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Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains for Dual Tires Installation - 2001 Ford F-350

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How to Install the Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains for Dual Tires on a 2001 Ford F-350


Today on our 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty with dual rear wheels, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Titan Chain, dual rear wheels snow tire chains, with the ladder pattern and twisted links, part number TC4221. As you can see, we've got our chain here, we're going to show you how to get it installed on your vehicle. It comes in a nice water resistant storage bag. To install, the first step we need to do is get these laid out straight. We position this so our center chain is lined up with the middle of our dual rears. Our outer chain is on the outside and our inner chain is on the inside of our wheels. Now we just kind of go ahead and spread this out, again, making sure we don't have any kinks or any tangles. When you're driving onto your chains, you do want to be sure that the hook portion is facing down towards the ground, so when we bring our chain up and over, that will be facing out and away from our sidewall.

Now that we've got our chain sitting under the tire, we're going to start bringing our chain up and over our rear wheel. We'll get as much slack out as we can, it's going to help us ensure that we get a good snug fit with our chain. Here on the rear side, we're going to have one, two, three, four, five links to choose from on where we can connect it. Wherever you pick your link, be sure to let the other ones hang down the chain, so we have a nice open loop. We'll slide that in, rotate our cam up, let the catch come over the front side of it there and hook in. We've used the fourth loop on the backside here, so we're going to keep that in mind as we start coming to the front.

We'll be able to use the third, the fourth or the fifth, since we used the fourth we're going to have a plus or a minus of one. So if we we're to use the third, we can go to the second, third or the fourth. There we go. Now if you're using the first or the second, you're going to have some slack links here, even if you're using the third or the fourth, as we are today. We can cut this off if we decide and if you get a longer link, you may want to cut it off. Sometimes on the outside, you can tuck it in and cinch it down.

In this case, I recommend cutting off any excess that you don't need. Around here at the front, we'll select our link we want to use, cam it up and then get our catch over it to hold it in place. As with any tire chains that are going to be manually adjusted, or they're not self-tensioning, we do recommend the use of a rubber tire chain tensioner. This is part number TC0A3. What you're going to do is just space out the five hooks pretty evenly around the length of our chain, to ensure that we have good tension pulled on our chain and we're not going to have to worry about the slack causing them to cause us any issues. As you can see there now, our tire chain's nice and taught, we've got good tension in it and we've still got that link hanging out.

You could try to tuck it around the rear, but as you can see, it's not going to hold it, so again, we'd recommend just cutting that off so you won't have any issues with it coming around, maybe making contact with your rim or doing some kind of damage to your tensioner. As with any manually adjusted chain, we're going to want to drive forward, give these chains a little bit of time to fit into the tire and then recheck our tension and adjust as necessary. We'll also want to do that periodically while they're in use. With our chains secure, that will complete today's test fit of the Titan chain dual rear wheel snow tire chains, in the ladder pattern and twisted links, part number TC4221 on our 2001 Ford F350 Super Duty. .


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