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Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Tahoe, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains with a Diamond Pattern and D-links, part number: TH01594267, and that's going to be on tire size: 265/65R18.These Konig tire chains are going to provide you with excellent traction in your Tahoe when driving through the mud, snow, or ice. Most chains feature a ladder pattern, these feature a diamond pattern. This is going to offer you more tire coverage and give you more traction. The small D-links are going to give you the bite you need, they're also going to wear down a lot more evenly than most chains. They're going to last a long time.Most chains need a rubber adjuster to help keep them tight and snug around the tire. These chains have a tensioner built in so there's no need to pick up any additional parts, and you won't ever lose it.They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two.


Best 2009 Toyota Corolla Tire Chain Options

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the best snow tire chai options for your 2009 Toyota Corolla. We're going to have the Glacier Chains, part number PW10334. Here in the center, you're going to have the Konig Chains. And here on your right, you're going to have a Konig, part number TH04115090. Let's go over some of the differences between these chains.Now with these, you can see they have an H pattern. These are going to be for limited use.


Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Tensioners Installation - 2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Ford F-350 Crew Cab we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Twist Links and Cams. Part number TC2228CAM. And that's on tire size 275/65/R18.The Titan chains are gonna give you improved traction when driving through snow or ice. Like most standard chains they feature a ladder pattern. They're gonna be great for starting and stopping. What makes these chains different is the twist link design.


CU9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Kia Niro

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Kia Niro, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install Self-Tensioning Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains, part number: TH04115100. Keep in mind, we will be installing these on tire size: 225/45-18.Couple of things that I really like about these chains, not only the diamond-pattern and the coverage that it gives you on the tire, the D-links style chains, chains are going to wear a lot more evenly. I also like how easy they are to put on. I'm not going to have to get underneath the car in the middle of the snow if I have to stop on the side of the road. It's simply go over the top, step on it and drive off.To start our installation, so we're going to hold our tire chain up like this, just to make sure our chains are free, they're not knotted up or anything. Then we're going to pull this lever out, we're going to push these tabs in, we're going to grab this part of our chain here, and we're going to pull it out like that.Next thing we're going to do is we're going to take this part here, it's going to go over the top of our tire.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Ram Promaster 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ram 1500 Pro Master, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Titan chain alloyed snow tire chains with a diamond pattern and square link, with part number TC2519. That's gonna be on tire size 225-75-R16.These Titan chains are gonna be a great addition to your Ram Pro Master during wintery conditions. They feature a diamond pattern, whereas most chains feature a ladder pattern. These offer more tire coverage, which means more traction. They're also gonna wear a lot more evenly, so they're gonna last a long time. Most chains require a rubber adjusting hook to help keep them tight and centered around the tire when driving.


Titan Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Ford Edge

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Ford Edge, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains with the Diamond Pattern and Square Link, part number TC2317, and that's on tire size 245/60R-18. These Titan chains are some of the fastest and the easiest to install. They feature a diamond pattern rather than a ladder pattern, so they're going to offer more tire coverage, which means more traction. The square links are going to give us the traction we need when driving in the snow or ice. Since they have square links, they're going to wear a lot more evenly, which means they're going to last a long time.They're SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, so they're going to work great for our Edge.


Titan Chain V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Titan Chains Snow Tire Chains for the ladder pattern and V-bar links, part number TC 2828. And that's on tire size 275/65-R18.These chains are gonna provide your F-250 with superior traction. They feature V-bar studs which are gonna dig deep down through the mud, snow, or ice, and give you the traction you need.Now while the V-bar studs are gonna give you maximum traction, they're gonna wear down a lot faster than most chains. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 MPH, and they come in a quantity of two. Now I'll show you how easy they are to get installed.To get started, we're going to be putting the tire chains on the rear tires of our F-250. It is four-wheel drive, so we can put these on either the front or the rear.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Ford F250 Super Duty Crew Cab, we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains with the ladder pattern, part number TC2028. When choosing tire chains for your Ford F250, there's a couple things to consider, such as how often does it snow, what type of bad weather are you expecting, so on and so forth. Now, if you're in areas with light snow and just a little bit of light ice, these are gonna be the chains for you because this is for more of occasional use, not necessarily a full time use.These come equipped with rollers that go around these cables here that form cross chains, and they also have a ladder pattern design to them, and that's gonna help with effective starts and stops in light snow and ice. The rollers are also gonna give you a much smoother ride while you drive on the snow as well. These are SAE Class S chains, and do comply with all states' Department of Transportation regulations. These are a low carbon steel chains which are strong and durable, and they're also corrosion resistant.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Jeep Renegade

Speaker 1: Today in our 2017 Jeep Renegade, we're going to test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2016C.These chains are typically designed to work with those rare snow occasions or light snow occasions. Those will provide good traction with light snow and the ladder pattern design will help with effective starts and stops while you're driving as well.These are low profile and they work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, although that's not the case here. Also, these do meet Department of Transportation recommendations in all states and does come with a convenient bag to carry these so once you're finished using them, you can place them in there, put them in the back of your vehicle and they're ready for next time.Today we're working with tire size 2156516. We went ahead and laid the chain out in front of the tire like you see here to make sure there's no kinks in the line before we install it, and we do recommend that you wear a pair of gloves while you install this because this can be a little bit testing on the hands.So we take our chains and drape them over our tire like so. Try to do so evenly.Then we'll go to the inside of the tire and make our first connection.We'll take our open end here, put through as many connection points as we can through. And then we'll go to the outside and finish making our connections.We'll finish making our connections upfront here.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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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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  • Can a 235/65-17 Tire be Replaced with a 245/65-17 Tire
  • You might be able to replace a 235/65-17 with a 245/65-17 tire. The tires you have now, 235/65-17, are about 9.25 inches wide and 29 inches tall. The 245s on the other hand are 9.65 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. On vehicles, especially newer vehicles, there is very little space to go to a larger tire without making other modifications. Based on the differences in the tire sizes listed above you should be able to determine if there is enough space to use the slightly larger size.
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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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  • 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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Deep Snow and Mud, Mud Service Chains or V-Bar
  • The V-bar style of chain like the part # PWH2828SC is great for heavy snow, but what the V-bars do the best in is ice situations as they break up the ice well. For heavy snow and mud the Mud Service Chains by Glacier like the part # PWH2433S would be your best option as the links are much bigger which does better with the deeper stuff what you would encounter. Since I don't know what size tires you have on your vehicle I can't really make a specific recommendation. I did attach a...
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  • Best Tire Chain Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-350 with Tire Size LT275/65r20e
  • The best snow chain for your tire size of LT275/65r20 for frequent deep snow use will be the Pewag Square Link Tire Chains part # PWE3231SC which is a confirmed fit and will work well. These are very durable so they'll last a long time and the square links work the best for deep snow like you'll see.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 275/55R20
  • Tire chain fits can be a bit frustrating since nobody typically wants to be the one to say "yes" to using them since it opens them up to liability if there is a problem. What we can tell you is that Class S tire chains will give you the best clearance. The best option will be the Titan chains part # TC2327 which are a confirmed fit for your tire size of 275/55R20. These chains have great clearances, great traction, and are pretty easy to install. I attached an install video that shows...
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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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  • Tips on Snow Tire Chain Use for a Truck with Dually Wheels
  • First, in order to determine if chains can be used and if there are any special things to consider for your truck you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual. If there are precautions that need to be considered, it should be in the manual. If you find you can use tire chains you will want to make sure that the chains you do kit are properly sized for your tires. That is the best way to ensure that the chains will fit snugly on the tires and will not damage any other components...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the Glacier Snow Chain Cables # PW2028C which is the correct size for that tire. Keep in mind that these style of chains are designed for occasional emergency use and would be best used by somebody traveling in areas where snow might be encountered. These chains are not meant for continuous use. If you know you were going to consistently finding yourself in situations where chains will be needed, chains like part # PWE3229S would provide a...
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