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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

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215/50-17

225/45-18

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  • Glacier
  • Cables - Ladder
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Manual
  • Drive On and Connect
  • No Rim Protection
  • Class S Compatible
  • On Road Only
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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

Today, we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW20286. These cable chains are designed to fit tires from 15 all the way up to 20 inches and offer a 35 mile an hour maximum speed. These chains are great for occasional use. They've got a sturdy steel wire construction around the outside, as well as on the cross cables. They've got hardened springs that cover the cross cable. It's going to provide that traction we need.

They'll move freely back and forth and really get embedded there, so we can get good grip on that ice and snow. They've designed it with a nice, low, profile design to help keep and maintain a smooth ride. Also, these are going to work great on both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive vehicles. The ladder design on these chains is going to meet all Department of Transportation requirements in all states. We're here on the passenger side of the vehicle. We spread our chain out here, just to make sure we don't have any kinks or any tangles that we need to work out before we get started. We're working with a tire size of 275-55R20, but again, many different sizes available with these Glacier chains, so you'll have a wide variety of sizes that these are going to fit. The first thing you want to look for is the is yellow, triangle shape tag.

This is going to say right hand side, or left hand side, and give you the indication of which way the tires should be rotating. That arrow will be facing towards the front of the car. We'll now move that arrow and that yellow tag down, around to the front side of our tire there. We'll want the first rung of our ladder to be tucked nicely right underneath the front side of our wheel, there. Give it as much slack as it needs. Get it tucked in there, just like that.

When we roll forward, we'll be able to gather that up right along the rear here. Maybe up here in the top somewhere, so we can get it connected. We'll now pull back and get as much slack as we can out of the front side of our chains, here. Then we can bring our rear up. On the back side here on the rear, we'll bring the cable right through that, and we'll have to rotate up right into that catch point. We'll then bring our rest of our slack out here to the front side. Just like on the rear side there, we've got another catch here.

We'll want to choose one of the mounting locations here. We've got 7 to pick from. On the rear, we use the second. That means those here on the front, we need to use the first, the second, or the third. Once we have that in place and in that set location, we'll use the large lever. Take up some of that slack. See if you can't get that last one. There we go. We'll pull that down. That's going to give us all the tension we'll need. The leverage is designed to come down and hook on to the cable. Depending on where you'll be positioning your cable, your tag end may be a little bit longer. They've got two nice catches designed right in here. You can simply clip it into there and hold it. Keep it from flopping around on you. WE've got our rubber adjuster, here. This is Part Number PW99. It's got 5 hooks on it. We're just going to find 5 locations around our cable chain, here. We're going to hook these in all the way around, 5 different locations facing out away from our sidewall. We don't want to run any risks of getting them up there and having any damage occur. You just want to put some tension on there to stiffen that up a little bit. We're going to drive forward a few car lengths. We'll double check it just to be sure we don't have any extra slack in there that we need to get out or any issues to deal with. With our chain secure, that's going to complete today's look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PW2028C. .


Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1038

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (682 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.

- PW1038
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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


Comments

Still going strong. Just used them to get home safely during a snow this past Sunday.

Mindy - 01/15/2019

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Broke off after a few uses but did the job initially 592606



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I purchased the PW1038 cable chains for a winter trip from our home in Texas to Yellowstone National Park. I was concerned that the road conditions we anticipated during our trip would dictate the use of traction devices or risk time lost waiting for improving road conditions. As it turned out we did not need the devices. Therefore, I am unable to comment on how effective they were in providing any additional traction for our vehicle. However, since I never like to use something for the first time under less than ideal conditions, such as cold temperatures and blowing snow, I decided to not only fit test the devices but to also test my ability to install them in a minimal amount of time and therefore personal exposure to the elements. I am happy to report that following a little struggle to fit the first one, I was able to quickly and efficiently install the second. After removing both, I reinstalled one to verify I had learned the process. I am confident that had I encountered the need to use these traction devices I would have had no problem getting them on and off. 594559



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Have not needed them yet but appreciated the email checking in after a year which reminded me of your great deals. Since we purchased a new Ford Escape we needed new chains and just purchase them from you. 587686



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


Comments

So far everything has worked great, I used them last year at Sequoia and Yosemite around New Years, was a bit snowy and a good part of the parks were closed because of it, but for being my first time driving in the snow everything went smooth, after that I recommend your products and service to a couple of friends heading to big bear after helping me out deciding what product and why I should get certain type of chainscables for my car.

Roman - 12/08/2018

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2018 Subaru Forester

Ease of application 583864



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GMC Safari

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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2014 Dodge Grand Caravan

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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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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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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2007 Dodge Grand Caravan

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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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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2015 Subaru Forester

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



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2007 Acura TL

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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2015 Hyundai Sonata

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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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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2007 Subaru Legacy

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



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Subaru XV Crosstrek

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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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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2015 Subaru Forester

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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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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2016 Subaru Forester

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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2013 Volkswagen Passat

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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2013 Toyota Prius V

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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2017 Subaru Forester

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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2012 Hyundai Sonata

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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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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2005 Ford Freestar

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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2011 BMW 5 Series

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



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Bought these with the hope of never having to use them on our Forester but required to have for visits to National Parks during winter. They lived, unused, in the back of the car until major February snowstorm hit. We have a short but steep hill to traverse to get out to plowed roads. These chains did the trick. They were easy to put on and take off for the five minutes they were needed to get the car up or down the hill. 610117



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Great customer service! Friendly staff was very helpful answering my technical questions. Ordered Product (Type S cable chains) arrived on time and worked as described. The company’s supply chain management is set up very efficiently. 609574



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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

It's always a pleasure making purchases with etrailer.com. Although I haven't used the product (tire cables) just yet, ordering was easy and the product arrived ahead of schedule. I also appreciate the follow-up communications. 598410



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These are as expected. Good service. Good cable snow tire chains. 596634



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Tire cable was easy to install. Salesperson was very helpful. I would buy from trailer again. Thanks 591774



- PW1038
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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

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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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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2014 Subaru Outback Wagon

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



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Great fit 459708



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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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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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2014 Ford Fusion

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



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2017 Toyota Camry

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



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Not yet used 371632



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2003 Lexus GS 430

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



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1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

I appreciate that you/your company does follow ups to purchases after a year. I think that is great. That being said, since ordering the tire cables/chains, it has not snowed enough to use them! I have saved this email and promise to review them once we actually get to use them. Thanks again!! 355520



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2005 Chevrolet Uplander

I havent had to use the product yet, so I cant comment on how well it works or not. However the shipping was fast and the people were nice. 347402


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  • I took a look at the online owner's manual for your 2016 Subaru Forester Premium. It did state that traditional tire chains cannot be used on this vehicle because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. It does go on to state that other types of traction devices, such as cables or snow socks, are acceptable as long as they are an SAE class S device and are used on the front wheels only. I do recommend checking your copy of the owner's manual to verify this information,...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
  • The owners manual for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek states that tire chains cannot be used on your vehicle because of the lack of clearance, however it states that spring chains can be used when tire chains cannot be used. Spring chains are also known as snow cable chains like you mentioned and I have one set of cable chains that is a confirmed fit for your vehicle. The 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1038. These chains are constructed of case hardened,...
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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 Snow Chains for 2014 Honda Accord
  • Since there are four different stock tire sizes offered on the 2014 Honda Accord your best starting point is a check of your Accord owner's manual. Auto makers get the final word on use of tire chains on their vehicles and it is a good idea to see what Honda says about using chains on your particular vehicle version and tire size. I reviewed an online manual (for the sedan) and it indicated cable-type chains could be used on the front tires only. For example, for a 205/65-16 tire we offer...
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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 Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17
  • The standard 17 inch wheel size for the 2015 Subaru Forester is 225/60-17. The Glacier Cables part # PW1038 that you referenced have been confirmed to fit this tire size so they would work well for you. I attached an install video for these chains on a 2015 Subaru Forester just like yours for you to check out as well. For AWD drive vehicles (and all vehicles really), having chains on all 4 wheel will give you the best possible traction. If you were to only use one set you would need...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tire Chains to Fit 2016 Subaru STi with 245/40R18 Sized Tires
  • The Glacier Chains Snow Tire Chains # PW1038 are confirmed to fit the 245/40 R18 sized tires on your 2014 Subara STi. These are constructed of wire cross cables with spring rollers wrapped around them so they are considered spring style chains. They're also SAE Class S so they're designed for vehicles with little clearance for tire chains. For rubber adjusters to make installation easier use #
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  • 2019 Subaru Forester Tire Chain Recommendation for Size 225/60-17
  • We have tire cables that do fit your tire size of 225/60-17 but the part # PW1042 does not fit this size. The most similar set would be the # PW1038 but if you wanted the ultimate in clearance, ease of install and long term reliability you'd want the Konig K-Summit Chains part # TH02230K45 which I'd recommend over the cables. Cables are great for emergency or one-time use but they aren't ideal if you plan to use them more than once or twice whereas the K-Summits will give you better clearance,...
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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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  • Tire Chains for a 2017 Mazda 3 with 215/45-18 Tires
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Mazda 3, tire chains can only be installed on the front two wheels. Therefore, as long as you install the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 on the front two wheels of your Mazda 3 then they will fit your 215/45-18 tires. Please note that while using the above set of tire chains, a set of rubber adjuster like the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters part # PW105 is recommended in order to ensure a snug and secure fit. I have attached...
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  • Tire Chains Recommendation for 2014 Subaru Outback
  • I took a look at the owner's manual of your 2014 Subaru Outback and it stated that while you cannot use tire chains because there is not enough clearance, another traction device can be used so long as it is Class S compatible (which means they are smaller for more clearance) and put on the front wheels only. For your 225/60-17 tires there is a solution available, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1038. These are cables and not actual chains and are also Class S compatible so they...
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  • How to Determine Which Axle of AWD Vehicle Should have Tire Chains Installed
  • In your owners manual there will be a detailed section on which axles should be used for snow chains. Ideally you would put them on all axles, but if only one set is available you want to put them on the primary drive axle. Most likely it will be the rear axle but the owners manual will clarify this.
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