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We offer a wide range of snow chains. Choose the design that is right for your vehicle and your budget.

  • Thule - premium brand easiest to use tire chains
  • Glacier - economical tire chains that are perfect for emergency use
  • Pewag - the widest variety of chains available from cable style to heavy-duty off-road snow chains
  • Titan Chain - chains for excellent traction in everything from deep snow to off road applications



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Subaru Outback Wagon Tire Chains

We offer a wide range of snow chains. Choose the design that is right for your Subaru Outback Wagon and your budget.

  • Thule - premium brand easiest to use tire chains
  • Glacier - economical tire chains that are perfect for emergency use
  • pewag - the widest variety of chains available from cable style to heavy-duty off-road snow chains
  • Michelin - lightweight, easy to handle polymesh chains offer a smoother quieter ride
  • Titan Chain - chains for excellent traction in everything from deep snow to off road applications



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Subaru Outback Wagon Tire Chains Videos

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be taking a look at the glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046. Now keep in mind that the tire size we're using today is 225/60r18. Our tire chains are made out of a case hardened low carbon steel, with spring rollers that wrap around our wire cross cables. These are SAE Class S rated chains for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. They meet all the Department of Transportation requirements in all 50 states, and come in a quantity of two. Now that we've gone over some features, we're going to show you how to get these installed. Now I've gone ahead and laid our tire chains out, just to make sure that we don't have any kinks or breaks in the line.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on the 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon, 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 P225/60/R17. This is what the chains look like when they're installed on a tire. Let's go ahead and take a little bit detail here. First off, this is all constructed out of cables. You've got one durable cable all around on the outside, here, and one on the inside as well. All of these cables are constructed from a durable, low carbon steel. Same thing with the cross bar going across the tire.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2010 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today we're going to review part number Pw1038. This is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains. Now we'll take a closer look here at the construction. You can see how the cross cables connect to the cables that go around the tire. You have this nice little crimped cable connection that holds everything in place. This is also galvanized low carbon steel, so it will resist snow and ice for a very long time.



Thule CS10 Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon we'll be installing the Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains, part number TH00204104. The size tire that we'll be installing our tire chains on today is a 225/60-R17. We've gone ahead and laid our tire chain out here on the floor. Next we'll go ahead and take the one end here that has the yellow on it and the blue cable, go ahead and feed that in from the backside of the tire forward. We'll then reach up underneath. We'll go ahead and put the two halves together.



Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Glacier tire chains, part number PW1038. Now, the Glacier tire chains that we'll be installing today are an SAE Class S tire chain and they do meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states. These tire chains are designed to work on either a front or a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Now the size tire that we're going to be installing these chains on today is a 225/60/R17. We've already gone ahead and laid out our tire chains here. Let's go ahead and point out a couple things before we stick it up on the tire. This side here is the little hook portion that we want to make sure is facing out away from the tire.



Titan Chain Twist Link Tire Chains Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, well be installing the Titan Twist Link Snow Tire Chains, part number TC1138. These are SAE class S chains. Well be installing these tire chains on tire size 225/55-17. Well be installing the tire chains on the backs of the tires. Well begin our installation by first laying the tire chain flat out on the ground to undue any kinks or tangles. This will ensure that the tire chain will fit correctly around our tire. Now at the 12:00 position, we can pick up the tire chain and drape it over the tire, making sure the hooks are facing outward.



Pewag Snox Pro Snow Tire Chains Review - 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2006 Subaru Outback Wagon, we'll be installing the Pewag Snox Pro Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chain, part number PWSXP560. These are SAE Class S chains. We'll be installing these tire chains on tire size 225-55/17. Now since this vehicle is all-wheel drive, we'll be installing the tire chains on the back set of tires. We'll first begin our installation by grabbing the chain by the red bungee which goes around the back side of the tire. We'll pull the chain out, making sure it is on the outside, making sure that large plastic Pewag symbol is at the 12:00 position on the backside of the tire. We'll need to press in the red button here on this buckle which will release the silver piece from the locking mechanism. This will give us that extra slack when we're positioning the tire chain around the tire.



Thule CL10 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with tire size P22560R17 well be installing the Thule CL10 Tire Chains using part number TH04255104. All well need to do is lay the chain out on the floor and running from the back of tire toward the front well run the blue cable around the inside of the tire. We then grab the cable at both sides of the tire and bring it up around from the inside toward the top of the tire where we can then make our connection. Well then drape the chain over the tire allowing the blue cable to fall towards the inside of the tire. Here on the outside well use the red chain link as well as the red hook on either side of the chains to make our connection here on the outside at the top of the tire. Well then continue to let the chain drape over the tire towards the bottom of the tire where well then take our cable and run it through the chain tensioner pulling it taunt where well then move up to the tension assembly and bringing the tension assembly down and hook it to the cable.



Thule CG9 Snow Tire Chains Review - 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon

Today on our 2011 Subaru Outback Wagon with tire size 22560R17 well be installing the Thule CG9 Tire Chains part number TH00023104. Now this is a very simple tire chain to install. Well simply slide the chain from the rear toward the front of the vehicle around the inside of the tire. Well then grab the blue cable on both sides of the tire and bring it up around towards the top of the tire and hook it together. Well then allow the blue cable to move towards the inside of the tire and well grab the chain where we can then make our connection using the red eyelet loop and red hook to connect it together here on the outside. Well then bring the chain around the tire evenly toward the bottom here on the outside.





Subaru Outback Wagon Tire Chains Questions and Answers


  • 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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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2016 Subaru Outback w/ 225/60-18 Tires
  • The owner's manual of your Subaru Outback states in no uncertain terms that tire chains should not be used on your vehicle. "Traction Devices" like cables may be used if they meet Class S specifications and are used on the front tires only. For cables, I'd recommend using # PW1046 from Glacier Chain along with # PW105 tensioners to keep the cables tight. You might also be able to use chains that meet Class S specs, but I'd recommend checking with your dealer for clarification on that...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 225/55R17 and 225/65R17
  • For the two tire sizes you referenced the part # PWPLC1142 is a set of chains that has been confirmed to fit both. These are a great emergency set of chains that are economically priced so they would be perfect for you. I attached an install video for you to check out too. You will need to check the owners manual for both vehicles to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions. These are S rated which means they are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance.
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  • Tire Chains for a 2016 Subaru Outback with 225/60-18 Tires
  • The Thule CS10 tire chains # TH2004125105 are a fit for a 2016 Subaru Outback if it has 225/60R18 tires. Check the side wall on one of the tires for the size. If it is a different size then let me know what it is and I can recommend some chains for you. I have also included a link to our help article on tire chains. Be sure to consult the vehicle owner's manual for specific information on the use of tire chains.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon with 225/60R18 Tires
  • The Thule Tire chains part # TH2004125105 that you referenced are a confirmed fit for the tire size 225/60R18 that you have on your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon. These are great chains that will provide you with excellent traction and have low required clearance as well. These only require inner wheel clearance of 10mm. As long as the owners manual of your vehicle says it's okay to use chains these would be a fantastic option.
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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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  • Purpose of the Red S Clips in Glacier Snow Chains
  • To see a picture of what the red S clips that the installation instructions are referring to check out the picture I attached. If all you have is about 1 inch of extra cable you would be fine not using one of the clips to secure it away. The purpose of the clip would be to secure extra cable back to the chain so that the excess wouldn't hit anything. But with only an inch of excess cable you would be just fine.
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  • Recommend Tire Chains for 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon and 225/60R18 Tire Size
  • The Pewag snow chains you reference, # PWRS73, are not a confirmed fit for your 2015 Subaru Outback Wagon. For a set of self tensioning chains that are confirmed to fit your 225/60R18 tire size that are similar to the # PWRS73 I would recommend the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains # TH2004125105. These will self-tension as well as self-center and will work great on your vehicle as long as the owners manual of your vehicle state that tire chains are approved for use. These...
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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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  • Glacier Tire Cable Recommendation for 225/65-17
  • For your tire size of 225/65-17 the correct Glacier tire cable part number you need is # PW1042. We confirmed this with our contacts at Glacier. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well. Be sure to check the owners manual of the vehicle to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions.
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  • Will the Thule Tire Chains # TH2004205104 Fit the 2014 Subaru Outback
  • We have not had the chance to test Thule snow tire chains on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon, but according to the owners manual for the 2014 Outback Wagon, it seems that tire chains can be used on the front wheels if they are Class S rated. Subaru also notes, that if any damage were to occur from tire chain use, Subaru will not cover the damage under their warranty. It is basically a situation where you can use them, but at your own risk. Since the owners manual recommends Class S chains,...
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  • Comparing Thule CS-10 and CB12 Tire Chains for a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon with 225/60-17 Tires
  • I think the law trumps the owners manual but you might want to check with Subaru just to be sure. This is the old tire chain paradox in action: manual says no, law says yes. That is it in a nutshell. The Thule CS-10 chains are associated with passenger cars so I would look at them for your 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon. For the 225/60-17 tires you would use # TH2004125104 that you referenced. The CB12 chains # TH01221104 will fit but offer no rim protection or quick release features and...
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  • Tire Chains that Will Fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 Tires on a 2000 and 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule tire chains will not fit both tire sizes but you could use the Glacier chains # PWPLC1138. They do fit 225/60-16 and 225/60-17 tires. You can also use Titan chains # TC1138. For these chains I recommend adding the rubber adjusters, # TCMA2. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manuals for specific information on the use of tire chains. I have included some video links and a link to our help article on tire chains for you to the right.
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  • Thule Tire Chain Comparison for a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The Thule CG9 Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, and the CB12 Chains, # TH01221104, are both Class S compatible tire chains and will fit the P225/60R17 tires on your 2013 Subaru Outback. The main difference between the CG9 and CB12 chains is that the CB12 tire chains are manual tensioning chains and the CG9 chains are have automatic tensioning. The CB12 chains are also rated for off-road and on-road use. The CG9 chains are for on-road use only. I would go with the CG9 chains. The automatic...
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  • Comparing Thule CS-10 and CG-9 Tire Chains
  • There isn't a Thule CK-7 tire chain so between the CG-9 and the CS-10 I believe the CS-10 would be better for you since it has ice breakers built into the chains and will install much easier. 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...
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  • Which Wheels Should a Pair of Snow Chains Go on a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • If only one pair of snow chains is to be used on a vehicle you want to put them on the drive axle. Since your vehicle is all-wheel drive that makes it a little bit more interesting. We recommend chaining up the front wheels because there is more weight there for traction, the front wheels do more of the braking, all of the steering and have more power sent to them. You should consult your owners manual before you use the chains on your 2013 Subaru Outback as there are sometimes restrictions...
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  • Thule Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback
  • The first thing you will need to do is check the owners manual for any restrictions on snow chain usage. If that says that no chains will fit your 2013 Outback then I cannot safely recommend any for you either. If you find that chains can work on your vehicle and you have the 225/60-17 tire size then the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains # TH2004205104 would fit that size. I attached a link to a video that shows these chains being installed on a 2011 Outback similar...
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  • Thule Easy Fit Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • If you have the tire size 225/60-17 on your 2013 Subaru Outback Wagon the CU9 Thule Chains part # TH04115104 would fit and work well for you assuming the owners manual of your vehicle has no restrictions on snow chain usage. I attached a review video for these chains for you to check out as well.
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  • Cable Tire Chain Fit for 225/60-17 Size Tires on 2012 Subaru Outback
  • 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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  • 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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  • Are Thule passenger Vehicle Tire Chains the Same as or Made By Konig
  • Konig does make the tire chains for Thule and they are under the Thule umbrella. There are a couple of ways you can search for tire chains that will fit your 2011 Subaru Outback. You can use our hitch hunter and enter the year make and model vehicle and then click on tire chains. Or you can use the link below and search by tire size. Please consult the owners manual for your vehicle as some manufacturers do not permit the use of tire chains on certain vehicles.
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  • Clearance of Thule K-Summit Snow Chains, Mounting Locations, and Availability of Replacement Parts
  • On the Premium Self-adjusting Snow Tire Chains by Thule - K-Summit - Size K45, # TH02230K45, the internal clearance required is 0 millimeters for the back of the tire. On the top the part that sticks up furthest from the tire is 1/2 inch. So that small gap on your 2010 Subaru Outback will need to be just a hair more than a 1/2 inch for this set of chains. The tire chains will install on the main driving wheels meaning if the car is front wheel drive, they go on the front. If the car...
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  • Class S Tire Chains For 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • I did some research on your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon and found that only Class S tire chains are to be used, and they are only to be used on the front tires. Tire chains are size specific so you will want to know the tire size before choosing tire chains for your Outback. From our fit guide I found that there are 3 typical tire sizes on the Outback so I will give a recommendation based on that. The tire sizes are 205/50-17, 225/55-17, and 225/60-16. If you have a tire size that...
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