Security Chain Company ZT729 Super Z LT Light Truck and SUV Tire Traction Chain – Set of 2
One of the biggest vehicle-related problems you can face during the winter season is getting your car stuck in the snow. That’s why it is a wise decision to carry ZT729 Super Z LT tire chains in your car whenever you are going for a drive in snowy or icy conditions. It may be a better option to install the tire chains before leaving, but as we know, snow storms have a way of catching us by surprise. This is also a common problem for trucks, SUVs and pickup drivers who assume that they are more prepared for the conditions compared to other drivers of smaller vehicles.
Both heavy and light vehicles are bound to face the same problems when driving through snow. Therefore, it is always a good idea to invest in good quality tire chains and carry them in your car or truck whenever it’s snowing, or when a snowstorm and icy conditions are expected.
However, at times it can be confusing when selecting the right chain for your tires, as the market is full of different kind of chains from different brands. To help make you the right choice, we will be reviewing one security chain, ZT729 Super Z LT Light Truck and SUV Tire Traction Chain, one of the best tire chains available in the market. The pros and cons of the product are mentioned as well.
ZT729 is Super Z’s companion product made for utility/sport vehicles and pickups. The design of this product is the same as Super Z but is composed of tougher and bigger components. Just like Super Z, Super Z LT also has a built-in rubber tensioner, which saves you the hassle of stopping your car in the middle of your journey to retighten the chains.
With all wheel drives, 4x4s and anti-lock brakes, this is one of the most efficient and effective products made for SUVs and pickup trucks. Super Z LT’s plastic package includes waterproof gloves, rubber tensioners and a step-by-step illustrative guide for product installation and removal. Another thing that makes these chains a catch is that they are available at an affordable price.
Brand: Security Chain Company
Item weight: 12.88 pounds
Dimensions: 17.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches
The product generally has good reviews from all its buyers. One of the best features of this chain is that it is easy to install and remove. All you need to do to install the chain is lay it out in front of the tires, drive your vehicle over it and then drape it on top of the rubber and you’re good to go. Also, the hooks and leads are very identifiable and easy to get to on the inside section. Due to the built-in rubber tensioner, once the chains have been installed, you can drive your vehicle without any worries, as you won’t be required to stop and retighten them after every couple of miles. If you still must, the built-in rubber tensioner also makes it easy for you to tighten them even when the chains are already installed.
The tire traction chain weighs 12.88 pounds and measures 17.4 x 7.7 x 7.7 inches. Security Chain Company’s ZT729 Super Z LT Light Truck and SUV Tire Traction Chains are one of the very few chains that meet the S.A.E. Class “S” clearance requirements for vehicles with a low or limited clearance. The strong build of these chains is noticeable by their appearance alone. These chains have been designed for best compatibility with electronically monitored control systems like traction control, anti-lock brakes, etc. Also, the durability of these chains can be relied upon and the chains last much longer than tire chains or conventional cables.
These traction chains dig deep into the ice/snow and use leverage to gain traction. Even though these chains are durable, they can still fail if they are not used properly. For example, if you are driving to fast, it might cause the chains to break. But you don’t have to worry about this if you are careful about the way you drive. Other than that, these chains will offer you great protection and ease while driving through the snow. The maximum speed limit that the manufactures suggest you should not drive above while using these chains is no faster than 40 mph.
While installing these chains, make sure that you are wearing safety gloves as spikes are present on some of the connectors that can cut your finger if not handled with care. Also, to avoid the chains from rusting, lay them out and let them dry after use.
Easy Installation: Installation of the chain over the tires is very easy.
Light Truck and SUV Compatibility: The chain has been made for light trucks and SUV’s. This added compatibility makes them more dynamic for people who have multiple vehicles.
Durable: Customers are generally satisfied with the durability of the chains. Buy them once, and if properly used, you won’t have to replace them very soon.
Rubber Tension Bands: Just like draping the chain around the tires, it is also very easy to adjust the tension to keep them snug on the rubber.
Great Performance: Better traction performance than other brands
Avoid Rapid Acceleration: The chains are strong and won’t fail if they are used properly. However, problems may arise if you accelerate very quickly and drive at high speeds.
First Time Installation: Installing them for the very first time can be little confusing in the beginning.
Overall, these chains work very efficiently and are reliable. Also, if used properly, they will last for a long time. Hence, if you are looking for chains that will aid you in both driving in snow or a hilly area and come at a good price, Security Chain Company’s ZT729 tire traction chain might be the best choice for you.