1. Lay tire chains out flat, remove all tangles. When the tire chains are placed on tire, cross chain hook eyes must face up. Damage to your tires could result if hooks face against tire.
2. Lay tire chain over tire, cross chain hooks up and fastener on the outside of tire. Tuck first cross chain under tire.
3. Move tire until lever fastener is axle high.
4. Hook inside fastener first. Remove slack and hook outside fastener. Make tire chains as tight as possible by hand without the use of tools. Drive approximately 1/4 mile stop and retighten.
Install tensioner as shown below:
Untangling Tire Chains:
fold over locking latch:
the following applies to truck
chains are designed to fit a range of tire sizes and tread designs. The
overall length of the chains may be longer than necessary. As long as the
cross chain width is correct, the overall length can be shortened by using
repair links to eliminate slack or by removing 1 (or more) cross chains. |
For repair couplers technique using forged pins or quick links, please see:
Or shorten the chain by prying the cross chain hook open and removing the entire cross chain. The hooks holding the cross chain to the side chain are not hardened and can be opened with a chisel or vise as shown below.
|The extra length of side chain can be removed by cutting it off. But it is our recommendation, to wire tie the extra length to the side chain. This way if the additional length is needed in the future, it will be there.|
|Important!! Prefit prior to use.Maximum speed is 25 MPH.Buyer shall not be entitle to recover any incidental or consequential damages.No compensation will be made for labor claim, delays, or damages incurred by using our products. Caution: All traction products will wear out with use. If this should occur, stop immediately and repair or replace.Tirechain.com and South Fork Hardware are not responsible for injury or vehicle damage.|
PERIODICALLY CHECK Tire CHAINS FOR LOOSENESS AND ADJUST AS NECESSARY. TIRE CHAINS CAN BREAK IN USE. STOP IMMEDIATELY AND REPAIR A BROKEN CROSS CHAIN. CONTINUED TRAVEL WITH A BROKEN CROSS CHAIN CAN CAUSE DAMAGE TO VEHICLE. MANUFACTURER WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VEHICLE DAMAGE.
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