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Security Chain Company Z-555 Z-Chain Extreme Performance Cable Tire Traction Chain - Set of 2

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  • Z-Chain's manganese alloy cross members provide superior, all-around traction performance and greater durability compared to conventional traction products of any kind
  • Z-Chain has greater compatibility with anti-lock brakes, traction control, all-wheel drive and other electronically monitored and controlled systems, due to its unique cross member pattern
  • Fast, secure installation and removal, with no need to move the vehicle
  • Low potential for damage to vehicle body and mechanical components, even when abused
  • Z-Chain's package includes clear, step-by-step installation and removal instruction, as well as waterproof gloves. Replacement cross members are available through some retailers
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BrandSCC
Item Weight5 pounds
Product Dimensions12.7 x 12.3 x 4.2 inches
Item model numberZ-555
Manufacturer Part NumberZ555
  
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ASINB001H9ISL6
Best Sellers Rank #268,448 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableOctober 10, 2008
  
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For more than a decade Z-Chain has been the winter traction product choice for police, fire, ambulance and other professional fleets throughout North America. Z-Chain's fast installation, aggressive traction performance and extreme durability simply out-class all other options. But the best just keep getting better. Automotive evolution never stops and winter traction products must keep up .Z-Chain's rigid inside "hoop" has been replaced with a semi-rigid steel cable, making it possible to roll them up and store them in a much smaller space. Z-Chain has always met S.A.E. Class "S" requirements for passenger vehicles with limited clearance around the drive tires. Now the inner cross member connectors and side cable fastening system have been redesigned to operate in even smaller spaces.

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146 of 149 people found the following review helpful By M. Anderson VINE VOICE on January 24, 2010
Size: Z-555 Verified Purchase
There are a confusing array of tire chains/traction control devices on the market, and even this particular company makes so many different models that it's hard to tell which ones are the best. Here's what you need to know about chains and traction control devices, and why I like the ones made by SCC. I also include some installation hints at the bottom of this review.

There are two broad types of traction control devices: Tire chains and traction control cables. Tire chains are actual chain links. Traction control cables are long pieces of metal cables, covered in a plastic coating, and designed to form a Z-pattern over your tires. The plastic coating is then surrounded by hundreds of tiny, round, metal springs. Cables are generally regarded as better because they are easier to install, last longer, are less damaging to roads, and work better with vehicles equipped with ABS. Also, according to SCC, you can safely drive with cable devices up to 30 mph, even on roads with no snow, without damaging them.

You should normally install traction control cables on your drive wheels, i.e. the wheels that actually push or pull your car forward. If the snow is really bad, though, you may have to install cables on all four wheels. Read your vehicle's owner's manual for more details on where to install your cables.

In any case, it's a really, really good idea to have TWO sets of cables in your car at all times. That way, if something breaks (murphy's law), you won't be stuck.

Within the traction control cable category, there are two general types of cables: Self-tensioning cables tighten themselves using a tensioner (which looks, feels, and operates like a rubber band) that you install when you put the cables on.
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109 of 111 people found the following review helpful By MichaelInVenice on December 31, 2009
Size: Z-571
I've been using the Z-chains since they were introduced, which seems like at least 15 years. Used them on two Audis (90 and A4), an Acura TSX and most recently a 2007 Toyota Prius.

I find these useful for the purpose they are designed for: as a temporary traction device designed to be used for short periods and at low speeds to get you through a rough section and then to be removed. Driving with them for long stretches is not a good idea, nor is fast driving, driving on pavement, etc.

They are pretty ideal for California mountains where the frequent requirement for chains has a lot to do with the cluelessness of the local drivers about operating in snow and the complete lack of regular safety inspections for vehicles (meaning that among other things, completely bald tires are quite common). These chains offer just what most local drivers need to feel reasonably confident and to avoid accidents. Carrying them will satisfy the CHP if they stop you to check. I grew up on an infrequently-plowed icy hilltop in Connecticut and have rarely found a real need for them at this end of the country, but have used them 1-3 times a year pretty consistently, either because the officer insisted or because in my opinion the roads were icy enough to justify an additional traction device. In those circumstances, they've done the trick but I would have preferred studded snow tires.

When using any chains, basic rules need to be followed: speed under 30mph, and pretty much do everything in slow motion. Accellerate, brake, turn and do everything else slowly and gradually or you will risk chain breakage.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By H. Kim on February 6, 2010
Size: Z-583 Verified Purchase
Bought a set before heading up to Tahoe on my 2-wheel drive Tahoe.
Hoped that I didn't have to use it, but wanted to have a set just in case. Well, of course I'd need it. Needed to have these chains on for just a short drive near the destination (less than 2 miles) and easy installation part made it a breeze to put these on on my 20 inch rims. Putting on the set took less than 10 minutes. And once on, I got my traction back and made it to vacation home safe and sound. I do think that these are good for short drives, not a heavy duty use.
But it serves it's purpose well, and putting on and off is simple. I'd definitely buy again for my other car.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lee Sanders on February 9, 2011
Size: Z-563 Verified Purchase
I'm in Oklahoma and had never heard of anyone around here using chains, but after getting stuck several times during our last snowstorms, I had try something. These are amazing, and I would give them 10 stars if I could!! I drive a 2WD Honda Element, with stock wheels/tires. These cables have 2 sets of adjustment nodules spaced an inch apart, per tire, and I only have one nodule left when cinched down. In other words my tires are at the small end of working with this product. They are easy to put on (good instructions included, and there are videos on youtube showing how to hook them on). They come with great elbow-length gloves, which is good because you kinda have to give the tire a "hug" to hook up the back cable. The only difficult thing about these is untangling them out of the package. It took me 15 minutes and there is no way I can re-pack them! I am more than happy to hang them in the garage for the 362 days a year I don't need them. Riding on them is kind of rough, and due (probably) to the Element's all-plastic interior, pretty loud too. But no more white-knuckle, heart-pounding fishtailing amongst stalled cars, no more getting stuck in parking lots, or being unable to get started from a red light. These require less than a half-inch of clearance around the tire, and they don't have ends that will flap around and chew up your paint. They are very heavy compared to how they look in photos, I would estimate 9-10lbs per tire. A lot of my co-workers are buying them after seeing them in person, and it is really the kind of product I wish I knew about sooner. I only put a pair on the front drive wheels and that seems adequate for safe, in-control driving.
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