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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 PW2049C can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PW2049C

  • On Road Only
  • Tire Cables
  • Steel Rollers Over Steel
  • Drive On and Connect
  • 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.


Features:

  • 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


Specs:

  • Fits: 20" - 24-1/2" 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

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





2049 C Glacier by pewag, Cable Chains - Heavy Trucks - 20" - 24-1/2" Tires




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 10x22
  • 11.5x20
  • 11x20
  • 11x24.5
  • 12.5x22.5
  • 12.75x22.5
  • 12x22
  • 12x22.5
  • 13/80-20
  • 13x22.5
  • 285/75-24.5
  • 285/80-24.5
  • 295/75-24.5
  • 295/80-22.5
  • 305/75-24.5
  • 305/80-22.5
  • 315/75-22.5
  • 315/80-22.5
  • 320/75-24
  • 335/80-20
  • 355/80-20

Video of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review

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

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

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

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

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


Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW2049C

Average Customer Rating:  4.6 out of 5 stars   (821 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.

- PW2049C
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I was in a time crunch, headed for a big winter storm. ETrailer.com got a set of chains to me in two days. Fortunately, I didn’t have to use them, but felt assured that I was prepared. Great service! Thanks.



- PW2049C
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Prompt delivery. They look great but hope I don’t need them.



- PW2049C
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- PW1022
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I had purchased these in preparation for another New England winter. I had the chance to use them the other day with poor road conditions consisting of ice and snow. I fitted the chains on just fine, and secured them with a pair of rubber adjusters. The first few miles seemed fine for driving, just slightly bumpy, but was expecting it. Around mile 5 I hit the pavement and the right wheel chains just snapped. Pulled over and saw my wheel well torn up. Unless I somehow attached them wrong, these are not the quality I was lead to believe.


Comments
Tire cables are the most economical option for a tire traction device and are typically best for occasion use. For an upgraded tire chain for your Priuss 17565-15 tires without breaking the bank, I recommend the Pewag Servo RS Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # PWRS64
pewag Servo RS Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair
$136.36
because they are easy to install and feature a square, alloy steel chain for better traction.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 12/19/2019


- PW2045C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


You get for what you pay for excellent product i have others brands almost everyone out there and this fifthwheel gooseneck is the best. no competition with this baby for sure



- PW2028C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Cable chains appear to be strong and the limited clearance doesn't appear to be a problem. Only issue I have is the fit seems tight. When ordering I provided my exact tire size. The cables barely fit.



- PW1046
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I ordered the snow cables for my Subaru 2018 Outback and received them in 3 days! Your customer service is outstanding! I reordered a second set and received them in 4 days. I just had a chance to use them in Atlanta when we had ice and snow. I used only one set on the front and they worked perfectly. i watched the etrailer installation video for a Subaru and it made the easy to install. It took me less then 5 minutes in my garage. (Outside in the snow and ice might take longer). I drove around Atlanta in the ice and snow and the cables performed flawlessly. I plan to buy a set for my daughter. Thanks again!



- PW1042
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Great product. Did a dry run in preparation for a trip up to Yosemite in the winter. I purchased these w/ the Titan Chain Multi-Arm Rubber Tire Chain Adjuster (TCMA2) and it fit great on my 2017 Toyota Sienna SE (P235/50R19). The installation video on etrailer.com was VERY helpful.



- PW1042
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Great product! I was worried the cables will scratch the alloy wheels on my 2011 MB E350 (it is the Sport model with low profile tires), but all works very well! I just used them last week at Tahoe, and they performed perfectly! Make sure to tighten the cables all the way up, on the last metal stud.



- PW1038
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


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
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


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


Comments
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


- PW2028C
by:

Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I couldn't get my motor home back from repair because of deep snow so looked around for chains and settled on these cable chains. If it wasn't for the -25 wind chill making my fingers numb installing would have been easy. The only problem was one lever lock wouldn't stay closed. I can cure that but hope to never use them again. Great product!



- PW1018
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I have purchased these cable chains for the 2nd time and I am so happy that they came in just in time. The 1st set I bought was used so much this season that I did use them on dry pavement and then on snow and ice. We were going through so many storms every 2 days and some days I didn't take them off like it was advised to. I knew the 1st set were getting warn down quickly so I ordered another set. Well 1 by 1 the chain links started to snap, I am so happy that when they snaped I heard a sound and pulled over and just cut off the remaining part of the snaped one. Then I looked over where the chain snaped there was "no" damage to my car at all. Years ago I had chains and when the chain snaped it riped apart the side of my truck. These are made so if a chain link snapes there is no damage. These cable chains are the best ever, when you have a newer car or truck. Very with these cable chains and will buy another set when needed again. Very happy, Barry.



- PW1046
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Easy to figure out what size tire chain I needed for my 2019 Subaru Outback- like our previous Outback, chains will likely live in the bag and never be used but it is good insurance on the very rare days when there is something 4wd can't handle. Ordered online, got immediate information on shipping date and they showed up on schedule and as ordered. Have used this brand of chain and this company before- everything worked great.


Comments
Chains lived in the bag all winter since Subaru handled the snow we got with no problems. Still happyabout my purchase and service from etrailer
John C - 08/31/2020


- PW2037C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Thanks Jorge, my jeep 2006 has some big wheels and it was difficult for me to find chains the right size for them. The chains fit perfectly and they're very nice and easy to use. Estas cadenas si estan bien para mi jeep wrangler unlimited 2006 llantas 35x12.50R17 Gracias Jorge



- PW2016C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


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!


Comments
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



- PW2029C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Haven't used yet but have the incase needed put on a couple times in the driveway 2008 Trailblazer Lt w 3lt 4wd driving from West Texas to Anchorage Alaska pain to get back in the bag but doable had to reroute front Abs sensor wiring for clearance . Owners manual says no but they do fit just barley . Ordered 2 pairs . I have 245 55 18



- PW3029C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


The cable chains fit my truck really well and are pretty simple to install. I purchased them for an upcoming trip up north for vacation. Not sure if I'll need them but don't want to be without them if I do. I'll prolly be giving 5 stars after I use them. The buying process and customer service and communication are great also.



- PW1034
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I tried them on; and they fit well. I'll be ready for my subdivision's icy conditions next time. Thanks for the rapid service, and here are some photos from the test today; though you may not want to use the tension photo, because the clips should have been rotated to the next section



- PW2045C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Love the service! I got the shipment in two days! I’ll will use Etrailer again



- PW2028C
by:

Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I am giving this product one star short of "excellent" only because they have not ever been used since purchased - and I hope it stays that way. I do think it's a solid product as I have practiced putting these chains on my SUV just in case I will need them and reasonably priced. Thanks!



- PW2028C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Glacier chains for my 2012 Tacoma went on easy. I haven't had the chance to actually use them in the snow yet, so I can't comment on their effectiveness or durability. My only complaint concerns the bag used to store them. It's way too small. I struggled to get them out of the bag the first time. It was almost as if the bag was constructed around the chains. Needless to say there was no way I was going to get them back in the bag. I store them in an old gym bag. As far as etrailer.com goes, 5 stars all the way. They want to make sure you are properly serviced.



- PW1042
by:

Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


I just received the tire cables from etrailer today. This is my third order from etrailer. What I like is that the cables and chain before all came in a nice storage bag. The chains and cables all fit my Subaru cars as expected. Also like the fast service..



- PW2037C
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Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Fit perfectly on my Goodrich KO II 315-75R16 tires. My spacing on my vehicle is a bit close, so expect this low-profile design to minimize problems. I'll use for offroad adventures in my Jeep JK with 2.5" lift. Only reason I didn't give it five stars is because the slot for the tightening lever is at a slightly different angle than the cable that must slip through it. Despite instructions that tools shouldn't be used, I had to use a screwdriver to slightly pry the cable to the correct angle to slip into the slot. The angle should have been proper, or perhaps slightly wider, and that would not have been necessary. I expect different tires sizes will have different experience with that. They do come with a fabric case, but the zipper is pretty lightweight. I'll be surprised if it lasts very long before breaking.



- PW2028C
by:

Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains


Well made, affordable, and easy on/off. Couldn’t ask for a better set of chains.


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