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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thule K-Summit Tire Chain Max Speed Rating
  • The recommended top speed on the Thule K-Summit Snow Tire Chains, part # TH02230K44 is 30 miles per hour (50 km/h).
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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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  • Recommended Thule Tire Chains For 2005 Dodge Sprinter
  • We sure do offer Thule tire chains. As of September 2015, the chains are now available with the Konig name. If you have 225/70-15 tires on your 2005 Sprinter the tire chains I recommend are the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part # TH2004705230. These are diamond pattern D Link chains. If the tires on your Sprinter are 225/75-16, the chains I recommend are part # TH01594245. These are also a diamond pattern D Link tire chain. If you have different size tires on your...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 2016 Mazda CX-5
  • Your 2016 owners manual online says to use snow chains only on the front wheels. There are two different size wheels that come with your 2016 Mazda CX-5, so there are two different size chains I will recommend. They can be used on regular, standard tires. The Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 245, # TH01571245, you referenced will work on your vehicle if you are using 225/65-17 tires. These are exellent chains that are made of manganese nickel...
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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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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on Both Front and Rear Axles
  • Yes, tire chains can be used on the front, rear or both axles. It is usually recommended to use tire chains on both front and rear to ensure the most traction possible when driving with snowy or icy conditions. I have included a link to video reviewing and demonstrating the Thule XB16 Tire chains.
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  • Tire Chains for 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek with 225/55-17 Tires
  • Auto makers get the final word when it comes to using tire chains on their vehicles. The best place to start your review is your Crosstrek owner's manual. I reviewed an online version and in section 8-11 the manual states that tire chains cannot be used on the XV Crosstrek due to limited clearance between the tires and the vehicle body. It further states that special low-profile S-Class traction devices can be used on the front tires only when those tires are compatible with a specific...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2015 Ford Explorer
  • I looked up your owners manual online and unfortunately see the conflict. The law requires them and the manufacturer won't warranty the use of them. I'll give you my recommendation for the best chains with the least amount of clearance required, as I believe that is the issue here. I recommend the 2015 Ford Explorer Thule Standard Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XB16 - Size 265, # TH01571265. These chains are also manganese nickel alloy steel chains with integrated...
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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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