Best Truck Tire Chains for 2020
With so many choices of chains, we understand it can be difficult to find the best style, type, or design for your situation. That's why we've put together a list of some of the best tire chains for light trucks and SUVs. This list was compiled utilizing the trends we've seen from our site as well as recommendations from industry experts. We tried our best to diversify the list so there's something for everyone.
5Volt LT - Alloy Cable Chains
The reason we recommend these cable chains is because of how easy to install and carry around they are compared to many link chains, while still providing you excellent traction on icy or snowy highways.
When compared to traditional ladder style cables, their V-pattern design and tough alloy roller material give them better traction and longer wear at a similar price point. You’ll love the diagonal cross design as it gives you a smooth ride, without losing out on traction.
4Diamond Back - 5.5mm Square Link Alloy - Pull Chain Style
These link chains were designed for a variety of vehicles, making them an extremely flexible and reusable purchase. Their diamond pattern design keeps more chain between the ground and the tire for more traction and a smooth, quieter ride. The pull chain tightening system allows for easy installation, regardless of previous experience.
These chains are slightly more expensive due to their maximum tire coverage, providing excellent traction. You can find them for rim sizes 15 to 24.
3Highway Service - Ladder Style with Cam - Link Chains
These highway service link chains offer a great value, providing excellent durability due to their all-steel construction and case-hardened cross chain design. This standard ladder style is built to NACM specifications.
You can find them for rim sizes 13 to 24.5. They do not come with any spider bungee adjusters so those will have to be bought seperately at checkout.
24x4 Grip - Diamond Back - Link Chains
We like these chains for their ability to give maximum traction on 4x4 trucks while also providing you great traction on two-wheel applications. This is due to their diamond pattern and cross-chain design, giving you a smooth ride and improved traction. On top of that, their quick and easy installation process makes them a great choice for most truck owners.
You can find them for rim sizes from 14 to 22. Keep in mind that you’ll either receive the 4x4 grip or diamondback chains, depending on desired application.
1V bar - Cam Style - Link Chains
These reinforced V-bar tire chains offer twice the wear of those without the v-bar. They’re recommended for off-road conditions, such as ice, snow, and mud. This is due to their reinforced cross members providing superior traction to other designs.
You can find them for rim sizes from 14 to 24.5. We recommend ordering tire chains adjusters along with these chains.