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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • When using tire chains, you definitely want to use them in pairs. For your FJ Cruiser, it is best to put them on the main drive axle, which is the rear axle. On most 4x4 vehicles it is generally acceptable to use chains on all 4 tires if you wish, but in this case Toyota specifically states that chains should not be used on the front tires of the FJ Cruiser. This is likely due to clearance issues or Toyota's concern that if the chain were to come loose it could damage the front suspension,...
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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 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 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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  • Best Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 2018 Honda CR-V
  • In recent years we are starting to see more manufacturers recommend a specific tire chain for a vehicle instead of just saying one with low clearance requirements like what used to be the standard. So the TC2212MM that you referenced is essentially a standard snow cable chain setup that has a Class S compatibility. This means it works in low clearance applications but I would not describe any cable set as durable or easy to install. So I have a bettery choice for your 2018 Honda CR-V....
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2017 Audi Q7 With 285/45R20 Tires
  • I was unable to find the information on your Q7 regarding the use of tire chains but we do have chains that are designed to fit the size tires you said you have. I recommend the Thule Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part # TH02230K77. These are Class S compatible chains that require no internal clearance and are the easiest chains to use that Thule makes. Just put the chains on top of the tire, attach to the the wheel nut or blt and drive away. The chains tighten and center...
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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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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Forester Sport
  • I have a great solution for the tires of your 2019 Subaru Forester Sport that are either 225/60-17 or 225/55-18. We have the Konig K-Summit tire chains # TH02230k45 which are a confirmed fit and offer the best clearance you can get from winter weather traction device. Since these do not go over the inside shoulder of the tire when installed they do not require any clearance at all and are the perfect solution for snow chains on a vehicle like yours where clearance is limited. I attached...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 265/65R17 Tires On 2007 Toyota Tacoma
  • Yes, we do carry tire chains for 265/65R17 Tires for your 2007 Toyota Tacoma. We have many different options, but I'll give you a few recommendations based on style. For the square link syle chains I recommend the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - 1 Pair, # TC2526. The design is a diamond-pattern to offer more tire coverace and increased traction as well as stopping power. They are made from manganese nickel alloy for a strong, durable, and rust...
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used on All 4 Wheels
  • The linked article on tire chains does address the question of on which tires to place snow chains. This really has to do with whether the vehicle is front-wheel-drive, rear-wheel-drive or 4-wheel drive. Drive wheels are always the priority but chains on all fours tires means more consistent steering and braking, as well as acceleration. In general, all 4 wheels can be chained to provide extra stability as long as the vehicle's owner manual does not specifically prohibit this due to...
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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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  • Can Snow Chains Be Used On 2017 Ford Explorer with 225/50R20 Size Tires
  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2017 Ford Explorer and was able to see the same information you mentioned in your question. It does state that the chains or cables need to have been rated as 10 mm or less in dimension, however it also states that cables or chains are only suitable for use on the factory P245/60R18 sized tires. Ford does not recommend that they be used on your larger 225/50R20 tires. I do recommend verifying this information in your copy of the owner's...
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  • Tire Snow Chain Fit on Toyota Prius with 195/65R15 Radial Tires
  • Tire size is one aspect of compatibility for considering use of a tire chain; the other is the year/make/model and version of the vehicle. A Thule chain that does fit this tire size is their # TH04115080. These are the S-Class type that require less clearance in the wheel wells. The Thule chains # TH01221090 that you referenced do not fit your tire size. Auto makers get the final word on whether their vehicles are suitable for use with tire chains. Some cars can use only special low-clearance...
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  • Where Should Tire Chains be Installed on a 2013 Audi Q5 All Wheel Drive
  • According to the vehicle owner's manual for your 2013 Audi Q5 all wheel drive tire chains can be used on the rear wheels only and are only to be used only on certain tire sizes. But the manual does not specify which tire sizes and only says to consult an Audi dealer for those specific sizes. The manual goes on to say that the chains "must have low-profile links and must not be thicker than 0.53 inch (13 .5 mm), including the lock." This means that you will want to lock at Class S rated...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 285/75R17 Tire
  • You will need a different set of chains for your 285/75R17 than the set you used for your 265/70R17 tires. I attached a page that has all of the confirmed chains that will fit your tire size, but I like theTitan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners # TC3829CAM as long as clearance is not an issue. These chains have built in cam tensioners to make installation easier. If clearance is an issue and your owners manual says to only use Class S chains I would recommend the Titan Chain...
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  • Thule Snow Chain Recommendation to Fit P255/50R20 Tire on a 2015 Ford Explorer
  • If the owners manual of a vehicle says that snow chains cannot be used then there is no safe way we can recommend them. Typically the reason for this is clearance issues. The Thule Chains part # TH2004705265 are confirmed to fit the P255/50R20 tire size you have on your 2015 Ford Explorer and as far as clearance is concerned these are great in that regard as they will only require 12 mm of internal wheel well clearance. I attached an install video for you to check out as well. These...
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  • Thule Tires Chains for 315/35R20 on 2017 BMW X5
  • The Thule Premium Self-Tensioning K-Summit XXL Snow Tire Chains # TH02230K66 are going to be the best tire chains for your 2017 BMW X5. The most likely reason BMW doesn't recommend using chains at all is becuase of the lack of clearance between the tires and any parts of the vehicle. The biggest advantage of the K-Summits is that they ride on the vehicle's tread and don't require any internal clearance. Another feature of the K-Summit chains is how easy they are to install. All you...
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  • Difference Between Tire Chains and Cables for Snow Traction
  • 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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  • Availability of Snow Chains for a Tesla Model S with 245/35-21 Wheels/Tires
  • For the tire size you listed the Thule K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K45 are confirmed to fit and would be the best shot at a set of chains that would fit without issue on your vehicle. Most of the time the reason tire chains aren't recommended for certain vehicles is due to inner wheel clearance between the tire and the vehicle body or frame. What is great about these chains is that they do not drape of the inner sidewall of the tire at all so there would be no clearance issue there....
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2015 Toyota Prius
  • When it comes to use of tire chains the auto maker gets the final word. Toyota indicates in their online manual (pages 182/3/4) for the 2015 Toyota Prius that FRONT tires can be fitted with special low-profile S Class type chains for speeds up to 30-mph. S Class chains come in both cable and chain types. The correct size will vary depending on the tire size on the car. Do check your own printed manual in case it has different information. Your Prius left the factory with either of two...
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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on a 2016 Mazda 3 Grand Touring
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2016 Mazda 3 you can indeed use tire chains on the vehicle. Dealers generally tell people not to because if something were to go wrong it can damage the vehicle which would mean they would have to do warranty work. If they give you a waiver to sign don't sign it because the manual clearly states that you can in fact use chains. With that said you will want to use chains that require the least amount of space as possible. If it were me I would use...
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  • Tire Chains for 315/35R20 Size Tires on 2015 BMW X5
  • We have a couple of different options for tires chains for your 315/35R20 size tires. It is important to note that you will want to check your 2015 BMW X5's owner's manual for any limitations or special instructions regarding tire chains on your vehicle. Based on my research, BMW does not recommend the use of snow or tire chains on your X5's tire size. However some areas require the use of chains to comply with local laws, so I have linked the following chains that will fit your tire size...
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  • What Tire Chains Are Recommended For A 2011 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 AWD 225/60R17 Tires
  • First, you should check the owners manual of your 2011 Subaru Outback Limited to be sure that tire chains are recommended for your vehicle and tire size and that there is not a Class size recommendation the you should be aware of. Many newer vehicles require Class S chains which can be no larger than 15mm for side wall clearance. The Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains, part # TH01221104, will work on the 225/60R17 tire size and they have an internal clearance of 12mm, which will make them...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2014 Subaru Outback with 225/60R17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2014 Subaru Outback you can use certain types of traction devices and only on the front wheels. The manual states you can't use chains but you can use what they call spring chains which are cable style tire chains. For your tire size, 225/60-17, you can use cables # PW1038. I also recommend rubber adjusters # PW105 to keep the cables tight and centered.
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  • Tire Chains for a Jeep Grand Cherokee with 265/50-20 Tires
  • There are numerous tire chains that will fit your 265/50-20 tires but # TH01571265 will not fit. For a comparable set of chains you could use # TH01594267. I have included a link to the chains we have that fit your tire size.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2018 Honda Accord with P225/50R17 Size Tires
  • Of all the tire chains you mentioned only the # TH04115100 is a confirmed fit for your size P225/50R17 on your 2018 Honda Accord. These chains are the best choice by far for you. They have great clearance, have a 5 year warranty, but the best part is that they install in a matter of seconds. If you check out the install video I attached you can see that I am not exaggerating.
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  • Recomended Tire Chains For Mercedes Benz GLK 350 With 235/50R19 Tires
  • I pulled up an owners manual for a Mercedes Benz GLK 350 and they do not recommended to put chains on the front tires because they may drag against the vehicle body or chassis components. For your application, I recommend the Thule Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - K-Summit XL - Size K66, # TH02230K66. These tire chains have a very unique design that makes them easy to install after the first time through the instructions and will automatically...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2017 Volkswagen ALLTRACK with 225/45-18 Tires
  • For the tire chains with the best wheel well clearance that fits your tire size of 225/45-18 we have the Thule K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K34. These do not go over the inner shoulder of the tire so they do not require any clearance. Check your owners manual for tire chain restrictions as well. If you don't have tight clearance restrictions and want an economic option the Titan Chains part # TC1550 are a confirmed fit that will work well.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2012 Lexus CT200h
  • We have several tire chain choices available for the 2012 Lexus CT200h. Assuming that your vehicle has size 215/45-17 tires, you can click the provided link to see the available choices. If you have a different tire size, you can use the fit guide link I provided. The right chain for you will depend on how they are going to be used. If you are planning on keeping them in the trunk of your vehicle just in case you find yourself in an emergency situation, but are not planning on using...
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  • Thule K-Summit Tire Chain Recommendation for a 245/45-18 Size Tire
  • Yes, the Thule K-Summit Tire Chains part # TH02230K44 that you referenced will fit the tire size 245/45-18 that you have and that you sent in a picture of. These chains are great because they don't drape over the inside corner of the tire so they do not require any amount of inner tire clearance and they don't touch the rim so you don't have to worry about them damaging the nice finish of your wheels. For an all wheel drive vehicle ideally you would put chains on all four wheels as...
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