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Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Ford Escape

Today on our 2015 Ford Escape, we're going to review and install the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part #PWPLC-1142 on tire size 235-50R18. Now, when installing your tire chains for the first time, we recommend you do it in a controlled environment as it can be a little cumbersome the first couple of times. Here's what our tire chains look like once they're installed. This tire chain is designed for highway use and non-offroad applications. Our hardened square steel D-links are meant for digging into those snow-packed and ice-covered condition roads. These tire chains will work both front and rear wheel drive applications and are SAE Class S approved. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install them. To begin our install, we've got our tire chain laid out here.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Dodge Charger

All right, today on this 2012 Dodge Charger we're going to do a test fit of a Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW2029C. All right, first off, it's a good idea to go ahead and do a test that with your snow chains to be familiar with them before you actually need them. Like what we're doing here. It's a good idea to lay them out and make sure they're sitting the way they need to on the tire. When you drape it on the tire the side with the handle here, or the lever, will typically go towards the front. There's also a note on which way it goes for a tire rotation.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2007 Dodge Grand Caravan

Today in our 1007 dodge grand caravan, we're going to review and install. The glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW-1038 on tires size P-21565R16. Here's what our cable chains are going to look like once their installed. The cross chain is a low profile design with the hardened steel rollers to break through that snow, sleet, and ice buildup on the road. Its got a low profile design which makes it good for narrow wheel well clearances but also for traveling on highway use. The install is relatively easy and tool free, however it is recommended to go ahead and do it a couple of times in a controlled environment, vs on the roadside in inclement weather.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Today on the 2015 Volkswagen Passat, we're going to show you the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW1038. Now for reference, we're working with a tire size today of 215 by 55 by R17. A couple of details about our snow chains is that it's actually constructed from an all 00:00:21 cable. They're actually very low profile on the tire, so it's good for vehicles with a limited clearance between the tire and the fender well and maybe the suspension components as well. Construction of the cable is a case hardened, low carbon steel, and the spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross-cables as well and they'll move around and dig as needed in the snow. The idea behind these guys is that it's great to get you out of a jam. If you're out on the highway somewhere and the snow piles up and it's getting harder to get around, it's a good idea to put these on until you get to a better section of highway.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2014 Nissan Rogue Select

Today in our 2014 Nissan Rogue Select, we'll be installing the glacier cable snow chain, part number PW2016C. This is the glacier snow chain, it's constructive, hardened, low carbon steel with spring rollers that wrapped around a sturdy cable and durable side cable. It can be installed on the front or rear wheel drive vehicles. It's got a low-profile design to give you a smooth ride. Here, on one end, we'll have the eyelets that our cable will go through and lock into place. The other end, over by the notches, that lock into the eyelet. Here's our tensioning lever.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Accord

Today on our 2011 Honda Accord we're going to review and install the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1034. Now, here's what our tire chain is going to look like once it is installed. One of the really nice features about our tire chain is the low profile design for middle of wheel clearances and it'll offer us a nice quiet and smooth ride. The tire chain itself is DOT compliant in all fifty states. To begin our install we're going to start with our tire chain laid out. Here on one end of our snow tire chains we'll have our hook that the adjustable cable will fit through. Then, any excess cable can be held by the two prong outer cable.


Thule CU9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Honda Accord

Today on our 2011 Honda Accord we're going to review and install the Thule Self Tensioning Lo Pro Snow Tire Chain with the Diamond link pattern, part number TH04115100; this will be on tire size P225/50R17. Our cross chain is the D link style chain, that's going to provide a really nice traction on the ice or snow pack road conditions. This chain is compatible with both front and rear wheel drive vehicles, with the build in tensioner, it will constantly adjust the tire chain to the tire keeping a nice contact so we avoid any slippage between the tire chain and the tire. It'll also make any adjustments from loosening between the tire chain and the tire so no manual adjustments are necessary once it's installed. Another really nice feature is the low profile design of our tire chain, it'll fit in tight or minimal clearances between the tire and wheel, or suspension. To install our tire chain, simply take the tire chain inner ring and feed it up and over the tire. I like to start at the top, then we'll take one side, feed it around the back side of the tire, followed by the other. Make sure the tire inner ring is firmly around on the inside wall of the tire.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • 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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  • 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 Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the # 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 more aggressive grip and...
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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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  • 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 Occasional Use on Ford F-150 4x4
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Snow Tire Chains for a Chrysler PT Cruiser
  • The following chains will work on your 205/55R 16 tires, # TH01221090, # TH02230K23 and # TH00204090. You should check your vehicle owners manual for snow chain recommendations. Some vehicles require Class S (15mm or Less) tire chains, and some vehicle do not recommend the use of tire chains because of lack of clearance when turning. I have posted a link to snow chain information for you to review also.
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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 Chains for a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with P275/60R20 Tires
  • I have included a link to the tire chains that will fit the 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 with 275/60-20 tires. All of the chains we have listed are the cable type of chains. Chains # PW2114V include tensioners. I have included a link to a video review of these chains along with some links to tire chain FAQ articles for you. For the other chains listed tensioners will need to be added separately using # PW99.
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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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  • 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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  • What Size Tires do the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains Fit On for a 2007 Audi A4
  • I checked with Michelin and the Easy Grip Snow Chains will not fit on the 245/40-18 tires on your car. I have provided a chart, see link, that shows all of the tire sizes that the composite snow chains are currently available for. I would recommend the Thule K-Summit tire chains, # TH02230K33, for your vehicle. These chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for the simplest installation possible, and have the best clearance for vehicles like your 2007 Audi A4.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD
  • You should have no problem with the performance of the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, # PW2016C, on your trip, but for superior strength and durability, I would recommend looking at the Pewag Brenta-C 4X4 Tire Chains, # PWXMR80V. The Pewag chains are made of a durable titanium alloy steel that will provide better durability and performance than the low-carbon steel and rubber of the cable style chains. A few things to keep in mind when using snow chains is not to exceed the maximum speed...
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  • Differences Between Thule CG-9 and CS-10 Tire Chains and Can Tire Chains Damage Tires
  • The Thule CS-10 tire chain has an external quick release system, they are self tensioning (just put them on and go), they have 10 millimeters clearance inside and on the tread, they feature a diamond pattern with icebreaker reinforcements for added grip, they have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect vehicle rims, and they have a color-coded assembly design. The CG-9 chains are also self tensioning, but do require one stop to fit the chain properly. They have 9 millimeters of clearance...
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  • Are the Michelin Easy Grip Snow Chains # 9800600 Legal In New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
  • Yes, the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Tire Chains, part # 9800600, are legal in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. I am including a link to a FAQ page on snow tire chains. It will list the snow chains laws of each state. I would also recommend to use the information that is printed in your vehicles owners manual regarding the use of snow tire chains or if there are any limitations.
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  • Snow Chain Options for a 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • I did some research into the snow chain situation on your 2013 Subaru Crosstrek and it sounds like Subaru does not recommend the use of chains, but if you do decide to use them in an emergency situation that you should be sure to use a Class S or better rated traction device. Class S is a clearance rating that means there is less than 15 mm between the inner portion of the tire sidewall and the wheel well. The best option I can give you would be the Thule Premium Self-Tensioning Snow...
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  • Recommended Top Speed and Driving Distance for Thule K-Summit Snow Tire Chains # TH02230K67
  • The recommended top speed on the Thule K-Summit Snow Tire Chains, part # TH02230K67 is 30 miles per hour (50 km/h). There is not a recommended driving distance listed. You should not use snow chains on dry or uncovered pavement, only when there is snow or ice on the ground. When mounting snow chains on your vehicle, it is most effective and recommended to mount on the powered drive wheels of your vehicle. If you have a front wheel drive it would be the front wheels. On an all wheel...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation For a 2011 Honda Odyssey
  • Before buying snow tire chains you will want to check your owners manual or with the Honda dealer if you can install snow tire chains on your 2011 Honda Odyssey, or if there are any limitations. The snow tire chains that are compatible with the 235/60R17 tire size (Touring) and the 235/65R16 tire size (LX and EX) is the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, part # PWPLC1142. These snow tire chains are what I would recommend for your 2011 Honda Odyssey for occasional use. These snow...
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