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Glacier V-Trac Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Ford Focus

Today on our 2016 Ford Focus we're going to be test fitting the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1934V. The tire size we're working with today is going be 215/55R16. If these chains don't fit on your particular tire just double check the size and then go to our fit guide to get the correct fit. These cable snow tire chains are made from a case-hardened low carbon steel. The rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables which gives a good traction in both snow and ice and assists with easy stopping and starting. These are SAE Class S tire chains which means they work well with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They work with both front and rear wheel drives and meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all states. Now before we install our chains onto our vehicle we want to make sure we lay them out to just to make sure there's no kinks or runs in the lines.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2013 Land Rover Evoque

Today on our 2013 Range Rover Evoque, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046. That's tire size 235-55-R19. These Glacier snow tire chains feature a ladder pattern. They're going to give you excellent traction during accelerating and braking. They also have steel rollers so they're going to give you adequate grip on snow and ice. They're also going to provide you with a lot smoother ride compared to chains that have links.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Ford Focus

Today on our 2016 Ford Focus, we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1034. Today we're working with tire size 215/55R16. If these chains don't work with your tires, double check the size and refer to our fit guide. These chains are made from case hardened low carbon steel, and they have these rollers around these wires here which makes it ideal for starting and stopping in snowing conditions. These chains meet all Department of Transportation requirements in all states, and these are SAE class S chains which means they work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. It also comes with its own carrying case so once you're finished using them you can put them back in the case and have them in your vehicle ready for the next time. Before we put the chains onto the car we want to make sure we lay them out to make sure there's no kinks or anything like that in the lines.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2013 Land Rover Evoque

Today on our 2013 Range Rover Evoque, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Titan chain snow tire chains, part number TC1046, that's tire size 235-55-R19. These Titan snow tire chains feature a ladder pattern, they're going to provide you with excellent traction during accelerating and braking. The steel rollers will also help you with traction on snow and ice. These chains are also low profile, so they're going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains that have links. They're SAE class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance and they also meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and they come in a quantity of two.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Ford Edge

Today on our 2015 Ford Edge, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Part number PW2029C. That's tire size 245/55-R19. These Glacier Snow Tire Chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to provide you with excellent traction during acceleration and braking. They, also, have spring rollers, which are going to grip the snow and ice. They're, also, going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains that have links. They meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They have a maximum speed rating of 30mph.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2017 Chevrolet Equinox

Today on our 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, we're going to be doing a test fit on the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1042. That's tire size 225/65 R17. These Glacier cable snow tire chains feature a ladder pattern, so they're going to provide you with excellent traction during accelerating and braking. They have steel rollers which are going to grip the snow and ice, and they're also going to provide you with a smoother ride than chains that have links. They're SAE Class S chains. They're designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.


Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Ford Focus

Today on our 2016 Ford Focus, we're going to be test fitting the Glacier Square Link Snow Tire Chains, part number PWPLC1134. These chains we're made from case hard and low carbon steel, which will make them ideal for snowy and icy conditions. These are designed for highway use, so these are not to be used off road, and these are SAE class S chains, which means they work with vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. These work on both front and rear wheel tires, and when everything is said and done and you don't need them anymore, this does come with a convenient carrying case, which you can place them inside and have them ready for the next time inside your vehicle. Today we're working with tire size 215/55 R 16. If these chains don't fit your tire, double check the size, and then go to our fit guide. Before we place our chain onto the tire, we're going to go ahead and lay it out flat on the ground here, and this is to make sure there are no kinks or runs in the lines.


Titan Cable Snow Tire Chain Installation - 2016 Ford Focus

Today on our 2016 Ford Focus, we're going to be test-fitting the Tighten Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1034. These are low-carbon steel rollers that have a ladder pattern, which provides good traction in light snow. The ladder pattern also assists with effective starts and stops, and these are SAE class S chains, which are designed to work with vehicles with restricted wheel clearance. This includes two chains and has a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. When everything is said and done, you can remove them and place them in a convenient carrying bag and put them back in your car, ready for the next time. Today we're working with tire size 21555R16's. If these chains don't fit your tires, always double check the size, and then go to our fit guide to find the proper chains.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

Today we're going to take a look at the Glacier Chains Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW3029C. Now these tire chains are going to work with tires 15-20 inches. Now you do want to double on etrailer.com for your application. These tire chains are going to be great for light snow, giving that extra traction when you need it. The ladder pattern is going to assist you when driving in icy or snowy conditions with stopping and starting. Now the rollers are going to give you a smoother ride compared to the link-styled chains. Now these tire chains are a little more rugged than your standard style, cable-style chains.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On a 2015/2016 Subaru Forester or 2017 Subaru Outback?
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, will give you enough clearance because they will adjust tension and not just have slack in the chain. If you are concerned about the seeming contradicting information, you could go with a cable chain like Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1042. With these style chains, spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. With this product, Rubber Adjusters like # PW100 are recommended. In the Owner's...
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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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  • 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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  • Do Tire Chains or Cables Offer Better Traction and Which is Better
  • Actual tire chains are better than cables. Chains offer better traction and longer life. They also seem to be more corrosion resistant. Some chains are easier to put on that others. The same goes with cables but the cables are lighter. Cables are good for occasional use but if you need chains frequently then going with actual chains is preferred. Some vehicles require chains or cables that do not stick out from the tire very far because of limited clearance between the tire and vehicle....
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pewag Cable Snow Tire Chains for 275/55-20 Tires
  • According to Pewag, the # PW3027C chains you referenced would not be a fit for your 275/55-20 tires, as they would be too small to fit that diameter tire. For your 20 inch wheels, there is a similar style cable # PW3029C that is comparable with your tire size. In addition to the chains, the # PW99 rubber adjusters are recommended. I have linked you to some tire chain FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Recommended Snowchains for 2015 BMW X5 with Tire Size 315/35-R20
  • We have a quite a few Thule tire chains for you to choose from for the 315/35-R20 tires on your 2015 BMW X5. I recommend the Thule XG12 Pro Tire Chains, # TH2004705265. These chains come with an attractive price tag and come with such features as the self-centering and self-tensioning system, quick release, and rim protection. These chains are made of a manganese nickel alloy steel which is strong, durable and corrosion resistant and come with a 5 year warranty. I have attached a link...
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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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  • Should Snow Chains be Removed When Driving on Dry Pavement
  • With snow chains and cables you would want to take them off whenever they aren't needed for a couple reasons. First, they would wear out very quickly this way. Especially since they would be used on dry pavement. And secondly because with snow chains you shouldn't drive faster than 30-35 miles per hour. I attached a couple snow chain FAQ articles to the right for you to check out as well.
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  • Is It Required To Use Bungee Cords, Chain Tensioners And Or Rubber Adjusters When Using Snow Chains
  • Using bungee cords, chain tensioners or rubber adjusters isn't a requirement but certainly recommended. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99, # PW100 will make it easier to fit and tighten snow chains like the Glacier snow chains # PW2028C you referenced. The reason manufacturers recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 or # PW100 (depending on tire size) is because the Glacier tires chains # PW2028C doesn't have an automatic tensioner. Always check your vehicle owner's manual first to ensure...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Outback with 225/60-18 Tires
  • Subaru tends to say that you cannot use tire chains in the vehicle owner's manuals and the 2017 Outback is no different. But if you are somewhere where chains are required by law you don't really have a choice. The law is the law. So what I recommend is going with something that requires the least amount of clearance. For your 225/60-18 tires the best option are the K-Summit chains # TH02230K66. They are expensive but they are built to last and no part of them will be between the inner...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a P275/60R20 Tire
  • Check out the link I attached to the right that has all of the different snow chains we carry that are confirmed to fit the tire size you have of P275/60R20. After having installed all of the different styles of snow chains we carry I would recommend the Titan Chain Diamond HD Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2533. These are pretty easy to install and are priced great. I attached an FAQ article on snow chains for you to check out as well. Lastly you will want to check your owners manual...
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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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