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Spikes-Spider 14.717 SPXXL Sport Series Winter Traction Aid - Set of 2

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14.717
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Spikes-Spider
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14.717
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Key Features

  • Convenient, clean alternative to snow chains and studded tires
  • Designed for vehicles with wider tires, and for use in hilly areas and on steeper grades
  • Traction arms constructed of permanently elastic, wear-resistant polymer with tungsten carbide studs
  • Traction elements can be installed or removed by anyone in any road condition in minutes
  • For use with FWD, RWD, AWD cars, minivans, small SUVs and small pickups with tire widths of 235 mm or less

Package Details

Shipping Weight: 25 pounds
Package Size: 26.1 x 25.2 x 8 inches

Product Description

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Spikes-Spider Sport Series Winter Traction Aids are exceptionally easy-to-use traction devices that make studded tires and snow chains obsolete. Sold as a set, the Spikes-Spider Sport Series package contains two four-armed traction aids (elements) that quickly snap on and off of drive wheels, even when stuck in snow. Designed specifically for wide tires and for use in hilly areas and on steeper grades, the Sports Series utilizes a combination of traction bars embedded with Tungsten studs, connected by links of chain that together sit atop the tread of your tires. This provides all the traction that you will ever need in snow, ice, mud, etc. in an durable, easy-to-use application that installs and can be removed by anyone literally in 1-2 minutes and never tangles like standard tire chains. Additional features include: wear resistant polymer materials, a maximum recommended speed of 30 MPH with traction elements installed and a durable soft carrying case for all included series components.

Spikes-Spider Sport Series Winter Traction element
The precision Swiss made traction solution.
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Innovation in Tire Traction

Spikes-Spider Sport Traction elements are an innovative alternative to old-fashioned snow chains and studded tires for use on ice and snow up to or even deeper than 5"-6" deep. The Spikes-Spider Sport package comes in a set of two and is specifically designed for wide tires and for use on steeper grades and hilly terrain. Traction elements have four traction arms constructed of permanently elastic, wear resistant polymer materials, surrounding a central hub made up of those same materials. These four arms have multiple tungsten carbide studs embedded in their traction surface, with each arm connected to the other three by links of chain holding multiple other traction strips that sit atop your tire's tread This unique combination of chains and traction strips allows the arms of the Spikes-Spider Sport element to provide maximum traction in icy, snowy and every muddy road situations without affecting the tread of your tires.

Closeup of the traction arms and chain traction strip combination of the Spikes-Spider Sport Series Winter Traction element
Flexible tire traction arms allow for installation and removal in minutes.
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The Easy, Fast and Clean Traction Solution

In addition to its superior traction abilities, Spikes-Spider Sport Traction elements also are valuable tools simply by means of their extreme ease of use when compared with traction tires and chains. Again, the secret is its multiple flexible traction arms. Unlike standard snow chains that require you to reach into the dirty wheel wells of tires to strap them on and/or precisely lay them out in the freezing snow before driving on to them, Spikes-Spider Sport elements simply attach to each of your drive wheels using a series of overlapping hubs. The first of these is a semi-permanent, heavy duty hub attached in advance to your tire's rim. The second is the Sport Traction element. The third is a hand-turned locking ring that holds it all in place. Installation and removal of traction elements on two tires can be achieved in as little as a minute, and can even be done while stuck in the snow due to the space between traction arms which allows elements to be attached, with the chain and traction strip combo automatically adjusting itself over tire treads as the car moves. Traction element removal is just as fast by removing the lock ring hub, pulling the element partially off and then driving your car a few feet to free the traction arms of the elements from under your tires.

Key Features

  • Convenient, clean alternative to snow chains and studded tires
  • Designed for vehicles with wider tires, and for use in hilly areas and on steeper grades
  • Traction arms and traction bars constructed of permanently elastic, wear-resistant polymer with tungsten carbide studs
  • Traction elements can be installed or removed by anyone in any road condition in minutes
  • Maximum recommended speed for usage is 30 mph (46 km/h)
  • FWD, RWD, AWD cars, minivans, small SUVs and small pickups with tire widths of 235 mm or less

What's in the Box

2 Spikes-Spider Sport Series traction elements, 2 decorative hub cover, 2 steel hubs, 2 locking rings, 1 storage bag, 1 box-end wrench, 1 user's guide.

Two-year Limited Warranty

Spikes-Spider winter traction equipment is covered by a limited two-year (2) limited warranty to the initial user beginning with the date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in material and/or workmanship. The liability on defective merchandise is limited to repair or replacement of the defective items, at the seller's option.

Three Spikes-Spider Traction Aids to Choose From

Spikes-Spider Traction Aids come in multiple applications, each with different features. Examine each below to determine which is best for your vehicle.

 
Spikes-Spider Compact Style Package
Spikes-Spider Sport Style Package
Spikes-Spider Alpine Style Package
 

Compact Style Package

Sport Style Package

Alpine Pro Style Package

Conditions for Use:
Appropriate for use on ice & snow up to 5"-6" in depth. Traction is the same as for the Quick style.* Appropriate for use on moderate grades & slopes.
Ideal for use on ice & snow where the depth is up to or exceeds 5" to 6" in depth. More appropriate in hilly areas and steeper grades than the Compact & Quick styles. Excellent for very wide tires. If you have a vehicle with rear drive, with little weight in the back, the Sport & Alpine Pro are best. Also great for traction on wet grass, mud and sand.
Most aggressive traction of all. Ideal for use on ice & snow where the depth is up to or exceeds 5" to 6" in depth. More appropriate in hilly areas and steeper grades than the Compact & Quick styles. Excellent for very wide tires. If you have a vehicle with rear drive, with little weight in the back, the Sport & Alpine Pro are best. Also great for traction on wet grass, mud and sand.
Adjustable?
Yes, each traction arm on the Compact style has a cam adjustment that is easily turned for a small or large setting. Can be changed to fit a greater range of tires than the Quick.
Yes, traction bars are linked together with stainless steel links. Links can be moved by hand to other holes in the traction bar to shorten or lengthen the traction elements to fit a range of tires.
Yes, the steel track can be adjusted by changing the position of safety clips in various portions of the track
Hub System That You Attach to the Wheel:
Steel hub system is the same for all four styles.
Steel hub system is the same for all four styles.
Steel hub system is the same for all four styles.
Adding the Traction Ovals:
Adding the traction ovals (elements) are equally easy on all four styles. For the Compact style you just spread apart two of the traction arms to avoid the ground and push the traction oval on easily and quickly. "Click" on the holding ring that interfaces onto the steel hub previously installed. Repeat on the other drive wheel. In a minute total time you are on your way.
Adding the traction ovals (elements) are equally easy on all four styles. For the Sport style you position the arms to the side of the tire tread and center the traction oval on the steel hub previously installed. Lay the top portion of the track on top of the tire and slightly fit the track to the side of the tire. "Click" on the holding ring that interfaces onto the steel hub previously installed. Repeat on the other drive wheel. In a minute total time you are on your way. Drive single tire revolution and traction ovals are self-mounted, surrounding the tire tread.
Adding the traction ovals (elements) are equally easy on all four styles. For the Alpine Pro style you position the arms to the side of the tire tread and center the traction oval on the steel hub previously installed. Lay the top portion of the track on top of the tire and slightly fit the track to the side of the tire. "Click" on the holding ring that interfaces onto the steel hub previously installed. Repeat on the other drive wheel. In a minute total time you are on your way. Drive single tire revolution and traction ovals are self-mounted, surrounding the tire tread.
Maximum Operating Speed:
All styles have the same maximum recommended operating speed; 30 mph (46 km/hr).
All styles have the same maximum recommended operating speed; 30 mph (46 km/hr).
All styles have the same maximum recommended operating speed; 30 mph (46 km/hr).
Materials in the Product:
Quality Swiss manufacture. Traction arms are permanently elastic and wear resistant polymer materials that are tungsten carbide studded. Has 8 to 9 traction arms surrounding each tire on the outside portion, depending on tire size.
Quality Swiss manufacture. Traction arms are permanently elastic and wear resistant polymer materials that are tungsten carbide studded. Between the four arms are traction pads of wear resistant polymer materials, also tungsten carbide studded and linked together with stainless steel links.
Quality Swiss manufacture. Traction arms are wear resistant composite metal and the track that encircles the tread is solid steel formed with sharp points for outstanding grip on ice. The track also has shaped cross members that cut through snow, mud and wet grass.
Removing the Traction Ovals (elements):
To remove the traction elements, stop the vehicle, remove the holding ring and pull the traction element away from the top of the tire. Repeat on the other tire. Drive a couple of revolutions and the devices will fall off. Put them back in the carrying case.
To remove the traction elements, stop the vehicle, remove the holding ring and pull the traction element away from the top of the tire. Repeat on the other tire. Drive a couple of revolutions and the devices will fall off. Put them back in the carrying case.
To remove the traction elements, stop the vehicle, remove the holding ring and pull the traction element away from the top of the tire. Repeat on the other tire. Drive a couple of revolutions and the devices will fall off. Put them back in the carrying case.

* The Quick Style package is an additional model of the Spikes-Spider, not shown here.

Product Description

Spikes-Spider Sport traction device is excellent for use on ice and snow depth 6" and more. Sport provides outstanding traction on deeper snow and steeper grades and slopes. Composed of traction trac made from a combination of tungsten carbide studded traction bars, linked together with stainless steel links. The four arms, also tungsten carbide studded, hold the trac on the tire. Four support arms encircle the tires, with the tracs between the arms. The traction ovals are just as easy to put on as the Quick and Compact style. You just lay the trac on the top of the tire, center the traction oval on the previously installed steel hubs, lock on the holding ring, with a "click". Repeat on the other drive wheel. Drive a few revolutions and the traction ovals are forced by the four arms to self-mount on each tire tread. They store reasonably flat in the carrying case provided, so they take up a little less room than the Quick, but about the same as the Compact. They can be adjusted by moving the links to different holes within the each traction pad and smaller or larger links can be substituted to modify the size to fit many tire sizes. Shown below is a close-up of traction bars linked together by stainless steel links. Note that each bar has 4 holes on each end. With the complete traction oval off the tire, you can easily turn the links to the sharp "V" in the traction bar and take the end of the link out of the hole. You can then put the end of the link in another hole to shorten or lengthen the trac. You, of course, repeat it on the other end of a bar to keep the trac even. Each adjustment is approximately ¼ inch in the trac. Do not over tighten the devices or they will not self mount properly. Should have it loose enough to put the flat of your hand between the tire and the traction oval, when it is on place on the tire.

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