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  • 2016 BMW x35i Snow Chain or Cables Recommendation Tire Size 315/35R20
  • In basically every way tire chains are superior to cables. Only exception is cables are pretty cheap, but you do get what you pay for in this situation you should keep that in mind. Also for your tire size of 315/35R20 we do not carry any cables that fit. So for tire chains I recommend the Konig Chains part # th2004705265 as they will give you excellent traction, install easily, and will last you a long time. I attached an install video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2014 Toyota Tacoma With 265/65R17 Tires
  • I looked at an online copy of the owner's manual for a 2014 Toyota Tacoma and it said you should only install tire chains on the rear wheels. If you are going to use these off-road you will need chains that are rated for that and I recommend the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01571265 because their D-shape is designed for off-road use, they are easy to install, and they are made of durable manganese nickel alloy steel. They do require you have 16mm (just under 1/4 inch) of clearance...
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  • What is the Difference Between Twist-Link Snow Chains and Square-Link Snow Chains
  • The Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains like part # PWH3229SC are better for snow purposes than ice. Square-Link Chains like part # PWPLC1146 work better on ice than the twist-link chains. The Square-Links will work just as well in the snow too. Since they are both constructed of low-carbon steel, they will have about the same durability. If you are going to be using chains for a snow and ice situation I recommend going with the square chains since they have the squared edge which will do better...
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  • Cable Style Tire Chains for 275/60R20 Tires
  • For cable style tire chains that will fit on 275/60R20 tires you can use Glacier cables # PW3029C, # PW2037C, or # PW2114V as well as Titan cables # TC751DC. There isn't a whole lot of difference amongst these chains but if I were choosing a set I would go with Glacier V-Trac cables # PW2114V for a smoother ride. They also come with rubber tensioners to keep the cables tight and in place.
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  • Tire Chains for Use on 2018 Chevy Tahoe Z71 with Tire Size 265/65-18
  • When it comes to using tire chains of any type the auto maker gets to have the final word. Some vehicles can use chains only on specific tire sizes or only on one axle or the other. Your 2018 Tahoe can come from the factory with either 18-inch, 20-inch or 22-inch tires, as shown on the linked page for tire chains. I checked the online owner's manual for the 2018 Chevy Tahoe and on pages 356-357 the manual indicates that standard tire chains should NOT be used on tire sizes P265/65R18,...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains For 2016 Ram 3500 4x4 Dually
  • On your 2016 Ram 3500 dually, you will put chains on both wheels on each side of the rear axle. If you have the 235/80-17 tires, I recommend using the Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chain with Cam Tighteners for Dual-Wheeled Light Trucks - 1 Axle Set # PWH4228SC. If you have the 285/60-20 tires, I recommend the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains for Wide-Base and Dual Tires - 1 Pair # PWE3231S If you have the 275/70-18 tires, I recommend the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains for Wide Base...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 285/45R22 Tires on 2017 GMC Yukon
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C will not fit your 285/45r22 tires on your 2017 GMC Yukon. For a similar chain that will be compatible, you will want the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2033C along with the adjusters # PW103, however I recommend the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2327 for better traction. The square links and diamond pattern along with integrated tensioners will be a better option.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 225/60-18 Sized Tires on a 2018 Subaru Outback
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chains, part # PW1046, are confirmed to fit the 225/60-18 sized tires on your 2018 Subaru Outback. With an 18 inch rim you definitely want the # TCMA2 adjusters even though the size range for the # TCMA1 says they'll fit. You'll have a much easier time installing and using the # TCMA2. With that being said, unless you're planning to never really use the chains and just want them to be legal in an area that requires them I recommend upgrading your choice from...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • From my research your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek has 225/55-17 size tires from the factory. If you have a different tire size let me know. I also checked out your owner's manual and it recommends not using tire chains unless you're required to. In the event you need to the manual states to use Class S chains and to install them on the front wheels. Since you're not planning to use them long term (or at all if you don't have to) I recommend going with basic ladder style chains, like...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for Fitting Tire Size 275/60-20 on 2011 Ram 1500
  • We had the chance to install the Titan Chains part # TC2828CAM on a similar Ram 1500 with your tire size and we found that the chains actually don't drape down far enough to touch the rims so rim protection wasn't necessary. Check out the install video and picture I attached to see what I mean.
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  • Do Tire Chains on 2014 Ford F-250 Diesel Need to be Class S Rated
  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2014 Ford F-250 Diesel. It did state under the "Using Snow Chains" section that only SAE Class S chains should be used. It did also say that chains should not be used on vehicles with 20 inch wheels and tires. There are a couple common tire sizes for your 2014 Ford F-250. If you have 245/75-17 size tires I recommend the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2321. If you have 275/65-18 size tires I recommend going with...
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  • Tire Cable Chains for a 2017 Honda CR-V EX with 235/60-18 Tires
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW2029C are a fit for your 2017 Honda CR-V EX with 235/60-18 tires and will work well for you. They are also class s compliant so the limited wheel wheel clearance should not be an issue. The Security Chain Tire Cable Set TC2212MM that you owner's manual recommends is not class s compliant according to the manufacturer, Peerless Chain Company. I think you will be just fine using the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW2029C as they provide...
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  • Tire Chain Use on 2015 Toyota Sienna LE AWD
  • Use of tire chains is subject to the approval of the auto maker, and is generally covered in the owner's manual. Some vehicles can have clearance issues within the wheel wells if chains are used; other vehicles may be able to use chains on one specific axle only, or even on just one or two specific (smaller) tire sizes. Checking your manual is the best way to be sure chain use is okay. I reviewed an online edition of the manual for your 2015 Sienna LE AWD and on page 312 it notes that...
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  • Low-Profile S-Class Tire Chains for 2006 Ford F-150 with 265/60-18 Tires
  • Auto makers often discourage use of tire chains because of potential interference with components in the braking system or other parts within the wheel wells. At the same time many states/regions require use of chains, or at least having a set in the vehicle, or you could receive a summons or be barred access to certain roads. One of my fellow Experts gave this situation the affectionate term "Tire Chain Paradox". The bottom line is that the auto maker cannot force you to brake the...
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  • What Are The Best Snow Tire Chains For A 275/65/R18 Tire
  • Before you purchase a set of tire chains, I recommend looking in your owner's manual for compatibility issues. According to Ford, tire chains are not recommended to be used on a 275/65/R18 tire with a 2006 Ford F-150. However, I do understand certain cases in which you absolutely need them. For an economy option, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW2028C meet the department of transportation requirements in all states. You may also choose to use the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon With 225/60-18 Tires
  • For your 2018 Subaru Outback wagon I recommend the Glacier Alloy Square-Link Snow Tire Chains # PWPLC1146 because they will give you superior traction in snow as well as ice. These are Class S tire chains so they do work with vehicles that have limited clearance but you do want to check your Outback's owner's manual to ensure you can use chains and also be sure you have a a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well as well as at least 0.59" (15 mm)...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for P265/65R18 Tires for Best Traction on Ice Roads and Frozen Lakes
  • For your P265/65R18 tires on your Chevy Tahoe, the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 267 # TH01594267 will be your best option by a long shot. They are made of manganese nickel alloy steel, have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect your rims and have double steel plates positioned along the center of tread specifically for traction on ice. The cable options for your tire size # TC747DC and # PW2028C will not provide the traction you...
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  • Do Tire Chains for 2018 Toyota Highlander Include Rim Protection Feature
  • The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains # PWH2829SC do not include a rim protection feature as some other tire chain products do, although these heavy-duty V-bar link chains will provide excellent grip on both ice and snow. The 2018 Highlander can come with a 19-inch stock tire size, 245/55-19. For this tire size we offer many chains but none with the rim protection feature. For the smaller available tire size 245/60-18 we do offer two chain options that have rim protection to avoid scratches,...
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  • Differences Between Titan Snow Cables and Glacier Snow Cables 2009 Toyota Sienna
  • According to your owner's manual, tire chains/cables are only to be used on the front two wheels and must be Class S compatible. For your 2009 Toyota Sienna we have both Titan part # TC1038 and Glacier part # PW1038 cable options. Both cables are similar in design with a few key differences. The Glacier cables have an included 90 day warranty whereas, the Titan cables only have a 30 day warranty. I recommend going with the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 for this reasons....
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  • Tire Chain Fit and Recommendations for Dually Size 245/70R19.5
  • For your dually setup of tire size 245/70R19.5 the tire chain from Glacier part # PWH4233SC is a confirmed fit and will work well. These are twist link chains which mean you'll get a smoother ride than a square or V-bar. The advantage to a V-bar like the part # TC4831CAM which are also a fit is that they work great in icy conditions as the V-bars break up the ice due to how sharp and pointy they are. Square link like part # PWE4228SC are for the deeper snow which require a bigger...
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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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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On All Four Tires Of 2013 Ford F-150 4X4 Pickup Truck
  • I did some research of the owner's manual on your 2013 F-150. In the manual it says to only use Class S tire chains. The manual does state tire chains can not be used on the following tires: P265/60R18, P275/65R18, LT275/65R18, LT315/70R17, P275/55R20, and P275/45R22. You will want to make sure you have enough clearance when you turn the front wheels to allow the use of chains. The tire chains I recommend for your 265/70R17 tires are the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part...
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  • Recommended S-Class Spring Cable Tire Chains for 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The online edition of the manual for the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek indicates on page 8-11 that low-profile S-Class spring chains can be used on the front tires only. Since a given tire chain is made to fit only certain specific tire sizes you will also want to check the sidewall of your tires to find their size designation, such as P225/60R17 and P225/55R18. I linked two pages showing our range of S-Class chains for both of these two tire sizes that can come on the Crosstrek. For the P225/60R17...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2017 Toyota Highlander Limited
  • Getting a clear message on tire chains for newer vehicles is seemingly getting more difficult. On one hand there are several areas of the country that require you have them at least in the car with you and then you have the manufacturers not wanting you to use them as they are constantly trying to stuff larger and larger wheels in their wheel wells. If your owners manual says that the chains are okay but need Class S compatible chains I'd recommend the Titan chains like part # TC2324....
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  • S-Class Tire Chains for 2005 Ford F-150 FX4 with LT275/65R18 Tires
  • Tire chain use on any vehicle is subject to the auto maker's approval. Some vehicles may be able to use chains of only the low-profile S-Class type; others may be able to use them only with specific (typically smaller) tire sizes; others may be able to use chains only if they do not have certain trim options; and others may be able to use chains only on one axle. The manual for your truck will tell you. I reviewed an online edition of the owner's manual for the 2005 Ford F-150 and...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for Military 9-20 NDT Truck Tires
  • I reached out to my contact at Pewag and the # PWH2245SC chains are not a fit for your 9-20 tires. For a confirmed fit for your tires, I recommend the Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners # PWE2241SC or the # PWE2241S without the cams. These are your best options for both strength and traction. The square links are made of manganese nickel alloy and will hold up to ice, mud, or a combination of the two. They also can be reversed for even wear. For a second option...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek you cannot use tire chains on the vehicle. The problem with is that chains are required by law in some areas. This is the Tire Chain Paradox or Mike's Law. The bottom line though is that neither a vehicle manufacturer nor dealership can make you break the law. If chains are required by law the law wins out over everything else. What I recommend are chains or traction devices that require the least amount of clearance. If...
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  • Can I Use Tire Chains for a 2014 Ford F-150 4X4 With 275/55-20 Size Tires
  • I also saw in the owner's manual for the 2014 Ford F-150 that Ford does not recommend snow chains, but the manual also suggests that if you use snow chains you will need to only use SAE Class S rated chains. The main issue that consumers are dealing with on the use of tire chains is, as you mentioned, what the manufacturer recommends and what the law demands. The question becomes do you ignore the manufacturer's recommendation and face possibly voiding your warranty or do you adhere...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Subaru Forester, "tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body." However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require the use of tire chains therefore, the choice is ultimately up to you whether or not you want to use them. If you do decide to use tire chains on your Forester, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 would be the correct size for your...
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  • Multi-Arm Rubber Tire Chain Adjusters With Six Attach Points
  • We have a few different adjusters that have six attach points. These are designed for different size tires. for tire rims that are 14 to 24 iinches diameter I recommend part # TCMA2. For 15 to 18 inch diameter I recommend part # PW105, and for 19-1/2 to 24-1/2 inch diameter rims I recommend part # PW103. And for rims that are 13 to 20-inches diameter you can use part # TCMA1.
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