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Glacier Cable Snow Chains Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today on our 2008 Ford Van we're going to be test-fitting the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, part number PW2021C. These chains are great to keep in the back of your vehicle for emergencies. They're a low-profile designed for a smooth ride. This is a cable design. It's got a nice big thick low carbon steel cable, wraps around the outside of both sides of your tire. It's going to have the springs with these rollers to protect your tires.


Titan Chain Cable Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Kia Sedona

Today on our 2016 Kia Sedona we will be taking a look at installing a tightening chain cable snow tire chains, with ladder pattern and steel rollers, part number TC1046. In here you can see the ladder pattern on the vehicle, so to give you extra traction for those starts and stops on slippery roads. The rollers are going to wrap around the cable to form cross chains. For good traction in light snow, and low profile that allows a smooth ride. These are going to be SAE class S chains, and are designed for vehicles with restrictive wheel clearance. Now let's go ahead and see how they're installed. We will be installing them on tire size 235/60 R18.


Pewag Servo Self Tensioning Tire Chains Installation - 2016 Kia Sedona

Today on our 2015 Kia Sedona, we'll be taking a look at and installing the Pewag Servo RS Self- Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number PWRS80. The patented tensioning system self tightens during installation. No manual tensioning is needed. With titanium alloy steel construction, it's going to be strong and corrosion resistant. With the diagonal pattern, it delivers a smooth ride. These are going to be a low profile design that are going to be SAE class S tire chains, for vehicles with limited clearance in the wheel well. Now let's go ahead and see how they're installed.


Glacier Twist Link Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners Installation - 2008 Ford Van

Today we're going to be looking at a 2008 Ford van. We will be doing a test fit of the Glacier Twist Link tire chain with cam tighteners, part number PWH2221SC. These feature slide-lock cams for ease of adjustment. They're a twisted link design, the chains are all at a twisted angle to give you more traction. These are highway use only for up to 30 miles an hour. It is a ladder style chain so it keeps it even on both sides so you get equal traction. These are DOT approved.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Kia Sedona

Today on our 2016 Kia Sedona, we will be taking a look at and installing the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1046. We will be working with tire size 235/60 R18. Here you can see the ladder pattern on the vehicle and how it's going to assist with those starts and stops. The heavy duty steel cable is going to add extra durability on the road. These are going to be SAE Class S tire chain rated, with spring rollers that are going to be wrapped around that sturdy, wire cross cables. Now let's go ahead and see how they're installed. Always make sure that you put these on your drive wheels.


Glacier Twist Link Chains with Cam Tensioners Review - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 we're going to be testing the Glacier Twist-links Snow Tire Chains with cam tensioners. Part number PWH3210SC. Our tire chains fit multiple different size tires, are designed for highway use and have a speed rating of 30 mile per hour. The tire chains are designed for rear wheel and front wheel drive vehicles. Now I'll show you how to get these installed. The first thing we did was laid out our tire chains to make sure that we don't have any kinks. We'll drape our chains over our tire and adjust them to make sure the spacing between each row is even.


Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Today, on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're doing a test fit of the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains. Part #PWH2439S. Now, these tire chains are ideal for off-road applications. They work for both front and rear wheel drive vehicles, and they fit multiple, different tire sizes. The first thing we'll do is put our tire chains on our tire. We've already got it laid out and flat. We make sure we don't have any kinks or anything in the chains. The first thing we'll do is grab our tire chain and set it onto our tire. We'll set it in place. Make sure that the spacing is even and that our hooks here are facing away from our tire. We'll take our hook and our links, and we'll find one of them to hook to. Now, I've chosen the fourth one here.


Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Mazda CX-5

Today, we'll be taking a look at and installing, the Glacier swirling snow tire chains, part number PWPLC1142, on tire size 225/65/R17. These chains are going to be made of a hard, encased steel, which is going to be very durable and stand up against the elements. It's going to be suitable for front and rear wheel drive vehicles, the latter pattern is going to add superior traction for starts and stops. With this semi-aggressive pattern of the twisted links, it's going to add that extra traction, breaking through any kind of hard snow pack, or ice. Now, that we have it laid out, let's go ahead and lay it over the top of our tire and show you how to hook it up. We are going to slider our chains over, making sure that we have the cam lack on the outside. Get them centered up and slide them around.


Best 2016 BMW X5 Tire Chain Options

Today, on this 2016 BMW X5, we're going to show you the best snow chains that are available for this vehicle that uses a tire size of 225 by 55 by 18. We're using our BMW here to demonstrate four chains. All our chains today are going to be Class S chains. These are designed for applications of low clearance between the tires and the components on the vehicle. The first set of chains we're going to look at is part number PW2029C. This is a Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Perfect for occasional use, these chains feature rugged steel wiring and covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction.


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 18 Inch Wheels
  • I'm assuming that you have P265/60R-18 tires, is that correct? If you have a different tire size, please let me know. On page 513 of the online copy of the owner's manual, Jeep specifically recommends the Thule XG12 Pro tire chains or 'equivalent'. We offer the Thule chains as part # TH2004705265. I suspect that by 'equivalent', Jeep means a Class S rated chain that would extend no further than 15mm off the surface of the tire. Both the Glacier # PW3027C and the Titan Chain # TC2028...
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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 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 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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  • 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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  • Tire Chain Options for a 2012 Honda Odyssey Tire Size P235/65-R17
  • We do offer tire chains for your 2012 Honda Odyssey. Due to the limited wheel well clearance on your vehicle, you must use tire chains with a class S designation. I have attached a link to all of the tire chains that we offer that will fit your vehicle for you to check out. The tire chains that I would recommend for your vehicle are the Pewag Servo RS Tire Chains, # PWRS80. These tire chains are self-tensioning, have a quick release system and use a drape over the tire installation....
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Toolcat with Snowblower on Paved Surfaces
  • For the best performance, I would recommend going with the Pewag All Square Tire Chains, # PWE3210SC, that you referenced. The square link chains have an edge that will help grip on ice and in heavy snow conditions. As far as damage is concerned, you will likely see chain marks on your driveway if it is a blacktop driveway with any type of tire chain. The blacktop surface is softer than concrete and is not very durable against metal. You could take a look at the Glacier Chains Twist-Link...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2011 Ford F250 Super Duty 4 x 4 with Tire Size 265/70/17
  • When it comes to tire chains for your 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty 4 x 4, more is better. By placing chains on all four tires instead of just the driving wheels, you gain extra stability and added steering/braking ability. According to the owner's manual for your F-250, Ford states to only use SAE Class S tire chains. For this I recommend going with the Thule Self-Tensioning Diamond Pattern Snow Tire Chains, # TH01594267, for your 265/70/17 tires. These chains are made of sturdy steel...
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  • Which Thule K-Summit Tire Chains Fit a P265/50R20 Tire on a 2011 Infinity FX35
  • We do have so Thule K-Summit tire chains that will fit a 265/50R20 tire size on your 2011 Infiniti FX35. These are the XXL K-Summit chains, # TH02230K77. These chains require 0mm of clearance around the tire. They come with 17 mm, 19 mm and 21 mm lug nut adapters. If your wheels have a larger 22 mm lug nut then you would need # TH0223022mm. Make sure to consult your vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if there are any specific instructions or recommendations...
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  • Recommendations on SAE Class S Snow Tire Chains for 2011 Infiniti QX56 with P275/60R20 Tires
  • I would recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW3027C, for the P275/60R20 tire size on your 2011 Infiniti QX56. This snow tire cable chain is a SAE Class S type chain. A SAE Class S snow tire chain means that the minimum sidewall clearance is .59 inches, which is 15 mm. So if a snow chain has an internal clearance of 15 mm or less they will be classified as a SAE Class S snow chain. The sidewall clearance is needed so that the snow chains will clear any part of the vehicle...
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