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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

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


  • 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 # TH00204104 that you referenced. The CB12 chains # TH01221104 will fit but offer no rim protection or quick release features and do...
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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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  • Should 2 or 4 Chains be Used on an All Wheel Drive 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon
  • You can use chains on just 2 wheels of an all wheel drive vehicle. If it is all time all wheel drive then it does not matter if they go on the front or back. If the all wheel drive engages when needed then you will put the chains on the main drive wheels. Also, please consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of chains. I have included a link to our FAQ article on tire chains for you. If you can tell me the tire size on your 2009 Subaru Outback Wagon I can...
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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 # TH00023104 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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