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Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Today on our 2017 Hyundai Elantra, we're gonna be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1540. So here's what our chains look like when they're fully installed. And these are gonna give us that extra traction whether we're driving on ice or snow. It's gonna feature square links that are in a diamond pattern shape to give more tire coverage, and get that extra traction. Our links are gonna be smaller than most square link chains, and since they form that diamond pattern, they're gonna give us adequate traction, but also a smooth ride. It's gonna feature a built-in tensioner, which is gonna help the fit of our chains, and make sure we have a nice, secure fit. Our chains are SAE Class S chains, which means they're gonna work well and designed to work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Our chains are gonna have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles an hour, and they do come in a pair. They also come with a reusable storage tote, so we can keep it in our trunk, and we'll have that extra traction whenever we need it. Now that we've gone over some of the features, let's show you how easy it is to get them installed.


Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Review - 2017 GMC Acadia

Today on our 2017 GMC Acadia we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2029. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 235/65r18. These tire chains are going to be a cable style tire chain that provide good traction in light snow. The rollers form cross chains, and the ladder pattern is going to help with effective starts and stops. These chains are going to have a low-profile design, giving an overall smooth right. They're SAE class S-rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 GMC Acadia

Today in our 2017 GMC Acadia, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the titan chain alloy snow tire chains. Part number TC2323. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 23565R18. The titan chains are sturdy, durable tire chains that are going to give excellent traction in snow and ice. The diamond pattern is going to offer more tire coverage and increase stopping power. The small size of our links are going to contribute to a smooth ride and these are SAE Class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The titan chain alloy snow tire chains are made out of a nickel alloy steel construction, so they're strong, durable, and rust-resistant, and they come up with a reusable storage case whenever not in use.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2017 Toyota Highlander, we're gonna be doing a test fit of the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Part number PW2029C. And that's tire size 24555R19. These Glacier Cable Snow Tire chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're gonna be very effective during starts and stops. They also feature spring rollers on the cross cables so they're gonna provide us with adequate traction on light snow and ice, and since they use spring rollers, it's gonna also provide us with a smoother ride, compared to chains that have links. They're SAE Class S chains, and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states, they have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. Now I'll go ahead and show you how easy they are to install. To start off, we're gonna be putting tire chains on the front tires of our Highlander.


Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2014 Chevrolet Traverse

Today on our 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, we're going to be doing a test bit of the Titan Chain, snow tire chains from the diamond pattern and square links, part number TC 2326. That's tire size 255 65 R18. These Titan snow tire chains feature a diamond pattern. They feature small square links that are going to help us bite down into the snow and ice. Since they're small, they're going to provide us with a smoother ride than chains that have larger links. Most chains require a rubber adjuster and additional parts to help keep them tight and snug around the tire. These chains feature an integrated tensioner to help maintain tension control when you're on the road.


Titan Alloy Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2014 Ford Explorer

Today on our 2014 Ford Explorer, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2317. Today we're going to be working on a size 24560R18 on our Explorer. Here's what our chains look like when they're fully installed. These are going to be great whether we're driving through the snow or even light ice. The square links are going to dig in nice and they're give us good traction, while the diamond pattern here is going to give us more coverage on our tire so that we have more traction when we're driving. It does feature a built-in tensioner, which is nice because now we don't have to worry about buying anything extra or having our chains come loose. Our chains are SAE class S chains, and what that means is they're going to work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Volvo XC90

Today on our 2017 Volvo XC90, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2029C. So here's what our chains look like when they're fully installed. These are going great for the occasional use whether it's on light snow or light ice. The ladder pattern is going to assist us whether we're starting out and accelerating or slowing down and coming to a stop. The rollers are wrapped around a sturdy cable and they're going to give us a much smoother ride compared to square links. These chains are SE Class S chains and what that means is that they're going to work well and they're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Our chains even come with a reusable storage bag, which is going to be great because we can keep it in our truck for whenever we need that extra traction. Our chains do comply with all DOT specifications. They come in a quantity of two. Let's show you how easy it is to get them installed. Today we're going to be working with size 235/60-18 on our Volvo.


Best 2013 Nissan Rogue Tire Chain Options

Today we're gonna be taking a look at the best tire chain options for your 2013 Nissan Rogue. Now, we're gonna have three different options of styles of chains but all of them are gonna be SAE class S chains, which means they're gonna work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. The biggest difference is gonna be the design of our chains here. This is gonna be our cable style roller ladder pattern chain. What that means is that we're gonna have a cable, then we're gonna have some steel rollers that are wrapped around it and it's gonna be in a ladder pattern like this. Here we have our diamond pattern chain and what that means is, is it's gonna be in a diamond shape giving it more coverage over our tire.


Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains, part number PWH2828SC, and that's tire size 265/65/R18. These Glacier snow tire chains feature V-Bar studs, so they're going to give you superior traction on snow and ice. They also feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to be very effective for starts and stops. To start off, we're going to be putting tire chains on the rear tires of our Silverado because it is rear-wheel drive. I've gone ahead and laid out my chain. We want to make sure there's no kinks, twists, or any tangles in it. We'll also want to be sure that our hooks, the open side is facing up away from our tire, and the cams are in the open position just as you see them here. Now, let's drape it over our tire.


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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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • What Size Tires do the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains Fit On for a 2007 Audi A4
  • I checked with Michelin and the Easy Grip Snow Chains will not fit on the 245/40-18 tires on your car. I have provided a chart, see link, that shows all of the tire sizes that the composite snow chains are currently available for. I would recommend the Thule K-Summit tire chains, # TH02230K33, for your vehicle. These chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for the simplest installation possible, and have the best clearance for vehicles like your 2007 Audi A4.
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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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