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Kinedyne recently redesigned its Grip Link tire chains to include additional links on the side chains as well as more cross chains, improving traction on roads covered in ice and snow.

The 7mm and 8mm off-road Grip Link tire chains can improve traction over uneven, bumpy terrain, and through difficult environments such as forest floors, construction sites, quarries, or mines.

“Some tire chains in the industry will barely fit the new wider tires. Our new Grip Link highway and off-road chains ensure that there are no fitment issues and improves safety when traveling in winter weather,” says Robert Spooner, director of sales, Canada, for Kinedyne.

Grip Link highway tire chains come in 7mm steel wire V-bar and square link designs and are available for tire sizes of 11x22.5 and 11x24.5 in both singles and dual-triples styles. All Kinedyne Grip Link highway tire chains are equipped with four outside cams, providing even tension and an additional 1.3 inches each of tightening tension.

The V-shaped bars on the V-bar tire chains act as miniature icepicks that pierce the ice, while the corners of the square-shape links on the square link tire chains are engineered to dig into the ice and snow and cover more surface area.

The off-road stud tire chains come in 7mm and 8mm versions to give users more flexibility and two lightweight choices. The 7mm versions come in several sizes: 11x22.5 and 11x24.5 singles or dual-triple styles. In the 8mm versions, there are 14 cross links on an 11x22.5 single, 16 on an 11x24.5 single, 28 on an 11x22.5 dual-triple, and 32 on an 11x24.5 dual-triple. For easier tightening and loosening, there are four tensioning cams located on both the outside and inside of all 8 mm versions.

Kinedyne provides trilingual installation instructions with every set, along with its T-Wrench tensioning tool that helps tighten and loosen the tensioning cams, as well as repair kits for every style of Grip Link tire chains and tire chain pliers for easier installation of repair kits.