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Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair

Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair

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Each twist-link cross chain on these heavy-duty snow chains is outfitted with V-bar studs that bite into the ice for superior traction on frozen roads. Built-in cam tighteners make fitting and tightening the chains a snap. Lowest Prices for the best tire chains from Glacier. Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair part number PWH2821SC can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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Glacier Tire Chains - PWH2821SC

  • Tire Chains
  • On Road Only
  • Steel V-Bar
  • Drive On and Connect
  • Deep Snow
  • Ice
  • Glacier
  • Not Class S Compatible
  • Assisted
  • No Rim Protection

Each twist-link cross chain on these heavy-duty snow chains is outfitted with V-bar studs that bite into the ice for superior traction on frozen roads. Built-in cam tighteners make fitting and tightening the chains a snap.


Features:

  • V-Bar-style links provide excellent grip on snow and ice
  • Cross chains are twisted for additional traction
  • Durable steel construction
  • Cam tighteners make installation a snap - just twist cams to pull each chain taut around the tires
  • Convenient design works on either front- or rear-wheel-drive vehicles


Specs:

  • Fits: 15" - 19-1/2" tires (for exact sizes, see below)
  • Quantity: 2 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





H 2821 SC Glacier by pewag, V-Bar Chains - Light Trucks - 15" - 19-12" Tires




These chains fit the following tire sizes:

  • 215/80-17
  • 225/60-19
  • 225/70-17.5
  • 225/70-19.5
  • 225/75-17.5
  • 245/75-16
  • 265/70-15
  • 265/75-15
  • 7.5x16
  • 7x17
  • 9.5x16.5
  • LR78x16
  • NR78x15


Customer Reviews

Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair - PWH2821SC

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (107 Customer Reviews)

Each twist-link cross chain on these heavy-duty snow chains is outfitted with V-bar studs that bite into the ice for superior traction on frozen roads. Built-in cam tighteners make fitting and tightening the chains a snap.

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2011 Toyota Tacoma

I wanted rear-wheel chains for my 2011 Tacoma that would provide excellent traction. I already have V-bars on all four wheels of my ATV and it is impossible to get that thing stuck when I plow snow; so, I bought these. I have low-profile chains for the front wheels (to prevent from hitting the upper control arm) and with these rear-wheel V-bars, I really get the traction that I need. I drove around in a snow-covered field on the side of a hill and they work great! The cam tighteners are really convenient; but, I use rubber adjusters as a precaution. No stopping me now!


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I have had these chains for one year now and they are still doing the job! I am able to install the chains, adjust the cam tighteners and put on the rubber chain tighteners without moving the vehicle. This is important if you happen to be stuck. It was a good investment.
-- comment by: Ron f - 02/13/2014


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Paula did a great job at communicating and making sure I got my tire chains quickly. Great product and great customer service. Already have recommended to many people. Keep up the great work!



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1993 Ford Ranger

Shipping was amazingly fast. I tried out the chains on the Ford Ranger. They went on easily and I could tighten them quickly. A lot better than the old style chains without cams that I could never get fully tight. I was happy that the size was correct as we have 265/75/15 size tires on the Ranger. We need the studded chains as we have a half mile asphalt driveway with some steep slopes. The v-bar chains allows us to go up and down even when the driveway is a sheet of ice, which happens often as we live in south western Wisconsin. The product quality look very good. I'll see how it wears through the season. So far, the experience of ordering and installing has been excellent.



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You guys rock! Great product, prices and support.



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I put a pair of claw chains on the rear of my dually dump to plow with. They where great I never got stuck and had great traction on my private road which is a dirt road.



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2004 Chevrolet Silverado

Tire chains arrived on time for me to travel north. That's all I needed.



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Ford

Thankfully we have only needed to use these on our Ford E350 diesel 12-passenger rear-wheel drive van a couple of times, yet they were awesome when we did need them! The peace of mind for my family's safety is priceless.



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2004 Chevrolet Express Van

I received the chains within a week of ordering. I put the chainsaw and as suggested before I really needed them, they fit correctly. So far so good.



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2012 Chevrolet Express Van

great product and better service!



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Seems to be very good quality and easy to install.



- PWH2828SC
by: 02/22/2021

Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


I ordered 2 sets (4 chains total) of these tire chains for my V10 F250, which I use to plow a private dirt driveway on the north side of a mountain in rural Pennsylvania. It's two miles (actual odometer reading) uphill to the paved road from my house. Most years, along about February, the road ices up (because no sun and midatlantic sleet issues) and plowing becomes quite challenging. I figured getting tire chains might help the traction-on-ice problem. I plow the road between 10 and 15 mph, with the truck in 4wd. Since buying the chains I have run the truck up and back the road approximately twenty times with the chains on, plowing from 4 to 8 inches of snow, conducting rollbacks of shoulder, chopping up slush, etc. I have also used the truck (with chains) to pull out two other stuck vehicles that had run into ditches. At this point I feel like I can review the product because I've used 'em enough to have an opinion. 1. These tire chains add a lot of traction on ice. A lot. Enough to plow with and enough to pull out stuck vehicles while the "tow" vehicle is sitting on ice. 2. The chains look fine and are undamaged at this juncture. Since I've used them consistently with how I expect them to be used and they are fine, I'm happy with quality at this point. 3. Maybe I will improve with practice, but it's about thirty minutes of twinking around to get these straightened out, on the truck, tightened up, bungee'd, etc. in a way that I feel OK about driving with them. (That's why 4 stars instead of 5.) Once they're on, they seem to stay put fairly effectively. I do not drive on paved roads with these chains nor do I drive faster than (max) 20 mph so I can't speak to how they might do under those circumstances. I use them for additional traction for my plow truck while plowing my iced-up dirt road... and for that, they work as advertised.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


These guys provide the best customer service in any industry! I’ve bought (3) full sets of tire chains and couldn’t be more pleased.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


These are a complete waste of money. Bought them last year and only used them once, they seemed to work fine. I didn’t need them for the rest of the winter. This year, on their 3rd use the cam tightener tool broke, really cheap metal. On their 4th use (needing a screwdriver and wrench to tighten the cams) they completely fell apart. 3 cross links broke on one chain, plus the outside latch fell off. Other chain seems fine which I don’t understand. Bottom line is after 4 uses totaling less than 30 miles, these chains are toast and I feel like an idiot for having purchased them...



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


I bought a pair of these to carry in my truck after seeing another Chevy Silverado get badly stuck in snow in the Gravelly Mountains in Montana while elk hunting in 2019. Fast forward to the 2020 elk season, and I kept getting stuck and sliding sideways trying to get back through melting snow drift in the Castle Mountains. Once I put these chains on the front of my truck it crawled through the snow like I was driving on dry on pavement. They were fantastic. Unfortunately the back of the truck kept trying to slide downhill (I was on a sidehill) because I only had chains for the front tires, so I have now ordered a second set. I HATE putting on chains and have been able to avoid doing so for 35 years, but when you really need them they are life savers. In terms of installation, these were very easy to put on, in spite of being stuck in snow and mud. The cam tensioners work great for taking up slack on the chains, but adding the Multi-Arm rubber adjusters really makes the chains fit tightly.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


The learning curve for applying the tire chain was short, and in the end, the process took about 5 minutes. (It helped to drive the tire on to a brick first.) The galvanized links appear sturdy, as do the cams, and the chains seem tight enough. Intended use is road travel in snow/ice - more on that later, perhaps.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


This product was amazing it worked very well . They are easy to install and they are easy to remove. they make plowing my driveway so much easier because I have a couple of low spots that fill with water and turn to ice and with these chains I have not gotten stuck would highly recommend them to anybody they also work well going down tote roads when I'm ice fishing. 5 Stars



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


Bought the Glacier v-bar chains for the rear tires in extreme conditions and the Titan cable chains for lighter duty, also to be installed on the rear tires. Videos show that the cable-chains can be installed on the front tires of a 2020 or greater Toyota Tacoma, though not recommended by the owner’s manual. These cables are S-class compatible so they should work on the front tires, however caution should be taken as appropriate. I would recommend only installing on the front tires after the v-bar chains have been installed on the rear tires and extra traction is deemed worthy. Both the Glacier and Titan multi-arm adjusters were ordered in support of the chains. Parts arrived as ordered in a timely fashion. Have not installed or used these products at the time of review.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


Had trouble getting out to get wood, a good amount of snow and ice underneath. Put on the chains and the old truck walked right through. We'll see how they hold up but I am very satisfied.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


I just received my tire chains today and have not yet tried them. I can't say enough how easy etrailer made them to order. Just go by vehicle and they show you the different chains that fit. I went to tire chain sites and they were difficult to choose the tire size and types. I bough these for my new Colorado in case I need them to get up my very steep driveway to my cabin if there is a lot of snow. I'm very sure these chains well help.


Comments
Dennis, thanks so much for your review and your business. While we have our chains sorted by typical year, make, and model sizes, you should be sure to check the tire sizes listed at the bottom of each product page to ensure the chains will fit your tires, rather than the year, make, and model of your vehicle. I hope this helps!
-- Etrailer Expert Laura E - 01/16/2017


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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


these are nice heavy chains. however, i felt the workmanship was a bit under-par. the welds, especially on the twist links which form the cross-members were rough and when you add the galvinizing to that, they are difficult to lay out flat prior to installation. the rough welds hang-up and you have have to do some "creative twisting" to get all the links into proper position. this problem was only in a few places. but, i can foresee some frustration if i have to find those kinks in the snow and with numb fingers. i discovered the problem when i laid the chains out on my garage floor as i was inspecting the chains the day i received them. this is May and so i can't say how they will perform this coming winter. i expect they will do well, but chains, by nature, are a tangled mess when you first pull them out. it should not have to be an extra struggle do to rough surfaces.


Comments
Hi Patrick-The chains were a gift for my son who hunts near the Canadian border. He was unable to make the trip last season so i have no feedback.im am writing to say, thumbs-up to etrailer for providing follow-up reviews. So many times when reading reviews i wonder, did the product stand the test of time?Many thanks to you and the folks who take the time to write their updates!I wi sh ever y site would follow your example.
Dave S - 05/18/2015



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


Recently we got 12-14 inches of snow here in N.C. and put these chains on 1 day ahead of the snow. Installation was very simple as especially since etrailer.com has the accompanying instruction video which was great. I couldn't believe how easy it was. Then came the driving. We had ice first for a few hours and then the heavy snow. I had a 14 mile round trip to make and here's what stopped me....NOTHING! My truck drove on the snow and ice like a snow plow, never skidding, never sliding, and I was traveling about the recommended 30-35 mph., and even the steep country road hills made NO difference. My truck went up inclines and curves as if I was driving on dry pavement. The "V" bars on each link made all the difference, and I will never buy "regular" chains again. Hats off to Glacier chains for ruggedly, well built chains that not only hold up and work well, but work better than I ever expected. Kirk



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


I haven't used the products but they look like what was advertised and the company, Etrailer.com was just great to get the snow chains to me in time for my trip to Mammoth Lakes. Luckily I didn't need to use the chains since I had some great tires but they looked very well built and at a very good price. The bags I plan to use on my inflatable 13" boat and they are well made and it seals with folds and velcro. Looks water tight. If you leave air in the bag, it will float and you won't deep six the items. The other items look sturdy and capable of doing the job as intended. I was happy with the concern exhibited by the etrailer.com staff. I would buy from them again.



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


These are fantastic chains ! I bought them because of the cam locks. My first trip to Wyoming and Montana this past winter would have been a disaster without them . First day in Wyoming we were in an ice storm, then 12" of snow in Montana. We had to chain up on the high way, and they were very easy to install . I had purchased the Glacier multi arm rubber adjuster arms at the same time and they worked flawlessly together. Great chains and great company ! I have referred Etrailer to friends and even a couple of guys in Montana that asked about them. Great buy !!



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


Great product and very timely delivery!



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Review from a similar V-Bar Link with Cam in Tire Chains


I purchased these for my husband and will have to do my review in 2 parts. My husband has not had time to open the box the chains arrived in. I will address the service provided by etrailer.com today. I ordered the chains rather late in the evening and to my delight, I received notification that they had shipped my order that night. Inadvertently my unit number was left off of the order (my error) and again, late at night, I emailed etrailer and the next morning I awoke to a message that the problem was taken care of and I should get the order in a day or two. They were delivered that day. I ordered them 1/7/15 on 1/13/15 they were delivered. It took "longer" because of my error. I think I received superior customer service and still think that the time it took for the delivery (free) was excellent. Once my husband actually opens the box I will add to the review about the product. Customer service like this needs to be applauded immediately.


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Ask the Experts about this Glacier Tire Chains

  • V-Bar Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Size 265/75-16
    I have a similar set of V-bar tire chains that do fit your tire size of 265/75-16 but the part # PWH2821SC is not what you need. Instead you'd want the Titan chains part # TC2828CAM which are a fit and will work great. These have cam tensioners which make them easier to tighten and since they are V-bar chains they are also really great in the ice.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5
    The factory tire size on your 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 is P245/75R16, so the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair # PWH2821SC will work very well for your application and uses cam tighteners for a quick and easy installation. Your owners manual states to only use tire chains on the rear tires, so using them on all 4 tires could void your warranty. You also should not exceed 30 mph with them installed.
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  • Are Rubber Adjusters Needed On The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners # PWH2821SC
    The Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Snow Chains, part # PW99, are recommended for use with snow chains that DO NOT include other tensioning devices. The rubber adjusters are attached to the side of the snow chains to keep tension on the snow chains. The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, part # PWH2821SC, has cam tighteners that will keep tension on the snow chains. You will not need the rubber adjusters on these snow chains. The directions are general instructions that...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for LT245/75R16 Size Tires on 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
    I found an online owner's manual of your 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and it states to use tire chains on the rear tires only. You should confirm this with your owner's manual just to be sure. Tire chains are not recommended on a trailer since there is not drive axle that will need the traction. There could be some advantage with braking but it's going to be minimal and your truck is going to be the one that needs the traction. A good heavy-duty set of chains for your truck confirmed...
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  • Thickness of Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains for 245/75-16 Tires
    The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners - 1 Pair # PWH2821SC will have a link diameter of 0.242 inch and an overall height above the tire of 0.5 inch at the tip of the V-bar. I've attached a photo to assist.
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  • Using Cam Adjusters in Clacier V-Bar Tire Chains
    Although it cannot be seen in the photo, each adjuster has a small slot in the center that the blade of a large flat head screwdriver would fit into. Once the chains are in place with all 4 adjusters in the open position, you can insert the screwdriver into each slot and twist the adjuster into the closed position. The more adjusters you close, the tighter the chain will be.
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  • Easy to Install Tire Chains for 2001 Dodge Ram
    I'd recommend the Pewag Snox self-tensioning chains, part # PWSXV580. The chains are extremely easy to install, you just loop them around the tire and drive away. The chains will self-tighten and center as the wheel spins. The square chain link provides excellent traction, and the manganese-nickel alloy steel is very durable. If you click the provided link, you can see how simple the chains are to install. I'll also link you to some FAQ articles about tire chains that you might find helpful.
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  • Advisability of Using Tire Chains on a 2010 Chevy Express
    If the owners manual prohibits the use of tire chains, I cannot make any recommendations that might contradict that. You might check with your Chevy dealer to see if a Class S tire chain or cable would be permissible. A Class S chain will extend no more than 15 mm (some would extend less) to the inside of the tire and would provide maximum clearance. I have linked you to our selection of Class S chains and cables that are compatible with your tire size. The primary differences between...
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  • Do Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains Have Cam Tighteners on Both Sides and What is the Chain Size
    The Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, # PWH2821SC, has cam tighteners just on the front of the chains. In order for the chains to fit properly, you would cinch up each cam and not leave any loose. The chains are 5.95mm thick. I recommend checking your vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if there are any restrictions. I have included a link to our tire chain FAQ for reference.
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 30x10.0R14 UTV Tires
    I spoke with my contact at Pewag and Glacier and he said that for your 30x10.0R14 UTV tires the Glacier V-Bar Snow Tire Chains # PWH2821SC should work nicely. These feature V-bar-style links and twisted cross chains for excellent traction in the snow and integrated cam tighteners to pull the chains tight around the tires. I also recommend adding some tensioners like the Titan # TCMA2 to create an even tighter fit. I have attached a short video demonstration that you can also check out.
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  • Available Glacier Tire Chains With Cam Tighteners For 2008 Toyota Tacoma
    We have three Glacier tire chains with cam tighteners you can choose from. Part # PWH2321SLC is a steel square link chain. Part # PWH2821SC is a steel V-bar chain with ice spikes, and part # PWH2221SC features low-carbon twist-link design chains. The prices for any of the products we offer can be found on our website by simply entering the part number in the search box.
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  • Snow Chain Recommendations for a 2008 Roadtrek Motorhome Built on a 3500 Chevy Express Van Chassis
    You could use either cable style chains like the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW2129V, that you referenced or you could use standard link style chains on your 2008 Roadtrek Motorhome that is built on a 3500 Chevy Express Van chassis. Both of these chain styles will give you increased traction in adverse winter weather. However, standard chain style will give you more traction than the cable style, especially in icy conditions. If you wanted to go with the standard...
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  • Link Diameter of Glacier Mud and Snow Tire Chains by Pewag
    I reached out to my contact at Pewag and the Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair # PWH2437S has a cross chain that is 0.312 inches link diameter which is 7.93 mm. These chains are case hardened low carbon steel with an electro-galvanized finish. The product page has the list of all the tire sizes that this chain will fit.
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  • Snow Tire Chains That Have Ice Cleats and Cam Locks
    There are chains available which will work for you but the Glacier V-Bar # PWH2821SC are not confirmed to fit 265/75-16 tires. Instead you would need the Glacier V-Bar part # PWH2828SC; these are confirmed to fit your 265/75-16 tires and also have ice cleats and cam locks like the chains you referenced. I've added a link to a pair of video reviews on these chains for you to take a look at.
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  • Tire Chains For Side By Side With 30x10x14 Tires
    I would be happy to recommend tire chains for your side by side with 30x10x14 tires, but you will need to verify the actual diameter of your tires before ordering. The Glacier Mud Service Snow Tire Chains # PWH2433S are a great choice for mud, snow, or ice and will work with 28x8.5x14 or 29x9.5x14 tires. You will also want the Titan Chain Multi-Arm Rubber Tire Chain Adjuster for Passenger Vehicles # TCMA1 to keep the chains snug to your tires. If your tires are actual 30x10x14s you...
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