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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 PW2016C can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PW2016C

  • On Road Only
  • Tire Cables
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Light Snow
  • Glacier
  • 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
  • Work on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles
  • Designed with a low profile that gives you a smooth ride
  • Install quickly and easily with integrated, heavy-duty lever
    • 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

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

2016 C Glacier by pewag, Cable Chains - Light Trucks - 14" - 17-1/2" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 195/75-16
  • 195/85-16
  • 205/65-17.5
  • 205/70-17.5
  • 205/75-16
  • 205x16
  • 215/65-16
  • 215/70-16
  • 215/75-14
  • 215/75-15
  • 215/75-16
  • 215/80-15
  • 215x15
  • 225/55-17.5
  • 225/70-15
  • 225/70-16
  • 225/75-15
  • 225/80-15
  • 225x15
  • 235/50-19
  • 235/60-16
  • 235/65-17
  • 235/70-15
  • 235/75-15
  • 245/60-15
  • 255/40-17.5
  • 27x8.5-14.5
  • 27x9.5-14
  • 29x9.5-14
  • 29x9.5-16
  • 6.5x16
  • 6.7x15
  • 7.1x15
  • 7.5x17.5
  • 8.5x16.5
  • 8x14.5
  • 8x16.5
  • 8x17.5
  • 9x14.5
  • GR78x15
  • HR78x15

Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW2016C

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (857 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.

- PW2016C

Great cable chains at an affordable price. Thanks

- PW2016C
2008 Volvo XC70

This product replace my 12 years old snow track. The main side cables and x-cables/roller are twice as large in diameter. Much heavier but draped over the wheels with no problem. Installation is simple as described on your video. Fit is good. I am anxious to try idriving with it on snow and ice. But, I don’t drive when the weather is not permitting and the road is not clear. But, it is a good feeling to have a new snow chain with you instead of the old rusty and twisted one. The 5 arms tensioner are much better than my single loop. Just a couple of cons: 1. The latch on the outside cable connectors are difficult to lock and unlock in place. Plier to compress it to lock in position and flat head screw driver to open it from lock position are good help. 2. The red “S” clips that is right next to the connector assembly does not work. The cable is too stiff and the cable connector assembly gets in the way in securing excess cables from slapping around. Place the clip on the next link to secure. You will end up with an inch high bulge on the cable so make sure you have enough clearance inside the wheel well when the wheels is fully turned right and left. I have plenty of room so this is not and issue - I hope! “Much thanks to Carol C. who assisted me in ordering the parts. Your professionalism and product knowledge made my life easy.” Stay WARM!

Works fine except on black ice, you have to really take it easy on the accelerator when accelerating from stop or coming out of a turn. This is understandable but I thought I try to see how far can I take it. It did better than the plastic strap. Noise level at 35mph is acceptable. Vibration is well absorbed by the suspension. Lastly, it also fits my 2003 Ford Ranger how about that.
Valentino - 02/27/2020

- PW2016C
2017 Honda Odyssey

Great support from etrailer and their video is a definite assist when wrestling with the chains the first time or two. We fitted them to our 2011 Honda Odyssey which uses 235/65 17 tires. That said, the lengths of the cables are "just" long enough to be able to hook up and it took a pair of pliers to help - on a warm day. Lying in the snow, at night might not be as much fun. But they appear to be well-made and we will probably see how they work out in a couple of weeks.

- PW2016C

I shopped around and you will NEVER beat this price. Clear instructions (video on etrailer was super helpful also). Great carry bag! A nice product to have "just in case." Hopefully I will never have to use them...

I never worry about getting around with rear drive in the winter now that I have these!
Chalky - 08/18/2016

- PW2016C

Since it's March in the Southeastern U.S., I have not had an opportunity to install the tire chains, so it's difficult to provide a review. I will say that my order arrived in a timely fashion and etrailer's customer support has been very attentive, showing real concern that I'm pleased with my purchase.

- PW2016C
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

The cables showed up on time and appear to be excellent. I haven't used them yet. But I have used cables a lot in the past. I can tell these are made well. The customer service couldn't have been better! etrailer.com was very communicative and followed thru. I would definitely do business with them again.

- PW2016C
2014 Nissan Rogue Select

This style of chain is difficult to install unless you are in more ideal conditions such as a dry driveway or garage. We put them on regularly in winter/snowy conditions and did not get easier. My wife isn't "strong" enough (and she's in shape) to get installed correctly. We purchased new ones that take 1/4 the time to install.

- PW2016C
2006 Volvo XC90

Chains nearly fit and rubber tension straps broke first time I tried to use them.

- PW2016C

Chains were purchased for emergency purposes, recently caught in the snow without chains. Quality looks good and the price seemed reasonable.

- PW2016C

Nice Products at a Great Price I recently ordered two different tire chain/cable sets. They were priced below many competetors and shipping was just in time for our first snow. Thanks for the great product, price, and customer service.

- PW2016C
2013 Ford Edge

Outstanding ordering on Internet. Easy to follow and purchase the Correct product. Fast shipment.

- PW2016C

Better than expected !! Cables were great. Heavy Duty, much better than the cables I had purchased from a major auto parts store for twice the price. Excellent customer service, shipping, and pricing.

- PW2016C

Now I'm ready for old man winter. Chains are heavy and bulky. Cables are the way to go. Not to heavy and they come in a nice nylon bag. Thank You.

- PW2016C
2000 Chevrolet Express Van

etrailer is excellent... There web site is very easy to navigate and the entire buying and reviewing and shipping info is TOP SHELF !!!!

- PW2016C

This product arrived very quickly (exceeded my expectations). And I was able to put them on a few times over the weekend just to see how hard it would be using these as oppose to chains, and they are surprisingly light in comparison to the chains.

- PW2016C

I have not used the chains I purchased yet so I really can’t review the product , so my review is based on ordering and customer service which was great.

- PW2016C

Everything arrived perfectly. The next time it snows in Miami I'll be ready. Go Canes! []_[] !

- PW2016C

I got just what I ordered. The product is doing just what I wanted it to do.

- PW2016C

they work great .

- PW2016C
1999 Toyota RAV4

Well built product. Thanks.

- PW2016C
2005 Volvo XC90

Great price and shipped quick!

- PW2016C

Waiting on snow

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Delivered a day early.

- PW2016C
2010 Ford Ranger

- PW2016C

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    I looked in the owner's manual for your 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and it mentions that tire chains should not be used due to lack of clearance between the tire chain and suspension and or body components which can cause damage to your vehicle that would not be covered by the warranty. Since Chevrolet does not allow tire chains on your vehicle I do not recommend them. Should you decide to use tire chain's the Konig Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains # TH04115245 will work for 225/65-17,...
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    First, you will want to consult the vehicle owners manual for your 2005 Honda Pilot to determine if cables or chains can be used and if so if there are any restrictions or recommendations. We have answered a question before on a Honda Pilot with 235/70-16 tire size and the owners manual said SAE Class S cables only, no chains. 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...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 235/75R15 Size Tire
    The cables part # PW2016C that you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for the tire size 235/75R15 that you referenced, but if you are looking for the best option in that price range I have a better solution for you. The Titan Chains part # TC2319 are a much better option as they will provide much better traction, will be easier to install, and will last longer. You will need to check the owners manual of your vehicle to determine if there are any tire chain restrictions.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2014 Honda CR-V AWD
    Use of tire chains on any vehicle is subject to the guidance of the auto maker. Some vehicles can use chains only on one axle or the other, while other vehicles may be able to use chains only with a specific tire size. It is best to check your owner's manual to be sure. I found an online edition of the manual for your 2014 Honda CR-V and on page 308 Honda indicates low-profile S-Class chains can be used, and on the front tires only. Your CR-V came from the factory with one of two possible...
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  • Recommend Snow Chains For My 2000 Nissan Frontier
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  • Tire Cable Recommendation for a 2009 Subaru Forester with 215/65R16
    For your 2009 Subaru Forester with 215/65R16 tires the product that would have the best shot at working is the part # PW2016C as it is a tire cable that would have the best clearance. We can't recommend you go against what your manufacturer states for tire chains but if you contact a Subaru dealer in your area you may be able to get them to OK the use of low clearance cables like this. I attached a video of a similar 2010 Forester having these cables installed.
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    You aren't alone. A lot of vehicle manufacturers are erring on the side of caution and putting dislcaimers on using tire chains. Basically, this keeps them from being responsible if any damage is caused by the chains. It doesn't mean using chains will definitely damage the vehicle. But you do need to be careful when selecting them. I recommend choosing tire chains that are Class S compatible. Class S chains are designed for vehicle that have a small amount of clearance between the...
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  • Tire Chains For 2017 Jeep Renegade with Tire Size ST215/60R17
    For your tire size of 215/60R17 we have great tire chain options like the Konig Tire Chains part # TH5004705235 which will install much easier than cables, will last quite a bit longer, and will provide much better traction. I attached an install video for these on a similar 2020 Jeep Renegade for you to check out as well.
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  • Snow Tire Cable Recommendation for a 2010 Ford Ranger 2 Wheel Drive
    If you can install tire chains on all 4 wheels of a vehicle you will have the best possible traction for braking, steering, and accelerating. Check your owners manual to determine if there are restrictions for tire chains for your vehicle listed. If you have either the tire size of 225/70-15 or 235/75-15 the # PW2016C would be confirmed as a fit. If you have 255/70-16 you would instead want the part # PW3010C. I attached install video for these cables for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommendation for Economical Snow Chains on 2006 Honda Element
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  • Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW2016C For 2011 Toyota Sienna SE With 235/50-19 Tires
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  • Class S Compliant Cable Snow Chains for 2006 Acura MDX with 235/65-17 Tires
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