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Definitions of SAE Classifications

 

 

SAE CLASS "S"

Regular (non-reinforced) passenger tire chains and cables for vehicles with restricted wheel well clearances.

1.46" clearance on tread-face, 0.59" clearance on side-wall

SAE CLASS "U"

Regular (non-reinforced) and lug reinforced passenger tire chains for vehicles with regular (non-restricted) wheel well clearances.

1.97" clearance on tread-face, 0.91" clearance on side-wall

SAE CLASS "W"

Those passenger tire chains that use light truck components, as well as some light truck chains.

2.50" clearance on tread face, 1.50" clearance on side-wall

 

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