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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Item # PW1038

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2009 Chevrolet HHR

All models with these tire sizes:

215/50-17

225/45-18

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  • Cables - Ladder
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Manual
  • Drive On and Connect
  • No Rim Protection
  • Class S Compatible
  • On Road Only
Glacier tire chains for your 2009 Chevrolet HHR are available from etrailer.com. Installation instructions and reviews for your Chevrolet tire chains. Expert service, and cheapest tire chains price guarantee. etrailer.com carries a complete line of Glacier products. Order your Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair part number PW1038 online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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2009 Chevrolet HHR - Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet HHRs.


Features:

  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger Chevrolet HHRs with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet HHRs
  • Created with a low profile that gives you a smooth ride
  • Install quickly and easily
    • Rubber adjusters (sold separately) are recommended
  • Meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states
  • Packaged in reusable tote - great for storage


Specs:

  • Fits: 14" - 19" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 cable chains
  • 90-Day warranty


Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your Chevrolet HHR, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on Chevrolet HHRs with restricted wheel-well clearance. Certain newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require Class S chains.

SAE Class S Clearance Diagram

These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:

  • A - a minimum of 1.46" (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well
  • B - at least 0.59" (15 mm) between the tire's sidewall and the Chevrolet HHR

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Chevrolet HHR

To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.

Tire size on sidewall

185/60-15

  1. (185) - indicates tire width in millimeters
  2. (60) - gives you the aspect ratio (sidewall height as percentage of width)
  3. (15) - denotes the diameter of the wheel rim in inches





1038 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Chevrolet HHRs - 14" - 19" Tires




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 185/80-16
  • 205/65-16
  • 205/70-16
  • 205/75-16
  • 205/80-14
  • 205/80-15
  • 205x15
  • 215/40-18
  • 215/45-18
  • 215/50-17
  • 215/55-17
  • 215/55-18
  • 215/60-17
  • 215/65-15
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-15
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-15
  • 215/80-14
  • 215x14
  • 220/60-16
  • 220/65-390
  • 225/35-20
  • 225/40-18
  • 225/45-18
  • 225/45-19
  • 225/55-16
  • 225/55-17
  • 225/55-17.5
  • 225/60-16
  • 225/60-17
  • 225/65-15
  • 225/65-16
  • 225/70-14
  • 225/70-15
  • 225/75-14
  • 225x14
  • 235/30-20
  • 235/35-19
  • 235/45-17
  • 235/45-17-A
  • 235/50-17
  • 235/55-16
  • 235/60-15
  • 235/70-14
  • 240/45-15
  • 245/35-20
  • 245/40-17
  • 245/40-18
  • 245/45-16
  • 245/45-17
  • 245/50-15
  • 245/50-16
  • 245/50-17
  • 245/55-16
  • 245/60-14
  • 255/40-17
  • 255/40-18
  • 255/45-15
  • 255/55-14
  • 255/60-14
  • 265/35-19
  • 27x8.5-15
  • 285/40-15
  • 6.00x16
  • 7.5x14
  • FR78x15
  • GR78x15

Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to be taking a look at Glacier Cable snow tire chains. Part number PW2029C.These tire chains are going to help you get additional traction in light snow and icy conditions. You'll install these on your drive axle, so you'll want to verify if your vehicle's front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or all wheel drive. They feature a laddered pattern with spring rollers. The ladder pattern's going to be great for getting traction on starting, acceleration, but they're going to be a lot smoother than your V-bars and other types. So it's going to help reduce road noise and vibration.These are an entry level cable style snow tire chain.

These are going to be great for occasional use, and they're particularly nice in areas where you're required to have safety chains, so you can just keep a set in your trunk just for emergencies.Included with your tire chains, you're going to get a carrying case that'll also allow you to store your chains in a nice compact bag and place it in your vehicle. Included in your bag you get a quantity of two chains so you can have one for each side.They'll meet Department of Transportation's specifications in all states.They're easy to install with the locking mechanism here. This allows you to install it a little bit looser, and then adjust that tension easily. This makes for a much easier and quicker install that will require you not to pull forward so many times and readjust it.Included in your bag you'll get some additional plastic links here, so if you need to add more or if one happens to fall off down the road, you can always replace them.Now it is recommended to use a rubber tensioner to help keep your tire chains secure and center to your tire.And that completes our look at Glacier Cable's snow tire chains. Part number PW2029C..


Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1038

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (620 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for occasional use, these tire chains feature rugged steel wiring covered with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Easy-to-install chains comply with all DOT specifications and fit either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Purchased Glacier cable chains for my new Subaru Crosstrek. Etrailer staff were knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Delivery was fast. The chains are easy to put on. Just need some snow to try them out! 576410



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etrailer is always easy to use! I got snow chains so I can't tell you about the product since it's only mid-October. I hope they are a good set. 575844



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2007 Subaru Legacy


Good chains. They fit a 2007 Subaru Legacy B spec well. 539069



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2011 BMW 5 Series


Chains look great. Look forward to using them this winter 560701



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I haven't had to use them yet, but they fit perfectly on my trial fitting. Maybe CA will get some snow this year. 556382



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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon


Quality product. It fits. It got here right when they said it would. Perfect. I ordered the PW1038 low-profile S Chains for my 2014 Subaru Outback. They fit, using the 2nd from last locking link from the end. They do not rub the shock absorber. Great. etrailer gave an estimated delivery date, and they arrived exactly on that date. Tip: They ship using UPS, but then hand it off to USPS, meaning it arrived in my US Mail Box, not on the front porch. More secure. I doubt I will every have to use them in a snow-chain Level 3 condition (in which ALL vehicles, 4WD or not, have to chain up), but in CA, NV, and OR, you have to be able to show the police that you HAVE the chains in your vehicle, even though you are not using them on the tires. I recommend this solution for my fellow Subaru owners. 484709



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I bought the tire snow cables and tensioners together. They arrived quickly, were packaged very well, and although I haven't put them on yet, they appear to be very good quality. 340019



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2004 Lexus LS 430


Five stars for good customer service and quick delivery. I feel like every communication (email) from etrailer is very personal.) Order showed up as promised. Cannot rate the product at this time since I have not used it. Product matches what's described. At such a low price I don't expect much. I got them for emergency use only. (As I got stuck last winter in Virginia.) 309499



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Good news. The order arrived on the 6th day. To be sure they fit I did a test installation. I installed the Glacier PW1038 snow cable/chains on our 2016 Subaru Forester (225 -60R-17). The chains fit perfectly and on the 2nd notch. (See attached pix). nice fit: away from the rim and other body parts. The PW105s also helped greatly to snug the package. Cris T 467430



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Etrailer has excellent customer service. Shipping was fast. They kept me informed every step of the way. 337292



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Fast shipping ! Great cables . Used them yesterday and they fit nice and deliver what they promise ! Can't beat that for the money . Thanks e-trailer ! Will be doing business soon again ! 175919



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I was amazed at the speediness of the shipping and delivery! I am so excited about using the chains. It has been a snowy and icy season this year and I will be more confident knowing I have these for my vehicle. I work at a hospital, which as you know, does not close when conditions are bad. Now that I have these I have more confidence in my ability to get to work in extreme wintry weather. Also these were about half the price that the A???Z??? Retailer priced a set at last week. Thanks for having reasonable prices that won't break the bank. 176751



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The service here is excellent. I just ordered the chains and they are already here. Very sturdy great buy for the price you can't go wrong 109723



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Product broke on tire in snow storm while driving down flat town road in Big Bear Lake, California. Nothing like the old fashion chain link we put on as young adults years ago. 456849



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I would not be able to give you a review until I actually use the cable chains, which I hope never happens, but I must have them to comply with the laws here in Oregon. 228546



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So... we are planning on driving to Chicago in February - front wheel drive (no other option - must happen). I ALWAYS have plan B ! i wanted something that was compact, simple and functional..... just in case. I no longer have to worry, these should fit the need on all counts. As an engineer, i have experience with similar products, and these appear to be well built and as simple as it gets. the storage bag is an added extra. Hopefully i don't need to use them, but if i do - i'll fill you in. 328542



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2010 Chrysler Town and Country


We need to have tire chains when we go to Big Bear after Christmas when the kids are home from college. I can't tell u how they work yet but I can tell u that they r the correct size and the instructions are clear and include photos. I will have peace of mind having them in the back of the van. Ordering them was easy , they were reasonably priced and delivered within the week I ordered them. Thank you. 325746



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Per the Subaru technical manual, while tire chains are not recommended, if needed S style spring chains can be used on the front tires only (2017 Technical Manual, section 8-12). While I hope to never require them, I live in Washington State. When the roads are severe enough, chains can be mandatory. This is especially true for National Parks such as Hurricane Ridge where weather conditions can change rapidly. After watching the etrailer video for installation of chains on a 2015 Forester, I purchased a set of PW1038 Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and PW105 Multi Arm Truck Tire Chain Adjusters. I have test fit the chains with adjusters on my front tire and they appear to be a good fit. I turned the tires hard right and hard left and checked my clearances and found no interference with the fit. Unfortunately, there is no snow for me to do a test run at this time. Please note the etrailer video test fits the chains on the rear tires and the Glacier instructions specify installation on the rear tires for all wheel drive vehicles. This information is inconsistant with the 2017 Subaru Forester Technical Manual for front tire installation only. 455011



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I was able to use the etrailer website to quickly select the right tire chains for my car and tire size. The price was good and the delivery fee was reasonable. I was promised a 3 day delivery and I believe it arrived in just 2 days. Packaging was good and the product arrived in good shape. I am very happy with etrailer. They provide customer service that is better than they claim and their prices are reasonable. All and all etrailer does a great job. 173604



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Cable Snow Tire chain PW1038 Was Supprised to receive my order so soon. Excellent Service,. I tested putting the cable tire chain. I followed the instructions on installation and as expected I had to move the inside and outside liks several time to get the right tension. It was not a problem because I have done it many times before ( about 10 years ago). The true test is when I have to install it in the snow and drive with it on. I was concerned that this was not the right size because the tire size didn't show up on the carring bag tag. I double check on the web and verified PW1038 was the right size for my tire P215/50R17 90W. I think this is the right size. MelO 100377



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Always excellent customer service with etrailer.co My first set of cable chains arrived quickly and fit perfectly. Be sure to order the rubber adjusters. They are very convenient, worth every penny. This is my second set of cable chains, the first for a front wheel drive Venture, the 2nd for an AWD Safari. Even though it's AWD, the cable chains on the rear really improve traction. Be sure to always follow the manufacturer's "speed limits" when using this product to prevent catastrophic failure! Read all info supplied and enjoy your enhanced mobility! 28082



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Products aside, customer service and communication was among the best I have dealt with. I would highly recommend this company and hope to have a need to do business wit them again. The products were delivered on time and just as described. I bought snow cables and they arrived in a bag I can just throw in the trunk for when they are needed. 339667



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Great service these chains will come in handy thank you 235670


Comments

Its been a year and still works great thank you

Sara - 01/16/2017

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Chrysler Pacifica


No question that these cables get the job done. Saved Christmas, went 30 miles in AWD Pacifica with all 4 wheels in cables. Handles snow pack perfectly. Also returned home to 12" powder on steep driveway(15 degree with hairpin turns) and unloaded all passengers in the garage!! Nothing less than amazing, assuming the driver has experience with snow conditions. I now have similar cables for both other vehicles. Don't forget the rubber tensioners, keeps everything secure and quiet. 6352



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The chains arrived sooner than expected and were easy to install on my 2015 Subaru Forester. Because of the clearance between tire and wheelwell this chain was recommended. The video,which shows them being installed on a 2015 Subaru Foresters rear wheels,contradicts the owners manual which tells you to install them on the front wheels. The price was very reasonable. The multi arm adjusters I feel are a necessity and should be included with the chains at an additional cost. Finally, I have not tried them out yet but am confident they will give me additional traction in snow. erailer is a very reputable company and I highly recommend them. 411322



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Chains were easy to install on a practice session in the driveway. Unfortunately/fortunately the roads to Tahoe were clear and chains weren't required. These chains are well constructed and have a sturdy carrying bag. Very satisfied. 237989



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Ordered 3 things late on Sunday. Got a call early on Monday, not an email, a call. From a very nice young(my assumption) lady to inform me that one of the items I ordered was discontiued and they just ran out of their stock - before my order of course. But, this was no big deal, they had two other solutions. I opted to just take my other two items. Paid a mere $7.50 for 3-5 day shipping, well, yeah, its Tuesday, and I got it early this afternoon. Thats a total of less than 44 hours, with a repackage due to the order change and I had the exact items I bought in my hand. Only thing I'd suggest - make the website more iPad friendly. Some of the picture/text boxes were stacked on top of one another. Other than a website that could use a little cleaning up, the company experience was fantastic. I am a first time orderer,er,er and will do it again once I can get permission from the boss(wife). 109043



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Thank you so much for all your help selecting the right snow cables for my car. Devin was wonderful to work with, especially since I needed these sent so quickly. Our daughter is getting married in the mountains and a snow storm is predicted. We need to insure that we will NOT let the weather stop us. We are now prepared! 448185



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I haven't used the tire chains yet, but I am very happy with the service. I phoned etrailer.com on December 2 and spoke with Patrick. He confirmed that the chains and rubber adjusters were in stock. Later that day I received confirmation the the items had been shipped. The order arrived in Sumas, WA, on Friday, December 6. Thank you for the fast and efficient service! 109575



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Great fit 459708



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The tire cables look to be of quality. Have yet to use them. The bag they cam in looked nice, until I un-zipped the bag and the whole zipper assembly came apart in my hand. Had to use needle nose pliers to open the zipper. Other than that one default everything else seems to be in order. Fast shipping 25877



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Product looks very good. Chains are one of those precautionary items you carry with you and hope you never use. The order was placed on line with prompt confirmation and shipment notice. Chains arrived in eleven days from order which wasn't fast, but worked for me. I do need to purchase the rubber tension straps to secure them on the tire. Good purchase for price. 234996



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2006 Audi A4


At this point all i can say is they fit. i've tried them on but haven't used them yet. it took about one week to get them from the time i ordered them. if you've never used chains before, don't be fooled by how easy it appears to be to put them on from watching the videos. they do it in summer weather and put the car up. in reality, you'll be laying in the snow trying to get to the inside of the tire and make the connection, not an easy or fun task when it is cold and miserable outside. 165562



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I received my order quickly and will be teaching myself how to install these snow tire chains this evening when I get home. These are the same snow tire chains selling in our area but for a much better price. We are taking a trip up to the mountains this weekend and our area mountains have received hundreds of inches of snow. I wouldn't think of heading up without high quality chains for our car. Thanks so much for the fantastic turn around time I would definitely purchase items from this retailer in the future! Thank you etrailer! 338276


Comments

Well, I believe they are still sitting in my garage. We took a trip to the snow last year and the highway required chains. At the last minute we decided to take my husbands truck rather than my passenger vehicle, so we never did have to use them. Hopefully someday, someone will need them and we will be able to use them :- I appreciate the follow up. I remember everything being great with this purchase and I would purchase from you again in the future.

Paula B - 01/26/2018

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Lexus


The snow cables appear to be of excellent quality and a well thought out design. The fit is good and they are easy to install. I have however yet to use them under snow conditions, but they are ready! The service was outstanding. The product size recommended for my tire size (a very low profile tire) was not correct but with the help of customer service representative, Lexus G., she was able to determine what was needed and I now have the correct size and am all set for my next ski trip. 116835



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I visited Yosemite National Park in early November and was cautioned that I should have tire chains in my vehicle because of Caltrans and National Park requirements. The etrailer folks got me an inexpensive set that met the requirements and could work as intended in an emergency situation. Wayne was particularly patient and helpful. My order was quickly received and came with a nice storage bag, too. Their service is great and the web site is also very helpful about installing and using chains. 163535



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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon


The tire chains worked as advertised, and the direction for installing were clear. 528392



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Right cables and fast service. 477999



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I sincerely wish I had known about these sooner. I used these for the few bad snows last year and this year and they have gotten me home safely while other motorist were stranded due to icy or snow covered roadways. A true life saver! 467320



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Delivered timely and product is just as described. 465970



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Delivered on time and as described. 465968



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Will do the job. Relatively easy to ins tall. 465692



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Very happy with the chains. High quality and easy install. Perfect fit. 460835



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I needed some light chains for emergencies. These fit my Acura and were easy to install. The cables come in a small bag that keeps them compact. Be sure to get the chain adjusters. They are necessary to tighten the cables around the tires. The installation videos were very helpful. I have not used them yet, so I cannot report how well they might perform on the road. 459134



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Great quality, easy to install and remove with a little practice 457970



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I haven't yet had to use the product, but the service provided was excellent. They expedited the delivery without additional charges to be sure the chains arrived in time for our trip. I would buy from etrailer again. 449589



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Haven't used them yet, came on time. 441654



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Haven't used them but the price was right. Thanks 439107



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Not yet used 371632



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it has yet to be used ( thankfully) but I am happy 352028


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  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Forester and it said that tire chains cannot be used but "another traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable"; it also states that the traction device needs to be Class S rated. This would allow you to use cable style chains such as Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1042 which will fit your Subaru if it has 225/55-18 tires, or Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1038, which are a fit for your vehicle has 225/60-17 tires. You...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2014 Subaru Outback with 225/60R17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for the 2014 Subaru Outback you can use certain types of traction devices and only on the front wheels. The manual states you can't use chains but you can use what they call spring chains which are cable style tire chains. For your tire size, 225/60-17, you can use cables # PW1038. I also recommend rubber adjusters # PW105 to keep the cables tight and centered.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation and Options that Will Fit a 205/50R17 Tire Size
  • We do have numerous tire chains that will fit the 205/50-17 tire size. I have included a link to all of the available options. The PW1014 cables you referenced will not fit but the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1038, are the ones that will. I also recommend adding rubber adjusters, # PW99 for cars or # PW100 for trucks and SUVs, to make installation easier and to keep the chains taught on the tire. I have included a link to a video showing how the rubber adjusters work. You...
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  • We can help you select tire chains for your 2016 Hyundai Sonata hybrid fitted with 215/55-17 size tires. I was unable to access an online edition of the owner's manual for your 2016 Hyundai Sonata hybrid for any guidance related to tire chain use so you'll want to check yours. Some cars can use chains only on front or rear tires, and some can use them only on specific tire sizes. Many passenger cars need to use special low-profile Class S type chains, like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire...
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  • I took a look at the online version of the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek and saw the same restrictions you did regarding the use of tire chains. We do have cable chains available that meet this requirement that will work well on your Crosstrek's tires. If you have 225/55-18 size tires on the vehicle, I recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042. If you have 225/60-17 size tires, then I recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038. Both options are...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17
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  • What Size Tire Chains Are Suitable for 2014 Subaru Forester
  • Many passenger vehicles do indeed require low-profile tire chains that can fit within the limited space in the wheel wells. These special low-profile chains are referred to as S-Class chains. Your owner's manual (or local dealership) should be consulted prior to use of any tire chain. If you click on the link provided you will be taken to our main page for tire chains for the 2014 Subaru Forester. At the top of the page you can click on the tire size you have to see compatible tire chains. If...
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  • Recommended Traction Device for a 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Subaru Forester, tire chains cannot be used because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. However, other types of traction devices like snow sock can be used so long as they are class S compliant. For the 225/60-17 tires on your Forester, I recommend using the ISSE Hybrid Snow Socks part # TCH70. The snow socks will be an excellent option for you that will provide traction on both snowy and icy roads. They are very...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2013 Subaru Outback
  • For your 2013 Subaru Outback with 225/60-17 size tires, I recommend the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038. These chains are confirmed to fit the tire size on your vehicle and will do a nice job of providing traction during snowy and icy conditions. I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2013 Subaru Outback, and it does indeed state that the use of tire chains is not recommended. However, it goes on to say that alternative types of traction devices, such as spring chains,...
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  • Snow Cable Tensioner Recommendation
  • Rubber tensioner are a great idea when using tire chains like the part # PW1038 or # TC1038 that do not have an automatic tensioning ability. The ones to use are the part # PW105. This style of tensioner seems to work better than the other style like part # PW99.
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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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  • Tire Chain Availability to Fit 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with 225/55-17 Tires
  • The Glacier tire cables part # PW1038 that you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for the 225/55-17 tire size you have on your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. If you were in inclement weather or were stopped by the highway patrol these would fit and work well. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions you need to be aware of.
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains For 2016 Toyota RAV4, 2016 Subaru Outback, And 2017 Subaru Forester
  • I checked all of the owner's manuals for your vehicles and in the manual they all state some restrictions when using tire chains. There arer driving restrictions as far as speed and also what type of chains can be used and which tires the chains can be used with. The tire chains I recommend for your 2016 RAV4 are the Glacier cables, part # PW1042. I also recommend the rubber adjusters, part # PW99. The rubber adjusters help make installation of the chains a little easier and help maintain...
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  • Will Glacier Tire Chains fit Tire Size 225/60R17 on a 2017 Subaru Forester
  • The Glacier Cables part # PW1038 are a confirmed fit for the tire size P225/60R17 that you referernced. We typically recommend chains on both axles if the owners manual says that is okay. Aside from that if one set is to be used on an all wheel drive vehicle we recommend the primary drive axle. The owners manual also will state which axle to use and if there are any other snow chain restrictions. These cables are Class S compatible which means they are great for tight clearances. I...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2012 Subaru Outback and Which Tires Do they Install On
  • There is a bit of a conundrum because the owner's manual for the 2012 Subaru Outback says you can't use tire chains on the vehicle because there isn't enough clearance. But what happens when you are driving somewhere where chains are required by law? This is called the Tire Chain Paradox or Mike's Law. A vehicle manufacturer or dealer cannot tell you to do something that will break the law. So what I recommend are chains or traction devices that require the least amount of clearance....
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  • Tire Chains for a 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Subaru Forester, "tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body." However, we certainly understand certain states and conditions require the use of tire chains therefore, the choice is ultimately up to you whether or not you want to use them. If you do decide to use tire chains on your Forester, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 would be the correct size for your...
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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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  • Tire Cable Recommendation for 2016 Subaru Forester with Tire Size 225/R17
  • For a set of cables confirmed to fit your tire size of 225/60R17 the Glacier chains part # PW1038 would be an excellent option confirmed to fit. I attached an install video for these cables on a similar Forester as yours 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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  • Tire Chains for a 2016 Honda Accord EX
  • There are at least 4 different possible stock tire size options for the 2016 Honda Accord. If it has 205/65-16 or 215/55-17 tires you can use # PW1038. If it has 235/45-18 tires you can use # PW1042. And if it has 235/40-19 tires then the option that requires the least clearance is a set of Konig chains # TH01221102. For the cables I also recommend a set of tensioners # PW105 to keep the chains tight and in position.
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains or Cables for 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
  • You will first want to check your owners manual or with the Audi dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, or if there are any limitations. For the 235/45R17 tire size the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, is the part number you would need for the cable style chains like the part number you have referenced. I would also recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Chains, part # TH01221100. These are dual-sided, D-shape chain links that...
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  • How To Install Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038 On My 2002 Toyota Sienna
  • To install the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, you will want to drape the tire chain over the tire and then slowly drive forward over the chain. Then connect the hook to a link in the chain on each side of the wheel so the chain is snug. I have linked a video installation of another model of the Glacier chains to show the installation procedure (see video link). I would also recommend using the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW100, which will take any extra slack out...
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  • Best Tire Chains for Use on 2014 Audi S4 with 245/40-18 Tires
  • Chains that are easy to install and remove tend to get used more, and so tend to actually help you in bad weather. Chains that are tough to install and adjust often remain in the trunk and do you no good. So I suggest you select chains that offer automatic tensioning and quick-release, such as the Pewag Servo RS chains # PWRS75, that are shown in the linked video. These chains feature automatic tensioning, quick-release and rim protection. You can click on the linked page to see all...
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  • Tire Chain Options for 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium
  • There are two stock tires sizes that came on the 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Premium, P235/45-17 and P245/40-18, and we have tire chains for the P235/45-17 size that you can see by clicking on the linked page. For a cost-effective set of chains to have in the car just-in-case (or to meet a legal requirement) you may want to use the cable type chains like # PW1038. On the other hand, if you actually expect to have to install tire chains you may want to invest in a better set that will...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The stock tire on your 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is 225/55-17 and for this size we do offer a range of low-profile S-Class chains that are designed specifically for passenger cars that may have limited clearance in the wheel wells. I reviewed an online edition of the manual for your car and it indicates in section 8-11 that S-Class chains can be used within the speed rating set by the chain maker; this is typically 30-35 mph. Your Subaru owner's manual will indicate if S-Class chains are...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2007 Acura TL
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038 you referenced will work for your 2007 Acura TL and are easy to install and comply with all Department of Transportation use. The typical tire size for your car is 235/45-17. If your tire size is different, I can recommend another set of chains for you or you can check out our tire chain fitguide to see what tire chain works for the size of tire your vehicle has. I have posted a link to that page. I have also included a link to a video showing...
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