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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Snow Tire Chains for a 2017 Kia Sportage
  • According to your owner's manual you can only install a set of tire chains on the front two wheels. The tire chains must be class "S" certified. It is also not recommended to use snow tire chains if you have aluminum wheels. You will want to review the owner's manual for any other tire chain stipulations that may apply to your vehicle. One thing people do not realize before purchasing a set of tires chains for their vehicle is installation difficulty. Although it may seem fairly straight...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Speed Limit when Using Tire Chains
  • When using the Standard Snow Tire Chains for Passenger Vehicles by Thule, item # TH01221097, 30 mph would be safe as long as conditions are favorable for this speed. We do not recommend driving any faster.
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  • Recommended SAE Class S Tire Chains for 2000 Honda Odyssey
  • I would recommend abiding by the manufacturer stated instructions provided in the owners manual. I would recommend the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Cables, part # PW1938V. These cables are SAE Class S, and the V trac design provides for a smoother ride than the the standard type cables like part # PW1038. The V track cables also include the rubber adjusters, which are not included with the standard cable set. I will provide a link to the V-Trac cables, as well as a link to our Tire...
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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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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2007 Mercedes GL450 with 275/55R19 Size Tires/Wheels
  • The first thing I would recommend you do is check the owners manual of your 2007 Mercedes GL450 to see if there are any restrictions on snow chain use. In an all-wheel drive vehicle you will want to at least put one set of chains on the front wheels. Like you said, that way you have traction on the wheels that do the steering and the majority of the braking. Hills are also managed better with chains on the front wheels instead of the back. We had a snow chain rep tell us that when...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2005 Honda Accord with 205/60R 16 size Tires
  • The chains that feature actual chain instead of cable should provide you with more traction than the cable snow chains, therefore giving you better handling and control. However, since your owners manual specifically says to use low clearance cable style chains you should stick with their recommendation and get that style snow chain, otherwise you may damage your 2005 Honda Accord. I recommend you get Glacier Tire Chains for the 2005 Accord by Honda, part # PW1934V.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan that Will Not Scratch Wheels
  • Anytime you put snow chains on a wheel there is always a chance that the rim could get scratched up. The Thule Snow Chains # TH2004205104 that your referenced have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect the rims, but there is still a chance that the rims could get scratched up. If you want the absolute best option for snow chains that would nearly eliminate the possibility for your rims getting scratched you would want Thule K-Summit Chains # TH02230K45. The chains sit on the tire treads...
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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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  • Class S Rated Tire Chains for a 2014 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman with 265/70-17 Tires
  • For your 2014 Dodge Ram with 265/70-17 tires we have 3 options for Class S rated chains. Since you will not be going far in the chains you might want to look at cables, # PW3027C. with rubber adjusters # PW99. These will not be difficult to put on and the adjusters will keep them tight. I have linked a video showing a typical installation for you. Cables may be simple to install but they do not necessarily offer the best grip. The other options are from Thule. There are the self-tensioning...
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  • Which Thule K-Summit Tire Chains Fit a P265/50R20 Tire on a 2011 Infinity FX35
  • We do have so Thule K-Summit tire chains that will fit a 265/50R20 tire size on your 2011 Infiniti FX35. These are the XXL K-Summit chains, # TH02230K77. These chains require 0mm of clearance around the tire. They come with 17 mm, 19 mm and 21 mm lug nut adapters. If your wheels have a larger 22 mm lug nut then you would need # TH0223022mm. Make sure to consult your vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if there are any specific instructions or recommendations...
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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 Tire Chain to Fit Size 275/45R21
  • In your tire size there really isn't a low price option. The only fit we have is the Thule K-Summit # TH02230K77 which will give you excellent traction, will install easily, and will have the best possible tire clearance but the price is probably more than what you are interested in. For a Snow Sock that will fit we have the part # TCH74.
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