Iceblok/XS9 Snow Chains Size 80 Product Description
The Iceblok/XS9 Snow Chains Size 80 are high quality snow chains, suitable for giving your cars superb grip and control on snow and ice covered roads.
Your tyre size dictates which size snow chain you need. The model of your car effects the position of the brakes, the height of the wheel arches and the way that the wheel is connected to the suspension - all of which affects whether a particular Snow Chain will fit.
Features & Benefits of Iceblok/XS9 Snow Chains
- Quick and easy to fit
- Diamond pattern chains with pentagonal section links for maximum road holding and breaking performance
- Hardened alloy steel chains for strength and wear resistance
- Packed in a strong, compact case for easy storage
- TÜV and CUNA accredited
For further information on this product please contact your local Halfords store.
- When driving on Alpine roads it is compulsory to carry a set of snow chains even for 4x4 vehicles
- If you are not carrying a set of snow chains when motoring in the Alps you can face an on the spot fine
- Traction control is considerably improved when driving in severe winter weather making driving your vehicle safer
A minimum clearance of 10mm is required between the tyre and any other part of the vehicle. It is essential that you have the correct size snow chains for your tyres. Trained staff instore will advise which size Iceblok you need.
Practice fitting your snow chains at home before use. In most Alpine areas in Europe, it is a legal requirement to carry a set of snow chains.
How To Select the Right Snow Chains For Your Wheels
- To see which snow chains are suitable for your car, you need to identify your tyre size. Your tyre size is displayed on the tyre wall and looks like the example below:
- 185 70 R14
- Tyre width: 185
- Tyre profile: 70
- Rim size: 14
Type: Snow Chains
Snow Chains Size 80
Cat code: 251082
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ReviewsSnow Chains Size 80 8 8did the job, a bit fiddly. A bit fiddly to put on (but it was the first attempt and it was snowing) and one fell off and broke the rubber retaining clip....probably would have been better to try them out and learn how to fix them on properly before being required to perform. Apart form that, they did the job - got me up the snowy derbyshire hills while others floundered. 10 December 2010not tried in anger Procures these 'just in case' but have yet to use them in anger. Have tried fitting to see how easy it was. Very easy to fit took only a few minutes on the spare wheel indoors and only a bit longer on the car. However, have not tried when in deep mud/snow..... Would recommend the purchase of a rubber mat/sheet to put on ground to kneel upon. 07 March 2010snow chains Although a little pratice in fitting the ice block chains is required overall they do what they say on the box. In my view every car should have a set in the boot as a precaution. This would save a lot of problems on majour roads when the snow appears,. Good value for money and very handy to have. 24 January 2010Snow Chains After using a well known brand of snow chains for many winters of ski trips with my other car, I was concerned at the quality of the Halfords snow chain linkages when opening the box at home. The linkages did infact break before fitting had been completed. Returned 2 hours later. 21 January 2010Snow Chains Give 4wd traction in Snow & mud If you've been Stuck in Snow due either : A) Your car is the one stuck B) Your stuck in a queue cos someone else is stuck C) Can't get to the main road due to snow. Having a set of snow in the car once will overcome all of these issues. The chains are a traditional type commonly used in Alpine countries. The chains are galvanised with welded links. The chains are pressed into the snow and the cars weight forces presses the chain links onto the tyre tread. This interaction allows you drive safely on any snow covered road. This means you can drive home on back roads and avoid the traffic queues since everyone else will be using the main roads. They do need practice to fit quickly though. Once you done it 2 or 3 times you can get fit them in 5-10 mins. First time will take longer - In my case about hour or so. 18 January 2010Snow Chains Bought chains recently they worked well after I got them to stay on the wheels. The idea for joining the band which goes round the inner side of the wheel is very poor as it just pulls through when under strain. I would suggest a stronger type of link which cannot open until you want to remove the chains. Part from that after a slight modification I found them very helpful in the poor conditions. "11 inches of snow on a one mile long untarred road". 14 January 2010Good Performance Having just braved the Cumbrian Hills over the Xmas period I can safely say these chains work very well. I was well and truly stuck attempting to climb a hill with two children, wife and full luggage on board and still 2hrs from our destination. The chains fitted perfectly and drove me nine miles with confidence until I reached level ground and a slightly clearer road surface (not by much). I would of scored these a 5/5 if it were not for the slighly poor instructions and I believe they could be priced slightly cheaper. Having said that it proved cheaper than recovery or having to attempt to find alternative accomodation for the night. They do exaclty what they say on the box with no damage to either tyre or alloy wheel.... definately recommend 28 December 2009Ideal for ski trip Good budget chain, ideal for once a year trip to European skii resorts. 26 May 20091-8 of 8
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