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Konig Self-Tensioning Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Lexus NX 200t

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Lexus NX 200T, we're gonna be taking a look at . I'm gonna show you how to install the Koenig Self-Tensioning Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains, Part number TH04115245.Keep in mind, we're installing these on tire size 225/60/18. One of the big advantages of this chain over others is how easy this is to install. Let me show you how to get them installed.The first thing we want to do, you want to hold your chain up like this, make sure you don't have any kinks or knots in the chains themselves. Then what you're going to do is you're going to take these two red tabs, we're going to push them in, we're going to pull out on this one. You're going to grab each side like this, and you're just going to pull it apart like that.The red is going to be the bottom.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Toyota Sienna

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Toyota Sienna, we're gonna be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1042. These chains are great for the occasional use for your light snow or light ice situations. It has these wire cross cables covered with rollers here which is gonna help with effective starts and stops in light snow situations, especially with the ladder pattern design as well.Also, with the rollers it's gonna provide a much smoother ride in those bad weather situations. These will work with front or rear wheel drive Toyota Sienna's and these are SAE class S chains, meaning that they work well with limited wheel well clearance. These do come in a quantity of two and meet Department of Transportation's regulations and also comes with convenient carrying case. So once you're finished using these, you can take them off, dry them off, put them in the back of your Sienna and they're ready for next time.Today we're gonna be working with tire size P23560R17.


Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Lexus NX 200t

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Lexus NX 200T, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Konig self-tensioning snow tire chains, part number TH01594245. Keep in mind we will be installing these on tire size 225/60-18. These are gonna be diamond pattern chains. They're gonna give you more tire coverage. They're gonna be a low profile design to give you a much more comfortable right. The chains are gonna be D-link style chains with double flat sides to give you more surface to surface contact between the tire and the road surface.


Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Lexus NX 200t

Speaker 1: Today in our 2016 Lexus NX 200t, we're gonna take a look at and I'm gonna show you how to install the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains, part number TH01571245. Keep in mind, we will be installing these on tire size 225/60-18. These are gonna be diamond pattern chains so they're gonna give you more tire coverage. Your chains are gonna be D-link style. You'll notice they are gonna have two flat edges, which are gonna give you more surface contact and they're gonna wear more evenly.Our inner chain is gonna have a coating on it, so it's not gonna be cold to the touch. All the connection parts are gonna be color coded for easier installation.


Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Subaru Impreza

Speaker 1: Today' on our 2017 Subaru Impreza, we're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Konig standard snow tire chains, part number TH01221090. Keep in mind we will be installing these on tire size 205-55-16. This is what our tire chains look like when they're installed. What's going to set these tire chains apart from others, like you H pattern or ladder pattern style chains, these are going to be a diamond pattern. So they're going to give you more tire coverage. You're going to have D-link style 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a 235/65-17 Tire be Replaced with a 245/65-17 Tire
  • You might be able to replace a 235/65-17 with a 245/65-17 tire. The tires you have now, 235/65-17, are about 9.25 inches wide and 29 inches tall. The 245s on the other hand are 9.65 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. On vehicles, especially newer vehicles, there is very little space to go to a larger tire without making other modifications. Based on the differences in the tire sizes listed above you should be able to determine if there is enough space to use the slightly larger size.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • Best Tire Chain Recommendation for 2018 Ford F-350 with Tire Size LT275/65r20e
  • The best snow chain for your tire size of LT275/65r20 for frequent deep snow use will be the Pewag Square Link Tire Chains part # PWE3231SC which is a confirmed fit and will work well. These are very durable so they'll last a long time and the square links work the best for deep snow like you'll see.
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