- Item Weight: 4.6 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 12.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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- ASIN: B002J78P5O
- Item model number: WS1614
By : SCC
Price : $66.63
Security Chain Whitestar Alloy Tire Traction Chain is developed to be implemented on passenger vehicles, which includes pickups and SUVs, also has the easiest installation and greatest all-about traction efficiency. It has been adapted to preserve up with the ever increasing demand for products that can operate the normally tiny clearances allowed about the drive tires on today's vehicles and light trucks. All Whitestar Alloy size meets the SAE class "S" clearance specifications. The cross chain link is created of manganese alloy steel, permitting them to be shorter and lighter than other tire chains. Its lighter weight helps minimize the fly-off through operation and the shorter hyperlinks present even more gripping points than conventional chains. The reduced size and weight of the links also helps it to be a lot more sturdy than other chains. Much less mass equals much less put on on each the chain and the road surface.
- Greater all-around traction overall performance than conventional link chains
- Cross chain is constructed of manganese alloy steel
- Way more sturdy than any other link-style chain
- Gives the smoothest ride of any link chain out there
- Contains waterproof, illustrated, step-by-step installation and removal instructions, elbow length gloves, 1 pair rubber tensioners, an accessory kit with repair link, wire ties and re-usable nylon bag
Overall, I was very impressed with the quality of these chains. Call me old school but I grew up with a father that put "chains" on his truck, not cables or Z cables or some other "traction" device --- these are Chains, they look like chains and they feel like chains when you drive. That said, they're an upgrade to old school chains because they are easier to to install and keep tight, the design provides more traction than normal chains, and the chains are made of a tougher alloy.
There are a lot of products out there on the market from cables to chain products. These are kindof a hybrid product. Let me explain.
The inside of the chain is actually a cable coated in thick blue plastic that makes it easy for you to know what side goes on the inside and what side goes on the outside. The blue cable has a very easy attachment mechanism.
The cross members (what your tires ride on and strike the pavement) are made of a tough alloy chain which should give you longer wear.
The outside chains are made of what appears to be standard chain material. You get a repair kit btw for the chain links.
There is a rubber tensioner that you attach to the chains on the outside to keep them under tension (probably the most failure prone part of the contraption).
So other than that, just make sure that you get the right size and quite frankly know what you're buying because there are a lot of products out there, some are right for you and some are not.
As chains, these are heavier than some of the cable products I've seen but they're not as heavy as "old school" chains. I'm very happy with this purchase. You can tell it's a high quality product that someone spent time improving to make your world easier (well as easy as your world is if you have to put chains on your truck and drive around in the middle of winter).
Good quality of chain, easy installation but does not fit (are to tight ) tire 225/65-17 (Honda CR-V EX 2007 )