Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains
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Laclede Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains

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Alpine Sport SUV & Light Truck Chains with hoop design for easy installation

Product Features:
  • Installs without moving or lifting vehicle
  • Meets SAE Class S Wheel Well Requirements
  • Enhanced traction and stability with diamond-pattern cross chain design
  • Built-in tightening device; no extra adjuster needed
  • Square-link cross chains for even wear
  • All connections in front of the tire
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LacledeAlpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't expect too much "work out of them!

By 

from Roanoke, VA

About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic, Truck Enthusiast

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Keep In The Trunk

    Comments about Laclede Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains:

    The instillation design is worth pursuing, but with a more robust design similar to the ladder chain design. I like the diamond pattern idea vs. the traditional ladder design. The price is a little steep as they are almost TWICE the price of the ladder design, but NO WHERE NEAR AS DURABLE!!!
    I followed the instructions and the chain adjustment or tensioner was bottomed out after the first tightening. The two loop holes are an EXTREMELY WEEK LINK IN THE DESIGN!!! It would help to have them relocatable to better adjust the tensioner as well...
    Overall the ones I had were specified to fit 31 10.50 15 tires, but I feel they were simply too big for the tire or there was just NOT ENOUGH TENSIONER ADJUSTMENT IN THE DESIGN.
    This is likely why I had to keep trying to route the tensioner to tighten them and I was only able to travel less than 1 Mile in 8" of snow before they both broke the tensioner rings and come off!!

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    (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Didn't fit right on 31x10.5's.

    By 

    from Northcentral PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast, Off-roader

    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to install
    • Improves Performance

    Cons

    • Fitment Very Poor
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Impress Your Friends

    Comments about Laclede Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains:

    I bought these as a hopeful step up from the ladder style chains for a modified Jeep Cherokee for on-road usage. I own several sets of ladder chains with ice cleats on them. The ladder design is a classic, but doesn't give the best performance due to the ladder design itself, in my opinion. Additionally, chains with studs on them are not really what I'm looking for to drive on paved roads--I got the other sets primarily for off-road use. If you look at Pewag snow or ice chains or industrial chains designed for logging equipment that sees serious mud, you'll be hard pressed to find a set of ladder chains in the lineup. They just don't have the tire coverage that a better design will and they don't work as well on turns.

    These chains seemed to be a good compromise for my winter tires, an almost brand new set of BF Goodrich 31x10.5's. The two sets of chains being reviewed that I bought for those tires both were marked for my exact tire size. We were supposed to get a Nor'easter here according to the weatherman, aka the world's most bold faced liar, a couple of weeks ago. I decided to preemptively mount these on my Jeep tires. Due to no fault of the chains, I didn't have sufficient clearance on the rear wheels because the leaf spring clip towards the front of the spring interfered with mounting them. My 31x10.5 's are on stock wheels so this is my problem, not an issue with the chains. On the front wheels, it wasn't too hard to mount the chains. The design of the chains is pretty well thought out and the directions were adequate to allow one to easily grasp the installation procedure. The instructions indicate that one is to mount the chains, drive 15 feet, then retighten. I waited until our pitiful little inch or whatever it was fell, then drove the 15 feet and readjusted. This is where the issue that I ran into became evident. The tightening mechanism was cinched all the way down at this point, and there was no reasonable way to tighten the system further without adding the traditional black rubber chain tensioners that I use on my ladder chains. Unfortunately, once this was done, it pulled the chains off center, and it became obvious that the chains, while advertised for this size tire on the package, are completely inappropriate for the size. Note that my tires are nearly new, so if they were worn heavily, the chains would be an even worse fit. Also note that I bought one pair last year, so I have two sets that are the same size and they are all the same size and they do not fit my tires. I didn't accidentally get the wrong size chains.

    I did test them out, though, in 4wd both on paved roads and also on unpaved forest roads. My Jeep has an autolocker in the rear differential so I get better traction that an open differential 4wd would get under equal conditions. Remember, the chains were on the front only. My impression of the chains' performance was that they did not provide nearly the increase in traction I was expecting. It probably didn't help that the chains centerline was not on the tire centerline, but I think the main problem has more to do with the small link size of the chains.

    Overall, I think that the design of these chains is a good idea. I think the execution, for my application, fell short of excellent. The small link size trades off ride comfort for performance. In this case, I think the trade went too far towards comfortable and fell a little short on performance. In my case, this problem was exacerbated by the fitment issue. I should have taken pictures, but it's too late for that. I can't disrecommend these entirely because if you had tires they actually fit correctly, they might give you enough traction to make them worth your while. It is true that they were easy to put on without having to jack up the Jeep. However, it must also be noted that I have lots of extra space in my wheel wells. Also, documentation included with the chains indicated a 30 mph speed limitation.

    In the end, if I had to put these on a car, and they fit correctly, I would have to ask myself if it was really worth doing at all because I'd have to drive so slowly. Perhaps that's the kind of day where you call off work instead of taking 3 hours to get there. On the other hand, if your mother is dying in the passenger seat and you're in the middle of a blizzard with heavily snow-covered roads 20 miles from the nearest hospital, you might be glad you had a set of these handy. They are better than nothing, traction-wise. Even so, I would conclude that a good set of ladder chains almost half the price of these might be even better. So what do you do? I know what I'm going to do--I'm going to take these back and get the ladder chains, but without the ice studs since I already have a set of those for these tires and paved road conditions would have to be really bad for me to want to drive those around for very long.

    I know I'm a bit long-winded, but hopefully this is a useful review. So in conclusion, the diamond chain pattern is a good design but the link size coupled with very poor fitment and only marginal traction improvement made these the wrong choice for me and my 31x10.5 BFG AT's. I tried to mount them on a set of nearly new 33x10.5 BFG Mud Terrain KM2's. They were too small for that size tire, which I expected, but I was hoping to be able to use them somewhere so it was worth a try. Also, lots of the chain was getting sucked up in the tread voids, so it was a terrible choice for this style of tire. Overall, I think tire chains do best when there is minimal tread for them to get lost in. Typical passenger tires ideal, or formerly chunky tires that are well worn, are probably best.

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    (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    This ain't your old set of chains

    By 

    from Winchester, VA

    About Me Truck Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Design
    • Easy install
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Link Size

    Best Uses

    • Car
    • Keep In The Trunk
    • Truck

    Comments about Laclede Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains:

    The design and simplicity of installation are both excellent. Per instructions I dry fitted and they install easily without having to move the vehicle forward. Not having seem them in service I am a little concerned for the smaller link size as compared to the old fashioned type chains but for the minimal use they will see I am pleased with them. The chain pattern looks like it will help give traction and stability, particularly on the front wheels. For ease of use and functionality for as much as I intent to used them I am pleased.

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    (12 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    maclede snow chains

    By 

    from boyertown, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Helpful Reviewer

    Pros

    • Improves Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Truck

      Comments about Laclede Alpine Sport Light Truck Tire Chains:

      good chains

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      • Q:

        Will these fit 265-75-16 ?
        Asked on 2/19/2015 by Bobert from Greenup ky

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          A:

          Happy to help you with your question Bobery! These chains fit various size tires and I see your tire size on the list. For your personal references these are all the sizes this tire chain set fits: 255/65R18, 255/70R18, 255/85R16LT, 265/50R20, 265/70R17LT, 265/75R16LT, 275/65R17, 285/60R17, 32X11.5-15LT, 33X9.50-15LT, 8-19.5, P255/70R18, P255/75R17, P265/70R17, P265/75R16, P275/60R18. Your size is second from the last and underlined for you.

          Answered on 2/19/2015 by Panda from AAP
      • Q:

        Is the stated price for a pair of chains?
        Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

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          A:

          The cost is for the single chain.

          Answered on 2/2/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
      • Q:

        Does the price listed include all four chains or is it just for one tire?
        Asked on 1/31/2011 by mighty Matt from Grain Valley, MO

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          A:

          The cost of the chain is for a single tire.

          Answered on 2/1/2011 by Parts Guru Geo from AAP
      • Q:

        where is the size????????????????????????
        Asked on 2/10/2010 by Anonymous from fancy gap, va

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          A:

          The sizes are not currently listed online. However, if you call 1-877-ADVANCE, the agent will be able to get the information for you.

          Answered on 2/12/2010 by Mike from AAP
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