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Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning - 1 Pair

Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning - 1 Pair

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Just make connections and drive - chains will automatically align and tension. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Provides consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice. Great Prices for the best tire chains from Konig. Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning - 1 Pair part number TH00023070 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Konig Tire Chains - TH00023070

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road Only
  • Steel D-Link
  • Drape Over Tire - Make Connections
  • Deep Snow
  • Automatic
  • Class S Compatible
  • Konig
  • Rim Protection

Just make connections and drive - chains will automatically align and tension. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Provides consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice.


  • Provides excellent traction in snow and ice
    • Square links dig in and provide good grip - small size makes for a less bumpy ride
    • Diamond pattern offers constant traction and a smoother ride than ladder patterns
  • Made for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • Meets SAE Class S standards
  • Automatically tightens around tire as you drive - no need to stop and tension
    • Hooks are plastic coated so they won't freeze your fingers like standard, unfinished metal chains
  • Protects from scratches with nylon bumpers and a power coated side chain
  • Resists corrosion thanks to high-quality, manganese nickel alloy steel construction
  • Packaged in durable storage container - includes kneeling mat


  • Fits: 13" - 17" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 tire chains
  • Internal clearance required: 3/8"
  • 5-Year warranty

Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, or if they might affect your ABS/EPS functionality, consult your owner's manual.

The Konig CG-9 tire chains are great all-purpose, winter weather chains. If you live in an area where you're likely to get periodic snow and ice, these Konig chains are perfect because they're durable, easy to mount, and give you constant traction - and they're lightweight and compact, so they store in your vehicle nicely too. If you're more likely to see seriously icy conditions, you may want a chain with V-bar links that can really bite into the ice to give you maximum traction.

These chains are among the easiest and fastest to install because they self-tension and self-center as you drive, ensuring a perfect fit, no matter the profile or wear pattern of your tire. Plus, you only have to get out of your vehicle one time - once they're installed, there's no need to drive forward, stop, and recheck their tension.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on passenger vehicles with restricted wheel-well clearance. Most newer cars, vans, and small trucks - especially those with large aftermarket tires - will require Class S chains. If you're unsure about the class of your vehicle, consult your vehicle's owner's manual.

SAE Class S Clearance Diagram

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle

Confirming Your Fit

If you know your tire size, you may think you won't need to test fit your new chains. But there are a lot of variables that can affect whether chains will fit your specific tires, including your tire type, the amount of air pressure in the tire, the amount of tread wear, and the tire manufacturer. You'll also need to know how much clearance is in your wheel well, which you can determine by measuring from your tire tread to the sidewall of the wheel well.

We recommend that you order chains as early in the season as possible to give yourself plenty of time to test fit the chains and reorder if needed. This way, you won't be stuck out in the cold later with snow chains that don't fit.

You can test fit these chains in your garage or driveway, but you'll want to wait until there's snow on the ground to actually drive with them. Likewise, if you're out in the snow and come across bare pavement, you'll want to pull over and remove the chains. Even these low-profile chains can cause damage to the bare pavement, your garage floor, or your vehicle if they break from the wear of riding on a harsh surface.

Installing Tire Chains

Installing these chains is incredibly simple.

Lay chains on the ground to get all the tangles out

1. Lay out the chains on the ground to make sure there are no twists or kinks in them.

Connect the ends of the blue cable

2. Slide the chain behind the tire and connect the ends of the blue cable, which will sit behind the tire.

Connect the hook and link in front of the tire

3. Around front, connect the red hook to the red link.

Feed tensioning chain through clip

4. At the bottom of the tire, feed the tensioning chain through the large clip. Pull it and secure to the red hook attached to the tensioning cable.

Stretch the hook across the tire

Drive forward so that the chains can self-tension and self-center, giving you a perfect fit.

Quick Tips:

  • Lengthen the life of snow chains by drying them after each use before you store them.
  • Check out our installation kit with safety lights and a kneeling pad (PO34FRK) to make things a little easier when you're installing cables out in the snow.

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

2004205070 Konig CG-9 Snow Chains - Size 070

Installation Details TH00023070 Installation instructions

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 175/70-15
  • 175/80-14
  • 185/65-15
  • 195/50-16
  • 195/60-15
  • 195/65-14
  • 195/70-13
  • 205/40-17
  • 205/60-14

Video of Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains Review

Adam: Hi, everyone. Adam with Today we're going to be taking a look at the line of Konig's CG9 snow tire chains. So these tire chains are a really simple install. I know you're going to be using these in a probably not ideal weather, so being able to throw these on your tires in a quick manner is probably going to be the best way to do it. So it is very, very easy to install.

Like I said, it does come with a built in tensioner so you don't have to bring any extra materials with you. Also it was a tool free installation, so you don't have to worry about bringing those together either. It is a manganese nickel alloy chain, which is going to last a very long time and resist against all that salt on the road when there's snow. So it does have a nice diamond pattern to it.It's going to give you a lot more surface area compared to your ladder style chains. So these CG9 tire chains are going to have a very low profile.

As you can see here, we don't have a whole lot of wheel space but it is SAE S class certified so you don't really have to worry about any rubbing. This is a relatively smaller D link shaped type snow chain and what that's going to do, it's going to basically not give you such a radical difference between the rubber and the tips of your chains and that's going to give you a smoother ride when you're going down the road. And these also are going to protect your rim as well when they are installed. As you can see, the closest parts of this tire chain are plastic and especially this rubber tensioner here and a plastic is designed for this part right here, and that's not going to really make any damage to any type of wheel that you may have.So these do come in and pair of two and for your all wheel drive applications. Just grab another pair of two on

It does come in a nice sturdy case. A lot of them come in canvas bags, which eventually wear and tear over time. So having a nice, sturdy, plastic case is always nice to be able to store them when you're not using them. It is a honestly really, really simple install. It's going to protect your rim.

Like we said earlier, it does have a built in tensioner, so you don't have to bring any additional tools or equipment for them to be installed. It's relatively easy. And on top of that it's going to get the job done. So let's just go ahead and install them together. So the first thing you're going to want to do when you're planning on putting these on your tires is lay them all flat. Make sure everything is nice and straight, there's no kinks in your links. And once all that is done, then you can go ahead and feed the Konig tensioner first, back around your tire.And once you do that, grab all this, go behind your tire and you go ahead and connect them. And while you're back here, just take your chains, start draping them over. We want to get this part right in the middle of our tread. Once you get them nice in place, you go ahead and take your red hook, hook it to your red link, and then you can go to the bottom here. And you do have this self tensioner right here and you pull this back, put that in there, and then give it a nice tug. Once you think it's nice and snug, you grab this other plastic red lever and connect it to your loop down low. Make sure everything's nice and tight, and we do recommend that you roll over these a couple times. Go back out check and make sure everything's nice and tight, and once it is, then you're ready to hit the road again. Well, thanks for watching at our look at the Konig's CG9 tire chains.

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Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning - 1 Pair - TH00023070

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (174 Customer Reviews)

Just make connections and drive - chains will automatically align and tension. Lightweight chains are quick and easy to install. Provides consistent traction and a smooth ride when driving in snow and on light ice.


Well, I would say a little harder to put on correctly than advertised, but I called customer support and they helped me. Also watching all of the videos helped because each one was worded a little differently. Definitely would suggest one or two dry runs before you are in the elements. Important to realize to slide the plastic coated cable to the backside of the tire and center the chains after connecting the plastic coated cable and the small red hook. Once I figured this out I was able to almost perfectly center the chains (at least on one tire). On the other tire I couldn't get it perfectly centered (see photos). After about an 1/8 of a mile of very low speed driving it still didn't center but maybe with more driving at higher speeds it would. Also important to remember to have the yellow end of the chain on your right hand side beofore sliding behind the tire and making the first connection. One question I still have is how tight to pull the tension cable after you put it through the stop device. Every video seems a little bit different as to how tight you pull the cable by hand before connecting it to the tensioning device. As far as taking them off I tried four times to line up my car perfectly so I wouldn't have to drive over the chains after disconnecting them but this was not possible for me. So, with the plastic coated cable on top I just disconnected the connections in reverse and then put all the hooks and components off to the side and drove off/over the chains, which seemed to work fine. Will see how they work in the snow and ice but I'm hopeful they will do well.

2011 GMC Sierra

Very easy to install on my 2011 Prius. This is the first (and only) chain set I've owned. Use for weekend trips in the Sierra during snow season and it's been much easier to put on/take off than expected based on stories I'd head about snow chains.


They work really well


Great turn around!!! Thank you


Easy to use & and always at peace knowing they’re standing by in my trunk.


Didn't get to use them yet

2001 Honda Insight


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I bought two tire chains for the front wheels of my 2016 Toyota Prius C one year ago and they work wonderfully— I drove to the mountain so many times to ski and it was pretty easy to put the chains on and off as needed, with a little practice (definitely practice at home first!). But they make driving in the snow/ice WAY safer. Highly recommend


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Chains broke after ~4 uses - one of the links down the center of the tire. I've used chains for years, they were installed correctly and I always drive less than 30mph. Luckily I still had my old chains in the car to get home.

Customer Service will reach out about the 5 year warranty on these chains.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/04/2022


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I purchased a pair of these chains for a 2019 Subaru Outback. We travel steep gravel roads in to our vacation cabin in North Carolina which can get both snow and ice. While the Outback might well be able to get up some of the steeper sections even with ice, getting down through the iced up switchbacks safely would be a huge gamble. These chains fit the tires perfectly and with a little practice in fair weather conditions, fitting them in even the worst conditions has been a breeze. Having owned traditional ladder-style chains for another vehicle, the color-coded markings on these make finding the connection points and adjusting tension much easier. Removal is also very quick if you need to transition back to cleared pavement as we often do. We have fared well with using just a pair on the front tires. If you need low-profile chains for your vehicle, these are a great match.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Amazing tire chains, never had any issu es.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I bought these chains for my daughter who is moving to Chicago from California. The owners manual of her Jeep Compass warns about the limited clearance and these chains were perfect because of their low profile. I also bought these particular chains (I now own 3 sets) for their ease of use. Snow is not something that any of my girls are used to being from California's Central Valley and putting chains on was not something that any of them had the faintest clue about. These chains are so easy to install that my wife and daughter were actually racing each other the other day to see who could install faster.

My youngest daughter and wife are driving across county as I type this review carrying with them these Thule chains and I am confident that they and their Thules will handle any snow they encounter.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Fast shipping, and when I tested the chains, they were super easy to install and worked as expected. Thank you so much!


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Excellent chains, can be put on in minutes w/out prior experience, instructions are printed on the case for easy access in frustrating moments. Will buy this brand from this store in the future.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

First, I don't think I've ever had better service from an online retailer. Just outstanding. The chains got here incredibly fast.
The chains themselves, I've used these before when they were made by Thule. Overall they do not seem as heavy-duty but I could be wrong & will update after I've used them. This time I got the kind without the quick-release feature, as I've gotten that feature twice in the past & both times it was the first thing to go. I was still able to use the chains without it but it was a waste. So I got the other one, where one end slips inside the other & there isn't a quick release, but I expect it will be fine. Just not having to drive back & forth makes it easy for one person to put on the chains & that's really the best feature. I use these on an old honda civic & they've always worked really well. I got bungee-type tensioners as well, since the last ones were always a bit loose even with the "auto tensioner" on 13-inch rims. I will update after I use them but we haven't had any snow yet.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Got me through the Snoqualmie pass near Seattle. Easy to put on. Easy to take off. Great!


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

works excellent on Ford Transit Connect front wheel drive - back roads up in the hills of Oklahoma


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

These tire chains have done what I need them to do! I especially appreciate the self-tension system and highly recommend investing in that added feature. I drive a 2WD sedan in a mountain town, and I have a long driveway that can be especially challenging to navigate in the snow, but these chains get me up and down without difficulty.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Bought these as a preventative measure as my Girlfriend and I like going to the snow. Haven’t had to use them yet as she has an AWD Vehicle but of course I’ve practiced putting them on and it’s a snap (pun very much intended). Additionally they’re pretty light when compared to conventional tire chains, so it’s nice not having to mainline a serving of preworkout before picking them up. Would recommend to any snow going individual!


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Easy on off. Great product. Peace of mind in the snow.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Easy on after untangling. Safely up the mountain with no problem. Easy off. Found that individually bagging each chainset reduced tangling and eased storage in the provided carrying case. Hope this helps. Thanks for being there.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

they worked well during the winter storm in cleveland, took laying on the ground to get them on the tires but it was worth it to keep from getting stuck...


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Customer service was outstanding! They were able to help ensure that I was ordering the correct size tire chains and confirm that the item was in stock and that it would arrive when I needed it (which it did). I also like that Kaylyn was familiar with the product and has used it herself (i.e., she wasn't just reading from a manual, she was speaking from personal experience).


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

Fairly simple to instal. and bites hard into snow or hard pack.


Review from a similar CG9 in Tire Chains

I swore off tire chains over 10y ago due to the hassle of installation, usually in blizzard conditions at night on the side of the road. Alas, the State of California sees fit to require them on mountain passes. So I find these and etrailer helps me out with fitment and other questions.

The chains are, as advertised, are fairly easy to install (way easier than the cheapies at the local auto parts store). The self-tensioning system seemed to work but I may give a tug on them just to make sure they are taut as possible as I did get a fair bit of scuffing on my aluminum rims (from the parts that are plastic covered/coated to prevent scratching vibrating slightly against the rim). I think if the chain self-tensioned a bit tighter this may not have happened.

Overall, a good product, seemed to work in a couple inches of snow, but not in 2 feet (duh) of white stuff! Vibration wasn't too bad on the dry patches of asphalt and the chains generally seemed to hold up well from the limited use I've given them. I would recommend them, just make sure they are taut enough to not tap against your rim.

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  • Recommendation for Thule Snow Tire Chains For 2005 Toyota Prius
    Tire chains are usually categorized by what tire size they will fit, not by vehicle. Even though tire chains may fit your specific tire size, you should always check your vehicle owners manual to see if it is acceptable to use snow chains on your vehicle. The tire size that your Prius comes equipped from the factory is 185/65/15. I would recommend the Thule CG9 Self-Adjusting Tire Chains, part # TH00023070, that you referred to. These chains are simple to install on your vehicle. Thule...
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    We carry many tire chains that will fit the 195/60/15 tire size. I have incldued a link to the options for you to view. The chains that are most like # TH00023075 that you have referenced are the Thule CG9 Self-Adjusting, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH00023070, which will fit the 195/60/15 tire size. I have included links to a couple of FAQ articles that you may find helpful.
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  • What Konig Snow Tire Chain Will Fit My 2021 Tesla Model Y
    I did some research AND I contacted Konig and spoke with one of their representatives. The Konig representative said the snow tire chain that is compatible with your 2021 Tesla Model Y is the König XG-12 Pro 252, which can only be purchased through Tesla. But if you check Konig's website, according to Konig, the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - D Link - XG12 Pro - Size 245, part # TH01594245, will fit your 255-45-R19 tires. This tire chain is a Class S compatible...
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    Here is a list of the tire chains confirmed to fit your 2003 Mazda Protege5 with a 195/50-16 size tire. If you have a different tire size please let me know so I can confirm fitment for the different size. Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Self Tensioning # TH00023070 Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains - Ladder Pattern - Twist Links # TC1126 Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link # TC1530 Konig Tire Chains - Diamond Pattern - Square Link - Assisted...
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