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Protection Chain Company SC1038 Radial Chain Cable Traction Tire Chain – Set of 2

Protection Chain Business SC1038 Radial Chain Cable Traction Tire Chain – Set of two

  • Requires lower operating area about drive tires
  • Minimal weight facilitates straightforward mounting and removal
  • Improves starting up, stopping and cornering efficiency
  • Constructed from stainless steel and are very sturdy
  • Ensures smooth trip

SCC Radial Chains can be set up in minutes and removed effortlessly in snow or ice. This solution has an all-metal fastening method with lower operating room demands close to drive tires. It also attributes minimal operating fat with extended service existence and

Record Value: $ 34.99

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3 Responses to “Protection Chain Company SC1038 Radial Chain Cable Traction Tire Chain – Set of 2”

  • H. Ho:
    100 of 100 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    It takes work but it does the job, February 2, 2010
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    H. Ho
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    For the price that these were going for, I should really give it 4 stars, but its about the product and not the price. These chains will work well enough for a decent amount of snow and has never steered me wrong. They take some effort putting them on and taking them off. They are safe on your tires and I’ve never had a problem with them rubbing and they are still lasting after two trips to the snow (yeah, it hasn’t been that many times) But for 24$ a set, using them twice already paid for itself.

    I do want to make a suggestion though. Put them on at home. Figure out how many links it takes to secure the inner part of the chains to have it seat properly. Once you know this, when you install them in the snow, just hook up the inner side of the chains the same amount of links. Drive forward a little and link the outside. If you’ve done it properly, your chains should be tight enough without having to constantly check if they need to be tightened.

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  • Emmanuel Ruvalcaba:
    66 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Works great in Snow, January 20, 2009
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    Emmanuel Ruvalcaba (Japan) –
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    So I got some of these from the local Napa, They were great. Paid 2x what Amazon charges. They are amazing in snow. I drive a low provile BMW 3 series. It cannot handle 3 inches of snow on my street tires. With these chains I was pushing thru ice and 8 inches of snow like it was the race track. Only problem I had with them is even stay under 30mph on bare road, they wore out rather quickly. I need these to get in and out of the side streets I live on, but the main roads are generally clear. They did last about 5 weeks of daily use, then they pretty much fell apart. After you lose 1 link, you might as well junk em, as the rest will go rather shortly. I’m buying my second set now. At this price I’ll buy em every 5 weeks if I have to. (BTW i’m a Cali boy, and i got moved to Eire, PA so you can an idea of my problem)

    Update Jan 2012:
    As I mentioned before, at this low cost, the chains were a pretty good option. At 5 weeks they took on about 500 miles or so before wearing out. Because of the low ride height and upgraded 17″ rims, snow tires are way more expensive than what I could afford. This year I did end up getting real snow tires thru the military exchange on credit, but i paid $800 plus $80 to have them installed. While the snow tires handle great, the chains are an amazing option for anyone on a tight budget. I also found that if you make sure to tighten the chains very tight, they don’t wear out as fast.

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  • J. Wang:
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Basic chains, but gets the job done., April 6, 2011
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    J. Wang (Bay Area, CA) –
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    I bought these chains in preparation for my trip to Lake Tahoe. It snowed all week prior and even during our stay there, and the chains worked just fine on my Nissan Altima.

    My only complaint is that the chains were hard to get tight. I’ll admit this is my first time putting chains on my car. I did a trial run before my trip and put them on in a parking lot in front of my apartment. The concept seemed simple enough and indeed it was easy to put them off and take them off according to the video and paper instructions. Once I was on the mountain and pulled over in the chain control area, I did exactly the same thing as I had practiced. Got them on in a few minutes and then got back in my car. When I stepped on the gas, my tires seemed to spin for a bit until my car actually got moving. I thought this might have been normal since it was my first time. But it was stop and go traffic all the way until the actual officer checked each car, and each time I stopped and started again my tires would slip. It just didn’t feel right. I asked the officer if my chains were on properly. He gave them a tug and said they were still too lose and I had to pull over to tighten them. THIS was the hard part. In my practice I had managed to get 2 bushings through the hole, and it took me a good 15 minutes on the side of the road to wrestle around and get that third bushing through to tighten everything up. Once I managed to figure out the trick, it wasn’t that difficult though.

    My recommendation is that these are good for basic chains, but can be tricky to put on or take off for non-experienced people. For putting them on make sure you get the inside of the tire tight (really tight) first, before you do the outside of the tire. For taking them off, make sure your tire is not resting on top of any of the cables, or else you won’t be able to pull to get enough slack to loosen the bushings out of the slot.

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