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Titan Chain Alloy Square Link Tire Chains with Cams Review - 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee, we're going to be test fitting the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains with Cams, part number: TC2228SCAM. Today, we're working with tire size: 265-60-R18.These chains are constructed from a manganese-nickel alloy, which makes them corrosion resistant, and strong and durable at the same time. These tire chains have a square-length-ladder-pattern design. The links are small, which will help you with traction in both snow and ice, and also make for a much smoother ride while you drive too, and wear evenly over time. The chains also have these cam tensioners, which will take up all the play in the chains that you may have once they're installed.These come in a quantity of two and they can be used in either the rear-wheel or the front-wheel drive vehicles or all-wheel drive, of course. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour once they're installed.Installing tire chains can be a little tough on the hands, so we do recommend that you wear a pair of gloves when you install these.


Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Toyota 4Runner

Speaker 1: Today on our 2017 Toyota 4Runner we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with cam tighteners, part number PWH2228SC. These durable chains have a ladder pattern design as well as a twist link design, which makes starts and stops in deep snow very effective. This does come with cam tighteners, which makes the need for aftermarket rubber adjuster unnecessary. It also comes with a tool to tighten these down as well. These are designed for highway use only, not off-road. They come in a quantity of two.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Which Tire Chains Will Fit a Tire Size 245/75R16
  • Actually, the correct Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners that you will need is # PWH2321SLC. These will fit a 245/75-16 tire. I have included a link to all of the chains we carry that fit your tire size. I have also included a link to our tire chain FAQ article. You will want to take a look at your vehicle owners manual for specifics on tire chain use.
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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 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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  • 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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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2016 Ford Explorer Sport with 255/50R20 Tires
  • The online owner's manual for the 2016 Ford Explorer Sport indicates (on page 324) that tire chains may be used on size 245/60-18 front tires only and so long as they are S-Class chains that do not require more than 10mm of clearance. You'll want to review your own manual to see if your version differs with respect to tire chain use on your tire size. For a set of cost-effective S-Class compatible cable type snow chains you can use the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains # TC3010. If...
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