Reviewed By Alexandra W (LAKESIDE, CA) Reviewed for a 2009 Scion tC —12/1/2014 8:17 PM
Reviewed By Bradley B (Portland, OR) Reviewed for a 2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse —12/4/2009 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.
When the weather outside is frightful, installing snow chains is not delightful. Of course, the only time you need the friggin chains is during inhospitable conditions. The best way to get yourself back in the car pronto is to know how to handle your Thule tire chains before you’re caught in a storm. So, is the weather nice where you are? Are you inside? Good. Now’s the perfect time to learn!
Adam Donahue, Marketing Manager for Thule, chatted with us at the 2012 SEMA Show about the brand’s latest cargo boxes-and bike racks.