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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 PW3027C can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PW3027C

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

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: 15" - 20" 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

3027 C Glacier by pewag, Cable Chains - Light Trucks - 15" - 20" Tires

These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 255/70-17
  • 255/75-17
  • 265/60-17
  • 265/60-18
  • 265/65-17
  • 265/70-17
  • 275/55-18
  • 275/60-17
  • 275/65-17
  • 295/45-18
  • 31x10.5-16.5
  • 31x11.5-16
  • 31x11.5-16.5
  • 31x9.5-15
  • 32x11.5-16.5
  • 32x9.5-15
  • 33x9.5-15
  • 34x9.5-15
  • 9x17.5

Customer Reviews

Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair - PW3027C

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (949 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.


These chains are good quality and easy to install.

I expect to deal with more icy road conditions than deep snow, and I think they ride smother and will cause less wear on my tires than the old-style heavy chains.


Easy to install at a great price with excellent customer service from Pat!


The product was as expected. They were easy to install in the comfort of my garage and fit nicely. Chains were not required on my recent trip, but the peace of mind having them was great. Don't forget to order tensioners.

2016 GMC Sierra 1500

The PW 3027C appears to be a good product. Installation was good. This product easy to carry in the cab of my truck. My use for this product will be for those times when traction is difficult.


Thank you, thank you, thank you.
my tire chains in time. Appreciate all of the help. Tried them on for size. They fit perfectly. We are ready for the snow.


They fit nicely in the back of my 4x4. haven't had to use them yet. It's a purchase to keep the wife happy; she wouldn't be too understanding if we were to get stranded in the ice for lack of traction. all safe for now. Look foreword to putting them under load on an icy hwy. For now, they're doing their job.


Ordering was simple, standard delivery got here quickly w/o added cost; Warm weather install rehearsal went smoothly, quick install & uninstall and chains repacked in carrying case.

2013 Ford F-150

shipping was fast as expected. Went with this company because of the quality of chains and the videos explanations for the installations. Great Videos ! very educational. . .


I just received the chains so I have not used them yet. But the service and customer support was excellent. Product arrived exactly as stated and in good shape. Also, eTrailer staff was very helpful with their knowledge of the product, which made the buying process easy


Interesting use of physics. Easily installed, well presented in advertisement. Delightful sales person. They look very substantial and follow exactly what I was looking for. I saw a set last winter and now they are mine. I bought a set for the front so I will have all drive. I live in mid forest, forest service road access.

A good point to point out is the fotos on the instructions are very poor difficult to see detail. I scanned them and enlarged to no avail. However, I was saved by the web pages which had great fotoss and made comprehension a beautiful thing. thanks j

Nissan Xterra

By far the worst chains ever. Broke in two places in the first 30 miles I had them on my Xterra.

Remember to stay under 30 MPH, or what is specified in the instructions, with tire chains and they should not be driven on exposed concrete or pavement. They must only be used on snow or ice covered roads.
-- Etrailer Expert Patrick B - 11/28/2012

2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Cables are good, zipper storage bag disintegrated out of the box.


Apppreciated the great customer service and prompt reply’s on any ?s I had great people to deal with

2013 GMC Sierra

I haven't had the opportunity to use these chains yet, but I expect them to work well--Glacier is a brand that I've used for many years and they've always performed to my expectations.


I live it it came In very handy during our
Ice storm

2009 Dodge Journey

Looks as these are a quality product. Gladly haven't needed them yet I'm n.c. I believe you get what you pay for

2015 Ford F-150

Item delivered promptly and as ordered. I will have to wait for some snow to see how they perform.

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

great fit


quick ship , chains fit good and easy to install .


Looks good so far easy to put on



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.

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
because they are easy to install and feature a square, alloy steel chain for better traction.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 12/19/2019


Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains

Worked great for my 2017 Ford F 150 STX with rear wheel drive. We stayed near the west entrance of Yosemite. It snowed about 18 inches of snow the day we arrived and the cables did amazing on highway 41 and throughout Yosemite Valley. Road conditions were pretty bad but I felt really safe driving with these cables. Really good quality chains! Shipping was delayed a day but I ordered them only 7 days before Christmas.


Review from a similar Cable in Tire Chains

Great, the only thing i was curious about was the rubber tie downs. I am asuming the chains will fit tight enough not to need them?

Rubber adjusters, that are sold separately, are recommended, as the chains you purchased do not have self-tightening cams or adjusters. Here are some for size 15-18 inch rims: item # PW105
Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters - Light-Truck Chains - 15" to 18" Rims - 1 Pair
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 01/10/2022


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!

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Ask the Experts about this Glacier Tire Chains

  • What is the Diameter of the Steel Rollers on the Glacier Cable Snow Chains
    I went and pulled a set of Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW3027C to measure the diameter of the chain rollers and found them to be .6 of an inch in diameter. Check out the video I attached to see this measurement.
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  • Why are Snow Tire Chains Not Recommended for Certain Size Tires on Ford F-150
    Normally when an owners manual of a Ford F-150 does not recommend to use snow chains on certain tire sizes it is because of the larger tire sizes. When chains are installed on the larger tire sizes it could cause the snow chains to interfere with parts on the vehicle. Some of the Ford F-150 trucks use a 275/55R20 tire size that could cause clearance problems if used with snow tire chains. I would recommend to use the information that is printed in your vehicles owners manual regarding...
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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on 2014 Ford F-150
    I was able to find an online version of the owner's manual for the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup and on page 282 it indicates that tire chains are not to be used on specific tire sizes: P265/60R18 P275/65R18 LT275/65R18 LT315/70R17 P275/55R20 P275/45R22 If your F-150 has one of these tire sizes on it then you should follow the owner's manual prohibition and not use chains except in cases where state law specifically requires them. But if you have another size on the truck you can use low-clearance...
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  • Snow Cable Recommendation for a P255/75R17
    We can't stop anyone from buying any of our tire chains regardless of what the owners manual states. We can only state that we can never recommend you disobey the fit recommendations listed in the owners manual of a vehicle in regards to whether tire chains will be safe to use and not cause damage. In your situation where you have to have a set of chains that will fit your tire size your best off getting a Class S compatible set of cables like part # PW3027C which will leave you with the...
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  • Should Tire Cables Install on Front or Rear Axle of 2019 Toyota 4Runner
    With tire chains/cables it's recommended to install them on the main drive wheels of the vehicle if only one set is to be used. For your 2019 4Runner that is either AWD or RWD this most likely would be the rear axle but you'd want to check owners manual for the tire chain restrictions/guidelines. We actually had the chance to install the # PW3027C on the front axle of a 2017 4Runner (see attached install video) and we found that it fit well.
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  • Slipping Chains and No Traction when Using Snow Tire Chains on a Ford F-150
    Your truck is a rear wheel drive vehicle and since you made it up without the chains on I do not think it was the weight, or lack of weight, in the back. There is a speed limitation with chains. Basically you will want to go about 25 miles per hour. Certain chains are not good in ice so depending on the chain type and the nature of the accumulation on the road, that could be the problem. If you were using cables like # PW3027C they are not good in ice at all. Also if the chains are not...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains on Ford F150 with 275-/55-20 Tires
    Snow chains are typically installed on the drive wheels, which in the case of your F-150 would be the rear wheels. On a four wheel drive vehicle, they can be installed on all four wheels if desired. Since it sounds as if you are wanting the chains specifically for this trip, and since they might not see frequent use any time soon thereafter, I would suggest a basic set of chains like the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2028C. I would recommend a set of adjusters, part # PW99...
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  • Is there Clearance for Snow Chains on the Front of a 2003 Toyota 4 Runner
    The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW3027C, are SAE Class S Type chains. This determination means that the chains will fit on vehicles with at least 15 mm of clearance between the tire and other vehicle components such as the wheel well. For your 2003 Toyota 4Runner with 265/65-17 tires the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, item # PW3027C, will work well on the rear tires where they are needed most. You should always install snow chains on the main drive axle. If you would like to...
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  • Can Class S Tire Chains Be Used On 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 4X4 Truck
    The reason you received a note not to install tire chains is because of clearance and the possibility of damaging something on the vehicle. You may check the owner's manual that you can use Class S tire chains which have a much lower profile and the risk of damage is reduced. If you are unable to find that information in the owner's manual you can check with your dealership. The problem is that some areas require the use of snow chains in winter so that creates a real problem for the vehicle...
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  • Compatibility of Pewag Cable Chains on a 2009 Nissan Pathfinder with 255/75R17 Sized Tires
    I can help you understand SAE Class S and get you setup with the right chains for your 255/75R17 tires. Since you have a different size tire, you would want to search by that instead of your 2009 Nissan Pathfinder. I have included a link to that page for your convenience. I went ahead and linked the page with all the tire chains that will fit that size tire and another to narrow down to the style of cable chains you had referenced. The # PW1042 and # PW2029C are not fits for this tire...
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  • Will the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW3029C Fit on a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban 2WD
    It is best to choose tire chains based on the size of the tires on your 2011 Chevrolet Suburban. It looks like there are two factory tire sizes for the Chevrolet Suburban. If the tires on your Suburban are size 275/55-20, then the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW3029C, will work for you. If your tire size is 265/70-17, then you will want part # PW3027C. The cable chains come in a set of 2 chains. If you only plan on purchasing one set of cable chains, then I recommend installing them...
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  • Will the Same Cable Tire Chains Fit 275/55-20 and 255/75-17 Tires
    The 2 tire sizes are roughly the same diameter but there is a bit more to it than just that. The comparable chains that fit the 255/75-17 tires have a shorter side chain. Otherwise they are nearly identical. So you could potentially use # PW2028C if you want but you might not be able to get them tight enough. For the best fit I recommend # PW3027C.
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  • Correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for 265/70-17 Tires
    The correct Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains for 265/70-17 tires is part # PW3027C which is what I must recommend using.
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  • Pewag Cable Snow Tire Chains for 275/55-20 Tires
    According to Pewag, the # PW3027C chains you referenced would not be a fit for your 275/55-20 tires, as they would be too small to fit that diameter tire. For your 20 inch wheels, there is a similar style cable # PW3029C that is comparable with your tire size. In addition to the chains, the # PW99 rubber adjusters are recommended. I have linked you to some tire chain FAQ articles that you might find helpful.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2006 Ford Expedition
    Assuming that your Expedition uses 265/70-17 tires, the owner's manual says you can uses traction devices, but they recommend using tire cables like part # PW3027C, not chains. Ford recommends using cables on the rear wheels only. I'd also recommend a set of rubber adjusters, part # PW105. The adjusters will keep the cables tight to your tires, providing constant tension. I'll link you to our Snow Chain FAQ article. In addition to all kinds of snow chain information, a state-by-state breakdown...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2009 Ford F-150 with 235/75R17 Tires
    First thing you need to do is check the owners manual of your 2009 Ford F-150 to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage. If you are good to go I would recommend the Titan Snow Chains # TC2323. These are easy to install, will provide great traction and are priced great as well. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. The # PW3027C that you referenced aren't confirmed to fit your tire size so I would not recommend them for you.
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  • 2014 Ford F150 Platinum 6.5 bed 4x4 Snow Chain Recommendation P275/55R20
    For an easy to install set of square link tire chains designed to fit the P275/55R20 tires you have on your 2014 Ford F150 I would recommend the Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2327. I've installed these chains recently and found them to be very easy to install. I attached a review video for you to check out as well. You will need to consult your owners manual to determine if there are any restrictions on snow chain usage for your vehicle.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2001 Chevy Camaro
    As an owner of a similar F-body as your 2001 Chevy Camaro I can say that what helps me the most in the snow is a set of snow tires. Since Chevy doesn't recommend the use of snow chains on your car I can't really recommend you do so. That being said, if you were to go with a set of chains on your vehicle I would recommend a diamond pattern chains as they do a much better job than the ladder style cables and chains for side to side traction. Cables don't provide nearly the same amount of...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2004 Ford F-150 with 265-75-17 Tires
    If you think you will use the chains at all then I would recommend the Thule Chains part # TH2004705265 even though they are somewhat expensive. These will give you the best traction, are S compatible, and will install easily. If price really is what you are most worried about then cables like the part # PW3027C would be your best option. These are best for occasional use and will get the job done.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2001 Ford F-150 with 265/70R17 Size Tires
    I have a few options of tire chains for your 2001 Ford F-150 with the 265/70R17 size tires. A good economy option for tire chains on your F-150 are the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW3027C. These chains feature low-carbon steel spring rollers wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. They also have a low profile which makes the ride a lot more smooth. Another option for snow chains for your Ford is the Konig Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH01594267. I recommend using these chains...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 275/55R20
    For your 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 275/55R20 tires the Titan chains part # TC2327 have been confirmed as a fit and would work well. These chains are priced great, are pretty easy to install (especially for the price), and will provide you with great traction. For the best possible traction you want to install chains on all 4 wheels. If you wanted to get by with just one set of chains you still could, but you would need them to be installed on the rear axle. You wouldn't have the same...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-150 with Tire Size 275/65R18
    Class S tire chains are ones that don't require quite as much clearance to fit and install install. Your 2017 Ford F-150 with tire size 275/65R18 requiring Class S compatible chains is not uncommon at all. We have the Titan chains part # TC2327 which fit your size, are easy to install, and provide great traction that I would recommend. We had the chance to install these chains on a similar 2015 F-150 and we found that they fit and worked well. Check out the install video I attached for...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2010 Ford F-150 with 275/55-20 Tires
    For starters, I think you meant 275/55-20 as a 175/55-20 would be much too small of a tire for your truck. If that is the case then you are correct in that the owner's manual for your 2010 Ford F-150 states not to use tire chains on this size tire. However, as you mentioned certain situations require them to pass therefore must be used. I cannot recommend you use them but you also don't have much of a choice either. The Titan Chain Alloy Snow Tire Chains part # TC2327 are a fit for your...
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  • Are Tire Chains Compatible with Anti Lock Brakes
    Generally speaking, you are better off to have anti lock brakes rather than not to have them in any weather. You would have to contact your dealer/manufacturer to see what they advise specifically. For the most part, it is important to select correctly sized chains and to make sure you have enough clearance for chains around the wheel well, and behind the wheel where brake lines and steering struts work. The 2019 Colorado came with three tire options. I am showing options for light duty...
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