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Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Tensioners Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan chain snow tire chains with cams. Part number TC2228CAM. The tires we're working with today is 255:65:R17.These chains have a ladder pattern which is going to give you great grip for when you're starting, accelerating, and stopping. It has twist links that forms the cross chains. These twist links create a low-profile for this set of chains to provide you with a bit quieter ride and a bit smoother than the standard D square links.They also have four cam tensioners around the perimeter of the chain. This is gonna help take out that slack that might be there for when you install the chain.These chains have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and they come in a set of two with this canvas bag for easy storage.


Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today in our 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier mud service snow tire chains, part number PWH2437S. The tire size we're working with today is 25565R17. These trends are pretty heavy duty. They're great for off road application, so if you're driving through deep snow and ice, it's going to give you great traction to get through it. Or if you're not in the Winter season, but you are still offroading, and in a bit of a muddy patch, this will also help you get out of that. You want to avoid using these on any pavement.


Titan Chain V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, we're going to taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain snow tire chains, part number TC2828. The tire size we're working with today is 255/65 R17. These chains are great for off road applications. The V-bar style links are going to provide you with superior traction through very extreme snow and ice and other off road places. The ladder pattern on the chains is going to provide you with great traction when you're starting and accelerating and when you're coming to a stop.They've got a low carbon steel construction so they're going to be very durable and last a long time. You want to be careful of using these V-bar style links on very light conditions because it'll poke through or could tear out the pavement and produce unnecessary wear and tear on your chains.These chains have a maximum street rating of 30 miles per hour and they come in a set of two in this nice canvas bag that's going to make for easy storage.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

Today with our 2019 Chevrolet Colorado, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2323. The tire size we're working with today is 25565R17.What I really like about these chains is that they're very easy to install thanks to their color-coded connection points that are around the chain. And they're also self-tensioning so we don't have to purchase any extra rubber tensioners to put on our chain and make sure it stays snug against our tire, it's all gonna be contained right here.These chains have a diamond pattern, which offer more coverage around the tire when compared to your standard lighter pattern. It's also gonna provide with better traction through rough conditions.The square links on our chain are gonna dig into that snow and ice and give you the traction you need for starts, stops and turns.The chains have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and it comes in a set of two with this nice carrying case for easy storage. Now that we've gone over some of those features, let's show you how they install.The first thing you wanna do is lay out your chains flat and you wanna check that's there's no kinks, twists or tangles in the chain. You also wanna make sure that these hooks right here are laying flat on the ground all along the cable.


Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on our 2013 Volkswagen Jetta we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains, part number TH01221090. The tires I'll be working with today is 205-55r16. What I really like about these chains, is that they're very quick and easy to install, and they also have a self-tensioning system right in here. We're not gonna have to purchase any other rubber adjusters or tensioners to make our chain stay snug against our tire, this system makes sure that it's tight. These chains have a diamond pattern, which is gonna give you more coverage around your tire, when compared to a ladder pattern. It's gonna give you great traction for starts and stops.The D-links in the chain are gonna dig into that snow and ice, and provide you with the traction that you need through rough conditions.


Titan Chain Diagonal Cable Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2013 Volkswagen Jetta

Today on this 2013 Volkswagen Jetta, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Diagonal Alloy Cable Snow Tire chains. Part number TC331DC. The tires that we're working with today is 20555R16.These chains have a V pattern which is going to provide you with more coverage around your tire as compared to the traditional latter pattern. The cable rollers are going to give you that extra grip you need through light snow and ice. Unlike other cable style chains, these come with rubber tensioner, so you don't have to purchase any extra parts to make sure your chains are snug against your tire.They're SAE Class S rated, which means they're going to be good for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance like our Jetta. They also meet department of transportation needs in all 50 states.These chains come in quantity of two, and include this nice carrying bag for easy storage.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2016 Nissan Rogue

Today on our 2016 Nissan Rogue, we're gonna be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire chains, part number TC1042. The tires I was working with today is 22565R17. These set of chains are great for that light snow and ice that you may encounter while you're traveling. The cable ladder style is gonna be great for starts and stops. The smaller chain and the rollers are gonna provide you with a much smoother and quieter ride as compared to a standard set of chains. That being said, in tougher conditions, you may not get the traction you need when compared to other styles of chains.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Correct Placement of Snow Tire Chains on All Wheel Drive 2012 Ford Escape
  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • What Does Class S Mean For Snow Tire Chains
  • Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. I have attached a photo that shows the areas where clearance for Class S tire chains is needed. For the A dimension a minimum of 1.46inches (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well is needed. For the B dimension, at least 0.59 inches (15 mm) between the...
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  • Do Tire Chains or Cables Offer Better Traction and Which is Better
  • 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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  • 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 Recommendation for Tire Size 275/55R20
  • Tire chain fits can be a bit frustrating since nobody typically wants to be the one to say "yes" to using them since it opens them up to liability if there is a problem. What we can tell you is that Class S tire chains will give you the best clearance. The best option will be the Titan chains part # TC2327 which are a confirmed fit for your tire size of 275/55R20. These chains have great clearances, great traction, and are pretty easy to install. I attached an install video that shows...
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  • Tire Chains Versus Tire Cables for a 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon, tire chains are not permitted for use on your vehicle. However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require them therefore the choice to use them will rely solely on the owner of the vehicle. As long as you have either of the standard tire sizes (225/60-18 or 225/65-17) that came on the 2018 Subaru Outback Wagon from factory, then yes the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains part # TC1555 will fit the...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 35x12.50-15 Tires
  • For on-road use, I would recommend the Glacier cable snow chains # PW2037C, which have a nice low profile. Rubber adjusters, part # PW100, will ensure the best fit. If you are interested in chains for off-road as well as on-road use, you could use the Glacier Mud Service snow tire chains # PWH2441S. These chains feature twist-link cross chains for better traction. I am including a link with some helpful information on choosing a set of tire chains, for reference.
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  • Snow Chains for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Forester and it said that tire chains cannot be used but "another traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable"; it also states that the traction device needs to be Class S rated. This would allow you to use cable style chains such as Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1042 which will fit your Subaru if it has 225/55-18 tires, or Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1038, which are a fit for your vehicle has 225/60-17 tires. You...
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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 Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a P275/60R20 Tire
  • Check out the link I attached to the right that has all of the different snow chains we carry that are confirmed to fit the tire size you have of P275/60R20. After having installed all of the different styles of snow chains we carry I would recommend the Titan Chain Diamond HD Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2533. These are pretty easy to install and are priced great. I attached an FAQ article on snow chains for you to check out as well. Lastly you will want to check your owners manual...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 275/65R18
  • We have several snow chains available that will fit your 275/65R18 tire size. To see them all check out the link I attached. I really like the Titan Chains part # TC2533. I had the chance to install several different styles of snow chains here last winter and I found these to be pretty easy to install. Especially considering how great the price is on them. Normally ones that install this easy are much more expensive. You will need to check your owners manual to determine if there...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for a 2018 Audi Q5 Quattro
  • Between those options I recommend the Titan Chain, part # TC2317. Actually, these are the chains I would've recommended for you even if you hadn't already narrowed it down. Both the Titan chains and the Glacier cables you mentioned, part # PW2019C, are Class S compatible, which means they're designed to be used when there isn't much clearance between the tires and the vehicle so they'll both fit. The reason I like the Titans so much more is becasue they're actually chains and not cables....
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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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Deep Snow and Mud, Mud Service Chains or V-Bar
  • The V-bar style of chain like the part # PWH2828SC is great for heavy snow, but what the V-bars do the best in is ice situations as they break up the ice well. For heavy snow and mud the Mud Service Chains by Glacier like the part # PWH2433S would be your best option as the links are much bigger which does better with the deeper stuff what you would encounter. Since I don't know what size tires you have on your vehicle I can't really make a specific recommendation. I did attach a...
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  • Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van
  • You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable. The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed...
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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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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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  • How to Put Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Back in the Storage Bag
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out that you...
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