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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Mercedes Sprinter RV with LT215/85-16 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the Sprinter owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. If you need Class S chains which require the least amount of clearance around the tire I recommend Glacier square-link chains # PWPLC1146. The square-links offer the best traction and they are constructed of low-carbon steel so they should last you a long time especially if they will not be used very often. You would also want rubber adjusters, # PW99...
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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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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 255/75-17 Tires
  • We do have numerous tire chains that will fit a 255/75-17 tire on your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but the Thule 245 chains will not. I have included a link to all of the available chains that will fit your tire size. If you are looking for something that can be used on or off-road there are several options in this size. First is the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2828SC. Next, we have the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, # PWH2439S. And there is the...
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  • Thule Tire Chain Comparison for a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule CG9 Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, and the CB12 Chains, # TH01221104, are both Class S compatible tire chains and will fit the P225/60R17 tires on your 2013 Subaru Outback. The main difference between the CG9 and CB12 chains is that the CB12 tire chains are manual tensioning chains and the CG9 chains are have automatic tensioning. The CB12 chains are also rated for off-road and on-road use. The CG9 chains are for on-road use only. I would go with the CG9 chains. The automatic...
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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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Ford Flex with 255/45/zr20 Tires
  • When a manufacture states that you may not use tire chains on a vehicle in the manual it is for good reason. There is more than likely an important component of the vehicle too close that the chains will come into contact with and do not have the clearance for, whether it is something like the frame or strut, it is just not a good idea. If you still want to proceed with tire chains then, I have linked all the tire chains that fit your size tire. I would recommend a chain like Thule's...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does Thule K-Summit Tire Chain TH02230K45 Fit Tire Size 245/35R21
  • Actually the K-Summit Tire Chains part # TH02230K45 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your tire size of 245/35R21. I attached an install video for this chain for you to check out as well.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Legacy
  • For a set of snow cables that are confirmed to fit the 225/50-18 tire size you have on your 2016 Subaru Legacy you would want the part # PW1042 which have been confirmed as a fit. I attached a review video for these cables for you to check out as well. Be sure to follow the restrictions that are listed in the owners manual of your vehicle as well.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD with 265/70R16 Tires
  • For a 4 wheel drive vehicle like your 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 TRD with 265/70R16 all terrain tires ideally you would want to put chains all on 4 wheels since that will give you the best possible traction, but if only one set of chains is used you would want to put them on the rear axle. The general rule for AWD or 4WD vehicle is that if one set of chains is used you want to put them on the main drive axle. For your vehicle that would be the rear axle. The part # TH2004705265 that you...
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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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  • Recommended Tire Chains to Fit 245/50 R18 Size Tires on a 2017 BMX X3 35i
  • The letter "P" in front of the tire size just indicates that they're designed to be used on a passenger vehicle. Also, when your 2017 BMW X3's manual states that you need "fine link" chains it means there isn't a lot of clearance between the tires and any parts of the vehicle so you need to use chains that are designed for this. Chains are given a Class to designate how much clearance is required for them to be installed. Since your manual specifically states to use "fine link" I recommend...
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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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  • Recommend Snow Chains for 225/75-R16 Tires on Dodge MB Sprinter 2500
  • Before purchasing snow tire chains for your Dodge Sprinter, you will want to check your vehicle owners manual to make sure there are not any restrictions for using snow chains. The item you selected, Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains, part # TH01571245, will fit the 225/75-16 tires on your Dodge MB Sprinter. These Thule Chains have D-shaped links for improved traction in snow or ice. The Thule # TH01571245 includes 2 chains, instructions, a kneeling mat, gloves, and a sturdy carrying container. I...
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  • Are Thule Snow Chains Available for 255/55R18 Tires on a 2012 Volkswagen Touareg
  • Yes, you can use the Thule K-Summit XXL Tire Chains, part # TH02230K66, on your 2012 Volkswagen Touareg. I have attached a demonstration video for you to check out. Before purchasing tire chains for your 2012 VW Touareg you should consult your vehicle owners manual or the dealer to determine if VW recommends the use of tire chains on this vehicle and if so what chain clearance is required so you do not purchase chains that you cannot use or would damage the vehicle. I did a search...
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  • Self-Tensioning Tire Chains For A 2018 Subaru Forester
  • Before you choose to install a set of tire chains, you will want to consult your vehicle's owner's manual for compatibility issues. For a set of Thule Low Profile Tire Chains that are compatible with the P225/60/R17 tires, I recommend going with the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains part # TH04115240. These tire chains provide some of the best in class grip. They also have integrated anti-scratch nylon bumpers on chain and soft-touch fabric liner on center bar to protect...
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  • Snow Tire Chains for a 2010 Audi Q7 with 295/35-21 Tires
  • You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if tire chains can be used and if they can if there are any restrictions. If the tires are not the factory size then you will also want to contact an Audi dealer to determine if chains can be used. If they can then the only chains we have for a 295/35-21 tire are the K-Summit chains you have referenced, # TH02230K66. These chains require zero millimeters of clearance on the back side of the tires. I have included some tire...
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