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Item # PW1046
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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.
Please Note: To determine whether you can use snow chains on your vehicle, consult your owner's manual.
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.
These chains will fit your tires provided there is both:
To choose the right snow chain, you must match your tire size. Those measurements can be found on the side of your tire.
These chains fit the following tire sizes:
Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair
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Today we're going to be taking a look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046. These Glacier snow tire chains are SAE class S chains. They're designed specifically for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance. You can see how they work out nicely right here. They have a low profile design, so they're going to provide a smoother ride than your average chains. They feature steel rollers on cross cables, so they're going to give you adequate traction on light snow and ice.
They also feature a ladder pattern that will assist you during starts and stops. They'll work with vehicles that are either front or rear wheel drive and will fit wheels between 15 and 20 inches. See etrailer.com for your specific tire size. They meet Department of Transportation requirements in all states and have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour. They come in a quantity of 2. Let's go ahead and show you how to get them installed.
We're going to be putting tire chains on the front tires of our Santa Fe today because it is driven by the front axles. To begin our test fit, I've gone ahead and laid the chain out. You want to be sure there's no kinks, twists, or any tangles in it. You also want to be sure that the hooks here, the open end, is facing up. Our tire is actually going to be on the opposite side, right here.
Now, let's go ahead and drape our chain over our tire. You want to be sure it's even on both sides. An easy way you can do that is grab the cable in front here and make sure it's about the same in the back. Then we can finish bringing it around our tire, and we'll hook up in the back first. If you're on the backside, what we want to do is take our stoppers here and our eyelet here and put them together. We don't want to connect too many though because we won't be able to connect to the front side evenly, and we can always change it later.
Here on the front, we're going to do the exact same thing. Only this time, we're going to connect as many as we can. That way, it's going to be a nice, tight fit. Then with the excess here, we can fit it into our little keeper. That way, it doesn't flap around while we're on the road. Now we can repeat the same process for the other side. With both sides installed, the manufacturer does recommend a rubber adjuster. What this does is it's going to help keep tension on your chain around your tire while you're on the road. It's going to help your chain have a better fit. You can pick up 2 with part number PW105. Just be sure to install with the hook away from the tire. We'll hook one side, and go right across, and then work our way around. It's very easy to install. Now, it is a good idea to drive a short distance, stop, and get out, see if you need to make any adjustments. Just want to be sure that it remains tight. That's going to complete our look at the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1046.
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (479 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.
Haven't used in snow yet, but tried them on to check fit and they are VERY fast/easy to install (I've always used chains before) and fit very well. Quality looks pretty good (though these are clearly meant for occasional use, not daily living in snow). My only complaint was the 10 minutes it took me to untangle them out of the bag the first time. When I put them away, it was clear immediately that rolling each up individually then 'latching' the hooks to hold the roll in place was a better way than the 'rolling-them-up-together-and-trying-your-best-to-tangle-them' method apparently used at the factory. Also, rolled up individually that way, they fit easily into the bag with plenty of room for the rubber-snuggers, too (some reviews said the bag was too small). 351427
by: Dave B01/10/2017
They're tire chains, what can I say... The price was competitive unles you look at used chains on [another site]. The etrailer site made it easy and shipment was fast. I'll wait for a clear, dry day and install them on the front wheels of my 2017 Subaru Outback Touring. Then I'll take them off and probably never open the bag again. It's always a good idea to carry chains in the mountains in winter, even if you drive a new Subaru. Also recommended: pack bottled water, some food, a fleece blanket, winter sleeping bag and a candle lantern. And drive with a full tank of gas. 331585
by: Catherine S.12/16/2015
I cannot review the product right now as I just received it and purchased it as a "just in case" scenario when we drive from SF to Tahoe at the end of the month. However I really appreciated the customer service when I called to make sure I was ordering the right item. The tracking of the item was also flawless from etrailer and the package actually got here a day earlier than scheduled. The cables come in a handy pouch with instructions and a tag with tire compatibility. All good. Will order again from etrailer for sure. 233915
Second time buying from etrailer. Very good communication and speedy delivery. My tire chains where shipped to me days early. George J, from etrailer, sent me an message thanking me for being a return customer and that my chains were being shipped that same day I ordered them. By the way, that was a Sunday. Great personal service from and online retailer. That is uncommon and much appreciated. Thanks George! 336423
by: John Q. Public02/04/2011
I use the product on a limited basis (really snowy conditions) but they provide great traction. I have 4wd with my JGC so accelerating and driving aren't the problem, it's the stopping. Even at slow speeds, driving down windy hills on the commute is problematic for any SUV. These chains definitely provide the traction you need in back road driving. Plus you do not have to shell out $600 on snow tires. 6655
by: Chuck W12/06/2016
Nice company to do business with . Easy to understand what product to buy for my application. Price was right and product is not cheap throwaway. Price was good enough I bought two setts of chains for my 2017 Honda Ridgeline. If needed can put one set on each end of the vehicle. I travel a lot as I'm an inspector for a state board. Now can put these in the trunk and have them if needed. 322583
by: Saint Anthony of Padua Mission08/05/2016
We go to Honduras in a Mission every year. We set up medical and dental services in the village up the mountain where only 4x4 can reach. When it rains the only way we can get there is if we set up these chains. Is like night and day the difference. Without chains we got stuck with 3 of the trucks. We set up the chains and it felt as we were driving a tank. 280107
by: Don Dulmage02/12/2017
They arrived in good condition and on time. Tried them on the car today and they are much easier to put on than my old tire chains. Would give them 5 stars if only the bag was a little larger. Putting the cables back in the bag is like trying to repack a parachute. Took a lot of pushing and shoving to get them in and then zipped up. 343696
by: Cathy D.02/03/2016
Purchased these for a snow weekend. We've never used snow chains before and boy are we glad we had them in the minivan. We drive a 2014 Honda Odyssey and it got stuck in the snow overnight. We put the chains on and easily made our way out. You should practice putting the chains on before you have to do it in bad weather! 236857
Ordering from the site was easy and straightforward. Economy shipping is very reasonable and took just 7 days from MO to CA. Haven't taken the cables out of the box yet because we left for a trip as soon as they came in, and we needed to carry them in the car. So far everything is great. 346960
They fit properly, seem well-made and durable. Enclosed guidelines included helpful photos along with clear instructions. The tire chain carrying bag is an appropriate size, well-made and durable. The items were well packaged and delivered undamaged, on time. 103389
by: Adam F11/20/2012
Came Today, earlier than promised. All shipped good, had good customer service, shipped me what I asked for. Haven't used the chains yet, but am sure they will be fine. Cheapest price, fast shipping, good customer service, would definately recommend. Adam 59842
by: Robert P.11/15/2011
Standard shipping 5-7 days, but product was here in 23 hours! I put the tire cables on my truck, everything fit and was easy to install. I live in Illinois but won't use them untill this winter (going through northern Rockies in January). We shall see. 26982
by: Leanne P11/27/2015
I followed directions and did a trial run getting them on the car and they went on easy, I am hopeful that they go on that easy when I really need them. I do need to buy the straps that help to tighten them up and will order them when I finish this 232612
by: Jeff M.11/26/2014
Made a mistake in ordering. They were able to get me the correct snow cable chains for my 2015 subaru outback shipped to me in less than a week. Customer service with Julie H and Dana were excellent. Couldn't be more happier. Thanks etrailer! 162516
by: Paul S.01/01/2015
Have always had great service and products from etrailer. Haven't had a chance to use these chains yet, but I'm sure they'll be just fine in the snow. The video reviews and instructions for etrailer products make choosing simple and easy. 167462
by: Bob D06/03/2016
Ordering was easy, price was good, they were shipped in a timely manner. Of course they won't be used for several months as we are just going into summer weather. Based on what I paid for them, I think they will be satisfactory. 256429
by: Ted Okolichany11/11/2014
I have not used them yet as no snow at this time. The chains are well made and well worth the low purchase price. I received the chains in a prompt manner once ordered here. I would consider ordering other products here. Ted 160373
by: Eun K.11/30/2016
I've been using Glacier tire cables for two years and I'm very satisfied with them. They are easy to install and reasonable price. Most of all, the delivery is so quick, so I ordered tire cables for spare in this winter, too. 321005
by: John S.02/04/2015
I have not used them yet but tried a dry run without snow. The chains were fairly easy to put on the tire. etrailer shipped my chains the same day I ordered and notified me by email. I had them in a few days. Great service! 172405
by: TOM D01/13/2011
GOOD SERVICE I CAN'T REVIEW THESE CHAINS SINCE I JUST GOT THEM ONE HOUR AGO, THEY LOOK GOOD, BUT I WON'T BE USING THEM UNTIL THEY ARE REQUIRED BY THE WEATHER. THE PRICE IS REASONABLE AND THE SERVICE BY ETRAILER WAS GOOD 5460
Bought these as "insurance" for our cars (bought a pair for our SUV and commuter car). I haven't used them yet but I think this is a good product w/ simple instructions and a nice carrying bag w/ handles. 6586
by: William B.02/04/2011
The tire chains arrived in a very short time; much faster than I expected. Although I haven't used them yet, they look to be exactly what I wanted. Appear to be a good product at a reasonable price. 6659
by: Joe Buzz12/10/2014
I'm gonna say Excellent for now even though I haven't had to use them yet. I'll update my review once I've used them. Otherwise, service and delivery was as expected. 164057
by: Dennis L.12/15/2012
Just tried the chains on to make sure they fit, etc. Very pleased so far with them. Also, the ease of ordering and the time of the delivery was excellent. Thank you. 61539
by: Kris K01/06/2017
Haven't used the tire chains yet, but good to have as a backup for my Outback. Service/delivery was prompt and great. Will definitely recommend to others. 330320
by: Jack W12/10/2016
The chains appear to be what I ordered. I hope I do not need them on my next trip, but I have them in case. The order was processed and delivered promptly. 323937
Got a new car and the old chains are too small. Needed a new set. In the middle of the Holiday rush, the order process and delivery were quick and easy. 326633
by: Andrew L.02/11/2017
Snow chains shipped the day I ordered them, arrived 4 days with Ground (to California). Very happy with the product and service. Thanks Andrew 343042
by: Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Mission08/06/2016
This year we are helping villages on the mountain so we using again the chains that got us safe up and down the mountain when it rained last year 280420
by: Ken D.03/09/2011
Fast delivery. Came in a nice small carrying bag with easy to follow instructions and looks as expected. Hope we never have to use them! 8880
by: Cecil H02/23/2015
Great product easy install and comes with easy storage gag I can keep in my truck under my back seat.Im very pleased with my purchase. 175698
by: Ronnie A11/02/2012
Prices are second to none. Installattion of my snow chain is very easy. Will be purchasing other accessory in the very near future. 58756
haven't used product, but was received as described and they look they will do the job when needed. Very well crafted. 110337
by: Max B09/10/2014
Chains fit perfectly - Haven't tested them in snow yet but they are strong, easy to transport, and easy to install. 150492
by: HOMER LEE11/11/2013
Good and friendly services followed by Timely delivery of a good product. What more can one ask for? 107052
by: Stuart S02/15/2011
My tire cables were shipped fast and look great. I will be prepared for the next round of winter weather. 7211
by: John L.10/11/2013
Customer service was terrific! Product is good quality at a very competitive price. Thanks so much! 103473
by: James N.12/25/2015
Such a fast and easy process from start to finish. I can't believe how quickly I got my order! 234253
Chains go on easy, and give me just enough traction plowing my driveway that I don't get stuck. 62221
by: Andrew B.10/11/2012
The chains just arrived, but the service with this company was nothing short of excellent 57020
by: Jim Brewer02/11/2011
Great product at a good price. Etrailer's delivery was extremely fast. Thanks 7005
by: Glenn C12/31/2013
I haven't actually used my cables but they fit perfect on my 2011 Odyssey. 111621
by: Gary L12/18/2016
delivery was fast. have not tried the products but all looks great. 326863
by: Neil B.12/14/2016
Excellent product Easy to install It works Great Price 324808
by: Marvin M.11/01/2013
This is a great product. they fit great on my ford truck F150. 105936
by: Bob E09/23/2013
Have not used them. Heading into the Sierra's. Next month. 101173
by: Jim F12/04/2015
Love the bag that they come in. Can't wait to use them. 233019
Great price...awesome product n super fast shipping!! 117129
Tried it yesterday 2/2/15 and they worked great. 172244
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