Confused about how to install your chains or cables? The following videos from our manufacturers should be able to help!
How to Install Hoop Chain
While this video by Laclede demonstrates the installation of their Alpine Sport line of chains, a similar approach can also be taken for Arctic Track chains. As you will see, these are the simplest chain type to put on.
How to Install Premium Z Cables
Not to be confused with Super Z Cables, Premium Z cables do not have an adjuster. These cables have several advantages: first, the are made of a stronger material than Super Z cables. Second, they have a hook to secure the cable ends which people with specialty rims may find especially appealing.
How to Install Super Z Cables
Super Z Cables are much easier to install and have a smoother ride than ladder style cables. Super Z’s are also available in a low clearance version, taking only 6 mm of clearance for cars and 8 mm of clearance for light trucks. (If you cannot stick your hand between the tire and the vehicle, your best bet is a low clearance Z cable.) Both Super Z’s and the low clearance option are installed in the same manner.
How to Install Ladder Style Chains
Depending on the exact chain, the fastener may differ slightly from what is shown in the video. Also remember that chains go on the drive tires of your vehicle. While the video shows front tire installation, you may need to install your snow chains on the rear wheels which will require backing over them.
How to Install Ladder Style Cables
The following video demonstrates how to install Laclede Cable Chains. However, if you are installing Peerless (formerly Security) cables such as Radial Chain, the fastener will be slightly different. Radial Chain often uses a keyhole fastener through which the cable in threaded. As always remember that chains go on the drive tires of your vehicle. While the video shows front tire installation, you may need to install your cables on the rear wheels which will require backing over them.