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  • Manual
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  • No Rim Protection
  • On Road
The best technical support and full tire chains installation instructions. Lowest price Escape tire chains guarantee and expert service. Ford Escape, 2012 tire chains by Glacier are available from etrailer.com. For expert service call 800-298-8924 to order your Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair part number PW1042, or order online at etrailer.com.



2012 Ford Escape - 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 Ford Escapes.


Features:

  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger Ford Escapes with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive Ford Escapes
  • 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" - 20" 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 Ford Escape, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on Ford Escapes 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 Ford Escape

How to Choose Snow Chains for Your Vehicle

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





1042 Glacier by Pewag, Cable Chains - Passenger Vehicles - 14" - 20" Tires




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/80-16
  • 195/85-16
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205/75-17.5
  • 205/80-16
  • 215/65-17
  • 215/70-17
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215/85-15
  • 225-15
  • 225/50-18
  • 225/50-19
  • 225/55-18
  • 225/65-17
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/70-17
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/75-16
  • 225/80-14
  • 225/80-15
  • 235-15
  • 235/35-20
  • 235/40-18
  • 235/45-18
  • 235/45-19
  • 235/50-18
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/55-17
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/60-17
  • 235/65-15
  • 235/65-16
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/70-16
  • 235/75-14
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/30-20
  • 245/35-19
  • 245/40-19
  • 245/40-20
  • 245/45-18
  • 245/45-19
  • 245/50-18
  • 245/55-17
  • 245/60-15
  • 245/60-16
  • 245/65-15
  • 245/70-14
  • 245/70-15
  • 255/30-20
  • 255/35-18
  • 255/35-19
  • 255/35-20
  • 255/40-19
  • 255/45-17
  • 255/45-18
  • 255/45-19
  • 255/50-16
  • 255/50-17
  • 255/50-18
  • 255/55-15
  • 255/55-16
  • 255/55-17
  • 255/60-15
  • 255/60-16
  • 255/65-15
  • 265/30-19
  • 265/35-18
  • 265/35-20
  • 265/40-17
  • 265/40-18
  • 265/50-14
  • 265/50-15
  • 265/50-16
  • 265/60-14
  • 265/60-15
  • 265/60-17
  • 275/30-19
  • 275/30-20
  • 275/35-18
  • 275/35-20
  • 275/40-17
  • 275/50-15
  • 275/60-14
  • 275/70-16
  • 285/30-20
  • 285/35-17
  • 285/40-17
  • 315/35-17
  • 6.5-16

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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 PW1042. These Glacier Snow Tire chains are ideal for passenger vehicles, light trucks, and light SUVs. They meet the Department of Transportation requirements in all states. They are made out of a low-carbon steel construction so they are going to be strong, durable, and last a long time. They are SAE Class S chains. They are designed for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. Their low profile design is going to give you a smoother ride than most chains.

They feature steel rollers on the cross cables so it's going to give you adequate traction on light snow and ice. The ladder pattern is very effective for starts and stops. It's going to give you the bite you need to get going. They are designed to work with wheels between 14 and 20 inches. See etrailer.com for your exact tire size. They have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and they come in a quantity of two. Let's go ahead and show you how easy they are to get installed.

We're going to be putting tire chains on the front tires of our Town and Country because it is front wheel drive. To begin our test fit it's a good idea to go ahead and lay your chain out, make sure there is no kinks, twists, or any tangles in it. You also want to be sure that the hook is here, the open side is facing up. Our tire is actually going to be on this side. Now let's go ahead and drape our chain over our tire.

Now, you want to be sure it's even on both sides. A good way to check that is to grab the cable here, and feel around the back and make sure it's about the same. We'll hook up the back first. Here behind our tire, what we need to do is take our stoppers here and our eyelet here and connect them together. We don't want to connect too many of them together because then we won't be able to connect the front side evenly. Let's go ahead and start by connecting four.

Then we'll move on to the front. We'll do the exact same thing here only this time we'll connect as many as we can together. It looks like we'll be able to get the third one. Then we can repeat the same process for the other side. Once you get both sides done the manufacturer does recommend using a rubber adjuster. What this is going to do is it's going to help keep tension on your cable chain around your tire while we're on the road. They are very easy to install. You can pick up two as part number PW105. Make sure that the hook is facing away from our tire. We'll hook the top, then we'll go directly across. Then we just work our way around. You can see how it's already starting to tighten up the chain. Once we've got it hooked up, it is a good idea to drive a short distance, stop, get out, check to see if you need to make any adjustments. That's going to complete our look at the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number PW1042.


Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1042

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (508 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 Ford Escapes.

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by: Gary K09/19/2016


These chains actually fit the front wheels of my Subaru Outback. (225/65-17) Unlike the "EZ" chains I'd previously bought from online-retailer "A," these chains have inner and outer cables with a sufficient length (circumference) to sit at the widest part of the tire as opposed to the other chains I'd ordered from brand "A" that, at the cross-link points, fell inside the 17" wheel diameter, and therefore interfered with the suspension components of the front wheels. I'll admit that the split chains that DIDN'T work for me were much easier to install, and they appeared to be of a little sturdier constructions, than the PW1042 chains that I now have, but I couldn't get circumference information for the other company's chains, or confirmation that they'd fit my car, not just my tires. The pw1042 chains have equal-length inside and outside cables, and they are adjustable, so I can make sure that the inside cable is snug enough, but well clear of the car's suspension. The other company's "EZ" chains offered no such adjustment. I'll probably be using the second notch on the inside of the tires, and then the third or fourth notch on the outside of the tires. The rubber adjusters that I also bought will take up any (not much) slack that there is. 296415



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by: Bill B.12/27/2010


Excellent Customer Sevice I live in Florida and our family is taking a ski trip to the mountains of North Carolina. Last year, we drove to Greensboro in our van but rented a 4WD vehicle to drive to the mountains. This year we want to avoid that hassle so snow chains were a must-have precaution. The etrailer.com web site was very easy to navigate to find the correct products. Email communication from etrailer.com was continuous and prompt throughout the entire order, shipping, delivery process. The chains shipped quickly and I received them very fast. As the instructions suggest, I have "dry-fit" the chains in my driveway before actually needing them. They fit perfectly and are very easy to install. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I even needed the rubber adjusters because I can only stretch the adjuster to attach to the chains at two points (the adjusters have five hooks). I have not used the chains to drive in the snow yet and I’m hoping I won't need to use them during our trip. But if I do need them, I am prepared and ready to go thanks to etrailer.com 4634



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by: Jeff T.12/15/2016


Bought a new pair of Glacier spring tire cables with the adjusters. They arrived in California within a few days. Product purchased for our 2017 Subaru Outback since these are the only authorized tire traction devices for Subaru vehicles. Sold our former Outback after 17 years and 200,000 mile of excellent service. These are almost never necessary on Subaru cars with the rare exception of ice ink conditions on which you can't even stand up. The CHP flags Subaru cars thru without added traction devices because they really aren't needed. A CHP officer once flagged us out of a line of cars being turned around in Truckee when I-80 was closed over Donner Summit because of too much snow and motioned that we were the exception to the rule and were cleared to head on home. 326543



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by: Charles O11/09/2017


OK I gave the chains five stars without really trying them out. I gave the 5 stars for customer service and speed with which I received the product, also for their website that made it easy to find the right product. I purchased these for s Subaru Forester that regular chains don't work. We are headed to Colorado where chains or socks are relied to be in your car during winter months. I was leaning towards tire socks until I did some research and found the Utah does not consider socks as adequate. These chains, from the video seem to as easy to use as possible. Personally I hope I never need to use them! 450650



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by: William D.02/01/2011


etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6487



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by: William D.02/01/2011


etrailer, Finding the correct size was of cables was very easy utilizing your website. I received my order within a few days of placement even though I had them delivered by ground. I found the directions to be clear and installation simple. The cables easily fit back into the soft storage case. I purchased the cables as an insurance policy and hope I will never be able to write a review on how effective they are in ice and snow. I have already recommended etrailer to my friends who are also planning to travel into the land of ice and snow this winter. Thank you, William D. 6486



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by: Don M.10/19/2014


I have not used them as yet, but put them on the car. It was nice weather when I put them on, but can see they will not be much of a problem when, and if I need to use them, when it is cold, and snow is on the ground. As always the delivery was prompt. The bag they are in is a little underwhelming, as it tore when taking them out, and then when I put them back it tore even more. It still will work, but does not look to good. I'll fix it ,it will be fine. Keep up the good work. Thank you. Don---------------------------------- 156772



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by: Kent11/01/2017


Needed chains for my Subaru Forester to meet the legal requirement that I have traction devices when I go to the mountains and to get me out of trouble in an emergency. I don't actually plan on ever using them. I immediately installed them to make sure they fit (etrailer guarantees they will) and to make sure I know how to put them on. The instructions were clear and installation was easier than any other chains I've used. I'm not sure if they would stand up to a lot of use, but they meet my needs. 448182



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by: Aaron Blair01/06/2011


Glacier Cable Snow Chains I ordered 2 pair of cable chains for my wife and daughters Ford Escapes and they arrived in only a couple of days and they were a perfect fit and great quality. The service I received from etrailer was great. They sent me emails continuously to keepo me updated on the status of my order all the way through the process until they were delivered tom my front door. I would recommend them to friends and family and if I ever need more chains, I know where to go. Aaron 5049



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by: Bruce12/31/2015


Just received the cables for my GMC 4x4 and Equinox AWD. The CHP is now requiring all vehicles including 4x4 and AWD to carry chains/cables. We are heading to the snow and needed these quickly. After shopping online I found that Etrailer had what we needed and got them to us in less than 3 days. Great customer service, Ann was pleasant and knowledgeable, the price was very good, they had the cables in stock, and got them to us when promised. Can't ask for more from a supplier. 234584



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by: Vue T.12/31/2012


I was amazed I got an email response on my order the same day, not to mention a few hours after I placed the order. Etrailer even upgraded my order to 3 - 5 day for a faster delivery. I also got a fallow up to make sure I received my product. WOW! Great Service! Special thanks to Patrick Breedlove for the fallow up, Joe H. for the expedite shipping, and George J. for a quick respond to my order. Keep up the good work. I look forward to doing business with Etrailer. 62302



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by: Joanna11/03/2017


Product seems fine. Second day shipping was very helpful. Customer service was good, but they did neglect to recommend a rubber adjuster to be used with the snow chain cables we purchased. We had to purchase that separately. It would have been better to include that in our order for the chains. The installation video didn’t mention an option of installing the chains from the top of the tire, which I found much easier. The chains are fairly easy to install. 448724



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by: Stuart Parish11/10/2011


I purchased these chains for emergency use on my SUV when I visit my vacation home in the mountains of Tennessee. I feel highly confident these chains will provide me with the safety and security for my family. The pricing and shipping costs were 75% less than another merchant I was considering. Plus, storage bags were included! I would recommend this company to everyone. The prices are excellent! Stuart Parish Cincinnati, Oh. 26826



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by: John W10/01/2017


I dry fitted the snow chain pw1042. It was difficult to install them by draping from top if the tire and connecting at the bottom. It didn't make much sense to me when I tried what the install video showed a gentleman doing it. I'll likely do it the lay in front of the tires, correct side up, and drive a bit forward, then wrap upward to the top of the tire. Nonetheless, the dry fit went well, and it fit very well. 438388



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by: Raz12/22/2016


This is my second order from etrailer. The products are fantastic and the prices very competitive. What is absolutely amazing is the service you receive, from the super friendly website to all the notification and follow up of the order. I got my order faster than I expected and the cherry on top was the last email personalized for me with all the instruction I may need. Thank you George, great job! 328212



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by: Steve M.02/20/2015


The chains appear to be what I need for my rear wheel drive car in the snowy months. A bit difficult to install on rear wheel cars with low profiles. I have BMW 335I. Also, it is a must to install the chains prior to a snow storm if you park your car outside. I was not able to install them while my was parked on layers of snow and ice. I'll be prepared for the next storm. 175417



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by: Robin01/27/2017


Haven't used yet but we needed product along with the s chains in a weeks time. They were out of part of our order were great in helping get a similar item to complete order and getting it shipped. Their customer service was awesome during this whole process. When was the last time you talk to somebody on the Sunday instead of an automatic system straight away? 338982



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by: Vincent B01/31/2017


The chains are fine, i.e. they fit as advertised. Haven't had a chance to use them in the snow, but I'm sure they'll work just fine. As far as the storage bag.... well, not so good! The zipper broke the first time I tried to zip it up. I'll have to find a canvas bag to store the chains in, a bag that's big enough to keep leather gloves in as well as the chains. 337191



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by: Dean01/07/2015


Chains are good quality and fit our 2005 Mercury Montego front wheel drive car. It has very little clearance on the inside so fit was important. Only part I added to was the excess cable that is left hanging after you clip the chains the metal keeper is to loose to hold the excess so I just used a couple tie wraps and its fine. Thanks 167994



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by: Richard F11/15/2011


As soon as I received that package, I tried it out with my truck and it fits perfectly. The best part is that it super easy to install. I bought the tire chain with the rubber adjuster but it turns out that it can be installed without it but ofcourse for safety purposes it is better to have one. EASY, FAST AND WORTH EVERY PENNY! 26976



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by: Gerald B.11/14/2011


I haven't used the cable snow tire chains yet but they look like they will fit my needs perfectly on my Ford Escape. I have never had any better on line service before. Shipping was very fast and the etrailer follow up was excellent and kept me informed through the whole process. I would definitely buy from them again. 26906



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by: Dave P.01/06/2016


Great tire chain cables. Superfast shipping. Ordered on a Monday afternoon and received Wednesday afternoon. 2 day shipping of course. Shipping was a little more expensive than the actual product but for a pair of snow chains and fast shipping, it was worth it. Installing the cables are super easy too. Thank you. 234873



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by: David09/16/2016


Very pleased with my experience with Etrailer. Package arrived before scheduled date and neatly packed. I'm usually pretty skeptical about purchasing items online. The website was easy to use and professionally constructed which reassured a secure purchase. I will use them in the future. 295472



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by: Kassity S.01/24/2017


Sam is so helpful! I ordered a set of tire chains for an upcoming ski trip and they weren't going to arrive on time, so Sam helped me cancel that order and find chains that would be able to ship on time and they just got here in plenty of time! Thanks so much! Great customer service! 334967



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by: Sargon T.01/26/2017


I have received the parts. Had no chance to use them yet. But they look as they were described on the website. I hope they withstand but at the same time I hope I will never have to use them since I have not put chains on for over 20 years and don't want to get my hands dirty LOL. 335618



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by: Jim McAvoy11/20/2011


Fast delivery, great product, everything fit and worked as advertised, my friends were most impressed by the USA Flags I gave them for their hitches, you got any more? Thanks again, you guys do a great job and have an easy web site to order and track progress. Best Regasrds, Jim 27201



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by: Bennie S.11/16/2016


Haven't been able to try out the tire chains but impressed with the timing of receiving the package. Ordered on the 8Nov and received it 8 days later overseas using FPO AE through USPS. Awesome. Little worried it may not make it on time for our trip but it did. Thank you. 316971



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by: Steen01/03/2017


Looks great and comes in a nice soft carrying case. I got these for a winter trip to Grand Canyon, but didn't have to use them, so I can't comment on the quality beyond what I can see and feel. Seems good though. I had similar chains for my old Nissan and they worked fine. 329621



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by: Robert P.11/12/2016


Theses cables worked perfectly. They were easy to install and use. I hated using chains on my last vehicle but these cables were great. Very little noise and the van handled good with them on. This was a great investment. I'm about to start using them again for this year. 316117



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by: Frank B10/31/2016


Received in a very timely manner with great communication throughout the process. Although we haven't used them yet, I am certain the customer support will continue to be stellar and will not hesitate to contact them or purchase from etrailer in the future. 312475



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by: Mark11/21/2014


Swift delivery. These cables are much smaller and lighter than the chains I've used before which is nice. Love the enclosed bag to carry them in. Havent had the opportunity to use them yet in the ice storms we have here in SC, and hopefully I won't!!!! 162058



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by: L Dussan02/01/2016


Loved the product (put it on my Sienna SE Premium, stock wheels). Easy to install in mild snow storm with bare hands. Drove at 25MPH no problem for 10 miles. Used chains on second and third notch (or whatever that is called) 236737



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by: Jim D12/21/2012


I haven't used the chains yet, but they look exactly as I expected. Purchased them for a trip out west this winter where some areas require chains. They arrived in a nice bag for storage, which I hadn't expected, nice surprise. 61834



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by: JackOfAllTrades01/12/2017


I bought a set of the cables and Keepers for my wifes 2012 Town and Country minivan. They are easily installed and easily removed. I would highly recommend this to anyone with one of these vehicles that has to drive in snow. 331887



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by: Shawn Buinicky12/17/2016


Excellent service and delivery. Product is compact and easy to install. The wide tire size range allows them to work on my Forester and WRX just fine. They collapse nicely into a small bag for easy storage under the seat. 325759



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by: Rand M09/28/2016


I thought my Glacier cable chains were made in Austria by Pewag but discovered they were made in China when delivered. Wasn't made clear in ad.......Dissapointed. Chinese cable chains are made of weaker steel, apparently. 301141



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by: Steve12/03/2016


Got this in case of emergency on my winter road trips. Nice compact size in a bag...the nylon bag has a odd chemical oder...so will carry it in something else perhaps as I dont have a trunk. For use on a 2015 Honda CRV. 322003



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by: Don R.11/04/2011


etrailer.com did a great job of handling the order..received within three days of ordering. The cable chains look good..haven't used them yet. I'm very happy with the service, and would recommend etrailer.com. 26549



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by: Jeff02/11/2013


Bought these chains for emergency use on a 2005 Honda Odyssey Touring (with PAX run flat tires). I tested the fit and they look like they will work. But have not tried them out in a real situation yet. 65702



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by: Dave G12/24/2016


Have not had the chance to use but threw them on to see installation and it very simple. All in all, a good product and definitely recommend. Shipment came very quick and ease of website was great. 327792



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by: Jan L08/25/2016


Product arrived in a timely fashion. I purchased these so I dont need snow tires. I live in BC so I may not need them, but I have to carry them if I go through the Fraser Canyon from Oct to Mar. 287752



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by: Bruce B.01/22/2012


I got a great product at a great price. The etrailer team kept me posted on the status of my order and my new snow chains arrived sooner than expected! Thanks for a great experience. Bruce 30137



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by: C. Hughes12/07/2012


Straight forward design, easy to install. Serves the purpose. Second item I have ordered from etrailer...other than excessive packaging, I could not be more impressed with the service. 60870



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by: Gene P.11/18/2014


Rec'd Chains & Tensioners in good shape.Both seemed to be as advertised. I have not had a chance to try them on the car yet. Maybe today. Thanks for the prompt service. G. 161558



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by: Adam R01/27/2017


Bought them for a ski trip to Colorado and never actually had to use them. I did however do a test fit before I left and they were very easy and simple to put on. 335913



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by: Greg H.01/06/2011


Quick Easy Ordering and Delivery I found this site to be very helpful with its selection tools, very easy to order, and delivery was amazingly quick. 5104



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by: Vijay R12/11/2016


This is the third time in 4 years, I am buying the same product from the same company - etrailer - that should be a good review in itself :) 324112



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by: chauncey01/20/2011


A very good product,and the shipping was fast.It almost seem like it was next day usps.please buy your tire chains from etrailer. Thanks. 5807



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by: HU JOHN WEN12/28/2012


If your product "snowchain" increase max speed to 40 mph it would be better because most of highway minimum speed is 40 mph. 62162


Comments

As a whole, speed minimums do not apply when weather is so poor that tire chains are required. If the roads are so bad that chains are needed, then speeds will need to be reduced below the speed minimums.

-- Patrick B - 12/31/2012

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by: Bill Naivar02/07/2014


After being stuck on the iced over Interstate for almost 24 hours last week, I hope these will get me home the next time. 116031


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  • Can a 235/65-17 Tire be Replaced with a 245/65-17 Tire
  • You might be able to replace a 235/65-17 with a 245/65-17 tire. The tires you have now, 235/65-17, are about 9.25 inches wide and 29 inches tall. The 245s on the other hand are 9.65 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. On vehicles, especially newer vehicles, there is very little space to go to a larger tire without making other modifications. Based on the differences in the tire sizes listed above you should be able to determine if there is enough space to use the slightly larger size.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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  • Availability of Snow Tire Chains For a LT225/75R16 Tire Size
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042, will fit the LT225/75R16 tire size. I would also recommend to use the Glacier Rubber Adjusters, part # PW99, for the Glacier snow tire chain. They attach to the snow chains and keep constant tension on the chains for a tight, secure fit. I am including a link to a page that will show all of the snow tire chains I have available for the LT225/75R16 tire size.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2016 Subaru Legacy
  • For a set of snow cables that are confirmed to fit the 225/50-18 tire size you have on your 2016 Subaru Legacy you would want the part # PW1042 which have been confirmed as a fit. I attached a review video for these cables for you to check out as well. Be sure to follow the restrictions that are listed in the owners manual of your vehicle as well.
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  • Tire Chains for a Toyota RAV4 with 225/65-17 Tires
  • It sounds like you are talking about the emergency style chains # PW6081 or # PW6087. They strap around the tire on vehicles that have wheels with existing holes or slots to attach to. Or if you mean cable style chains we certainly have some that will fit a 225/65-17 tire size. I recommend the Glacier cables, # PW1042, with rubber adjusters # PW99. The rubber adjusters make installation a little easier and help maintain the proper tension on the cables. Be sure to consult your vehicle...
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  • Snow Chains Recommendations for Tire Size 245/50-18 on a 2011 BMW X3
  • The only snow chains we have available, at this time, for the 245/50-18 tire size are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW1042, and the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, item # PWPLC1144. I checked with our supplier and they stated that if you want the best traction the Square-Link Chain is the best option to go with and would even be better than the Glacier V-Trac Cable Chains, item # PW1942V, that you referenced.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2008 Ford Escape And Utah Snow Chain Requirements
  • The only information we have for the state of Utah is that Snow Chains may be used on a vehicle when required for safety because of snow, ice or other conditions tending to cause a vehicle to skid. Drivers are advised to carry one set for the drive axle from Nov. 1 to Mar 31. If there are further snow chain requirements you will need to check with the Utah Department of Motor Vehicles. There are many types of snow chains available for the factory size 235/70-16 tires on your 2008...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2015 Toyota RAV4 with 17 Inch Tires
  • The Glacier cable snow tire chains you need are part # PW1042. They will fit tire size 225/65-17. These are great for occasional use and are constructed with case hardened steel rollers for traction. Rubber adjusters such as # PW99 would be worthwhile to get because they make it much easier to fit and tighten Glacier snow tire chains. As a side note, always check your vehicle owners manual to ensure there are no restrictions on use of tire chains. I included a couple helpful articles...
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  • Are Cable Style Tire Chains for 245/55 R19 Tires Approved for Use in California
  • For cable style chains for a 245/55-19 you can use # PW2029C. These cables are Class S compatible and they do comply with Department of Transportation requires and can be used in California. You will also want to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific recommendations on tire chain use. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ article for you. I also recommend tensioner # PW99 to keep the cables taught.
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 275/35-20 Tire Size on a 2008 Audi A8
  • We do carry tire chains that will fit a 275/35-20 tire size. There are 2 options. First is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1042, that you have referenced. This is a basic set of chains designed for occasional use. The second option is Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142. The square links in these chains offer more grip on snowy or icy roads. For either set it is recommended to use Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Class S Snow Chains - 1 Pair, # PW100,...
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  • Snow Chains for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • 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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  • Recommendation for Snow Chains or Cables on 2016 Subaru Forester Premium
  • 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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  • Difference Between Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains and the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains are pretty much the same. Both have basically the same construction, install quickly and easily, and come with a bag/tote for storage. They do differ in their warranty period, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 90 day warranty where as the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains have a 30 day warranty.
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  • Will the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 Fit on 235/75-15 Tires with 15 Inch Rims
  • Yes, the Glacier cable snow tire chains, # PW1042, are designed for 235/75-15 tires with a 15 inch rim. I would recommend adding a set of Glacier rubber adjusters, # PW100, to help keep constant tension on the cables and provide a tight, secure fit.
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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 On Tire Chains For LT 225/75-R16 Tires On A Dodge Promaster Class B Motorhome
  • According to the fit guide, the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW1042 will fit a tire size of 225/75-R16.The Glacier cables can be used on either front or rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The cable and roller design of the chains allows more clearance between the wheel and the wheel well of the vehicle. It is recommended that you also purchase the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters # PW105 with Glacier's cable chains. These rubber adjusters make it easier to fit and tighten the Glacier tire...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains For 2016 Ford Mustang With 265/35-20 Tires
  • The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1042 will work on your 20 inch tires you have on your 2016 Mustang. These chains are a nice option for occasional travel. I recommend using a tire chain tensioner like part # PW99 to hold the chains in place when installed.
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for a 2017 Mini Countryman
  • According to the owner's manual for your 2017 Mini Countryman, traction devices such as tire chains must be Class S compatible, installed on the front two wheels, and only for use on 205/65-16 and 205/60-17 tires. With that being said, I understand certain states require the use of tire chains. Therefore, should you decide to use a set of tire chains anyway, the correct set to fit the 225/80-18 tires on your vehicle are listed in the linked page for you. For a set of tire chains that...
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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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  • Class S Tire Chain Definition and Recommendation for a 2007 Honda Odyssey with 235/65R-16 Tires
  • The Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains, # PWPLC1142, are compatible for use on vehicles that require a Class S or smaller tire chain, like your 2007 Honda Odyssey. Class S refers to limited clearance tire chains that measure 15mm or less at the side walls and 37mm or less across the tread of the tire they are designed to fit. Because your vehicle has limited wheel well and front suspension clearance you will want to make sure these chains are as tight as possible when installed on...
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  • Snow Sock Availability for Tire Size 225/65-17
  • Yes, the Snow Sock for the tire size 225/65-17 that you referenced is part # TCH74.
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  • Selecting Snow Chains for 2007 BMW X3 All Wheel Drive with 255/40/19 Rear Tires
  • In considering tire chains a wise first step is to refer to your vehicle owners manual for any cautions or restrictions related to the use of tire chains on your specific vehicle. It is important that you adhere to the manufacturer recommendations. I did find a copy of the X3 manual online and it indicates that tire chains are to be used only on the rear wheels. I have included a link to an FAQ article about tire chains; this covers the essentials of tire chains and will provide a good...
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  • Will Tire Chains for 265/70-16 Tires Fit 265/65-16 Tires on a 2016 Nissan Frontier SV
  • The side chain on the cables for the 265/70-16 tires is shorter than the ones for the 265/65-16 tires be nearly 11 inches. Because of this I cannot recommend using the same cables on either size. For your 265/65-16 tires you can use cables # TC2028. This is a basic set that won't break the bank. I do recommend adding rubber adjusters # TCMA2 though to help keep the cables tight and centered,
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendations for 2003 Saturn Vue AWD
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chains you mentioned, part # PW1042 and PW2029C will indeed fit the tire size you mentioned. These cable chains are a good choice for emergency use. By emergency use, I mean that they are kept in the vehicle in the unlikely event that they should be needed. The PW2029C has more rollers than the PW1042, and would provide more traction. If you decide to use the cables, I would recommend purchasing the rubber adjusters, part # PW99. If you are going to be deliberately...
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  • Snow Chains/Cables Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon Tire Size 225/75R17
  • We have a set of chains and cables for the tire size you have of 225/65R17 that we have both testet on a 2017 Subaru Outback Wagon. For the chains (which will give you better traction and last longer), we have the part # PWPLC1142. And then for the cables (which are better for if you are need of something for one-time use), we have the part # PW1042. I attached install videos for both for you to check out below.
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  • Choosing Snow Chains for Sprinter Work Van with Michelin LT225/75/16 Tires
  • Some auto makers may restrict use of tire chains on certain vehicles to those of a specific class. This is typically due to limited clearance in the wheel wells on some models. On such vehicles Class S chains are required as these need less clearance around the tire. I suggest that you first review your owners manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding use of tire chains. For your tire size, LT225/75/16, we offer a range of chains, including the cost-effective cable chains from...
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  • Best Snow Tire Chains for a 2017 Kia Sportage
  • According to your owner's manual you can only install a set of tire chains on the front two wheels. The tire chains must be class "S" certified. It is also not recommended to use snow tire chains if you have aluminum wheels. You will want to review the owner's manual for any other tire chain stipulations that may apply to your vehicle. One thing people do not realize before purchasing a set of tires chains for their vehicle is installation difficulty. Although it may seem fairly straight...
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