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Tire Chains Videos

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Audi Q5

Today on our 2012 Audi Q5, we're going to be testing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW2019C. Now, you see it's installed here. They're made out of a case hardened, low carbon steel with a spring roller over our cross cables. There's going to be a low profile design, and they are type S compatible as this car is requiring. They're designed for a quick and easy install. They do come in a pair.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Toyota Tacoma

Today on 2006 Toyota Tacoma, we'll be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1046. Keep in mind that we're using this tire chain with tires sized 24575r16, but it does fit multiple, different-sized tires. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains are perfect for occasional use and are made out of a case-hardened, low-carbon steel. The spring rollers wrap around wire cross cables to give extra protection over your whole tire. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains are SAE Class S rated for vehicles with low wheelwell clearance. These tire chains meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all 50 states, and the manufacturer recommends the use of a rubber tensioner.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Chevrolet Colorado

Today on our 2006 Chevrolet Colorado, we'll be taking a look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains. Part number PW2016C. The Glacier cable snow tire chains are perfect for occasional use on lightweight trucks and SUVs. These tire chains are made up of case hardened low carbon steel with spring rollers that wrap around wire cross cables. The ladder pattern of our tire chains helps you to get gain traction in light ice and snow. The Glacier cable snow tire chains can be used for rear or front wheel drive.


Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains Installation - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Cams. These have a ladder pattern with a V-Bar link. They are part number TC2828CAM. Now I just want to point out the tire size on our F-150 that we have today here is 265/70 17. It you have a different tire size equipped on your F-150, you may want to refer to our application guide on our website, as these tire chains may not work for you. Here's what our tire chain looks like as it's laid out on the ground. As you can see, we have this ladder pattern here, which goes across the tread of the tire, and these V-Bar links right here will help dig into the ice and the snow and help give us traction, especially when there's a lot of deep snow or thick ice out there. Now on the outside edge of the tire here, we'll have these cams here, which we'll use to provide a tool to help tighten up the chains, to take out the slack on them. Let's grab our tire chain, making sure the V-Bar pattern is not touching the tread of the tire.


Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Ford F-150

Today on our 2015 Ford F-150, we'll be installing the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, part number PWH2828SC. Now I just want to point out the tire size on our F-150 that we have here today is 265/70 R17. If you have a different tire size equipped on your F-150, you may want to refer to our application guide on our website as these tire chains may not work for you. Here's our chains already laid out on the ground here. As you can see, there is a ladder pattern going across by the horizontal bars that go across the tread of our tires. You can see why they call it ladder pattern because it looks like the rungs or the steps on a ladder. Now on the individual rungs of the chain here, you can see the V-bar.


Titan Chain Diamond Alloy Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Toyota Sienna

Today on this 2016 Toyota Sienna, we're going to review and install the Titan Chain Alloy snow tire chains in a diamond pattern. Part Number TC1555. Now, today on our Toyota Sienna we'll be working with a tire size of 235 by 60 by R17. With is part number, you get two sets of tire chains for the front of your Sienna. This is also DOT approved. Now, this is great to keep in the back of your vehicle where you're in areas that absolutely have to have snow chains installed with the vehicle.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Review - 2016 Toyota Sienna

Today on this 2016 Toyota Sienna we're going to review and install the Titan Chain cable snow tire chains, part number TC1042. Now for reference, the tire size we're working with today will be P235/60R17. With this part number you get 2 snow chains, 1 for each tire on the front wheel of your Sienna, and also a storage bag. These are really designed for temporary use, just to get you where you need to go in light snow and ice. Now let's go and take a closer look at them on the tire here. You can see it's an all cable construction, all the way around, and also the cross bars. Let's take a closer look at the cross bars here.


Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains Review - 2009 Acura RDX

Today on our 2009 Acura RDX we're going to be taking a look at installing the Pewag self-tensioning snow tire chains. Part number PWSXV580. Here's what our kit's going to consist of, we're going to have two tire chains. It'll be one pair, and it also comes with this very nice carrying case with handles and a zipper and a complete set of instructions to help you put them on for the first time. Each chain will be kept in its separate pouch. Make it a lot easier to put them on when you need to.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Correct Placement of Snow Tire Chains on All Wheel Drive 2012 Ford Escape
  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van
  • You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable. The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • When adding snow chains on your 4 wheel drive Toyota FJ Cruiser, you can add one set of tire chains to either set of drive wheels. Some people like to add chains to the front because the vehicle engine puts more weight over the front axle and allows the chains to dig into the snow and ice better. This might be a good option, but if your vehicle is equipped with a limited slip rear end and the front end is not limited slip, most likely not, you would be better off with the chains on the...
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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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • 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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  • What Works Better Snow Chains Or Snow Cables On A 2007 Nissan Frontier 4X4
  • Both of the snow chains and snow cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain links will bite into the ice where as the snow cables tend to slide over the ice. The snow chains will make a little more noise on dry pavement as compared to the snow cables. The Pewag Tire Chains, # PWXMR81V, you have referenced is a good choice for snow chains on your 2007 Nissan Frontier 4x4. Another good...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 35x12.50-15 Tires
  • For on-road use, I would recommend the Glacier cable snow chains # PW2037C, which have a nice low profile. Rubber adjusters, part # PW100, will ensure the best fit. If you are interested in chains for off-road as well as on-road use, you could use the Glacier Mud Service snow tire chains # PWH2441S. These chains feature twist-link cross chains for better traction. I am including a link with some helpful information on choosing a set of tire chains, for reference.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains on Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • Snow chains are typically installed on the drive wheels, which in the case of your F-150 would be the rear wheels. On a four wheel drive vehicle, they can be installed on all four wheels if desired. Since it sounds as if you are wanting the chains specifically for this trip, and since they might not see frequent use any time soon thereafter, I would suggest a basic set of chains like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C. I would recommend a set of adjusters, part # PW99...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the Glacier Snow Chain Cables # PW2028C which is the correct size for that tire. Keep in mind that these style of chains are designed for occasional emergency use and would be best used by somebody traveling in areas where snow might be encountered. These chains are not meant for continuous use. If you know you were going to consistently finding yourself in situations where chains will be needed, chains like part # PWE3229S would provide a...
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  • How to Put Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Back in the Storage Bag
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out that you...
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  • What Does Class S Mean For Snow Tire Chains
  • Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. I have attached a photo that shows the areas where clearance for Class S tire chains is needed. For the A dimension a minimum of 1.46inches (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well is needed. For the B dimension, at least 0.59 inches (15 mm) between the...
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  • Do I Need To Put Snow Chains on the Front and Back Wheels of my 2010 Lexus RX 450H AWD
  • You can put a pair of Snow Tire Chains on just the front wheels of your 2010 Lexus RX 450H AWD and you would be fine in the snow. For added stability it would not hurt to have another pair on the rear wheels, but it is not necessary. You should also check with the owners manual of the vehicle to ensure that your vehicle is compatible with snow chains. I have attached a snow chain FAQ article that you might find helpful below. There is also the snow chain laws for your state...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2013 Honda CR-V with 225/65-17 Tires
  • The Thule K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K56 that you referenced would be your best option actually. The owners manual of your vehicle says that you have limited tire clearance so you would need to go with a tire chain that accommodates that. The K-Summit chains offer the best clearance possible since they do not drape over the inside of the tire at all. You should note that you don't want to have the chains installed unless the conditions of the road call for it. If there isn't snow...
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  • Difference Between Thule K-Summit Tire Chains for a 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE
  • The K-Summit chains come in different models as you have noted and they fit different tire sizes. There can be some overlap amongst the various K-Summit models. The K66 chains also come with 3 lug nut adapters (17mm, 19mm, and 21mm). You will most likely get a better fit using the larger K66 chains # TH02230K66. However if you wanted you can use # TH02230K56 since they also fit tire size 275/40-20. But the K56 chains only come with the 19mm lug nut adapter. I have included a link to...
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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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  • What Tire Chains Are Recommended For A 2011 Subaru Outback Limited 2.5 AWD 225/60R17 Tires
  • First, you should check the owners manual of your 2011 Subaru Outback Limited to be sure that tire chains are recommended for your vehicle and tire size and that there is not a Class size recommendation the you should be aware of. Many newer vehicles require Class S chains which can be no larger than 15mm for side wall clearance. The Thule CB12 Snow Tire Chains, part # TH01221104, will work on the 225/60R17 tire size and they have an internal clearance of 12mm, which will make them...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 265/70R17 Tire Size on 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD
  • If your owners manual specifies tire chains only on the rear of your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, then I would also recommend to use tire chains only in the rear. Sometimes the reason the manufacturer does not recommend tire chains on a vehicle is because of clearance, but it also could be for other reasons. Both of the snow tire chains and snow tire cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with tire chains! There are two stock tire sizes for your 2015 Toyota Highlander: 245/55-19 and 245/60-18. The Glacier chains # PW2029C that you referenced will fit both of these tire sizes. 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...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with 255/75-17 Tires
  • We do have numerous tire chains that will fit a 255/75-17 tire on your 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but the Thule 245 chains will not. I have included a link to all of the available chains that will fit your tire size. If you are looking for something that can be used on or off-road there are several options in this size. First is the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2828SC. Next, we have the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains, # PWH2439S. And there is the...
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  • Cable Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Sizes P245/60R18 and P245/55R19 on a Toyota Highlander
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW3010C, is compatible with the P245/65R17 tires that are currently on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, however, they are not compatible with tire sizes P245/60R18 or P245/55R19. The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW2029C, will fit both of the larger tire sizes that you mentioned. Before using tire chains, I recommend checking your owners manual for tire chain restrictions and procedures. Many vehicle manufacturers will limit the distance and speed your...
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