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Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

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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. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Glacier. Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair part number PW1038 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PW1038

  • Glacier
  • Tire Cables
  • On Road Only
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Light Snow
  • Class S Compatible
  • Manual
  • No Rim Protection

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.


  • Constructed of case hardened, low-carbon steel
    • Spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables
    • Durable side cables
  • Designed for passenger vehicles with limited wheel-well clearance
    • SAE Class S tire chains
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • 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


  • 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 vehicle, consult your owner's manual.

Class S Designation

SAE Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles 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 vehicle

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


  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 Vehicles - 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

Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW1038

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (807 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
Toyota Sienna

So far, everything has been great. The website was easy, well set up and full of options for my Sienna AWD. Very competitive pricing. I had to buy 4 and the rubber multi-arm adjusters are beefy! We are planning a road trip for spring breaker and will headed over several passes and just want piece of mind with the young family. This has done that and for under $xx.xx! Thank you

A year out and what a crazy one!!! With COVID, spring break trip never happen. I have used the chains one up at the local XC skiing road closure. There was a noticeable change in traction control and I have 3 season rubber.
Andrew - 03/02/2021

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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.

- PW1038

We got the item right on time to make it to our ski trip! They worked perfectly with our 2013 Subaru Outback. We had the chains on when there was only slushy on the ground, to the mountains where the snow was 3-feet deep and kept them on for the duration of the 3 days trip. They didn't budge at all! They stayed on the wheels and didn't break, while another mini van's snow chains from Walmart were falling apart on day 1! Highly recommend these!!

- PW1038
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

- PW1038

Able to put on with minimal difficulty and they fit my tire. storage bag that the chains came in, zipper was broken and unable to close bag. But otherwise chains which are most important work appropriately

- PW1038

I realize this is a review for the chains. I only got them just in case I have to flash them to authorities when it gets snowy. So hopefully I will never have to use them. I’m more impressed w/ etrailer. Their website is efficient, easy to use, fantastic at sending out item updates, and quick in getting products shipped. This is my second item I have purchased from them and definitely not my last.

- PW1038
2007 Subaru Legacy

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

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2004 Lexus LS 430

I just received my tire chains. They were in a light zippered bag. I will let you know when I have used them on my car.

- PW1038
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!

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

- PW1038

Such a great place to buy chains and hitches for your car. The service is amazing and my products were promptly handled with incredible speed. I’ve now bought two trailer hitches and a set of chains for my car. The products and installation instructions were perfect. Thanks so much for wonderful products.

- PW1038

The tire cables came very quickly, and the ordering process was great. Haven't used them yet though.

- PW1038
2013 Subaru Outback Wagon

First, I'll note that I rated the product as "Excellent" based on the visual quality of the cable chains as well as the east of installation. I haven't driven on them yet so I will reserve my final opinion. I ordered express delivery and received the shipment yesterday as expected. I read the installation instructions last night and fitted the chains today. I put both on in 10 minutes and could probably have saved a bit of time because I was trying to get the hooks exactly the same (inside and out) but could not make it work. So, I settled for 2 in - 3 out on one tire and 3 in - 2 out on the other. I also bought tension rings but I did not install them today. So, with tension ring installation, say 15 minutes maximum to install chains on two front tires.

- PW1038
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.

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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.

- PW1038

I purchased chains for a trip to Squaw. I didn't end up needing to use them this time. Customer service at etrailer was great! I emailed them to see if the chains could be mailed in time for my trip and they wrote back quickly and shipped them out fast. They even wrote a follow up email to let me know that the item had shipped and with extra info on the chains in case I needed it. I;m really impressed with the service and would definitely use this company again if I needed something.

- PW1038

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.

- PW1038

they are great in case you just want them to use 1-3 times, the 4th time I used them, one of them broke, but other than that, they fit perfectly and did add lot's of traction, I used them in a FWD mini countryman.

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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

- PW1038

I’ve only used them a couple times but they work as advertised.

- PW1038
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!

- PW1038

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.

- PW1038
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.

- PW1038

I couldn't get '5 star' excited over a set of traction devices because I haven't used them yet, but until that moment I'm very satisfied. The price was right, the shipping was fast and the installation?? well, they're tire chains...but after a couple of practice runs, they seem to be as easy as any to install. Here's to hoping the roads are smooth and dry and I never have to use them. They now have a happy home in the trunk of my car.

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Subaru Forester

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.

- PW1038
Subaru Forester

etrailer did a great job getting these to me faster than expected. Ordered on Friday , received on Tuesday. Fit was perfect on my 2020 Subaru Forester (tested in my driveway). Now I'm ready for this weekends storm. Great product, great service.

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Ask the Experts about this Glacier Tire Chains

  • Where to Install Tire Chains/Cables on a 2016 Subaru Forester
    According to the owner's manual for a 2016 Subaru Forester, tire chains cannot be used because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. However, I understand there are certain situations in which they must be used therefore I suggest placing them on all four tires. The reason for this is because your vehicle is all-wheel drive and generally speaking tire chains need to be placed on the drive axle. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 that you referenced...
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  • What Axle Should Tire Chains go on for my Subaru Forester 2017
    The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains like part # PW1038 are designed to be used on the front or the rear of the vehicle depending on what type of drive line it has. The chains should be placed on the drive axle of the vehicle if using just one set and on both axles if using two. For front wheel drive vehicles you want to place the chains on the front axle. For rear wheel drive vehicles you want them on the rear. Since your vehicle is all wheel drive check the owner's manual if just...
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  • How Fast Can Vehicle go With Snow Chains Installed
    Glacier snow cables like the part # PW1038 have a speed rating of up to 30 mph. Anything beyond that and the cables may come apart and damage the vehicle, but also if you are in a scenario where you need the cables you probably shouldn't be going much faster than 30 mph. This is the same speed rating for nearly all tire chains across the board.
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  • Which Glacier Tire Cables Fit Tire Size 225/60-17
    The correct tire cable you would need for your tire size of 225/60-17 is actually the part # PW1038 and not the number you listed. These do satisfy all DOT requirements for tire chains. You will want to check your owners manual for any tire chain restrictions as well.
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  • Which Rubber Adjusters Should be Used for 2017 Subaru Forester With 225/60-17 Tires?
    The # PW1038 are going to work well for your 2017 Subaru Forester with 225/60-17 tires, and the rubber adjusters you'll want are the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters # PW105, which is for 15" to 18" rims. These are a fit for your tires that sit on 17" rims. I've added a link to a video review of these adjusters for you to take a look at.
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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 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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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    According to the owner's manual for the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek you cannot use tire chains on the vehicle. The problem with is that chains are required by law in some areas. This is the Tire Chain Paradox or Reno's Law. The bottom line though is that neither a vehicle manufacturer nor dealership can make you break the law. If chains are required by law the law wins out over everything else. What I recommend are chains or traction devices that require the least amount of clearance. If...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2015 Jeep Cherokee Tire Cable Recommendation for 225/60R17 Tires
    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.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for 2014 Toyota Tacoma With 265/65R17 Tires
    I looked at an online copy of the owner's manual for a 2014 Toyota Tacoma and it said you should only install tire chains on the rear wheels. If you are going to use these off-road you will need chains that are rated for that and I recommend the Konig Standard Snow Tire Chains # TH01571265 because their D-shape is designed for off-road use, they are easy to install, and they are made of durable manganese nickel alloy steel. They do require you have 16mm (just under 1/4 inch) of clearance...
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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 Reno'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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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 2012 Subaru Outback 2.5i
    The stock tire size of your 2012 Subaru Outback Wagon would be P215/70R16 which for a one-time use, mainly to get through California check points, we recommend using tire cables like the Glacier part # PW1038 which is a confirmed fit for your tire size and would require a minimal amount of clearance so they are a great option. We had a chance to install these on a similar 2012 Outback like yours and found they fit and worked well. Check out the install video link I attached to this page...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 215/55R17 Tires on 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Differences Between Titan Snow Cables and Glacier Snow Cables 2009 Toyota Sienna
    According to your owner's manual, tire chains/cables are only to be used on the front two wheels and must be Class S compatible. For your 2009 Toyota Sienna we have both Titan part # TC1038 and Glacier part # PW1038 cable options. Both cables are similar in design with a few key differences. The Glacier cables have an included 90 day warranty whereas, the Titan cables only have a 30 day warranty. I recommend going with the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 for this reasons....
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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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