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Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Cams, part number: TC2811CAM. Now keep in mind that this is being used with tire size: 235-65-R17.The Titan Chain V-Bar Style Tire Chains give superior traction in snow and ice. The studded twist links form cross chains that form a ladder pattern to help with effective starts and stops. The built-in cam tighteners give a nice, secure fit, eliminating the need for rubber adjusters.The Titan Chain Tire Chains are made out of a low-carbon steel construction so they're strong and durable, have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and come in a quantity of two. We'll show you how easy they are to get installed now.Now that we've gone over some features, we're going to show you how to get these installed. Now I've gone ahead and laid out my tire chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines.


Titan Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2014 Ford Van

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford van we're gonna be taking a look at showing you how to install the Titan chain snow tire chains, part number TC2019. Our Titan chains are gonna provide us adequate traction in light snow. The latter pattern is gonna help assisting when stopping or accelerating when starting out. The rollers are gonna provide a smoother ride compared to square links. The rollers are constructed of a low-carbon steel and they're wrapped around the sturdy cable so we know that they're gonna last us a long time. Our tire chains are SAE class S chains, and what that means is they're gonna work with vehicles with limited wheel wall clearance and have that low profile design.


Titan Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2014 Ford Van

Speaker 1: Today on our 2014 Ford Van, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Diamond Pattern, part number TC2319. Now, our Titan chains are going to give us that little bit of extra traction that we may need while we're driving through the snow. Now, the thing I really like about these chains is that we're only going to have one connection right at the top in the back on our tire. And everything else is going to be done out here and there's no need to move the vehicle to put these on.Now, the diamond pattern in our chains is going to help out a lot when it comes to starting and stopping, but it's really going to help us when you to turn, giving us that much more traction. Now, the chains themselves are made out of an alloy steel, so we're know they're going to be nice and durable. The square design on the links are going to help give us that traction and really dig in.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number: TC2321. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 255-70-R17.These are going to be sturdy, durable alloy snow tire chains that provide good traction in snow and ice. The low-profile design of our chain links is going to provide an overall smooth ride. The diamond pattern of our chains is going to provide more tire coverage overall, and increase traction and stopping power. The included tensioner tool is going to give us a nice, secure fit of our tire chains without the use of an additional rubber tensioner.These chains are made out of a nickel-alloy construction so they'll be strong, durable and rust resistant. They come with a reusable storage bag, which is great when not in use.


Titan Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain alloy snow tire chains, part number TC2524. Now keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 255/70R17.These chains will be heavy duty tire chains that provide great traction in snow and ice. The small link size is going to contribute to a smooth ride and the diamond pattern is going to give us more tire coverage overall. These chains are made out of a nickel alloy construction so they're strong, durable, and rust resistant, and they have a tensioner. This is going to allow us to have a nice, secure fit without the need of an additional rubber tensioner. They're also going to have a 30 mile per hour maximum speed rating and come in a quantity of two.To begin our install, we've laid out our tire chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Land Rover Evoque

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Land Rover Evoke, we will be taking a look at and showing you how to install Glacier Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2019C. Keep in mind we are installing these on tire size 235-55-19. Perfect for occasional use, and work well with front wheel driver or rear wheel drive vehicles. These chains are constructed of case-hardened low carbon steel, making them very durable. The low profile style of the spring rollers give it a smoother ride. It meets the Department of Transportation standards in all 50 states.


Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe

Speaker 1: Today, on our 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, part number: PWH2435S. Keep in mind that we're using this with tire size 23565R17.The Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains are great for off-road applications and the twist links provide extra traction and superior grip in snow, ice and mud. These chains are made out of case-hardened low-carbon steel with an electro-galvanized finish, so they're strong, durable and rust resistant.The ladder pattern helps with effective starts and stops. These tire chains work with both front and rear wheel drive vehicles. The Glacier tire chains come in a quantity of two and install the same way on our driver and passenger side. We'll show you how to do that now.I've gone ahead and laid out our chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Nissan Frontier

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Nissan Frontier, we're going to be test fitting the Titan Cable Snow Tire Chains; part number TC2028. These are low-carbon steel chains with a ladder-pattern to them, which provides excellent traction in light snow. If you're looking for something a little more heavy duty, I would look for tire chains with square links or spikes to them, which actually dig into the ice and snow a little bit better for those heavier conditions.The rollers wrap around this steel cable here, and have a low profile design to them, which does provide a much smoother ride in the light snow. These are SAE Class S chains, meaning they're designed to work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They're very easy to install, and come with a reusable bag once you're finished using them. So once they're dry you put them back in, place them in your vehicle, and they're ready for the next time.Today, we'll work with tires size 265/75 R16.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2037C. These tire chains are for occasional use. And will give you extra traction in snow and ice. Another nice feature is the ladder pattern, which will help with acceleration and during braking. If you felt the ride of square link chains, these roller spring design will give you a smoother ride in comparison.Another feature is that these are going to meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all states. The locking lever makes for an easier install compared to other chains without it.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tips on Snow Tire Chain Use for a Truck with Dually Wheels
  • First, in order to determine if chains can be used and if there are any special things to consider for your truck you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual. If there are precautions that need to be considered, it should be in the manual. If you find you can use tire chains you will want to make sure that the chains you do kit are properly sized for your tires. That is the best way to ensure that the chains will fit snugly on the tires and will not damage any other components...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Works Better Snow Chains Or Snow Cables On A 2007 Nissan Frontier 4X4
  • Both of the snow chains and snow cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain links will bite into the ice where as the snow cables tend to slide over the ice. The snow chains will make a little more noise on dry pavement as compared to the snow cables. The Pewag Tire Chains, # PWXMR81V, you have referenced is a good choice for snow chains on your 2007 Nissan Frontier 4x4. Another good...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 265/70R17 Tire Size on 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD
  • If your owners manual specifies tire chains only on the rear of your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, then I would also recommend to use tire chains only in the rear. Sometimes the reason the manufacturer does not recommend tire chains on a vehicle is because of clearance, but it also could be for other reasons. Both of the snow tire chains and snow tire cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain...
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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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  • Recommended Tire Chains on Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • Snow chains are typically installed on the drive wheels, which in the case of your F-150 would be the rear wheels. On a four wheel drive vehicle, they can be installed on all four wheels if desired. Since it sounds as if you are wanting the chains specifically for this trip, and since they might not see frequent use any time soon thereafter, I would suggest a basic set of chains like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C. I would recommend a set of adjusters, part # PW99...
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  • How Fast Can I go with Snow Chains on my Vehicle, Should the Chains be Removed for Dry Pavement
  • You will want to stay within the speed range the manufacturer of your chains recommends, typically 25-30 miles per hour is the limit. To prevent damage to the chains and your tires you should remove the chains once you get on dry pavement. I attached an FAQ article below on snow chains that you might find informative.
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