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2012 Ford Focus Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Tire Chains

(16 reviews)


Code:   PWPLC1138

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Glacier Tire Chains - PWPLC1138

These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. Chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Designed for highway use; not intended for off-road applications.


Features:

  • Made with case hardened square links for superior grip and excellent traction
  • Constructed of low-carbon steel
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meant for highway use; not intended for off-road applications
  • Includes reusable storage case


Specs:

  • Fits: 14" - 19" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 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

185/60-15

  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





PLC 1138 Glacier by Pewag, Square Link Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 14" - 19" Tires





These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 185/75-16
  • 185/80-16
  • 205-15
  • 205/55-18
  • 205/60-16
  • 205/65-16
  • 205/70-16
  • 205/75-15
  • 205/80-14
  • 205/80-15
  • 215-14
  • 215/40-18
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/50-17
  • 215/55-17
  • 215/60-17
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-15
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/75-15
  • 220/60-16
  • 220/65-390
  • 225-14
  • 225/35-20
  • 225/40-18
  • 225/45-18
  • 225/45-19
  • 225/55-16
  • 225/60-16
  • 225/60-17
  • 225/65-15
  • 225/65-16
  • 225/70-14
  • 225/70-15
  • 225/75-14
  • 235/30-20
  • 235/35-19
  • 235/45-17
  • 235/50-17
  • 235/55-16
  • 235/60-15
  • 235/70-14
  • 240/45-15
  • 245/40-17
  • 245/40-18
  • 245/45-16
  • 245/50-15
  • 245/50-17
  • 245/60-14
  • 255/40-17
  • 255/45-15
  • 255/55-14
  • 255/60-14
  • 27x8.5-15
  • 285/40-15
  • 7.5-14
  • FR78-15
  • GR78-15

Video of Glacier Square-Link 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 Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Ford Fusion

Today on our 2007 Ford Fusion, we'll be test fitting the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1138, with tire size P205/60/16. We'll begin our test fit by laying the chains out on the ground, and making sure we get any kinks or knots out of the chains themselves. This will make it easier for installation. We'll now take the chains and drape them over the tire, making sure that the cross chains are centered with the tire tread. Now in order to identity whether the chain is going on correctly or not, we'll make sure that the cross chains attach to the side chain with the hooks facing out. This will protect the tire, as well as ensure that the chain is going on correctly.

We'll now let our chains drape around the tire, where we'll need to move to the inside here at the 6 o'clock position. We'll connect the two ends of the side chain together, making sure to get as much of the slack out of the chains as possible. We can then move to the outside of the chains here at the 6 o'clock position, and again take up as much of the slack within the side chains as possible, and connect the two together. We'll pull the lever over, and using the excess side link here, we'll hook the tension device around. We can then use our rubber chain tensioning device, part number PW100.

We'll work in a pentagonal shape, hooking it to the side chain. This will help further ensure that the chain stays on the tire, and making it safer to drive. And that completes our test fit of the Glacier square link snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1138, on our 2007 Ford Fusion.


Customer Reviews

Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PWPLC1138

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)


These sturdy tire chains feature a square-link design for better grip on snowy or icy roads. Chains fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Designed for highway use; not intended for off-road applications.


- PWPLC1138

by: Chad02/02/2016


I have not tried these in the snow yet but they were pretty easy to install. These chains have a more aggressive chain that the other model that I was looking at (PW1042) so they will probably provide better traction but also offer a more bumpy ride. These chains are probably more suitable for terrain where there is hard packed snow that will prevent the chains from making direct contact with the road. The case that comes with the chains is decent and the instructions are helpful. I also got the rubber chain tensioners (PW105) and am glad that I did. 236782



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by: Burt T.10/03/2014


Rating product as "good" because I havent had an occasion to use them. I don't see anywhere to rate the service, but I found it to be excellent! The staff assisted me in the selection of the chains and delivered them as promised. The day after receiving them, I was back on the road to California via Colorado. Plenty of snow on the ground but didn't need the chains. Thanks everyone! 154408



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by: Rocco S.01/19/2011


Shipping and Parts The Tire Chains I ordered were perfect and came just in time for the snow and subsequent ice and freezing rain. They fit perfectly but I expected nothing more. However, the reason I was able to use them was because E-Trailer upgraded the shipping to 3 days from the ordered 5. I received them and am now using them. Thanks 5690



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by: Vicki T11/14/2013


We ordered snow chains and tension devices the order was placed and within hours had been sent an email that our purchase was ready to ship and they had upgraded our shipping. Items were delivered as promised. The best part is the video of how to install the snow chains on their website. Thank You! 107309



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by: Randal W.03/09/2015


The chains and rubber securing devices i bought were of top quality material. They installed easily without the necessity of having to roll back onto them. I'm looiking forward to using my product soon. THanks again for the good deal !! . 177702



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by: Happy10/03/2015


I haven't used the chains yet, however they appear to be excellent. The shipping was faster than I had imagined and the associate was a delight and knowledge. Thank you. I'll be back to this store. Glad I ordered the adjusters, too. 229064



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by: Vic K.12/12/2013


Chains arrived quickly. I thought they would be a little heftier, but I believe they are going to be a good addition to my tires when I'm driving in the mountains. Thanks for a good product and timely shipping! 109961



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by: Jennifer C12/03/2013


Great looking product. I am sure these snow chains will do the job when the time comes. Very pleased with product and service and fast delivery time! 108973



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by: David B.11/07/2014


It's a quality product at a fair price. Good customer service and quick delivery. I'm very pleased with my purchase. 159920



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by: Rich T.01/11/2012


Hands down the best retail site that I've used on the web. From product menus to customer notifications, great job. 29484



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by: Gerald S.04/21/2014


Hey, what can said about a set of snow chains. They fit and look great. But, hope I never need to use them. 126092



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by: al seidel01/04/2012


Great chains, great price and great service. Tomm was also great to deal with over the phone. 29087



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by: George H.10/21/2014


Just what I was looking for thank you for the fast shipping. will order from you again. 157183



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by: Joanna08/08/2011


The chains came quickly, and the shipping was upgraded for me at no extra cost! 21352



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by: Steve S11/21/2012


I had no problem finding the product iI needed, and was sent to me quickly. 59889



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by: ken lytle12/27/2013


excellent, as described 111257

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  • How Fast Can I go with Snow Chains on my Vehicle, Should the Chains be Removed for Dry Pavement
  • You will want to stay within the speed range the manufacturer of your chains recommends, typically 25-30 miles per hour is the limit. To prevent damage to the chains and your tires you should remove the chains once you get on dry pavement. I attached an FAQ article below on snow chains that you might find informative.
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  • How Effective Would Adding Snow Tire Chains be on a 2010 Volkswagen GTI
  • Before buying snow tire chains you will want to check your owners manual or with the Volkswagen dealer, to see if you can install snow tire chains on your 2010 Volkswagen GTI, or if there are any limitations. A 4wd vehicle is nice to have in the snow, but the tires make a difference and how somebody drives with the 4wd can make a difference. The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is a front wheel drive vehicle which is designed for performance and handling so it will use the larger 17 inch and 18...
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Glacier Snow Chains # PWPLC1138 And The # PWPL1138
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1138, is a square-link design snow chain and the Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPL1138, is a twist-link design snow chain. The C is just designating the different part number. See the picture to the right that will show the two different styles of links on the snow chains. The square-link design snow chain is rated for better traction, because more of the link is in contact with the pavement. It will also have better...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 215/55-17 Tires on 2012 Volkswagen GTI
  • The correct set of chains for you would depend on your needs. If you want an inexpensive set of chains that will sit in the back of the vehicle, to be used in the unlikely event that you found yourself in a situation where you'll need them, the Glacier Chains # PWPLC1138 would be a good choice. We also recommend the Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99. However, if you're purposely driving into snowy and mountainous areas and know without a doubt you'll need the chains frequently, you'd...
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  • Tire Chains Suitable for Use on 2013 Ford Flex and 2014 Mazda 6
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your two vehicles' manuals carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealerships. Tire chains come in a variety of types and with varying features. Some are on-road only while...
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  • Correct Tire Chain Adjuster for Use on Glacier Tire Chains for 2012 Subaru Impreza, Part # PW1038
  • Your first step is to check your owners manual for any guidance concerning use of tire chains on this vehicle. The specified tire chain adjuster for the Glacier Tire Chain, part # PW1038, when used on 17-inch wheels is in fact the # PW99, although the video shows installation of the smaller size, part # PW100. In typical use on 17-inch wheels it will be easier to install the larger size since they will offer more slack. Part # PW99 will help to keep the Glacier S-Class Tire Chains...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2002 Lincoln Town Car with 225/60R16 Tires
  • If you need the chains for a 2002 Lincoln Town Car with 225/60R16 tires, the chains that you have referenced, # PWPLC1142 are not recommended. The correct chains that are the same model but will fit your tire size is part # PWPLC1138. The cross chain length is 12-3/4 inches long including the hooks. The side chain is 70 inches long. With these chains I recommend rubber adjusters # PW100 to make installation and adjustment easier. The cross chain length, including the hooks, is 14-1/2...
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  • Effect of M+S Tire Rating on Snow Chain Sizing
  • The Glacier Square-Link Tire Chain you referenced, part # PWPLC1138 would be correct for your Mud + Snow (M+S) rated 225/60/17 tires on your 2006 Sienna. An M+S rated tire is not any larger in diameter than a standard tire, the difference lies in the extra cuts or sipes incorporated into the tread design itself. I would also recommend the rubber adjusters, part # PW100. The adjusters will provide constant tension to the chains. Before ordering, be sure to read and abide by any...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2009 BMW 328i Sport with 255/40-17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. There may be special requirements or restrictions. For the 255/40-17 tire size the chains that need the least amount of clearance (zero on the inboard side of the tires) are the Thule K Summit chains, # TH02230K23. These chains only fit on the outboard side and tread of the tires so there is no chance of interference on the inboard side. These are excellent...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2004 Honda Pilot and 2006 Toyota Sienna
  • I will be happy to help. For the 2006 Toyota Sienna with 225/60-17 tires you have several options. If you will not be using chains very often then I recommend going with cables # PW1038 with rubber adjusters # PW100. Cables are great for occasional use and the rubber adjusters help keep the proper tension on the cables and keep them in place. If you live in an area where chains are required by law and/or expect to use chains frequently then go with Glacier square-link chains # PWPLC1138,...
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  • Which Tire Chains for 2003 Honda Accord EX 2.4 With 205/60/16 Tires
  • Cable-type tire chains offer a cost-effective option for the driver who needs tire chains only on occasion. One such product is the Glacier Class S Tire Chain for the 2003 Honda Accord, part # PW1034. This DOT-compliant chain set offers a low-profile design ideal for vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance and uses rugged case-hardened steel roller construction. We recommend rubber adjusters be used with these chains and they are available separately, part # PW100. Installation of...
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  • Tire Chains that Will Fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 Tires on a 2000 and 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule tire chains will not fit both tire sizes but you could use the Glacier chains # PWPLC1138. They do fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 tires. You can also use Titan chains # TC1138. For these chains I recommend adding the rubber adjusters, # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manuals for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included some video links and a link to our help article on tire chains for you to the right.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2014 Infiniti Q60
  • There were at least 4 possible stock tire size options for the 2014 Infiniti Q60. I show that it could have 225/45-19, 225/50-18, 245/40-19, or 245/45-18 tires. Check the tire sidewall on your Q60 to determine the size. This will ensure you get the right size chains for that tire size. If you have 225/45-19 tires I recommend Glacier square-link chains # PWPLC1138. The square links provide excellent traction and they are Class S rated for vehicles with limited clearance around the tires....
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  • What Is The Diameter And Material Of Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1138 have a cross chain diameter of 4.5 mm. The chains are made of a tempered, low-carbon steel. These are a Class S tire chain and fit 14 inch to 19 inch tires.
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  • Fit of Glacier Chains # PWPLC1138 Tire Chains on 2013 VW GTI
  • The Glacier Chain # PWPLC1138 chains you referenced are indeed a fit for the stock size 225/40-18 tires on your 2013 VW GTI. These chains meet the qualifications for Class S status, which means the chains extend no further above or to the inside of the tire than 15mm. Before purchasing or installing chains, you'll want to consult your owner's manual and abide by any advice or prohibitions VW offers regarding tire chain usage. I'll link you to our Tire Chain FAQ article.
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Test Fit:
Joe V

Expert Research:
Michael L

Video Edited:
Zack K

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Jeff D

Expert Research:
Jameson C

Video Edited:
Joshua S

Test Fit:
Nicholas E

Video Edited:
Jacob T

Test Fit:
Rick A

Video by:
Patrick B

Test Fit:
Matthew K

Video Edited:
Andrew L

Video by:
Kathleen M

Updated by:
Laura H

Video Edited:
Dustin K

Expert Research:
Jeffrey L

Video by:
Alan C

Video Edited:
Sue W

Test Fit:
Randy B

Video by:
Chris R

Test Fit:
Savanna B

Video by:
Zach D

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