C, which have a nice low profile. Rubber adjusters, part # PW100, will ensure the best fit. If you are interested in chains for off-road as well as on-road use, you could use the Glacier Mud Service snow tire chains # PWH2441S. These chains feature twist-link cross chains for better traction. I am including a link with some helpful information on choosing a set of tire chains, for reference.
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  • Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van
  • You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable. The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains on Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • Snow chains are typically installed on the drive wheels, which in the case of your F-150 would be the rear wheels. On a four wheel drive vehicle, they can be installed on all four wheels if desired. Since it sounds as if you are wanting the chains specifically for this trip, and since they might not see frequent use any time soon thereafter, I would suggest a basic set of chains like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C. I would recommend a set of adjusters, part # PW99...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Removed When Driving on Dry Pavement
  • With snow chains and cables you would want to take them off whenever they aren't needed for a couple reasons. First, they would wear out very quickly this way. Especially since they would be used on dry pavement. And secondly because with snow chains you shouldn't drive faster than 30-35 miles per hour. I attached a couple snow chain FAQ articles to the right for you to check out as well.
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  • Is It Required To Use Bungee Cords, Chain Tensioners And Or Rubber Adjusters When Using Snow Chains
  • Using bungee cords, chain tensioners or rubber adjusters isn't a requirement but certainly recommended. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99, # PW100 will make it easier to fit and tighten snow chains like the Glacier snow chains # PW2028C you referenced. The reason manufacturers recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 or # PW100 (depending on tire size) is because the Glacier tires chains # PW2028C doesn't have an automatic tensioner. Always check your vehicle owner's manual first to ensure...
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  • How Fast Can I go with Snow Chains on my Vehicle, Should the Chains be Removed for Dry Pavement
  • You will want to stay within the speed range the manufacturer of your chains recommends, typically 25-30 miles per hour is the limit. To prevent damage to the chains and your tires you should remove the chains once you get on dry pavement. I attached an FAQ article below on snow chains that you might find informative.
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  • Recommended Snowchains for 2015 BMW X5 with Tire Size 315/35-R20
  • We have a quite a few Thule tire chains for you to choose from for the 315/35-R20 tires on your 2015 BMW X5. I recommend the Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains, # TH2004705265. These chains come with an attractive price tag and come with such features as the self-centering and self-tensioning system, quick release, and rim protection. These chains are made of a manganese nickel alloy steel which is strong, durable and corrosion resistant and come with a 5 year warranty. I have attached a link...
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  • What Works Better Snow Chains Or Snow Cables On A 2007 Nissan Frontier 4X4
  • Both of the snow chains and snow cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain links will bite into the ice where as the snow cables tend to slide over the ice. The snow chains will make a little more noise on dry pavement as compared to the snow cables. The Pewag Tire Chains, # PWXMR81V, you have referenced is a good choice for snow chains on your 2007 Nissan Frontier 4x4. Another good...
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  • Cable Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Sizes P245/60R18 and P245/55R19 on a Toyota Highlander
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW3010C, is compatible with the P245/65R17 tires that are currently on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, however, they are not compatible with tire sizes P245/60R18 or P245/55R19. The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW2029C, will fit both of the larger tire sizes that you mentioned. Before using tire chains, I recommend checking your owners manual for tire chain restrictions and procedures. Many vehicle manufacturers will limit the distance and speed your...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a P275/60R20 Tire
  • Check out the link I attached to the right that has all of the different snow chains we carry that are confirmed to fit the tire size you have of P275/60R20. After having installed all of the different styles of snow chains we carry I would recommend the Titan Chain Diamond HD Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2533. These are pretty easy to install and are priced great. I attached an FAQ article on snow chains for you to check out as well. Lastly you will want to check your owners manual...
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  • Pewag Cable Snow Tire Chains for 275/55-20 Tires
  • According to Pewag, the # PW3027C chains you referenced would not be a fit for your 275/55-20 tires, as they would be too small to fit that diameter tire. For your 20 inch wheels, there is a similar style cable # PW3029C that is comparable with your tire size. In addition to the chains, the # PW99 rubber adjusters are recommended. I have linked you to some tire chain FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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