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Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Toyota Camry

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Camry, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier Square Link Snow Tire Chains, Part Number PWPLC1138. Now keep in mind that we're using this with tire size 215/55/R17.These are our case hardened mill carbon steel construction, so they're going to provide extra traction in snow and ice, and they're perfect for highway use. The small size of our square links is going to contribute to a smooth ride, and these are going to be SAE Class-S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance, so they're perfect for our Toyota Camry. These chains are going to have a ladder pattern which will assist with effective starts and stops, and they work on either front or rear-wheel drive vehicles.The Glacier tire chains come in a quantity of two with a reusable case which is perfect for when our tire chains are not in use. They're also going to be quick and easy to install, we'll show you how to do that now.Now we've gone ahead and laid out our tire chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines. The only thing we want to make sure of is that our hooks are facing away from our tire whenever we place it onto our tire, and that the cam hook at the back is placed towards the front of our tire as well.Now we'll take our chain and we're going to drape it over our tire.


Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Toyota Camry

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Toyota Camry we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier cable snow tire chains, part number PW1038. Now keep in mind that we're using this with tire size 21555R17, if this is not your tire size for your Toyota Camry you can take a look at our fit guide a etrailer.com and find out the correct fit and tire chain for your vehicle.These tire chains are going to be perfect for occasional use because they're made out of a case hardened and low-carbon steel so they're strong, durable, and rust resistant. The low profile design of our tire chains is going to contribute to a smooth ride and these are going to be SAE class S rated for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance so they'll work very well with your Toyota Camry.The ladder pattern of our chains is going help with effective starts and stops and these are going to meet the department of transportation requirements in all 50 states. These Glacier tire chains come in a quantity of two with a reusable storage bag which is great for when our tire chains are not in use.They're also going to be quick and easy to install, we'll show you how to do that now. Now I've gone ahead and laid out my tire chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines. Now we can take our chains and we're just going to drape them over our tire.


Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with cam tighteners. Part number PWH2228SC. Keep in mind that we're using this with tire size 255/70R71.The ladder pattern of our chains is going to provide effective starts and stops. These chains are going to be standard twist link chains designed for highway use, which will provide extra grip and traction. The Glacier Tire Chains are made out of the low carbon steel construction, with cam tighteners to make sure we have a nice secure fit.These tire chains can either be used on front or rear wheel drive vehicles. To double check the vehicle fit, you want to go to our fit guide at etrailer.com and double check your tire size.The Glacier Tire Chains have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour and come in a quantity of two.


Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, we'll be taking a look and showing you how to install the Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains with cam tighteners. Part number PWH2328SLC. Keep in mind that this is made to use with tire size 25570R17.There are gonna be made out of case hardened low carbon steel, so they're going to be strong, durable and rust resistant. They're also going to be designed for highway use, not off-road applications. These will work with either front or rear wheel drive Silverados. The latter pattern of our chains is going to help with effective starts and stops, and the link size is going to grip into snow and ice.The cams are gonna provide a nice, secure fit without the need for an additional rubber tensioner.


Glacier Twist Link Chains for Dual Tires Review - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with cam tighteners for wide based tires. Part number PWH3227SC.Keep in mind that this is being used on tire size 255/70/R17. These are going to be twist link chains that provide extra traction in snow and ice and they're also going to be made out of a low carbon steel construction so they're strong, durable and rust resistant.The latter common number of chains is going to help provide effective stopping power and starting power. The Glacier Tire Chains are going to work on either front or rear-wheel drive tires and are designed for highway use only. These chains come in a quantity of two with cam tighteners to make it easy to get a secure tight fit without the use of an additional lever tensioner. These are going to be quick and easy to install.



Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains with Tensioners Installation - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today, I have an 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we'll be taking a look at, and showing you how to install the tightened chain snow tire chain with cams. Part number: TC2228CAM. Keep in mind this is to use with tire size, 255/70R17.These are going to be durable tire chains that provide adequate grip on snow and ice. The rounded square links are going to limit jarring of your vehicle, and the latter pattern assists with effective starts and stops.The cam tighteners are going to provide a nice, secure fit, without the need for an additional tensioner tool. These are also going to be made out of a low carbon steel construction, so they're strong, durable, and rust resistant.The Titan Chain Tire Chain have a maximum speed rating of 30 miles per hour, and come in a quantity of two. They're going to be quick and easy to install.


Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains Review - 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 we'll be taking a look at, and showing you how to install, the Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains, part number TC2028. Now keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 255 inaudible 00:00:15 17.These cable style chains are going to provide a good traction in light snow, and the low profile design is going to provide an overall smooth ride. The ladder pattern of our chains is going to assist with effective starts and stops, and these are made out of a low carbon steel rollers, which will be strong, durable, and rust resistant.The Titan Chain Cable Snow Tire Chains also come with a reusable bag, which is great for storage when not in use. They're going to have a 30 mile per hour maximum speed rating, and come in a quantity of two, and also be quick and easy to install. We'll show you how to do that now.I've gone ahead and laid out our chains just to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks in the lines. There's a yellow flag on one side, we're just gonna make sure that that's facing away from our tire when we place it onto our vehicle.


Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners Review - 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee we'll be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Glacier Twist Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners, part number PWH3227SC. Keep in mind that this is being used with tire size 265/50/R20. The Glacier tire chains are designed for highway use and provide extra traction and grip on snow and ice. These chains are made out of a low carbon steel, and have a ladder pattern that helps with effective starts and stops. These have a twisted link design and work with rear or front wheel drive tires. These chains come in a quantity of two, and the cam tighteners around the tire chain make for a quick and easy install.


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Tire Chains Questions and Answers

  • Correct Placement of Snow Tire Chains on All Wheel Drive 2012 Ford Escape
  • In general, snow tire chains are generally placed on drive wheels, but they can sometimes also be used on non-powered wheels. If a vehicle is front-wheel-drive only, then generally the front tires are the priority but it is permissible to place them on the rear tires as well unless the manufacturer states otherwise. Likewise, if a vehicle is rear-wheel-drive only, then the rear wheels are the priority but you are free to put chains on the front also unless prohibited by the manufacturer. For...
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  • What Does Class S Mean For Snow Tire Chains
  • Some newer cars, vans and small trucks, especially those with large, aftermarket tires, may require the use of Class S chains. Class S tire chains are designed for use on vehicles with restricted wheel well clearance. I have attached a photo that shows the areas where clearance for Class S tire chains is needed. For the A dimension a minimum of 1.46inches (37 mm) between the top of the tire tread and the wheel well is needed. For the B dimension, at least 0.59 inches (15 mm) between the...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Outback
  • In the owner's manual for your 2015 Subaru Outback, it should state whether the acceptable tire chains are limited to Class S Compatible. If you are unable to find that information in the manual, the dealership should be able to answer that question for you. The concern when considering tire chains is due to the clearance needed. Traditional chains might not be recommended for your vehicle. Minimum clearances must be maintained around spring clips, fenders, braces, splash pans, fuel...
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  • Can Tire Chains Be Used On a 2015/2016 Subaru Forester or 2017 Subaru Outback?
  • The Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Profile Snow Tire Chains, # TH2004205104, will give you enough clearance because they will adjust tension and not just have slack in the chain. If you are concerned about the seeming contradicting information, you could go with a cable chain like Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, # PW1042. With these style chains, spring rollers are wrapped around sturdy wire cross cables. With this product, Rubber Adjusters like # PW100 are recommended. In the Owner's...
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  • Should Snow Chains be Installed on the Front or Rear of a 4 Wheel Drive Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • When adding snow chains on your 4 wheel drive Toyota FJ Cruiser, you can add one set of tire chains to either set of drive wheels. Some people like to add chains to the front because the vehicle engine puts more weight over the front axle and allows the chains to dig into the snow and ice better. This might be a good option, but if your vehicle is equipped with a limited slip rear end and the front end is not limited slip, most likely not, you would be better off with the chains on the...
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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for 35x12.50-15 Tires
  • For on-road use, I would recommend the Glacier cable snow chains # PW2037C, which have a nice low profile. Rubber adjusters, part # PW100, will ensure the best fit. If you are interested in chains for off-road as well as on-road use, you could use the Glacier Mud Service snow tire chains # PWH2441S. These chains feature twist-link cross chains for better traction. I am including a link with some helpful information on choosing a set of tire chains, for reference.
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  • Roof-Mounted Cargo Basket for 2014 Chevrolet Suburban with Factory Roof Rack Crossbars
  • Thank you for your kind remarks. If you're new to etrailer you're finding out that service and support are what etrailer is all about. I am lucky to have been trained by many great associates here and I am delighted to help out. Rooftop cargo solutions come in several categories, fabric bags, enclosed plastic cargo boxes and, of course, open metal baskets like the Yakima LoadWarrior # Y07070-74, Surco Safari # SPS5084-1101 and the Rola # 59504. I realize I don't know the exact weight...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Outback with 225/60-18 Tires
  • Subaru tends to say that you cannot use tire chains in the vehicle owner's manuals and the 2017 Outback is no different. But if you are somewhere where chains are required by law you don't really have a choice. The law is the law. So what I recommend is going with something that requires the least amount of clearance. For your 225/60-18 tires the best option are the K-Summit chains # TH02230K66. They are expensive but they are built to last and no part of them will be between the inner...
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  • How to Put Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains Back in the Storage Bag
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains # PW2028C to figure out the best way to put them back in the bag after use. First, make sure that you lie one chain on top of the other. Then, at the end that has the large cam attachment pieces, fold those in towards the center of the chains. Then start rolling them up. Going slowly will help to maintain a tight roll. Once you have rolled them up you will have some straight pieces at the ends sticking out that you...
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  • Are Snow Chains Required for Both Wheels On a Dual Rear Wheel Moving Van
  • You can use one tire chain on each side of your dual rear wheel van, however, I would recommend using chains on all 4 rear wheels, especially if you will be driving in areas with extreme weather. Using chains on all 4 wheels will provide more traction on snow and ice over using chains on 2 wheels, but using chains on only 2 wheels is acceptable. The Glacier Chains Cable Chains, # PW1046, that you referenced are designed to fit the 225/75 R16 tire, however, these chains were designed...
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  • What Works Better Snow Chains Or Snow Cables On A 2007 Nissan Frontier 4X4
  • Both of the snow chains and snow cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain links will bite into the ice where as the snow cables tend to slide over the ice. The snow chains will make a little more noise on dry pavement as compared to the snow cables. The Pewag Tire Chains, # PWXMR81V, you have referenced is a good choice for snow chains on your 2007 Nissan Frontier 4x4. Another good...
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  • How Fast Can I go with Snow Chains on my Vehicle, Should the Chains be Removed for Dry Pavement
  • You will want to stay within the speed range the manufacturer of your chains recommends, typically 25-30 miles per hour is the limit. To prevent damage to the chains and your tires you should remove the chains once you get on dry pavement. I attached an FAQ article below on snow chains that you might find informative.
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  • Can OEM Size 225/65R17 Tires on 2008 Honda CR-V Be Replaced by 235/65R16
  • I reviewed an online manual for the 2008 Honda CR-V and on page 340 it indicates that replacement tires should be the same 225/65R17 size as supplied as OEM equipment. You may want to review your owners manual for any restrictions related to tire size. The manual I found does not indicate that the alternate 235/65R16 tire size is compatible with this vehicle. If you manual does not indicate anything you can speak to your local dealership for guidance. The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains...
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  • Do Tire Chains or Cables Offer Better Traction and Which is Better
  • Actual tire chains are better than cables. Chains offer better traction and longer life. They also seem to be more corrosion resistant. Some chains are easier to put on that others. The same goes with cables but the cables are lighter. Cables are good for occasional use but if you need chains frequently then going with actual chains is preferred. Some vehicles require chains or cables that do not stick out from the tire very far because of limited clearance between the tire and vehicle....
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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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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2015 Toyota Highlander
  • We can help you with tire chains! There are two stock tire sizes for your 2015 Toyota Highlander: 245/55-19 and 245/60-18. The Glacier chains # PW2029C that you referenced will fit both of these tire sizes. Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for 2012 Ford F150 with 275/55-20 Tires
  • For the 275/55-20 tire, I would recommend the Glacier Snow Chain Cables # PW2028C which is the correct size for that tire. Keep in mind that these style of chains are designed for occasional emergency use and would be best used by somebody traveling in areas where snow might be encountered. These chains are not meant for continuous use. If you know you were going to consistently finding yourself in situations where chains will be needed, chains like part # PWE3229S would provide a...
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for 265/70R17 Tire Size on 2012 Chevrolet Suburban 4WD
  • If your owners manual specifies tire chains only on the rear of your 2012 Chevrolet Suburban, then I would also recommend to use tire chains only in the rear. Sometimes the reason the manufacturer does not recommend tire chains on a vehicle is because of clearance, but it also could be for other reasons. Both of the snow tire chains and snow tire cables will work great in snow conditions. The difference is the snow chains will give you better grip in more ice conditions because the chain...
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  • What Size Tires do the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains Fit On for a 2007 Audi A4
  • I checked with Michelin and the Easy Grip Snow Chains will not fit on the 245/40-18 tires on your car. I have provided a chart, see link, that shows all of the tire sizes that the composite snow chains are currently available for. I would recommend the Thule K-Summit tire chains, # TH02230K33, for your vehicle. These chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for the simplest installation possible, and have the best clearance for vehicles like your 2007 Audi A4.
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation for a P275/60R20 Tire
  • Check out the link I attached to the right that has all of the different snow chains we carry that are confirmed to fit the tire size you have of P275/60R20. After having installed all of the different styles of snow chains we carry I would recommend the Titan Chain Diamond HD Alloy Snow Tire Chains # TC2533. These are pretty easy to install and are priced great. I attached an FAQ article on snow chains for you to check out as well. Lastly you will want to check your owners manual...
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