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Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2013 Toyota Higlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be installing the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains with Ladder Pattern with the Steel Rollers, part number TC3010. Here's what our chain looks like once it's installed on our 2013 Toyota Highlander. The ladder pattern chain assists with affective starts and stops, the rollers that wrap around the cables to form cross-chains provide good traction in light snow, the low profile design allows for a smooth ride, and they are SAE Class S rated for low profile tires. They are very affective in light snow. They come with a reusable storage bag, they are quick and easy to install, and they come with one axle pair. To begin the installation of our tire chains we first need to orient the chain itself in the proper manner. You want to have this tensioner here on the outside of the tire. These hooks here, the opening, you want that facing away from the tire.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Traverse we'll be taking a look at the Titan Chain alloy snow tire chains, part number TC2326. The Titan tire chains are made out of a sturdy, durable alloy construction, so they get extra traction on snow and ice. The square links provide extra gripping and stopping power. The tire chains are SAE Class S chains, designed for restrictive wheel-well clearance, and are rust-resistant. These come in a quantity of 2 and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. Now, I've gone ahead and laid out our tire chains, just to make sure there aren't any breaks or kinks in the line. Keep in mind that we're using this to a tire size 255-65-R18.


Thule Low-Pro Snow Chains Installation - 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2016 Nisan Pathfinder, we'll be taking a look at the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains. Part number TH04115255. The self-tensioning system tightens the chains around the tires, and the quick release makes for fast removal. The tire chains are a low-profile design which help with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The D-shaped links give solid grip on snow and ice. The nickel steel alloy construction is strong, durable, and corrosion resistant. The tire chains come with anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect the rims.


Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Cams Installation - 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

Today on our 2016 Nissan Pathfinder we'll be doing a test fit of the Titan Chain snow tire chains, part number TC2829CAM. The V bar on our tire chains gives superior traction in ice or snow, while the latter pattern helps with starts and stops. The Titan tire chains are made out of a low carbon steel, making them strong and durable. While the built in cam levers give a secure and tight fit. Keep in fit the maximum speed rating is 30 miles per hour and you may need to adjust these over time. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get this installed. We've gone ahead and laid our chain out, just to make sure that we don't have any kinks or anything that might cause problems while putting these on our tires.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Nissan Pathfinder

Today, on our 2016 Nissan Pathfinder we'll be doing a test fit of the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2323. Our chains are made out of a nickel construction, so they're strong, durable, and rust-resistant. They're made into a diamond pattern so they give more tire coverage. The titan tire chains give you extra traction in snow and ice, and they have excellent stop and gripping power. The tire chains are SAE Class S designed to work with vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get this installed. I've gone ahead and laid out my tire chains, just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines. We'll start by taking our tire chain and we're going to feed it around the backside of the tire.


Pewag All Square Snow Tire Chains Review

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Pewag all square snow tire chains with cam tensioners. These are a reversible style of chain, so we can wear them on each side, and they'll come as a pair. Now, we have these available in a wide variety of sizes, check out the fit guide on our website, and it'll give you the exact part number that you'll need for your application. Now, these Pewag all squared chains are great everyday chains. We've got nickel manganese construction, which gives us great durability and corrosion resistance. These have also been case hardened, so again, great durability out of them. The fact that they are reversible is going to help to extend the life.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to review and install the tighten chain alloy snow tire chains, part number TC1555. For our first we're working with a tire size of 225 by 65 by 17. This is what the snow chain looks like when you have it installed on your tire. Let's go ahead and cover some of the features of the snow chains. First of, this is a class S snow tire chain. This has a very low profile that allows it to give as much clearance as possible between a tire and the components behind a tire as well, and also it gives you plenty of room between the fender work, and the chains. Now inaudible 00:00:38 refers to these are diamond chains.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

Today, on this 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan, we're going to review and install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC15555. For reference, we're working with a tire , today, of 255 by 65 by 17. This is what the snow chains looks like when it's installed on the tire of our caravan. Let's go ahead and take a closer look. First thing to know about these snow chains is this is a class S chain which is designed not to interfere with any components behind the tire wheel. Some vehicles, there's clearance between the tire and the fenders.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Honda CR-V

Today on this 2015 Honda CRV, we're going to do a test fit of the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW-1042. Now for reference, we're working with a tire size today of 225 x 65 x 17. First off, you'll notice this is a low profile design, which makes this Class S compatible. That will work with vehicles that have limited clearance between the tire and the components behind the tire as well as the fender well. Now the construction of our chains are case hardened, low-carbon steel. Take a closer look at the rollers right here.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the Glacier Snow Chain Cables # PW2028C which is the correct size for that tire. Keep in mind that these style of chains are designed for occasional emergency use and would be best used by somebody traveling in areas where snow might be encountered. These chains are not meant for continuous use. If you know you were going to consistently finding yourself in situations where chains will be needed, chains like part # PWE3229S would provide a...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2014 Roadtrek RS Adventurous RV with 215/85-16 Tires
  • For Thule tire chains, the XB-16 chains are what they recommend for Vans and RVs. Some of the tires sizes for these different vehicles overlap so that is why you see both when you enter a tire size or go through the fit guide. I would go with the XB-16 chains, # TH01571245, since they are designed for for RVs. Class S chains require the least amount of clearance around the tire and are typically required on minimal clearance vehicles. The XB-16 chains are not Class S compatible meaning...
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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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  • 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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  • Cable Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Sizes P245/60R18 and P245/55R19 on a Toyota Highlander
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW3010C, is compatible with the P245/65R17 tires that are currently on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, however, they are not compatible with tire sizes P245/60R18 or P245/55R19. The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW2029C, will fit both of the larger tire sizes that you mentioned. Before using tire chains, I recommend checking your owners manual for tire chain restrictions and procedures. Many vehicle manufacturers will limit the distance and speed your...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with tire chains! There are two stock tire sizes for your 2015 Toyota Highlander: 245/55-19 and 245/60-18. The Glacier chains # PW2029C that you referenced will fit both of these tire sizes. Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before...
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  • Choosing Pewag PWSXV580 Snox Pro or Thule XG12 Pro TH01594245 Snow Chains for 2016 Ford Transit Van
  • Performance wise, the Thule XG-12 Self-Tensioning Tire Chains, part # TH01594245 and the Pewag # PWSXV580 Snox Pro chains are pretty similar. Both use square chain links for superior bite into slick surfaces. As far as ease of installation, I'd give the Pewag Chains a slight edge. I also like the way the Pewag chains have the permanently installed bumpers that prevent the chains from damaging the vehicle's wheels, rather than the more temporary ones on the Thule chains. Another plus,...
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  • Tire Chain Options for a 2012 Honda Odyssey Tire Size P235/65-R17
  • We do offer tire chains for your 2012 Honda Odyssey. Due to the limited wheel well clearance on your vehicle, you must use tire chains with a class S designation. I have attached a link to all of the tire chains that we offer that will fit your vehicle for you to check out. The tire chains that I would recommend for your vehicle are the Pewag Servo RS Tire Chains, # PWRS80. These tire chains are self-tensioning, have a quick release system and use a drape over the tire installation....
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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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  • Recommended Class S Compatible Tire Chains For 2012 Toyota RAV4 With 225/65R17 Tires
  • The Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part # PWSXV580 you referenced is designed to fit the 225/65R17 tires you have on your 2012 Toyota RAV4. I measured the chains on this system and the width of the chains is 11.46 mm. You mentioned the owner's manual said the chains were to be 10 mm. These would be approximately 1/16 inch wider than you stated the manual said is needed. For 4-wheel drive vehicles you can use 1 or 2 sets of chains. With only 1 set of chains, they...
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  • Tire Chains for Trip to the Mountains in 2008 4WD Honda Pilot
  • In your owner's manual in the 'tire' section, Honda states that only Class S cable-style tire chains should be used on your Pilot. A class S chain will not extend more than 15mm above or to the inside of the tire, preventing the chain from coming into contact with any braking, suspension or steering components. Assuming you have 235/70-16 tires on your Pilot, I'd recommend the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, part # PW2119V. When compared to ladder-type chains, the V design would provide...
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