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Spikes-Spider 17.221 C2 Compact Series Winter Traction Aid - Set of 2

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17.221
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Spikes-Spider
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17.221
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Key Features

  • Convenient, clean alternative to snow chains and studded tires
  • Designed for vehicles with standard sized tires driving in less the 6" of snow on standard grades and inclines
  • 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: 19 pounds
Package Size: 21 x 20 x 8 inches

Product Description

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The Spikes-Spider Compact Series Winter Traction Aid is an exceptionally easy-to-use traction device that makes studded tires and snow chains obsolete. Sold as a set, the Compact Style package contains two multi-armed traction aids (elements), embedded with tungsten studs, that install and can be removed from tires literally in 1-2 minutes, all without having to reach into your car's wheel wells or drive over traction devices laid out in the snow or ice. Additional features include: wear resistant polymer materials, a maximum recommended speed of 30 MPH with traction elements installed and a rugged carrying case for all series components included.

Spikes-Spider Compact Style winter traction element
The precision Swiss made traction solution.
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Innovation in Tire Traction

Spikes-Spider traction elements are an innovative alternative to old-fashioned snow chains and studded tires for use on ice and snow up to 5"-6" deep. The Compact version of the Spikes-Spider comes in a set of two, attaching to each of your drive wheels and has eight -- or nine (depending on the size) -- traction arms constructed of permanently elastic, wear resistant polymer materials, surrounding a central hub made up of those same materials. This hub in turn attaches, via a hand-turned locking ring, to a heavy duty steel hub semi-permanently attached to your car's tire. Each arm has multiple tungsten carbide studs embedded in their traction surface, which sit just below the outer edge of the treads of your tires - but only in direct contact with them at the point of contact with the road. This allows the arms of the Spikes-Spider Compact 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 of the Spikes-Spider Compact Style 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, the Spikes-Spider Compact element also is a valuable tool simply by means of its extreme ease of use when compared with traction tires and chains. Virtually anyone can install or remove the Spikes-Spider, in any weather or terrain condition, in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. Again, the secret is its multiple flexible traction arms. Adjustable to the right or left, and only installing along the outer edge of your tires, the arms of the Spikes-Spider Compact element closest to the ground are easily parted as you attach the device's hub to your tire. This allows you to avoid the wet, dirty, cold job of aligning a traction device to the bottom of tires, familiar to anyone who has chained up their car along the side of an icy or snowy road. All that you need to do with Spikes-Spider Compact elements is to slip it over your tires and quickly snap them into place with the locking ring. The traction elements that you adjusted will realign themselves naturally, leaving you ready to roll in seconds. Removing Spikes-Spider Compact elements is just as quick and easy by removing the lock ring, pulling the element partially off and 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 standard sized tires driving in less the 6" of snow on standard grades and inclines
  • 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
  • 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 Compact Series traction elements, 2 decorative hub cover, 2 steel hub, 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 elements comes 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 Compact traction device is excellent for use on ice and snow up to 5"-6" deep. Compact provides superior traction on ice. Used on moderate grades and slopes. The "Compact" style is the newest style of SPIKES-SPIDER. It has eight or nine (depending on the size) traction arms. Each arm has tungsten carbide studs embedded in the traction surface. The traction arms can be moved slightly to avoid the ground to put them on quickly and easily, once the steel hubs have been installed on two drive wheels. The arms fold down or can easily be removed from the center holding ring for storage, so they do not take up as much room in your vehicle as the Quick style. The Compact style traction ovals, that go around the tire have some adjustment-for adjustment ranges see the tables, Spider Sizes vs. Tire Sizes. Each size Compact style has a Small "S" and Large "L" adjustment using a cam that is easy to turn. Appropriate for use on moderate grades and slopes. Like the Quick, Sport and Alpine Pro, the Compact traction arms do not extend to the back portion of the tire, so they do not cause clearance problems on vehicles. They cover one-third to one-half of the outside surface of the tire tread, giving great coverage and traction.

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