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SAE Type S Tire Chains

Nov 10th 2023

Type S tire chains refer to a specific category of tire chains designed for vehicles with limited clearance. They are also known as "low-profile" or "low-clearance" chains. Type S chains are generally lighter and more compact compared to traditional tire chains, making them suitable for vehicles with restricted wheel well space or vehicles that require chains with a low profile.

These chains typically feature a diagonal pattern or ladder-style design with smaller links to provide traction on slippery surfaces. Type S chains are often made of steel and may have additional features like self-tightening or tensioning systems for easier installation and improved performance.

It's important to note that while Type S chains are designed for vehicles with limited clearance, it is crucial to check the manufacturer's specifications and guidelines to ensure compatibility with your specific vehicle and tire size. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper installation and usage of Type S tire chains.