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Titan Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Toyota Highlander

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Highlander, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire chains. Part number TC2317. The tire size we're gonna be working with today is 24560R18. These steel link chains are gonna give you that extra traction you need when you're driving through rough conditions such as snow and ice.These chains are very easy to install thanks to our color coded system. And they're also self-tensioning meaning that we don't have to purchase anything extra like a rubber adjuster to make sure that our chains stay snug against our tire. It's all contained right here.These chains have a diamond pattern design which is gonna give you more coverage around the tire as opposed to our latter pattern design.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Test Course

Speaker 1: When snow and ice make driving difficult, tire chains can give you the traction you need to maintain control of your vehicle.inaudible 00:00:06 regarding snow chain use vary by region, your area may require the use of chains in certain weather conditions. You also want to check your owner's manual to see what your vehicle's manufacturer says regarding tire chain use.Let's look at our tire chains in action. These are great for light snow and ice. The ladder pattern and steel rollers makes for more effective starts and stops. While the low profile design offers a smoother ride over large square linked chains.Check out our handling as we turn. And check them out as we brake..


Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains Test Course

Speaker 1: When snow and ice make driving difficult, tire chains can give you the traction you need to maintain control of your vehicle. Laws regarding snow chain use vary by region; your area may require the use of chains in certain weather conditions. You'll also want to check your owner's manual to see what your vehicle's manufacturer says regarding tire chain use. Let's look at our tire chains in action. These are great for snow covered and icy roads. The twisted chain design provides extra grip and traction and the ladder pattern helps us with starts and stops.


Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Test Course

Speaker 1: When snow and ice make driving difficult, tire chains can give you the traction you need to maintain control of your vehicle. Laws regarding snow chain use vary by region. Your area may require the use of tire chains in certain weather conditions. You also want to check your owner's manual to see what your vehicle's manufacturer says regarding tire chain use.Let's look at our tire chains in action. The diamond pattern offers more tire coverage and offers increased traction and stopping power when we drive forward and during turns. The integrated tensioners let you control the fit of your chains while the low profile design offers a smooth ride over larger square length chains.


Konig Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Konig Premium K-Summit Self-Tensioning snow tire chains. These have the diamond pattern and D-Links. They do a great job of giving you the traction that you need, they offer the diamond links up here, they've got ice breakers all the way throughout and really nice studded traction pads. So, overall these are gonna give you excellent traction, they're gonna fold up nice and conveniently, they're gonna be very easy to put on, so you're gonna spend a lot less time laying down in the snow or rolling around trying to get these on in the emergency situation when it comes up.Now when you first see these tire chains, they can look a little bit intimidating but don't let that fool you. You're really .. once you get your initial set up done and get 'em sized properly, all it's gonna take is for you to tighten up one nut right here, which holds our anchor point and then ratchet 'em down to the tire.


Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Konig XG-12 Pro self-tensioning snow tire chains. Offering the diamond pattern and D-links. Now, the XG-12 Pros are really nice tire chains for several different reasons. They offer the 12 millimeter link. So, it's going to be a pretty good substantial sized link that's going to give us a lot of traction, but overall it doesn't change the ride quality of our vehicle like we see out of some of the much larger links.Then, they are going to be compatible with traction control systems, electronic stability programming, or ESP, and the ESC systems, so you really have no worries there.I also like that they're self centering, and they're self-tensioning, so it's going to eliminate a lot of the need for us to check them constantly, make sure our rubber adjusters are in place, and a lot of the headaches that kind of go along with tire chains, and they're really easy to get put on. You're not going to have to lay down in the ice or the snow, get in behind your tire and make any connections.Another good tip would be just like any other set of tire chains, there's speed ratings on these.


Titan Chain Diagonal Alloy Cable Snow Tire Chains Road Test

Speaker 1: When snow and ice make driving difficult, tire chains can give you the traction you need to maintain control of your vehicle. Laws regarding snow chain use vary by region. Your area may require the use of tire chains in certain weather conditions. You will also want to check your owner's manual to see what your vehicle's manufacturer says regarding tire chain use. Let's look at our tire chains in action. These are great for light snow and ice.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Snow Chains for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Forester and it said that tire chains cannot be used but "another traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable"; it also states that the traction device needs to be Class S rated. This would allow you to use cable style chains such as Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1042 which will fit your Subaru if it has 225/55-18 tires, or Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1038, which are a fit for your vehicle has 225/60-17 tires. You...
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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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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 275/65R18
  • We have several snow chains available that will fit your 275/65R18 tire size. To see them all check out the link I attached. I really like the Titan Chains part # TC2533. I had the chance to install several different styles of snow chains here last winter and I found these to be pretty easy to install. Especially considering how great the price is on them. Normally ones that install this easy are much more expensive. You will need to check your owners manual to determine if there...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tire Chains Versus Tire Cables for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, tire chains are not permitted for use on your vehicle. However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require them therefore the choice to use them will rely solely on the owner of the vehicle. As long as you have either of the standard tire sizes (225/60-18 or 225/65-17) that came on the 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon from factory, then yes the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains part # TC1555 will fit the...
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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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  • 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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  • Best Bang For Your Buck Chains for a 285/70R17 Tires
  • The best bang for your buck snow chains we offer that are confirmed to fit the 285/70R17 tires of your 2004 Nissan Titan would be the Titan Chains part # TC2327. These chains install easy, provide great traction, and are priced great. I'd say the second place recommendation I would make for your tire size would be the # TC3229CAM. These install fairly easy (not as easy as the other chains), and are also priced well. These are ladder chains which means they provide great braking and accelerating...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2017 Honda CR-V with P235/60R18 Tires That Offer Easy Installation
  • We can help you select tire chains that will be compatible with your 2017 Honda CR-V and its P235/60R18 size tires. All chains of the appropriate size are shown on the linked page. The online edition of the owner's manual for the car indicates on page 587 that chains of an appropriate size and of the low-profile (S-Class) type can be used on the FRONT tires only. Your printed manual should be checked in case it differs. Tire chains differ dramatically in how easy they are to install...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for a 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro
  • Between those options I recommend the Titan Chain, part # TC2317. Actually, these are the chains I would've recommended for you even if you hadn't already narrowed it down. Both the Titan chains and the Glacier cables you mentioned, part # PW2019C, are Class S compatible, which means they're designed to be used when there isn't much clearance between the tires and the vehicle so they'll both fit. The reason I like the Titans so much more is becasue they're actually chains and not cables....
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  • Tire Chains Recommended for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon with 2256R17 Tires
  • I was able to find an online edition of the owner's manual for the 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. On page 8-12 it indicates that tire chains are not recommended due to limited clearance within the wheel wells. It further states that if traction devices are used they must be the S-Class type which are low-profile in design and more compatible with passenger vehicles that have limited wheel well clearance. Subaru says chains can be used on the front tires only. In reality, some municipalities...
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