When you're headed up the mountain for some serious downhill skiing, you don't want to waste time at a checkpoint fumbling with old-fashioned show chains. Nothing's worse that freezing your fingers off while you strain to hook chains around the inside of your wheel well. On your next trip into the snow flurries, pack along Thule K-Summit Tire Chains. They install quick and easy using a lug-mounted ratchet system, and require no rear-wheel clearance.
Along with their simple mounting, Thule K-Summit Tire Chains deliver unsurpassed grip on both snow and ice. Their traction plates are a blend of injection-molded plastic with metal studs that seize the streets and fight off the skids.
Don't worry about scratching up your alloy wheels-Thule K-Summit Tire Chains feature steel tensioning springs that ensure a snug fit that won't slap against your rims. When the frost thaws, they fold up and store conveniently in an included storage bag. Plus, they come with a 1-year warranty.
Reviewed by Bradley B (Portland, OR) Reviewed for a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse — Dec 04, 2009 4:37 PM
I like the design of the product and they seem easy to put on. I have been unable to do so since the product was sent without the adapter required to mount onto a 21mm lugnut; but that is being corrected by Thule. Also, I am told that any future k-summits being sent out are to include the 17mm, 19mm and the 21mm adapters as opposed to just the 17mm and 19mm. Some minor adjustments need to be made to get it to fit exactly to the tire specifics and I am sort of confused on how to do it; but there is a local Thule expert in the area who is more than happy to assist. They are great for vehicles that have no clearance on between the tire and spring on the inside of the wheel; since they don't have any part of them that rest inside. They are also very expensive, perhaps even overpriced.