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. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Glacier. Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair part number PW1046 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Tire Chains

(339 reviews)


Code:   PW1046

Retail:$72.76

Price:$35.95


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Glacier Tire Chains - PW1046

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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Fits: 15" - 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

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





1046 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 15" - 20" Tires







These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/75-17.5
  • 215/80-16
  • 215/85-16
  • 225/60-18
  • 225/65-18
  • 235/30-22
  • 235/50-20
  • 235/55-18
  • 235/55-19
  • 235/60-18
  • 235/65-17
  • 235/65-18
  • 235/70-17
  • 235/75-16
  • 245/30-22
  • 245/60-18
  • 245/65-17
  • 245/70-16
  • 245/75-16
  • 255/30-22
  • 255/55-18
  • 255/65-16
  • 255/70-15
  • 255/70-16
  • 265/75-15
  • 275/35-19
  • 275/40-18
  • 275/40-19
  • 275/45-18
  • 275/55-17
  • 275/60-15
  • 285/30-18
  • 285/35-18
  • 285/35-19
  • 285/40-18
  • 295/30-18
  • 295/30-20
  • 295/35-18
  • 295/40-20
  • 295/50-15

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 PW1046. These Glacier snow tire chains are SAE class S chains. They're designed specifically for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. You can see how they work out nicely right here. They have a low profile design, so they're going to provide a smoother ride than your average chains. They feature steel rollers on cross cables, so they're going to give you adequate traction on light snow and ice.

They also feature a ladder pattern that will assist you during starts and stops. They'll work with vehicles that are either front or rear wheel drive and will fit wheels between 15 and 20 inches. See etrailer.com for your specific tire size. They meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. They come in a quantity of 2. Let's go ahead and show you how to get them installed.

We're going to be putting tire chains on the front tires of our Santa Fe today because it is driven by the front axles. To begin our test fit, I've gone ahead and laid the chain out. You want to be sure there's no kinks, twists, or any tangles in it. You also want to be sure that the hooks here, the open end, is facing up. Our tire is actually going to be on the opposite side, right here.

Now, let's go ahead and drape our chain over our tire. You want to be sure it's even on both sides. An easy way you can do that is grab the cable in front here and make sure it's about the same in the back. Then we can finish bringing it around our tire, and we'll hook up in the back first. If you're on the backside, what we want to do is take our stoppers here and our eyelet here and put them together. We don't want to connect too many though because we won't be able to connect to the front side evenly, and we can always change it later.

Here on the front, we're going to do the exact same thing. Only this time, we're going to connect as many as we can. That way, it's going to be a nice, tight fit. Then with the excess here, we can fit it into our little keeper. That way, it doesn't flap around while we're on the road. Now we can repeat the same process for the other side. With both sides installed, the manufacturer does recommend a rubber adjuster. What this does is it's going to help keep tension on your chain around your tire while you're on the road. It's going to help your chain have a better fit. You can pick up 2 with part number PW105. Just be sure to install with the hook away from the tire. We'll hook one side, and go right across, and then work our way around. It's very easy to install. Now, it is a good idea to drive a short distance, stop, and get out, see if you need to make any adjustments. Just want to be sure that it remains tight. That's going to complete our look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046.


Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1046

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (339 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.


- PW1046

by: Catherine S.12/16/2015


I cannot review the product right now as I just received it and purchased it as a "just in case" scenario when we drive from SF to Tahoe at the end of the month. However I really appreciated the customer service when I called to make sure I was ordering the right item. The tracking of the item was also flawless from etrailer and the package actually got here a day earlier than scheduled. The cables come in a handy pouch with instructions and a tag with tire compatibility. All good. Will order again from etrailer for sure. 233915



- PW1046

by: John Q. Public02/04/2011


I use the product on a limited basis (really snowy conditions) but they provide great traction. I have 4wd with my JGC so accelerating and driving aren't the problem, it's the stopping. Even at slow speeds, driving down windy hills on the commute is problematic for any SUV. These chains definitely provide the traction you need in back road driving. Plus you do not have to shell out $600 on snow tires. 6655



- PW1046

by: Saint Anthony of Padua Mission08/05/2016


We go to Honduras in a Mission every year. We set up medical and dental services in the village up the mountain where only 4x4 can reach. When it rains the only way we can get there is if we set up these chains. Is like night and day the difference. Without chains we got stuck with 3 of the trucks. We set up the chains and it felt as we were driving a tank. 280107



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by: Cathy D.02/03/2016


Purchased these for a snow weekend. We've never used snow chains before and boy are we glad we had them in the minivan. We drive a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it got stuck in the snow overnight. We put the chains on and easily made our way out. You should practice putting the chains on before you have to do it in bad weather! 236857



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by: Kassel10/10/2013


They fit properly, seem well-made and durable. Enclosed guidelines included helpful photos along with clear instructions. The tire chain carrying bag is an appropriate size, well-made and durable. The items were well packaged and delivered undamaged, on time. 103389



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by: Adam F11/20/2012


Came Today, earlier than promised. All shipped good, had good customer service, shipped me what I asked for. Haven't used the chains yet, but am sure they will be fine. Cheapest price, fast shipping, good customer service, would definately recommend. Adam 59842



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by: Robert P.11/15/2011


Standard shipping 5-7 days, but product was here in 23 hours! I put the tire cables on my truck, everything fit and was easy to install. I live in Illinois but won't use them untill this winter (going through northern Rockies in January). We shall see. 26982



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by: Leanne P11/27/2015


I followed directions and did a trial run getting them on the car and they went on easy, I am hopeful that they go on that easy when I really need them. I do need to buy the straps that help to tighten them up and will order them when I finish this 232612



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by: Jeff M.11/26/2014


Made a mistake in ordering. They were able to get me the correct snow cable chains for my 2015 subaru outback shipped to me in less than a week. Customer service with Julie H and Dana were excellent. Couldn't be more happier. Thanks etrailer! 162516



- PW1046

by: Paul S.01/01/2015


Have always had great service and products from etrailer. Haven't had a chance to use these chains yet, but I'm sure they'll be just fine in the snow. The video reviews and instructions for etrailer products make choosing simple and easy. 167462



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by: Bob D06/03/2016


Ordering was easy, price was good, they were shipped in a timely manner. Of course they won't be used for several months as we are just going into summer weather. Based on what I paid for them, I think they will be satisfactory. 256429



- PW1046

by: Ted Okolichany11/11/2014


I have not used them yet as no snow at this time. The chains are well made and well worth the low purchase price. I received the chains in a prompt manner once ordered here. I would consider ordering other products here. Ted 160373



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by: Eun K.11/30/2016


I've been using Glacier tire cables for two years and I'm very satisfied with them. They are easy to install and reasonable price. Most of all, the delivery is so quick, so I ordered tire cables for spare in this winter, too. 321005



- PW1046

by: John S.02/04/2015


I have not used them yet but tried a dry run without snow. The chains were fairly easy to put on the tire. etrailer shipped my chains the same day I ordered and notified me by email. I had them in a few days. Great service! 172405



- PW1046

by: TOM D01/13/2011


GOOD SERVICE I CAN'T REVIEW THESE CHAINS SINCE I JUST GOT THEM ONE HOUR AGO, THEY LOOK GOOD, BUT I WON'T BE USING THEM UNTIL THEY ARE REQUIRED BY THE WEATHER. THE PRICE IS REASONABLE AND THE SERVICE BY ETRAILER WAS GOOD 5460



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by: Ben02/03/2011


Bought these as "insurance" for our cars (bought a pair for our SUV and commuter car). I haven't used them yet but I think this is a good product w/ simple instructions and a nice carrying bag w/ handles. 6586



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by: William B.02/04/2011


The tire chains arrived in a very short time; much faster than I expected. Although I haven't used them yet, they look to be exactly what I wanted. Appear to be a good product at a reasonable price. 6659



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by: Joe Buzz12/10/2014


I'm gonna say Excellent for now even though I haven't had to use them yet. I'll update my review once I've used them. Otherwise, service and delivery was as expected. 164057



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by: Dennis L.12/15/2012


Just tried the chains on to make sure they fit, etc. Very pleased so far with them. Also, the ease of ordering and the time of the delivery was excellent. Thank you. 61539



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by: Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission08/06/2016


This year we are helping villages on the mountain so we using again the chains that got us safe up and down the mountain when it rained last year 280420



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by: Ken D.03/09/2011


Fast delivery. Came in a nice small carrying bag with easy to follow instructions and looks as expected. Hope we never have to use them! 8880



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by: Cecil H02/23/2015


Great product easy install and comes with easy storage gag I can keep in my truck under my back seat.Im very pleased with my purchase. 175698



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by: Ronnie A11/02/2012


Prices are second to none. Installattion of my snow chain is very easy. Will be purchasing other accessory in the very near future. 58756



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by: fdb12/18/2013


haven't used product, but was received as described and they look they will do the job when needed. Very well crafted. 110337



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by: Max B09/10/2014


Chains fit perfectly - Haven't tested them in snow yet but they are strong, easy to transport, and easy to install. 150492



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by: HOMER LEE11/11/2013


Good and friendly services followed by Timely delivery of a good product. What more can one ask for? 107052



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by: Stuart S02/15/2011


My tire cables were shipped fast and look great. I will be prepared for the next round of winter weather. 7211



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by: John L.10/11/2013


Customer service was terrific! Product is good quality at a very competitive price. Thanks so much! 103473



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by: James N.12/25/2015


Such a fast and easy process from start to finish. I can't believe how quickly I got my order! 234253



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by: Brett12/29/2012


Chains go on easy, and give me just enough traction plowing my driveway that I don't get stuck. 62221



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by: Andrew B.10/11/2012


The chains just arrived, but the service with this company was nothing short of excellent 57020



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by: Jim Brewer02/11/2011


Great product at a good price. Etrailer's delivery was extremely fast. Thanks 7005



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by: Glenn C12/31/2013


I haven't actually used my cables but they fit perfect on my 2011 Odyssey. 111621



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by: Marvin M.11/01/2013


This is a great product. they fit great on my ford truck F150. 105936



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by: Bob E09/23/2013


Have not used them. Heading into the Sierra's. Next month. 101173



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by: Jim F12/04/2015


Love the bag that they come in. Can't wait to use them. 233019



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by: Bonnie02/21/2014


Great price...awesome product n super fast shipping!! 117129



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by: Sara02/03/2015


Tried it yesterday 2/2/15 and they worked great. 172244



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by: William T11/21/2014


Great product at low price and fast del ivery. 162106



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by: 535i10/25/2013


Fits 275 - 35- R19. Great customer serv ice. 105077



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by: mphca12/08/2015


No snow yet. The delivery was perfect! 233373



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by: mphca12/08/2015


No snow yet. The delivery was perfect! 233372



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by: Sergio12/16/2014


Good price cheap to Amazon thanks 165676



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by: Brad C01/30/2016


Looks great. Will use soon. 236631



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by: Jose11/26/2016


Excellent service 319827



- PW1018

by: Deny12/18/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable in Tire Chains


Can't really say how they work, love the storage bags they come in, purchased them just in case...my dealings with etrailer have been nothing but perfect, there online dealings top notch! 110378


Comments

I purchashed these cable chains because I heard that the car I have doesnt like snow at all. Well I soon found that out when we had only a 12 inch of snow and all I was doing is spinning all over the road. I had the chains but thought it was just a half inch of snow every car can drive in it, Not me, all over the road. Well I learned my lesson, now we are having 3 1/2 inches of snow and Im worried are these cable chains going to work? Much to my suprise the chains are on and I have to drive about 12 miles now. The roads were so bad that cars were all over the sides of the roads and in ditches. This was Friday1/9/15 bad morning for all of us in ct. I will have to say these things were like having 4 wheel drive but better because now i can also stop good. There is no way I could have gotten out of the drive way with out them. I drove the 12 miles and at times going 35 to 40 mph no problem at all. Later the same day the weather cleared up and I took off the chains and noticed there was no wear on them, not at all. I had chains years ago and you have to keep watch on the wear so they dont break. These looked brand new and after the snow dried off of them I rolled them up and they are set for the next storm. Best product purchased that was under $50.00 and worked better than ever expected. Thank you.

comment by: Barry G - 01/12/2015


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Well I have to say I have had to use these chains 4 times now and I am so pleased with them and how well they work. Now with this last storm with 14 inches of snow I was able to get through the snow and Ice when even the 4 wheel drives were having a hard time. I can not get over how my car can get through the snow when it is higher than the center of the wheel and still being able to make it through with no problems. With out the chains the car would get stuck in 2 inhes of snow but now with the cable chains its not a problem. I have driven both 4 wheel drives and rear wheel drive limited slip trucks and these cable chains put those to shame. The traction you get with them is unreal and everyone is asking how are you getting around with only those cable chains so well. All I say is you have got to get a set and wait for the snow and be amazed your self. And they dont cost much at all for what they do. They are the best, dont wait to get stuck, buy them now!!!!!!!!

comment by: Barry G - 02/03/2015


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- PW1042

by: Gary K09/19/2016

Review from a similar Glacier Cable in Tire Chains


These chains actually fit the front wheels of my Subaru Outback. (225/65-17) Unlike the "EZ" chains I'd previously bought from online-retailer "A," these chains have inner and outer cables with a sufficient length (circumference) to sit at the widest part of the tire as opposed to the other chains I'd ordered from brand "A" that, at the cross-link points, fell inside the 17" wheel diameter, and therefore interfered with the suspension components of the front wheels. I'll admit that the split chains that DIDN'T work for me were much easier to install, and they appeared to be of a little sturdier constructions, than the PW1042 chains that I now have, but I couldn't get circumference information for the other company's chains, or confirmation that they'd fit my car, not just my tires. The pw1042 chains have equal-length inside and outside cables, and they are adjustable, so I can make sure that the inside cable is snug enough, but well clear of the car's suspension. The other company's "EZ" chains offered no such adjustment. I'll probably be using the second notch on the inside of the tires, and then the third or fourth notch on the outside of the tires. The rubber adjusters that I also bought will take up any (not much) slack that there is. 296415



- PW1018

by: Barry A. G.03/07/2015

Review from a similar Glacier Cable in Tire Chains


I have purchased these cable chains for the 2nd time and I am so happy that they came in just in time. The 1st set I bought was used so much this season that I did use them on dry pavement and then on snow and ice. We were going through so many storms every 2 days and some days I didn't take them off like it was advised to. I knew the 1st set were getting warn down quickly so I ordered another set. Well 1 by 1 the chain links started to snap, I am so happy that when they snaped I heard a sound and pulled over and just cut off the remaining part of the snaped one. Then I looked over where the chain snaped there was "no" damage to my car at all. Years ago I had chains and when the chain snaped it riped apart the side of my truck. These are made so if a chain link snapes there is no damage. These cable chains are the best ever, when you have a newer car or truck. Very with these cable chains and will buy another set when needed again. Very happy, Barry. 177402



- PW1034

by: Greg G12/12/2013

Review from a similar Glacier Cable in Tire Chains


I tried them on; and they fit well. I'll be ready for my subdivision's icy conditions next time. Thanks for the rapid service, and here are some photos from the test today; though you may not want to use the tension photo, because the clips should have been rotated to the next section 110017



- PW1042

by: Bill B.12/27/2010

Review from a similar Glacier Cable in Tire Chains


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 etrailer.com web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from etrailer.com 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 etrailer.com 4634

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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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  • The only spring roller cable chains that we offer for your 225/60-17 size tires are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038. These chains are Class S compatible, meaning they will require minimal clearance, 15 mm, between the tire sidewall and vehicle. Using rubber adjusters will help keep the tire cable secure on your vehicle's tire. For your 17 inch rims, you will want the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters for 15 Inch to 18 Inch Rims # PW105. I recommend checking the owner's...
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  • For the tire size you listed I would recommend the Titan Chains part # TC2319. These have a diamond pattern which means you will get the best traction for braking, accelerating, and turning, they're pretty easy to install and they are priced great. Check out the review video I attached for more info. You will want to check the owners manual of your Honda Odyssey to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage with your vehicle.
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  • Which Tires should Tire Chains Be Installed on for 2015 Subaru Outback AWD
  • Thank you for your purchase from etrailer! Typically for All Wheel Drive vehicles, it is best to use chains on all of the wheels. This allows all of the wheels to have the same traction while driving. However, if using only one set of chains, you will want to follow the guidelines in your owner's manual. Since the manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback instructions you to use them only on the front wheels, you will want to put the chains on the front wheels. I am not sure why Subaru...
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  • Which Tire Chains Will Fit a 2011 BMW X5 35d Diesel
  • According to our fit guide there are 3 possible tire sizes that can be on a 2011 BMW X5. I have included a link to the 3 sizes. You will just need to select the one that you have to see the available chains. For a 255/50R19, the most economical chains are # TH01571255. For a 255/55R18, the most economical chain (for occasional use) is # PW1046, and I would recommend tensioner # PW99. For a 275/40R20, the most economical chains are # TH01571255. Make sure to check your vehicle...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2010 Acura MDX
  • On your 2010 Acura MDX you can use 1 pair of chains, like the Glacier Tire Chains, # PW1046, that you have referenced, for use in snow and ice. You will want to put the chains on the primary drive wheels of the vehicle. For example, if you have a front wheel drive vehicle you would put them on the front wheels. For rear wheel drive vehicles, you would put them on the rear wheels. From the research I did, your MDX is all wheel drive. All wheel drive vehicles usually engage all 4 wheels...
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  • Subaru 2015 Outback AWD Snow Chain Recommendation
  • Using chains on all four tires will give the best traction for braking, turning, and acceleration. So if possible I would recommend going that route. But in most cases you can get away with just one set of chains or cables. To determine which axles your 2015 Subaru Outback should have chains installed on you will need to consult your owners manual. The cable set part # PW1046 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your tire size so they would work great for an emergency set of...
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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 Two Vehicles with the Same Tire Size Use the Same Snow Chains/Cables
  • Tire chains/cables are recommended based on tire size. If you have the same size tire on both vehicles then a set confirmed to fit one would fit the other. You didn't mention the tire size that both vehicles have, but if the part # PW1046 is confirmed to fit that size and that is why you referenced this part number then it would fit both vehicles. You will still need to check the owners manual of both vehicles to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions.
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  • Snow Chains Recommendation for 285/35/18 Tires on a 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550
  • I looked at the online manual for the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 and found that tire chains are only to be used on the rear wheels. The online manual does not state which class of snow chains are acceptable. The chains that you selected are recommended for your front tires but Mercedes does not recommend tire chains for the front of the CLS 550. For your 285/35/18 rear tires we have 2 sets of snow chains available. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1046. and the Glacier V-Trac...
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  • Class S Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2001 F-150 With LT 255/70-16 Tires
  • For your 2001 Ford F-150, with 255/70-16 LT tires, we have several sets of Snow tire chains available, see link. Among these Snow chains three have less than 15mm clearance that is required for Class S rated chains. I would select the Thule XB16 Standard Snow Tire Chains, item # TH01571255, for the best performing Class S rated snow chains for your truck. They are also the easiest to install and come with an industry leading 5 year warranty. The Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains,...
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  • Can Snow Chains be Used on the Front and Rear Wheels of a 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550
  • I checked the online manual for the 2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS 550 and it states that tire chains are only to be used on the rear wheels. Your owners manual may have different information for your specific vehicle. Either the # PW1046 Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains or the # PW1946V Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains are the correct size for your rear 285/35-18 wheel and tire combination. You will need to check your owners manual or with the Mercedes dealer to determine if snow chains...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 1999 Chevy Silverado With Chrome Rims
  • Snow chains and even cables have metal parts that could potentially scratch your chrome wheels. It is more likely that scratches will occur during the installation process because when moving the chains are, ideally, in the correct position away from the rims and centrifugal force and tension will keep them in place. Probably the safest bet in terms of keeping your chrome rims pristine is to use something like the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2829SC. With...
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  • Will Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Work On A 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4WD With 245/65R17 Tires
  • Before buying snow tire chains or cables you will want to check your owners manual or with the Chevrolet dealer if you can install snow tire chains or cables on your 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 4WD, or if there are any limitations. The cable snow tire chains you will need for the 245/65R17 tire size is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1046. The set you reference, part # PW2014C, will not work on the 245/65R17 tire size. If you can use cable snow tire chains on your TrailBlazer...
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  • Cable Style Tire Chains for a 2014 Honda Odyssey with P235/65R17 Tires
  • We do not carry that brand of tire chain but I looked them up and that size will not fit the 235/65-17 tires on your 2014 Honda Odyssey. It would take SZ429 instead. We have similar chains that will fit, # PW1946V. This are cable style chains that include the rubber adjusters. I have also included a link to the right to all of the chains we carry for your tire size. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included a link...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 2012 Toyota Sienna SE with 235/50-19 Tires
  • We do have several chains options for the 235/50-19 tire size but the Glacier 1046 chains will not fit. Instead you would need PW2016C. However, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual and/or a local dealership about the use of chains. There can be restrictions on the use of chains on some vehicles, depending on tire size, so consulting the owners manual is a must. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you determine that you can use these...
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  • Will Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1046 Fit on 2006 Volvo XC90 AWD
  • You will want to check your owners manual or with the Volvo dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2006 Volvo XC90 AWD, or if there are any limitations. Some Volvo all-wheel drive cars may limit snow chains to the front wheels only. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1046, that you have referenced, will fit the 235/65-17 tire size. This is the tire size we show as factory on your 2006 Volvo XC90 AWD. If you can use these snow chains on your vehicle,...
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  • Will One Set of Tire Chains Fit Both LT225/75R16 And LT265/70R17 Tires
  • I compared all of the chains for tire sizes 225/75-16 and 265/70-17. There are no chains that fit both sizes so you would need to get separate chains, such as cable style chains, like you want for both vehicles. For the 225/75-16 tires you can use # TC1042 with rubber adjusters # TCOA1. And for the 265/70-17 tires use # TC2028 with rubber adjusters # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manuals for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have also included a link...
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  • Snow Chains Recommendation for a 2011 Lexus RX350
  • Your Lexus RX350 should have 235/60R18 size tires on it. The tire chains we offer that give the absolute best fender well clearance confirmed to fit this tire size would be the Thule K Summit Tire Chains # TH02230K66. Most chains wrap around the inside of the tire to secure, whereas these do not at all so they work the best for vehicles with limited tire clearances. Check out the review and install videos I attached for more info. You will need to check your vehicle's owners manual...
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  • Which Rubber Adjusters to Use with Cable Tire Chains on a 2011 Honda Odyssey with 235/65-17 Tires
  • For a 17 inch wheel you would need adjusters # PW99. They will install the same way as the PW100. Also be sure to check your Odyssey owners manual for specific information on the use of chains. I have also included a link to our FAQ article on tire chains for you to view.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for Subaru Outback Wagon with 225/60-18 Tires
  • Tire chains suitable for the 225/60-18 tires on your Subaru Outback wagon can be seen by clicking on the link provided. These are all the special low-profile S-Type chains that are required by many passenger vehicles that have limited wheel well clearance. Of the available options you will find that the easiest ones to use are the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH2004125105. These feature automatic tension control, protection from scratches for your rims and a quick-release...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2006 Kia Sorento
  • As long as you have 245/70-16 size tires on your 2006 Kia Sorento these Glacier Tire Chains # PW1046 will work very well for you. You will need to consult the owners manual of your vehicle to see if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage on your vehicle. I attached an FAQ tire chains for you to check out also.
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