Thule 16mm XB16 SUV/Truck Snow Chain, Size 240 (Sold in pairs)

January 21, 2017 - Comment
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Thule is proud to introduce their new line of innovative snow chains which are hand-made in Italy. The high-quality 16mm XB16 is a great way to get Itallian made quality chains for a great price. These chains are safe for ABS/ESP systems.When the winter comes, Thule has the snow chains that get you there safely, easily and in style. Thule, known worldwide as a manufacturer of highly innovative automotive racks and accessories, is proud to offer the newest in their catalogue of winter gear. Thule’s award-winning design team has worked extensively with the world’s leading automobile manufacturers to re-engineer the standard snow chain. Tested in the Italian Alps, this line of snow chains is surefooted and safe, as well as remarkably easy to install and remove. To make sure you find the right chains for your tires, check the Thule Snow Chain Fitment Guide and find your tire size.
16mm chain bites deeply into snow and ice.
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Superior Engineering and Design
Thule snow chains are hand-made in Italy and are constructed of durable, hardened manganese nickel alloy steel. They feature dual-sided D-shaped links that provide exceptional traction and extend the life of the product. These snow chains utilize a patented self-centering and auto-tensioning system which adjusts itself for a perfect fit. Once the chains are wrapped around the tire, the installation process is completed when the vehicle is set in motion. As the wheels turn, the self-centering and auto-tensioning system activates and the chain tightens around the tire. This eliminates the need to exit your vehicle and brave the elements to re-adjust snow chains. For easier installation in the dark or during the day, all attachment points on the chains are color coded. Additionally, each set of Thule tire chains comes with a hard case, installation mat, pair of gloves, and spare links.
Quick-adjust tension control hook for fast installation.
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Thule XB-16 – Specifically Designed for Heavy Duty Applications
If you frequently travel off-road or drive a large vehicle, Thule has created a snow chain just for you. The XB-16 features 16mm D-link chain, the largest and most rugged that Thule offers. This large-diameter chain bites deeply into snow and ice, giving large commercial vehicles and motor homes unsurpassed traction control and safety. The color-coded assembly points and quick-adjust tension control band allow for hassle-free fitting. Removal is just as fast. Simply lifting the tension control hook out of the chain link frees it from your wheel, allowing quick and easy removal. Functional, practical and economical–Thule XB-16 is the snow chain that gives you confidence both on and off the road.

Tire size location.
How to Choose a Snow Chain that Fits Perfectly
To choose the right snow chain you must follow a few simple criteria. First, check your vehicle’s maintenance or owner’s manual to verify it contains no warnings advising against the fitting of snow chains on your particular vehicle. Once verified, take careful note of the three measurements on the side of the tire. The first number indicates the width, the second gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width) and the third denotes the diameter of the wheel expressed in inches. Then click on the Thule Snow Chain Fitment Guide to choose the most suitable model and size for your vehicle.

Product Features

  • 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
  • Dual-sided D shaped links provide greater traction and product life


Sean F. says:

Great chains!! Great chains for off road living. very similar to Les Schwab chains, but heavier duty and appears to be higher quality parts (not made in China). It only took 5 minutes to each chain, and only 5 minutes to remove them both. Nice case that easily fits the chains so no hassle returning them after use. Larger links provide more gripping power on my dirt road when I have to plow. These are pricier than others but for me they were worth the extra money in the time savings and assurance when I…

Nicholas says:

The build quality is great and I really do want them to work but … I bought these chains for my 1996 toyota tacoma 2wd pickup. the tire size I have is 205/75/14 and is supposed to be compatible with the Thule XB16 size 225 but they do not fit properly. There is definitely too much slack in the chains even after being readjusted. The build quality is great and I really do want them to work but even after positioning the adjuster a few links shorter according to the manual, the tensioning chain does not get tight and leaves the chain loosely fitted and…

Potomac says:

Beware: I used these chains for the first time … Beware: I used these chains for the first time during the recent big snow storm along the east coast. After four hours of use one of the links broke. 

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