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2012 Ford Escape Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Tire Chains

(35 reviews)

Code:   PW1042



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Glacier Tire Chains - PW1042

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.


  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Created with a low profile that gives you a smooth ride
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states
  • Packaged in reusable tote - great for storage


  • Fits: 14" - 20" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 cable chains
  • 90-Day warranty

Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel-well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearance Diagram

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the vehicle

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall


  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches

1042 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 14" - 20" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/80-16
  • 195/85-16
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205/75-17.5
  • 205/80-16
  • 215/65-17
  • 215/70-17
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215/85-15
  • 225-15
  • 225/50-18
  • 225/50-19
  • 225/55-18
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/70-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-14
  • 225/80-15
  • 235-15
  • 235/35-20
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/45-18
  • 235/45-19
  • 235/50-18
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-15
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-14
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/30-20
  • 245/35-19
  • 245/40-19
  • 245/40-20
  • 245/45-18
  • 245/45-19
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/55-17
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/65-15
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 255/30-20
  • 255/35-18
  • 255/35-19
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-17
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/45-19
  • 255/50-16
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-18
  • 255/55-15
  • 255/55-16
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/65-15
  • 265/30-19
  • 265/35-18
  • 265/35-20
  • 265/40-17
  • 265/40-18
  • 265/50-14
  • 265/50-15
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 265/60-17
  • 275/30-19
  • 275/30-20
  • 275/35-18
  • 275/35-20
  • 275/40-17
  • 275/50-15
  • 275/60-14
  • 275/70-16
  • 285/30-20
  • 285/35-17
  • 285/40-17
  • 315/35-17
  • 6.5-16

Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Videos are provided As a guide only. Refer To manufacturer
installation instructions And specs For complete information.

Video Transcript for Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW20286. These cable chains are designed to fit tires from 15 all the way up to 20 inches and offer a 35 mile an hour maximum speed. These chains are great for occasional use. They've got a sturdy steel wire construction around the outside, as well as on the cross cables. They've got hardened springs that cover the cross cable. It's going to provide that traction we need.

They'll move freely back and forth and really get embedded there, so we can get good grip on that ice and snow. They've designed it with a nice, low, profile design to help keep and maintain a smooth ride. Also, these are going to work great on both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. The ladder design on these chains is going to meet all Department of Transportation requirements in all states. We're here on the passenger side of the vehicle. We spread our chain out here, just to make sure we don't have any kinks or any tangles that we need to work out before we get started. We're working with a tire size of 275-55R20, but again, many different sizes available with these Glacier chains, so you'll have a wide variety of sizes that these are going to fit. The first thing you want to look for is the is yellow, triangle shape tag.

This is going to say right hand side, or left hand side, and give you the indication of which way the tires should be rotating. That arrow will be facing towards the front of the car. We'll now move that arrow and that yellow tag down, around to the front side of our tire there. We'll want the first rung of our ladder to be tucked nicely right underneath the front side of our wheel, there. Give it as much slack as it needs. Get it tucked in there, just like that.

When we roll forward, we'll be able to gather that up right along the rear here. Maybe up here in the top somewhere, so we can get it connected. We'll now pull back and get as much slack as we can out of the front side of our chains, here. Then we can bring our rear up. On the back side here on the rear, we'll bring the cable right through that, and we'll have to rotate up right into that catch point. We'll then bring our rest of our slack out here to the front side. Just like on the rear side there, we've got another catch here.

We'll want to choose one of the mounting locations here. We've got 7 to pick from. On the rear, we use the second. That means those here on the front, we need to use the first, the second, or the third. Once we have that in place and in that set location, we'll use the large lever. Take up some of that slack. See if you can't get that last one. There we go. We'll pull that down. That's going to give us all the tension we'll need. The leverage is designed to come down and hook on to the cable. Depending on where you'll be positioning your cable, your tag end may be a little bit longer. They've got two nice catches designed right in here. You can simply clip it into there and hold it. Keep it from flopping around on you. WE've got our rubber adjuster, here. This is Part Number PW99. It's got 5 hooks on it. We're just going to find 5 locations around our cable chain, here. We're going to hook these in all the way around, 5 different locations facing out away from our sidewall. We don't want to run any risks of getting them up there and having any damage occur. You just want to put some tension on there to stiffen that up a little bit. We're going to drive forward a few car lengths. We'll double check it just to be sure we don't have any extra slack in there that we need to get out or any issues to deal with. With our chain secure, that's going to complete today's look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW2028C. .

Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1042

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (35 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

- PW1042

by: Bill B.12/27/2010

Excellent Customer Sevice I live in Florida and our family is taking a ski trip to the mountains of North Carolina. Last year, we drove to Greensboro in our van but rented a 4WD vehicle to drive to the mountains. This year we want to avoid that hassle so snow chains were a must-have precaution. The web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from was continuous and prompt throughout the entire order, shipping, delivery process. The chains shipped quickly and I received them very fast. As the instructions suggest, I have "dry-fit" the chains in my driveway before actually needing them. They fit perfectly and are very easy to install. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I even needed the rubber adjusters because I can only stretch the adjuster to attach to the chains at two points (the adjusters have five hooks). I have not used the chains to drive in the snow yet and I’m hoping I won't need to use them during our trip. But if I do need them, I am prepared and ready to go thanks to 4634

- PW1042

by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6487

- PW1042

by: William D.02/01/2011

etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6486

- PW1042

by: Don M.10/19/2014

I have not used them as yet, but put them on the car. It was nice weather when I put them on, but can see they will not be much of a problem when, and if I need to use them, when it is cold, and snow is on the ground. As always the delivery was prompt. The bag they are in is a little underwhelming, as it tore when taking them out, and then when I put them back it tore even more. It still will work, but does not look to good. I'll fix it ,it will be fine. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Don---------------------------------- 156772

- PW1042

by: Aaron Blair01/06/2011

Glacier Cable Snow Chains I ordered 2 pair of cable chains for my wife and daughters Ford Escapes and they arrived in only a couple of days and they were a perfect fit and great quality. The service I received from etrailer was great. They sent me emails continuously to keepo me updated on the status of my order all the way through the process until they were delivered tom my front door. I would recommend them to friends and family and if I ever need more chains, I know where to go. Aaron 5049

- PW1042

by: Bruce12/31/2015

Just received the cables for my GMC 4x4 and Equinox AWD. The CHP is now requiring all vehicles including 4x4 and AWD to carry chains/cables. We are heading to the snow and needed these quickly. After shopping online I found that Etrailer had what we needed and got them to us in less than 3 days. Great customer service, Ann was pleasant and knowledgeable, the price was very good, they had the cables in stock, and got them to us when promised. Can't ask for more from a supplier. 234584

- PW1042

by: Vue T.12/31/2012

I was amazed I got an email response on my order the same day, not to mention a few hours after I placed the order. Etrailer even upgraded my order to 3 - 5 day for a faster delivery. I also got a fallow up to make sure I received my product. WOW! Great Service! Special thanks to Patrick Breedlove for the fallow up, Joe H. for the expedite shipping, and George J. for a quick respond to my order. Keep up the good work. I look forward to doing business with Etrailer. 62302

- PW1042

by: Stuart Parish11/10/2011

I purchased these chains for emergency use on my SUV when I visit my vacation home in the mountains of Tennessee. I feel highly confident these chains will provide me with the safety and security for my family. The pricing and shipping costs were 75% less than another merchant I was considering. Plus, storage bags were included! I would recommend this company to everyone. The prices are excellent! Stuart Parish Cincinnati, Oh. 26826

- PW1042

by: Steve M.02/20/2015

The chains appear to be what I need for my rear wheel drive car in the snowy months. A bit difficult to install on rear wheel cars with low profiles. I have BMW 335I. Also, it is a must to install the chains prior to a snow storm if you park your car outside. I was not able to install them while my was parked on layers of snow and ice. I'll be prepared for the next storm. 175417

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by: Dean01/07/2015

Chains are good quality and fit our 2005 Mercury Montego front wheel drive car. It has very little clearance on the inside so fit was important. Only part I added to was the excess cable that is left hanging after you clip the chains the metal keeper is to loose to hold the excess so I just used a couple tie wraps and its fine. Thanks 167994

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by: Richard F11/15/2011

As soon as I received that package, I tried it out with my truck and it fits perfectly. The best part is that it super easy to install. I bought the tire chain with the rubber adjuster but it turns out that it can be installed without it but ofcourse for safety purposes it is better to have one. EASY, FAST AND WORTH EVERY PENNY! 26976

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by: Gerald B.11/14/2011

I haven't used the cable snow tire chains yet but they look like they will fit my needs perfectly on my Ford Escape. I have never had any better on line service before. Shipping was very fast and the etrailer follow up was excellent and kept me informed through the whole process. I would definitely buy from them again. 26906

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by: Dave P.01/06/2016

Great tire chain cables. Superfast shipping. Ordered on a Monday afternoon and received Wednesday afternoon. 2 day shipping of course. Shipping was a little more expensive than the actual product but for a pair of snow chains and fast shipping, it was worth it. Installing the cables are super easy too. Thank you. 234873

- PW1042

by: Jim McAvoy11/20/2011

Fast delivery, great product, everything fit and worked as advertised, my friends were most impressed by the USA Flags I gave them for their hitches, you got any more? Thanks again, you guys do a great job and have an easy web site to order and track progress. Best Regasrds, Jim 27201

- PW1042

by: Mark11/21/2014

Swift delivery. These cables are much smaller and lighter than the chains I've used before which is nice. Love the enclosed bag to carry them in. Havent had the opportunity to use them yet in the ice storms we have here in SC, and hopefully I won't!!!! 162058

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by: L Dussan02/01/2016

Loved the product (put it on my Sienna SE Premium, stock wheels). Easy to install in mild snow storm with bare hands. Drove at 25MPH no problem for 10 miles. Used chains on second and third notch (or whatever that is called) 236737

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by: Jim D12/21/2012

I haven't used the chains yet, but they look exactly as I expected. Purchased them for a trip out west this winter where some areas require chains. They arrived in a nice bag for storage, which I hadn't expected, nice surprise. 61834

- PW1042

by: Don R.11/04/2011 did a great job of handling the order..received within three days of ordering. The cable chains look good..haven't used them yet. I'm very happy with the service, and would recommend 26549

- PW1042

by: Jeff02/11/2013

Bought these chains for emergency use on a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring (with PAX run flat tires). I tested the fit and they look like they will work. But have not tried them out in a real situation yet. 65702

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by: Bruce B.01/22/2012

I got a great product at a great price. The etrailer team kept me posted on the status of my order and my new snow chains arrived sooner than expected! Thanks for a great experience. Bruce 30137

- PW1042

by: C. Hughes12/07/2012

Straight forward design, easy to install. Serves the purpose. Second item I have ordered from etrailer...other than excessive packaging, I could not be more impressed with the service. 60870

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by: Gene P.11/18/2014

Rec'd Chains & Tensioners in good shape.Both seemed to be as advertised. I have not had a chance to try them on the car yet. Maybe today. Thanks for the prompt service. G. 161558

- PW1042

by: Greg H.01/06/2011

Quick Easy Ordering and Delivery I found this site to be very helpful with its selection tools, very easy to order, and delivery was amazingly quick. 5104

- PW1042

by: chauncey01/20/2011

A very good product,and the shipping was fast.It almost seem like it was next day usps.please buy your tire chains from etrailer. Thanks. 5807

- PW1042

by: HU JOHN WEN12/28/2012

If your product "snowchain" increase max speed to 40 mph it would be better because most of highway minimum speed is 40 mph. 62162


As a whole, speed minimums do not apply when weather is so poor that tire chains are required. If the roads are so bad that chains are needed, then speeds will need to be reduced below the speed minimums.

Patrick B - 12/31/2012


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by: Bill Naivar02/07/2014

After being stuck on the iced over Interstate for almost 24 hours last week, I hope these will get me home the next time. 116031

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by: Wyatt L.11/16/2012

Haven't had to use them yet, but they were easy to install and fit properly right out of the box when I tested them. 59486

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by: Kenny A. VA02/13/2016

Haven't installed chains yet. Thanks for great service, the products were received as promised on time! 237715

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by: Joey L.01/12/2011

Thanks! Got the chains quickly. Love the mapping application to show where the package was at. 5384

- PW1042

by: Laurence A01/16/2016

Great product. Excellent customer service. I strongly recommend this website. 235615

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by: Luis E04/03/2013

great service and product. thx u delivered just as promised 73996

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by: frankie01/18/2011

good looking product real good servicei will order again thanks 5663

- PW1042

by: PF12/27/2011

Good product, delivered quickly 28760

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by: Charles B12/02/2015

A great buy for your money. 232859

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by: Poorya04/04/2014

Great customer support 123760


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  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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  • Availability of Snow Tire Chains For a LT225/75R16 Tire Size
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042, will fit the LT225/75R16 tire size. I would also recommend to use the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99, for the Glacier snow tire chain. They attach to the snow chains and keep constant tension on the chains for a tight, secure fit. I am including a link to a page that will show all of the snow tire chains I have available for the LT225/75R16 tire size.
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  • Snow Chains Recommendations for Tire Size 245/50-18 on a 2011 BMW X3
  • The only snow chains we have available, at this time, for the 245/50-18 tire size are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1042, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, item # PWPLC1144. I checked with our supplier and they stated that if you want the best traction the Square-Link Chain is the best option to go with and would even be better than the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, item # PW1942V, that you referenced.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Escape And Utah Snow Chain Requirements
  • The only information we have for the state of Utah is that Snow Chains may be used on a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid. Drivers are advised to carry one set for the drive axle from Nov. 1 to Mar 31. If there are further snow chain requirements you will need to check with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles. There are many types of snow chains available for the factory size 235/70-16 tires on your 2008...
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  • Are Cable Style Tire Chains for 245/55 R19 Tires Approved for Use in California
  • For cable style chains for a 245/55-19 you can use # PW2029C. These cables are Class S compatible and they do comply with Department of Transportation requires and can be used in California. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific recommendations on tire chain use. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article for you. I also recommend tensioner # PW99 to keep the cables taught.
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  • Will the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 Fit on 235/75-15 Tires with 15 Inch Rims
  • Yes, the Glacier cable snow tire chains, # PW1042, are designed for 235/75-15 tires with a 15 inch rim. I would recommend adding a set of Glacier rubber adjusters, # PW100, to help keep constant tension on the cables and provide a tight, secure fit.
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 with 17 Inch Tires
  • The Glacier cable snow tire chains you need are part # PW1042. They will fit tire size 225/65-17. These are great for occasional use and are constructed with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99 would be worthwhile to get because they make it much easier to fit and tighten Glacier snow tire chains. As a side note, always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I included a couple helpful articles...
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  • Tire Chains for a Toyota RAV4 with 225/65-17 Tires
  • It sounds like you are talking about the emergency style chains # PW6081 or # PW6087. They strap around the tire on vehicles that have wheels with existing holes or slots to attach to. Or if you mean cable style chains we certainly have some that will fit a 225/65-17 tire size. I recommend the Glacier cables, # PW1042, with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters make installation a little easier and help maintain the proper tension on the cables. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2003 Saturn Vue AWD
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chains you mentioned, part # PW1042 and PW2029C will indeed fit the tire size you mentioned. These cable chains are a good choice for emergency use. By emergency use, I mean that they are kept in the vehicle in the unlikely event that they should be needed. The PW2029C has more rollers than the PW1042, and would provide more traction. If you decide to use the cables, I would recommend purchasing the rubber adjusters, part # PW99. If you are going to be deliberately...
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  • Class S Tire Chain Definition and Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey with 235/65R-16 Tires
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, # PWPLC1142, are compatible for use on vehicles that require a Class S or smaller tire chain, like your 2007 Honda Odyssey. Class S refers to limited clearance tire chains that measure 15mm or less at the side walls and 37mm or less across the tread of the tire they are designed to fit. Because your vehicle has limited wheel well and front suspension clearance you will want to make sure these chains are as tight as possible when installed on...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains or Cables for 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
  • You will first want to check your owners manual or with the Audi dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, or if there are any limitations. For the 235/45R17 tire size the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, is the part number you would need for the cable style chains like the part number you have referenced. I would also recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Chains, part # TH01221100. These are dual-sided, D-shape chain links that...
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 275/35-20 Tire Size on a 2008 Audi A8
  • We do carry tire chains that will fit a 275/35-20 tire size. There are 2 options. First is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1042, that you have referenced. This is a basic set of chains designed for occasional use. The second option is Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142. The square links in these chains offer more grip on snowy or icy roads. For either set it is recommended to use Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Class S Snow Chains - 1 Pair, # PW100,...
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  • Economical Snow Chain Recommendation for 2015 Chevrolet Suburban with 20 Inch Wheels
  • If your 2015 Chevrolet Suburban is equipped with tire sizes 275/55-20 or 285/50-20, I recommend going with the Titan Diamond Pattern Alloy Snow Tire Chains, # TC2327. These chains are constructed of manganese-nickel alloy which is exceptionally strong, durable, and rust resistant yet very reasonably priced. Having installed these chains a time or two myself, I find them pretty easy to use. I have attached a short video for you.
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  • Choosing Snow Chains for Sprinter Work Van with Michelin LT225/75/16 Tires
  • Some auto makers may restrict use of tire chains on certain vehicles to those of a specific class. This is typically due to limited clearance in the wheel wells on some models. On such vehicles Class S chains are required as these need less clearance around the tire. I suggest that you first review your owners manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding use of tire chains. For your tire size, LT225/75/16, we offer a range of chains, including the cost-effective cable chains from...
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  • Cable Style Snow Tire Chains for P225/75-16 Tires
  • A tire size of 225/27-16 like you indicated in your question then that would mean it has an overall diameter of 20.78 inches compared to the 29.29 diameter of a 225/75-16. If you meant LT225 vs P225 (/75-16 for both) then you can use use the appropriate size chains for both types of tire but some are better suited for one style or the other. For a P225 you would want to go with chains # PW1042 because they are better suited for passenger vehicle tires as opposed to light truck (LT) tires....
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  • Can a 235/65-17 Tire be Replaced with a 245/65-17 Tire
  • You might be able to replace a 235/65-17 with a 245/65-17 tire. The tires you have now, 235/65-17, are about 9.25 inches wide and 29 inches tall. The 245s on the other hand are 9.65 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. On vehicles, especially newer vehicles, there is very little space to go to a larger tire without making other modifications. Based on the differences in the tire sizes listed above you should be able to determine if there is enough space to use the slightly larger size.
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  • Tire Chains for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with P235/70R16 Tires
  • You can use Glacier tire chain cables # PW1042 for a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe with 235/70-16 tires. These cables are great for occasional use. I also recommend using tensions # PW99. I have also included a link to all of the chains that fit your vehicle and tire size. Be sure to consult your vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of chains. I have also included some tire chain FAQ articles for you.
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  • Snow Tire Cables for 265/70-16 Tires on a Dodge Dakota or Dodge Durango
  • The issue is the difference between passenger vehicle car tires and light truck tires of the same size. Pewag breaks it down to cover certain chains and cables for car tires and different chains and cables for light truck tires even if they are the same size. If you want cables for 265/70-16 light truck tires you would use # PW2028C with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters help keep the cables under the proper tension and in place on the tires. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • How Many Sets of Snow Chains Should be Used on a 1989 Jeep Wrangler that will be Plowing Snow
  • Ideally you would want to put snow chains on all axles of a vehicle like your 1989 Jeep Wrangler. Especially if you will be plowing snow since this will give you the best possible traction. The only reason to not use chains on all axles would be if the owners manual says chains are only allowed on one axle. For what you are doing you would want to go with a quality set of chains and not cables as they will provide you with better traction and will last longer. For that the # TC2319 would...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2016 Ford Mustang With 265/35-20 Tires
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042 will work on your 20 inch tires you have on your 2016 Mustang. These chains are a nice option for occasional travel. I recommend using a tire chain tensioner like part # PW99 to hold the chains in place when installed. Depending on how much you plan on driving with the tire chains on the car you may want to look for tire chains that feature rim protection like the Premium Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part # TH02230K45. These...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Legacy
  • For a set of snow cables that are confirmed to fit the 225/50-18 tire size you have on your 2016 Subaru Legacy you would want the part # PW1042 which have been confirmed as a fit. I attached a review video for these cables for you to check out as well. Be sure to follow the restrictions that are listed in the owners manual of your vehicle as well.
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  • Will the Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains # PW6087 Fit 2002 Chevrolet Express Van
  • Before purchasing snow tire chains, you should check your vehicle owners manual to see if using tire chains is acceptable or recommended for your van. The item you selected, Glacier Emergency Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PW6087, will fit the wheels on your 2002 Chevrolet Express 2500 Van, as long as there is a slot in the wheels for the strap to pass through, and the wheels are size 15 to 18 inches. Please note, that these chains are for emergency situations like pulling out a...
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  • Self-Tensioning Snow Chains for 2011 BMW X3
  • The only self tensioning tire chain we offer for the 245/55-17 tire size is the Thule K-Summit, part # TH02230K45. The chains are self tightening and aligning and will not extend past the inside edge of the tire, so they are perfect for vehicles with limited clearance between the inside of the tire and the suspension components. The chains offer a 5 year warranty, and are very easy to install and remove as you can see by watching the video I linked you to. If you like the cable...
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  • Tire Chains and Rubber Adjusters for a 2013 Ford Escape
  • There are at least 3 tire sizes that could be on your 2013 Ford Escape. For example, if you have any of the 3 tire sizes listed (235/55-17, 235/50-18, or 235/45-19) you could use # PW1042 with adjusters # PW99. If you have a different tire size let me know what it is and I can make some recommendations. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual for specific information on the use of chains.
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  • Difference Between Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains are pretty much the same. Both have basically the same construction, install quickly and easily, and come with a bag/tote for storage. They do differ in their warranty period, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 90 day warranty where as the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 30 day warranty.
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 28 Foot Motor Home with LT225/75R-16 Tires
  • According to Glacier Chain, the # PW1042 cable snow tire chains you mentioned are indeed a fit for the LT225/75R-16 tires you mentioned. These cable chains are perfect for emergency use, but are not the most durable of choices. If you are planning frequent trips into areas where the chains might be needed, I would recommend something that would be more durable that you would get many uses from, like the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1142. Regardless of whether...
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  • Availability of Snow Socks for 2007 Bentley Continental with 275/35/ZR20 Tires
  • The Heininger Ultra Snow Socks for Passenger Vehicles # HE9110 that you referenced are the only such item we offer. These, like all tire chains, fit multiple tire sizes but not the 275/35/ZR20 size you have on your Bentley. We do offer a variety of S-Class passenger vehicle tire chains for your tire size from several makers, all of which are suited for on-road use only. The link at right will let you see all offerings. S-Class chains do not require a lot of clearance within the wheel...
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  • Snow Chains for a LT265/75R-16 Tire on a 2004 GMC Sierra
  • I went ahead and linked all the tire chains for your size tire for your convenience. The Pewag Chains you referenced # PW1042 will not be a fit for your size tire. I was able to look up your owners manual, and according to it, you are not to use tire chains on tire size LT265/75R-17 because of clearance issues. When a manufacturer states that you may not use tire chains on a vehicle in the manual it is for good reason. There is more than likely an important component of the vehicle...
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