Security Chain Company SZ143 Super Z6 Cable Tire wholesale Chain for Passenger Cars, popular Pickups, and SUVs - Set of 2 sale

Security Chain Company SZ143 Super Z6 Cable Tire wholesale Chain for Passenger Cars, popular Pickups, and SUVs - Set of 2 sale

Security Chain Company SZ143 Super Z6 Cable Tire wholesale Chain for Passenger Cars, popular Pickups, and SUVs - Set of 2 sale
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Material
Rubber
Item Weight
1 Pounds
Vehicle Service Type
SUV

  • Tire chain

  • Super Z6's plastic package includes chains, clear, illustrated step-by-step installation and removal instructions, waterproof gloves, one pair of rubber tensioners, as well as the durable, re-usable nylon storage bag itself to safely and conveniently hold all of it. Replacement cross members are available through some retailers.

    NOTE: Chain tensioners are required and included. Extra tensioners are available through some retailers.

    Z Performance for cars, pick-ups & SUVs with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires

    Although its design is built based on our experience with the other products in the 'Z' family, Super Z6 has one very special quality in particular: it operates in less than half the space required by most cable and tire chains. To be more precise, it requires only 6.3 mm (1/4″) of operating space in the critical inside sidewall area of the tire (typical Class 'S' products require 15mm).

    Super Z6 is available to fit passenger car, pick-up, and SUV tire sizes. It offers a unique combination of performance and convenience features for every user:

    • Greater durability than conventional tire chains or cables
    • Exceeds S.A.E. Class 'S' clearance requirements on vehicles with limited clearance
    • Low potential for damage to vehicle body and mechanical components, even when abused




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    Class "S" Performance

    Description

    Product Description

    "For more than a decade Z-Chain has been the winter traction product choice for police, fire, ambulance and other professional fleets throughout North America. Z-Chain’s fast installation, aggressive traction performance and extreme durability simply out-class all other options. The SCC Super Z6 SZ143 winter traction product offers superior performance for cars, pickups, and SUVs with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires. Be ready for winter driving with an innovative solution that is a step beyond traditional tire chains. New Design Based on the "Z" family of products, the Super Z6 is designed for vehicles with restricted clearance around the drive tires. The Super Z6 requires only 6.33 millimeters (.25 inches) of sidewall clearance to operate, less than half the space required by most cable and tire chains. A diagonal crossmember pattern provides better outstanding traction and durability than conventional chain systems. Easy to Install A split outside cable with two fastening positions allows for easy installation without moving the vehicle, so there''s no need to stop and retighten. The traction coils are manufactured from alloy steel to increase the lifespan of the product. The Super Z6 is also designed to prevent scratching of alloy or high performance tire rims. Versatility The Super Z6 is available to fit passenger cars, pickups, and SUV tire sizes. It offers a unique combination of performance and convenience features for every user, including a "designed-in" rubber tightener, better all-around traction performance than conventional tire chains or cables, and greater durability. Designed for High Performance The Super Z6 has better compatibility with anti-lock brakes, traction control, all-wheel drive, and other electronically monitored control systems so as not to interfere with the normal handling characteristics of your vehicle. The unique design also offers a low potential for damage to vehicle body and mechanical components, even when abused. The Super Z6 SZ143 is designed for tires sized from approximately 215 to 285 millimeters. Check the manufacturer''s website for the exact product to fit your tire size. Also check your owner''s manual for clearance specifications before installing winter traction products. What''s in the Box Chains, plastic gloves, one pair of rubber tensioners, durable, re-usable nylon bag, and clear, illustrated step-by-step installation and removal instructions."

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    The SCC Super Z6 SZ143 winter traction product offers superior performance for cars, pickups, and SUVs with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires. Be ready for winter driving with an innovative solution that is a step beyond traditional tire chains.

    New Design
    Based on the "Z" family of products, the Super Z6 is designed for vehicles with restricted clearance around the drive tires. The Super Z6 requires only 6.33 millimeters (.25 inches) of sidewall clearance to operate, less than half the space required by most cable and tire chains.

    A diagonal crossmember pattern provides better outstanding traction and durability than conventional chain systems.

    Easy to Install
    A split outside cable with two fastening positions allows for easy installation without moving the vehicle, so there''s no need to stop and retighten. The traction coils are manufactured from alloy steel to increase the lifespan of the product. The Super Z6 is also designed to prevent scratching of alloy or high performance tire rims.

    Versatility
    The Super Z6 is available to fit passenger cars, pickups, and SUV tire sizes. It offers a unique combination of performance and convenience features for every user, including a "designed-in" rubber tightener, better all-around traction performance than conventional tire chains or cables, and greater durability.

    Designed for High Performance
    The Super Z6 has better compatibility with anti-lock brakes, traction control, all-wheel drive, and other electronically monitored control systems so as not to interfere with the normal handling characteristics of your vehicle. The unique design also offers a low potential for damage to vehicle body and mechanical components, even when abused.

    The Super Z6 SZ143 is designed for tires sized from approximately 215 to 285 millimeters. Check the manufacturer''s website for the exact product to fit your tire size. Also check your owner''s manual for clearance specifications before installing winter traction products.

    What''s in the Box
    Chains, plastic gloves, one pair of rubber tensioners, durable, re-usable nylon bag, and clear, illustrated step-by-step installation and removal instructions.

    Features & details

    Features

    • Please refer to the Application Guide under Technical Specification or product images and for fitment details, and product video for installation instructions.
    • Designed for cars, pickups, and SUVs with very limited operating clearance around the drive tires
    • Fast easy installation with no need to move the vehicle
    • Designed-in rubber tightener means there is no need to stop and retighten after installation
    • Better all-around traction performance than conventional tire chains or cables
    • Better compatibility with anti-lock brakes, traction control, all-wheel drive, and other electronically monitored control systems

    Product information SZ143

      Additional Information

    • ASIN: B000HZFDPU
    • Customer Reviews: 4.4 out of 5 stars 3,037Reviews
    • Best Sellers Rank:
      #1,224 in Automotive (See Top 100 in Automotive)
      #1 in Passenger Car Snow Chains
    • Domestic Shipping : Item can be shipped within U.S. International Shipping : This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
    • Date First Available: June 1, 2006
    Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

    Important information

    Safety Information :

    WARNING: Confirm chains fit correctly and have enough clearance to operate properly by installing this product on your tires prior to use. If at any time during use you hear any contact of the chain to any vehicle part remove chains immediately. DO NOT EXCEED 30MPH / 50KMH CAUTION: To maintain greater control of your vehicle during cornering and braking, we recommend that you use winter traction products on all four tires, unless your owner''s manual strictly prohibits it. This is especially important on front-wheel drive vehicles. WARNING: Check your vehicle''s owner''s manual for traction product clearance limitations. Damage may result from use of a product that does not meet your vehicle''s clearance requirements. This traction product requires the use of chain tighteners for proper performance, operating clearance and durability. However, tighteners may scratch or otherwise damage wheels and wheel covers that protrude outward beyond the sidewall of the tire. It is the owner''s responsibility to remove wheel covers or otherwise insure that wheel damage does not occur. Manufacturer will not warranty wheel covers or alloy wheels damaged by chain or tighteners.

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    Q: What size do I need to get for Sienna Toyota Tire Sieze P235, 60R17?

    A: Use the scc website tire chain finder so you can see different model option that will fit …

    IejD | 7 years ago

    Q: does the cable come with the tightener

    A: Yes it comes with the tightener. It works fine in the mud for which I bought. Its installa…

    Victor C. | 7 years ago

    Q: wat size is 265/70/18

    A: If you are asking what the numbers mean, 265 is width in mm, 70 is ratio of width to sidew…

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    Customer reviews

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    3,037 global ratings

    Top reviews from the United States

    Anthony Marin
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    From Minivan to Snow Beast!
    Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2018
    Size: SZ429
    So we recently got a Honda Oddysey and were about to head to the Sequoias for a mountain adventure in the middle of March, so we were expecting some serious snow. After reading some of the other reviews and comparing between the others, SCC seemed like the best to go with.... See more
    So we recently got a Honda Oddysey and were about to head to the Sequoias for a mountain adventure in the middle of March, so we were expecting some serious snow. After reading some of the other reviews and comparing between the others, SCC seemed like the best to go with. Well, we were NOT disappointed! I tried them on before we left and it seemed to do ok on the asphalt, but definitely felt the bumpiness as expected. Fast forward to checking in to the first ranger station where chains were required, in the middle of a snow storm, and I had them on in 10 mins (quicker than any of the other cars around us). I immediately felt them grabbing into the ice/snow on the roads, which turned out Odyssey into an all-terrain vehicle! In all seriousness, we had to get an escort to our lodge due to the snow storm, and we were out-performing the all-wheel drive vehicles in our convoy. It was great to have these cables as well, as the transition between the asphalt roads and snow covered roads throughout the trip made it very easy for driving. I would highly recommend these cables for any vehicle, just make sure you check the SCC recommended sizes and not what Amazon recommends for your vehicle, as it seems to differ quite a bit.
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    XLNTPOINT
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    WORST CHAIN PURCHASE I''VE EVER MADE-Buyer BEWARE!
    Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2019
    Size: SZ429
    I have over 30 years’ experience using, applying and driving with chains. I followed the exact instructions on what type to purchase for my vehicle. I double checked it with their website as well as the Amazon product check information. They fit perfectly. I even did a dry... See more
    I have over 30 years’ experience using, applying and driving with chains. I followed the exact instructions on what type to purchase for my vehicle. I double checked it with their website as well as the Amazon product check information. They fit perfectly. I even did a dry run to check their fit in my driveway. Fast forward to the moment we needed them. I was in a heated underground snow free area when I was able to install them. I had a professional tire chain installer also verify I did it correctly because they were a new style. I opened the garage door and drove out on to the snow. Within in 5 minutes the driver side had literally broken from the actually steel metal cable and then literally flung off my car in the traffic and a blizzard. I then had to drive to a chain seller in town where I got another set of different chains. I had a professional installer install them and when he removed the other one still on my passenger side he said he''d never seen a cable break like these have ever. It literally tore apart from the manufactured joints rendering them useless in seconds. He said another 5 miles and the passenger side would be next. The quality of these chains are garbage. In addition, god forbid you have to install them when you actually have snow on the ground or ice in your wheel wells or on your tires forget it, you''re done. I would have been better off not using chains at all then endangering my family with these.
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    Ayoung Jang
    1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS ITEM
    Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2019
    Size: SZ143
    If you are traveling to a place that is heavy in snow and you need snow chains, either don''t go there or do not ever buy these snow chains from Amazon. Because these chains are incompetently and poorly made, it will damage your car. Installing the snow chain was... See more
    If you are traveling to a place that is heavy in snow and you need snow chains, either don''t go there or do not ever buy these snow chains from Amazon. Because these chains are incompetently and poorly made, it will damage your car.

    Installing the snow chain was difficult. You may not be able to speed up past 20MPH. It also causes a lot of noise, and it kept shaking the car. You may lose traction.

    After driving about 10 miles with the chains on, I heard a loud noise that sounded like something was stuck.
    I got out of the car and checked on the tires. The chain was broken. The purple rubber holding the chains together showed wear and tear. The metal part of the chain ripped the tire and damaged my car. The pieces of the chain stuck somewhere in the tire that caused the steering wheel turned 45 degrees even when I try to drive straight.
    My car now looks scratched and dented. I had to remove all chains and drive in the snow.

    My car continuously skid and lost balance. Some time later, we even passed the center divider (double yellow lines). We searched for another store that sells snow chains. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there were no shops opened within 360 miles.

    Driving at 5MPH for 7 hours, my family and I were still had not arrived to our cabin. The night time has arrived. The temperature continued dropping. The snow piled up the road. All of sudden, my car slipped and hit the guard rail. Looking out the window, all I’ve seen was snow covered cliff that’s waiting for us to fall off. We were in panic; people who were driving behind us stopped and came to check on us if we were okay. If there was no guard rail, my husband, 1-year-old son and I would have possibly died.

    We re-installed the snow chains thinking it’s better to have the car damaged by snow chains than slipping off to the cliff and lose our lives.
    However, driving at 5MPH, all four chains broke.

    We had to continue driving with fear in the harsh weather conditions. Luckily, we found a place where we bought new chains for $120, and they did not break on us. I was able to speed up to 35MPH, and we made it to our destination.

    I recommend the future buyers not to buy these chains so that you may not have damages to your car and save your lives.
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    mGONZO2u
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Security Chain Company SZ429 fit P225/60R18 tires!
    Reviewed in the United States on December 20, 2015
    Size: SZ429
    Vehicle and tire size: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring with P225/60R18 tires (stock size tire on the Touring model). NOTE II: Be sure to FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS and use some sort of WD40 type product to spray down the used and dried snow cables to minimize rust. Duh!... See more
    Vehicle and tire size: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring with P225/60R18 tires (stock size tire on the Touring model).

    NOTE II: Be sure to FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS and use some sort of WD40 type product to spray down the used and dried snow cables to minimize rust. Duh!

    NOTE: This Amazon website does NOT correctly ID tire cable size (SZ429) as a fit for my vehicle. However, after speaking to Steve at Security Chain Co. (SCC) for the best fit, he confirmed that the SZ429 model was the right one if I wanted low profile snow cables. His verbal matched my findings through the provided SCC tire fitment guide pdf link found within every SCC listed snow chain/cables offering here on Amazon.

    I took his confirming word, ordered on a Wednesday morning for a Friday delivery using Prime 2 day shipping. Item arrived on time and off we went Friday night in our (relatively) new Honda CRV to Sequoia NP where up to 6 inches of a snow was expected the next day.

    I own and use SCC snow cables on my ''04 Dodge Durango SLT so I know how much easier these cables are to put on versus standard snow chains that I used to battle with in my younger days on many different tire sizes.

    This new set didn''t dissapoint on use #1 that covered about 100 miles of snow/ice covered national park paved roads and not so paved back roads. They held up just fine, as expected from SCC, without any of the negative things that other reviewers claimed went wrong with their SCC purchase. Incorrect cable size purchase and/or installation error is what I gather affected negative opinions the most.

    The installation directions could have been titled, "Snow cable installation for Dummies/Idiots" it was so straight forward. The chains were installed in about 10 minutes total on a flat, icy parking lot surface. The 2 provided rubber tensioners were just as idiot installation proof as well. Dora asks, "Can you follow picture instructions? You did it!"

    I''ll be honest in stating that I did not read the cable removal instructions but that did not hinder my reverse installation process a whole lot as the cables were off in about 10 minutes (will be maybe 5 minutes next time after I read how to formally remove them).

    The cables came in a blue nylon bag with the added bonus of a purposeful long handled window scraper (use it to reach under and around the tires to pull the cable ends to you and of course to clear snow from your windows), clear plastic disposable gloves to assist with installation (I use mechanic gloves), the aforementioned two rubber tensioners and the clear instructions.

    I don''t see the nylon bag holding up long but it''s a good starter. I generally just carry the cables in sturdy reusable cloth grocery bags. Easy in, easy out instead of time wasting pack to fit in the mfg bag.

    I really just posted my feedback so others with my tire size know that SZ429 is a match because I could not find a confirmation here without calling SCC directly.

    Happy, safe snow/ice travels to all while wearing these easy to use snow cables.

    P.S.

    I was traveling in that inclimate weather with my wife, daughter and a niece (both young teens), so my trust in another SCC product used to keep the most precious cargo safe was rewarded with a safe round trip. Thank you SCC!
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    cj cabiling
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Works in icy road and snow!
    Reviewed in the United States on January 10, 2017
    Size: SZ143
    Took it to Reno. I did not watch the video but paid those on the side of i-80 when we reached placerville. I have a busted shoulder and in a car full of girls. Anyways, fast forward...Stopped by sierraville on the 89 to a hotspring and we removed the chains on the way there... See more
    Took it to Reno. I did not watch the video but paid those on the side of i-80 when we reached placerville. I have a busted shoulder and in a car full of girls. Anyways, fast forward...Stopped by sierraville on the 89 to a hotspring and we removed the chains on the way there since I got tired of only going 30mph. After leaving the hotspring, snow started falling and thought it was the most beautiful thing and mesmerizing while driving so me and my companions decided to stop and take pictures. We live in San Francisco. So we get back in the car and I step on the accelerator and nothing was happening. We were officially stuck. This is not a very busy road. A couple trucks passed by while looking at our group. A nice gentleman in a Subaru was nice enough to stop and help us as we were struggling to install. He installed the cable in under 3mins each tire and his technique was better than the one on the video. He lives in the area so he''s used to the snow. Us city girls learned how to install and remove as it can get costly after a while and you never know when you''ll need to install them. So, after 3days of on and off use in the Sierra''s/Nevada I can say that this product works as advertised. I found the included tightener works. The plastic gloves not so much, you need leather or thick gloves you don''t mind dirtying up. I brought pliers but it was not necessary. As me and my friends are not professional snow cable applicators we thought we did great once we figured out how to put them on. Removal was easy. If your not a pro, then assistance is great. When I got back home from the trip I greased it up before storing as it was already getting rusty. After all it''s made of steel and was subjected to abuse. Snow, rain, and steel don''t really play well with each other. I saw other vehicles with chains/cable pass me up when I was going 30mph the maximum speed for these cables but I did not want to risk it. And note that just because you have these cables don''t mean you no longer slide and you need a longer stopping distance so just slow it down. Until next season.
    P.s. I read someone suggesting to pre stretch the rubber tightener. While it might seem like a great idea for wimps and lazy folks umm remember that it''s called a tightener for a reason.
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    TechOnDeck
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    The SZ143 Super Z6 was a perfect fit for my 2019 Subaru Forester Sport AWD
    Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021
    Size: SZ143
    Living in the mountains of southern California at about 4,500 feet, I was pretty confident in the ability of my Subaru Forester to handle light snow. On December 28, 2020 we had about 12 inches of snow. Thankfully, in preparation for the winter, I purchased a pair of the... See more
    Living in the mountains of southern California at about 4,500 feet, I was pretty confident in the ability of my Subaru Forester to handle light snow. On December 28, 2020 we had about 12 inches of snow. Thankfully, in preparation for the winter, I purchased a pair of the SZ143 Super Z6 Tire Cables in advance and kept them in my car.

    That morning I decided to make a quick run to the Post Office and back. However, on the way back there was one hill at a 5-way intersection that I was not able to crest. I along with several other cars (some with chains) struggled to make it up the hill. Thankfully I was able to reverse out and find a safe and level space to install the chains.

    I installed the chains in about 5 minutes on level ground. I have watched installation videos and referred to the manual to make sure that I installed them properly. The design of the chains is fantastic as you can install them on a static wheel and do not have to drive over them in order to install them. This makes the process much easier and safer. Once installed, my Forester has no issues climbing that hill.

    Lesson learned.

    1) Carry chains in your car during winter, better yet, install them in advance!
    2) Make sure you know how to install chains ASAP! Don''t wait until its too late and you are stuck!
    3) Take note of what size chains/cables your car can use and the clearance required!

    These cables came through in the clutch for me and for the price, I wouldn''t hesitate to buy them again! It is a great investment in safety and peace of mind!
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    Bill
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Drove through the worst, never lost control
    Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2015
    Size: SZ429
    Never lived in climate where I needed chains until recently. I now live in Washington state and decided to take a mini vacation to Leavenworth, WA just prior to Christmas. Had to pass through Snoqualmie pass and one other lesser pass. I chose these chains solely based off... See more
    Never lived in climate where I needed chains until recently. I now live in Washington state and decided to take a mini vacation to Leavenworth, WA just prior to Christmas. Had to pass through Snoqualmie pass and one other lesser pass. I chose these chains solely based off reviews, primarily them being better than traditional chains and also ease of installation. I received the chains in 2 days (I love Prime) and did a dry run on our FWD SUV. The first tire took 10 minutes following the directions. Once I understood the sequence, the second tire took under 2 minutes. I packed everything back up into the convenient carry case and off into the Cascades we went. Conveniently, a massive winter storm just dropped 18 inches of snow across Snoqualmie Pass 2 days prior to us going there, and it was still snowing when we went. In the snow/slush on the side of the road, I was able to put these chains on without getting dirty or wet by only wearing gloves. Even more important, i had both wheels done in under 2 minutes per wheel. Performance wise, I could only go <30 MPH but I never lost traction. Vibration from the chains is minimized by sustaining a 25ish MPH speed, but at slow speed the vibration is brutal. Either way, having complete control over austere terrain was more than comforting. The chains gripped the surface like it owed them money. I felt in control, and not once did I lose control. On the return route, another massive winter storm dropped even more snow and this time it was less plowed and a lot more accumlation on the roadway. Again, I got the chains on in under 4 minutes and I was going up and down the pass without once losing control. They aren''t miracle workers, but if you drive as you''re supposed to in inclement weather you will not lose control of your vehicle. Both times when I traversed the pass, I stopped the vehicle, took 15 seconds to disconnect the 3 connectors, laid the chains out, backed up, and stacked and rolled both chains in under 5 minutes. I put them back in the bag and was off on my way. Once home, per instructions I took the chains out and gave them a heavy coating of WD-40 and let them dry out including the bag (rivets in the bag already started rusting after this one trip). The chains have thousands of teeth, and I drove primarily on slush with the chains and only lost a handful of teeth. They will certainly last a while and I only recommend buying an additional set of rubber tensioners as they seem to be the most likely point of failure. I did order a second set as the chains are useless without them and they easily fit in the chain storage bag. Simple review is below:

    Pro:
    -Once the sequence is understood, the chains are incredibly easy to put on. I never watched the video and just looked at the included instructions for a few minutes.
    -Can''t compare traction ability to traditional chains, but I never lost control. You can see the deep grooves the chains make in snow and ice though. They grip exceptionally well.
    -Both chains roll up neatly into an easily transported package and the included carrying bag is sized appropriately where it is easy to put the chains back in plus extra tensioners if desired.

    Cons:
    -They do cost more than traditional chains, but after watching dozens of others fight with traditional chains while being snowed on the cost difference is justified. What took others 10 minutes took me half the time -- and I never got dirty (so long as you wear gloves).
    -The tensioner is a solid rubber ring with 6 plastic clips. As previously discussed, I feel this to be the single point of failure for the whole system. Rubber loses elasticity in the cold, and most people dont use chains in warm weather. During extended wear I could imagine the rubber hardening and eventually snapping from the pressure. Fortunately, additional tensioner packs are available and they fit in the carrying case included with these chains.

    TL;DR:
    These chains are absolutely worth the additional price. They grip exceptionally well and they are simple to put on and remove.
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    Tyler Johnson
    2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Not the best, but not the worst...
    Reviewed in the United States on August 28, 2020
    Size: SZ441
    Well I thought I’d splurge a little bit and buy some decent chains instead of your cheap, run of the mill, local hardware chains. If there’s less than five inches of snow you’re good. They work great if all you need is to get through a chain checkpoint and recently plowed... See more
    Well I thought I’d splurge a little bit and buy some decent chains instead of your cheap, run of the mill, local hardware chains. If there’s less than five inches of snow you’re good. They work great if all you need is to get through a chain checkpoint and recently plowed roads. The installation kinda sucks, you gotta get down on your hands and knees to wrap the back part around the tire, and if your on the side of a busy highway/freeway while it’s snowing, it’s not fun. And if there’s any snow at all on your tire they won’t fit, you gotta scrape all of the snow off. Also beware, do not go in any direction besides forwards with these on, they will break and fling off. So if you’re traveling down a nice road that has a clear area to install the chains and is plowed somewhat recently or it just hasn’t snowed more than half a foot, and you make sure you go forwards the whole time and dare not need to back up at all, cause when do you ever need to do that in a storm, then you’re good! If not, then you’re in for some fun. Also the tiny round pieces tend to start flinging off while driving at the car/truck behind you, and are mostly gone by the third or fourth use. Hopefully the person behind you doesn’t have AWD/4WD and can’t keep up with you to get mad at you.
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    Alan
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Very easy to install and remove
    Reviewed in Canada on December 28, 2016
    After receiving my cables, I practised putting them on when it was still dry out. Very easy to install and remove. When removing, I turned the tires to make it easier to access the back clip on one side, then turned the tires the other way for the other side. Later that...See more
    After receiving my cables, I practised putting them on when it was still dry out. Very easy to install and remove. When removing, I turned the tires to make it easier to access the back clip on one side, then turned the tires the other way for the other side. Later that week, we got our first snowfall and on one stretch of road I encountered two hills. The first hill I was able to maintain my speed to get up the hill without stopping. On the second hill, cars were stopped for a red light at the top and unable to get traction to go again. There was a truck and trailer stopped halfway up the hill and not moving. A Jeep was spinning his tires and starting to go sideways. It was mayhem! Pro Tip: If your tires are spinning, don''t try to go faster! I pulled onto a side street and installed the chains for the second time ever, first time in the snow. They went on just as easily as when it was dry. I drove back to the road, easily climbed the hill and stopped at the top for the red light. When the light turned green, my tires slipped slightly but I went slow, gained traction and got through the intersection without any problem. On the other side, the roads were clear so I pulled into another snow-covered side street to remove the cables. No problem. Great cables! For what it''s worth, they come with the rubber tensioner.
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    Liam
    3.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Good for mid / light use
    Reviewed in Canada on October 23, 2019
    Although installing wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated - I did have some trouble with the tensioner popping off, especially with any form of tire spin. It also seemed to slip off more easily after the first. They did aid in grip, but still had trouble in deeper snow on a...See more
    Although installing wasn’t as difficult as I anticipated - I did have some trouble with the tensioner popping off, especially with any form of tire spin. It also seemed to slip off more easily after the first. They did aid in grip, but still had trouble in deeper snow on a gravel road. I would say good for mid to light use.
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    Jeff S.
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Great Chains for occasional use
    Reviewed in Canada on January 31, 2018
    These chains are amazing. So easy to put on and take off, no need to re-tension them after driving for a while, and they provide great traction on snow covered roads. My only suggestion when purchasing these is to try to install them on your car *before* you are in the...See more
    These chains are amazing. So easy to put on and take off, no need to re-tension them after driving for a while, and they provide great traction on snow covered roads. My only suggestion when purchasing these is to try to install them on your car *before* you are in the situation of having to install them on the side of a dark, slushy, snowy road. Once you do it the first time, you will have no trouble in the future. I also suggest tucking a cheap head-lamp into the bag so you can see what you are doing.
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    Pablo
    5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Good product, but SZ143 doesn''t fit Subaru Outback 2018 (altough it is the right size for the tires)
    Reviewed in Canada on December 26, 2019
    I ordered the right tire size, they fit snugly on the 225/65R17 of my Subaru Outback. The clearance is fine on the rolling surface and the tire side, but the blue cable on the back doesn''t clear one of the suspension supports. That''s because the mounted cable forms an...See more
    I ordered the right tire size, they fit snugly on the 225/65R17 of my Subaru Outback. The clearance is fine on the rolling surface and the tire side, but the blue cable on the back doesn''t clear one of the suspension supports. That''s because the mounted cable forms an hexagon and the middle point of the sides of that hexagon is to close to the center of the wheel. Someone is using them now and they work fine.
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    Blev
    2.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
    Okay for light snow. May get you out out of an icy situation - not very durable for deeper snow
    Reviewed in Canada on January 8, 2017
    I bought these in 2016 and have used them from time to time on icy logging roads and they worked okay - I was reasonably happy with them. I broke one of the clasps last year due to a hasty installation. That was my fault. This year I bought a second pair and kept the...See more
    I bought these in 2016 and have used them from time to time on icy logging roads and they worked okay - I was reasonably happy with them. I broke one of the clasps last year due to a hasty installation. That was my fault. This year I bought a second pair and kept the original pair for more extreme conditions. I ended up in a snowy situation a few days ago (about 45cm/18" new snow overnight) and needed to put all 4 chains on. The one that I broke was bolted together and held together. I broke another one when the tires spun and had to wire it together. The new chains I bought this year would not stay on the tires as soon as any extra force was needed due to slope or depth of snow- they repeatedly came off due to one of the clips coming undone. I am lucky they did not tear a brake line. These will work for light compact snow and some ice on plowed roads with some snow accumulation. Having used them in deeper snow and ice on a slope they don''t meet my needs or expectations for durability and they do not work well in deep snow because they won''t stay on. The clasps are the weak link and perhaps the tensioner could be smaller to help keep them tighter?
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