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Best Snow Chains for 4x4 Pickup Trucks

Truck Tire Chains Add Improved Traction on Snow and Ice

With the onset of winter and the deluge of snow in many regions of the US, having your four-wheel-drive pickup truck prepared for travel in frosty conditions important. Driving safely when Mother Nature unleashes her winter fury requires the proper equipment. Pickup Truck snow chains are a "must-have" accessory for maneuvering through heavy snow.

Owning a four-wheel-drive pickup truck can be a big advantage in snowy conditions. The truck's weight, large tires, and ability to use all four tires for traction makes them ideal vehicles in the winter months. But even four-wheel-drive trucks need snow chains to get the best traction when conditions are less than ideal. And if the truck is going used on unmaintained roads, the need for good tire chains that can handle off-road driving is even more crucial. Finding the right snow chains for a four-wheel-drive truck with big heavy-duty tires, especially oversized aftermarket rubber, is not always easy.

We've put together a list (not in any specific order) of what we think are six of the best snow chains for a 4x4 pickup truck to improve traction and safety on snowy and icy roads. We also factored in things like available fitment sizes, ease of installation, wear, and traction benefits. However, the question is, which of these will work best on your vehicle? That all depends on what you drive, and its suspension, tires, and traction needs.

Aquiline Talon Studded

Manufactured from a specially designed case-hardened alloy steel (for increased durability) that includes robotically fused studs, Aquiline Talon Studded snow chains are some of the best tire chains for off-road use. A boomer-style side chain fastener and heavy-duty cross chain hooks (with cams) are used for easy installation. The chains are vailable in sizes to fit tires ranging from 215/75R14 to 295/45R20.

RUD Grip 4x4

The RUD Grip 4x4 pickup truck snow chains are designed specifically for maximum traction when all four wheels are working. They feature diamond-pattern cross chains for a smoother ride and improved grip. The 4.5mm (thick) chain links are made of manganese-alloy steel to be extremely rugged. These chains are reversible, so they can be quickly and easily installed without lifting or moving the vehicle. They also meet SAE Class 5 requirements and are available to fit tires ranging in size from 194/80R14 to 285/45R22.

Diamond Back 5.5mm Square Link Alloy

Constructed of alloy steel with a square-link design, the Diamond Back 5.5mm Square Link Alloy snow chains provide a smooth ride, excellent traction, and long wear life. The chains offer maximum tire coverage for enhanced traction. These 4x4 truck tire chains are ideally suited for snow- and ice-covered highways, and they are available in either pull-chain or rubber-adjuster styles, with sizes fitting tires from 29x9.50R14 to 295/40R24

Norsemen 7mm Studded Alloy Link

High quality boron-enhanced alloy steel is used for the Norsemen 7mm Studded Alloy Link snow chains to provide long-lasting durability. The premium 7mm alloy studded single-style chains are designed to be used in a variety of off-road conditions and harsh environments, and they maintain extreme traction in snow and ice. However, these tire chains for 4x4 trucks are not limited to snow and ice. Norsemen chains are also at home in forestry and oilfield settings. Sizes are available to fit tires ranging from 31x9.50R15 to 275/45R20.

Quick Trak 4x4 Alloy

The Quick Trak 4x4 Alloy snow chains are designed for use on trucks with limited suspension clearance and/or lower-profile tires. The chains are engineered to be easy to install quickly, and provide superb traction. They will work with vehicles requiring less than SAE Class "S" clearance. The self-adjusting chains are constructed of core-hardened galvanized high-alloy steel. They are for use on snow-covered highways only. Tire fitment ranges from 215/75R15 to 305/30R26.

Tire Chains 'R' Us Wide Base Highway Service

The Wide Base Highway Service Non-Cam Tire Chains from Tire Chains 'R' Us are designed to be used on full-sized four-wheel-drive trucks. The wide-base, ladder-style snow chains are built to NACM specifications. Their all-steel construction utilizes case-hardened cross chains to ensure excellent durability. Tire fitment starts at 7.00-15TR and goes up to 285/60R19, with sizes available for some 37- to 44-inch tall tires.

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