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Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2010 Nissan Pathfinder

Speaker 1: Today on our 2010 Nissan Pathfinder, we're going to be taking a look and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number: TC3010. Keep in mind, we'll be installing these on tire size 265/65/17s.This is what our chains look like when they're installed. These chains are going to be SAE Class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance. They're going to have a low-profile design to give you a much smoother ride. The ladder-pattern design, along with the rollers over the steel cable, are going to give you effective starts and stops in light snow and ice.Keep in mind, I'm installing these chains on the front tires. If you have an all-wheel drive vehicle and you're only going to be using two chains, make sure you install them on the front wheels.


ISSE Hybrid Snow Socks Installation - 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, you're going to be taking a look at, I'm going to show you how to install the Hybrid Snow Socks, part number TCH74. It's going to create friction to give you excellent traction in snow and ice. These socks are going to be SAE Class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance and meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states.What's going to separate these from standard snow tire chains, is you're not going to have any vibration and how simple they are to install. Unlike some of your ladder pattern design chains, what's great about these is they give you full tire coverage, giving you excellent traction when turning corners. They're going to have elastic bands on the inside and outside of the tire to prevent any abrasions on your wheels.Your socks are going to come in a quantity of two. If you're only going to use two of them, you have an all-wheel drive vehicle, make sure you install them on the front wheels.


ISSE Hybrid Snow Socks Installation - 2013 Hyundai Elantra

Speaker 1: Today on our 2013 Hyundai Elantra, we're going to be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the Isse Hybrid Snow Socks. Part number TCH62. The tire size we're going to be working with today is 205-55, R16. These socks are ideal for if you live in an area where you only encounter light snow and ice a couple times a year. However, if you experience heavier conditions, we'd recommend maybe investing in a set of steel chains for better traction.These socks are SAE Class S rated, which means they're meant for vehicles with low wheel well clearance, like our Hyundai Elantra. As you can see, they're very snug against the tire, and they add almost no width to the tire itself.


Titan Ladder Pattern Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, you're going to be taking a look at, going to show you how to install, the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains, part number: TC1142.This is what our chains look like when they're installed. They're going to be a ladder-pattern design, they're going to give you excellent traction in deep snow and adequate grip on ice. The cross chains are going to give you twist links that are going to reduce the amount of vibration when you're driving, unlike some of the other chains out there that have square links. The ladder-pattern design is going to make for effective starts and stops in light snow and ice. They're going to be constructed out of a low-carbon steel that's going to be strong and bearable.One thing I really like about these chains, you're not going to have any cams or buckles that could possibly come loose when driving on rough terrain. These chains are SAE Class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance, have a 30 mile-per-hour speed rating, come in a quantity of two and come with a nice reusable storage case.


Titan Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2015 Honda Accord

Speaker 1: Today on our 2015 Honda Accord we're going to be looking at Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire chains, and that's Part Number TC1034. These tire chains are in compliance with SAE Class S requirements which basically just means that they've got a low profile design so they'll fit well in wheel wells with limited clearance, and it's not going to cause any interference.These chains feature a ladder pattern with a steel roller design which makes it effective for starting and stopping in light snow and ice. These chains are going to best for occasional use such as for an emergency or just to be compliant with the local laws.To install these chains we're first going to unroll them and inspect them to make sure there's no breaks in the chains or anything that would compromise the integrity of the chains. When we unroll them we're going to make sure that our end hooks are facing the front of the car.For our Honda Accord we're going to only install them on the front two tires. When we lay out our chains we want to make sure that these cross hooks are facing up so that they don't do any damage to our tires. There is an imprinted mark on the back that says tire side, so be sure that is facing down.To install these chains it's always a good idea to wear gloves so you don't scrape up your hands.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 2017 Ram 3500 Dually
  • Based on my research, your 2017 Ram 3500 Dually should be equipped with 235/80-17 sized tires. If this is the case, I recommend looking at the Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chain for Dual-Wheeled Trucks # PWH4228SC. These twist-style snow chains are designed specifically for trucks like yours with dual wheels. The twisted-chain design will provide extra grip and traction and they are constructed of low-carbon steel. This set will include 2 dual-wheel-configured chains, for both the driver's...
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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 Tire Chains for 35x12.5x20 Sized Tires on 2012 Ford F-250 4-Wheel Drive
  • The Titan Chain Tire Chains w Cams # TC3235CAM are confirmed to fit your 35x12.5x20 sized tires. They do have built in cam tighteners so additional adjusters are not necessarily required although they can make things easier. For a rubber adjsut you can use # TCMA2 and for a link and spring adjuster use # TCSA2. I found an online owner's manual for your 2012 Ford F-250 to see what Ford says about using chains. You should check yours to verify. It states that Class S compatible chains...
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