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Tire Chain Basics

Tire Chain Basics

Tire Chain Anatomy

Tire Chain Anatomy

1. Fastener ( Boomer) - Joins and secures the ends of the chain together.
2. Quick Hook ( C Hook, Inside Hook)
3. Cross Chain (Cross Links) Provides traction with the ground surface.
4. Cross Chain Hook - Secures Cross Chains to the Side Chain.
5. Side Chain ( Side Rails) - Acts as the frame for tire chain construction.
6. Center Rail (Triples only) - Simply a piece of Side Chain in the middle of a 1/2 set of Triple chains.
7. Cams / Cam Side Chain - (not featured ON the set of Triples in this picture) - Side Chain with Cams is available to make tightening chain easier with the use of a Cam Tool).