|Item Weight||18 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12 x 7 x 6 inches|
|Item model number||2004505711|
|Manufacturer Part Number||2004505711|
Thule K-Summit Low-Profile Passenger Car Snow Chain, Size K11 (Sold in pairs)
|Price:||$519.95 & FREE Shipping. Details|
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- Backed by Thule's 5 Year Warranty
- Superior quality steel allows for smaller gauge which delivers a more comfortable ride
- Color coded assembly points makes for an effienct install
- Alloy Wheel Bumpers protect your valuable wheels from damage
- Self tensioning, self centering install (1 stop for fitting), quick (external) release removal
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Top Customer Reviews
The bad news is that the ratchet mechanism is too flimsy, and you can EASILY damage it by over-tightening while ratcheting in the chains. So be careful.
Note to Thule: If you had actually used words in your instructions (instead of cryptic and hard-to-understand pictorials) I might have avoided this problem. In this case, a couple of words (e.g., "Do not over-tighten the ratchet, because we used a flimsy design") would have been worth a thousand pictures.
Also - the pictorial instructions on how to select the correct stand-offs for the lug nut bolt were VERY difficult to understand. No indications of what the critical spacing or dimensions are, so you have to guess.
I live 1400 feet up a 2 and a half mile dirt/gravel road that stays ice and snow covered for weeks after there is no snow anywhere else in our county. I am a small business owner, so if I can't get to work, I don't get paid, simple as that. I needed a product that was easy for a 40+ year old woman to get on and off by herself 6 days a week.
For the last 3 winters I have been using Spikes-Spiders, which I actually think is a fairly good product as well, but after being put thru the rigors of mountain life, many of the plastic components of the Spikes-Spiders were beginning to break and needed replacement, so I began looking for an alternative. These chains by Thule seem to be a great alternative so far.
I have a 2006 Saturn Vue AWD. I'll admit that fitting these chains the first time was a little tricky, but I was having to unlearn what I was expecting from the Spikes-Spiders. They did fall off the first time I used them, but I realized I had reversed a component while trying to make sure I had the right lug adapter on, so it wasn't a fault of engineering but a simple mistake that was easily corrected ...while I was halfway up my mountain. You can't fix an adjustment to regular tire chains unless your car is completely level, which mine most certainly was not.Read more ›
The chains ride only on the tread and not on the back of the wheel/tire, requiring no inside clearance. The thin cable chains add only about 10mm to the top clearance. The ice grips are aggressive and the chain angles will provide lateral slide resistance.
The set came with the tools needed to remove the clips and mount the lugs. The clips are put on from the factory with something like "Lock-tite". Recommend a 7mm socket to replace the wrench and your own good set of metric Allen wrenches (3mm).
Only problem was the lug locking mechanism was too shallow to fit my deeply recessed lugs on the standard wheels of my car (Infiniti I-30t). This should not be a problem for most cars. Amazon quickly allowed return/refund. Thule sent me to an authorized local dealer for a fit for their CS-10's which do not require a lug lock, but will require me to be on the ground in the slush to mount and dismount.
I would have loved to have kept these. I guess it is too much to expect Thule to have researched all the kinds of wheels on the market.
Instructions are not the greatest but not complicated either (Thule has a youtube video showing the installation.) Check the lug nut size and order the very large adapter if you need it. My chains came with an adapter but the standard size fits my car. And fit the chains and put them on at home on pavement to make sure you know what you are doing when it gets dicey!
I can't say how long-lived these chains will be, if you have enough room in your wheel well, perhaps full chains are more affordable, sturdier and even more reliable, but the K-summit are a great compromise.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very simple to install set on my vehicle, took a total of 5-7 minutes max. Once I passed cal trans inspection my drivers side chain came off (picture attached) and ended up in the... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Daisy
Generally good but had trouble getting the lug nug cap/clamps to grab the lug nuts. Ultimately, I needed to get a lug nut with a flat top rather than a rounded top so that the... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Electro Enthusiast
We were searching for chains that would fit our 22" wheels for our SUV. We have a vacation home up in the mountains and 4 wheel drive with chains is mandatory to reach it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Soccerfan
The good: chains are nicely packed; easy to install especially when one makes a trial run on dry to see how it should be; fits perfectly after size adjustments according to manual;... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eduard D
Great concept. I read the instructions, watched the video and was so excited to do a dry install before heading to the snow. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nate A
This is for Subaru Outback. My previous review with 3 pics was rejected? Not sure why. I will try again.
I have a 2015 Subaru Outback 3. Read more
Fitted for a 330CI Bmw
These are amazing - unless you lack common sense
I have used mine a few times -
1) Before using them in snow - put them on... Read more
Fits my 2014 Mk6 GTI with stock wheels/tires (225/40R18) very well. Per the instructions, you'll need to remove two links from each one. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brett I
Tested K56 on my Toyota Rav4 2012 in a big snow storm this weekend. Putting the chains took about 5 minutes for both - the easiest chains I've ever installed. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Vlad