Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Model S Snow Chains

scottm

Legacy account
Jun 13, 2014
3,070
2,236
Canada
no but... be careful

there is very little clearance around the front tires for chains of any kind before they start interfering / hitting suspension parts, namely the upper ball joint
 

GHammer

What a long strange trip its been.
Feb 1, 2016
921
2,162
Wren, Oregon
no but... be careful

there is very little clearance around the front tires for chains of any kind before they start interfering / hitting suspension parts, namely the upper ball joint
Chains should never be put on the front tires of a Tesla. The only chains that should be used are ones that only attach to the outside of the tire like the Trak Sport or Konig otherwise damage to the lower control arm will result. The Tesla supplied Trak SPorts have always been hard to come by.
Rear lower control arms being cut through due to the chains!
 

Alysashley79

Active Member
Oct 4, 2013
1,201
514
Seattle(ish) WA
Yes. They work great in any area you’d need to use chains. I live at a high elevation and we have usually 2+ feet on the ground all winter. I usually have winter tyres on but there have been times that it wasn’t enough.
 

scottm

Legacy account
Jun 13, 2014
3,070
2,236
Canada
I watched some videos of auto socks and visited their web site. Such a simple idea! They don't make it easy finding a retailer in NA but I'll go check amazon now... or maybe sew my own!!
 

Jmille27

New Member
Oct 20, 2019
1
0
San Diego
I wonder if the Trak Sport chains are coming back... I want em! Who wants to sell me theirs? Anyone know why they aren’t selling them anymore?
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top