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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Can a 235/65-17 Tire be Replaced with a 245/65-17 Tire
  • You might be able to replace a 235/65-17 with a 245/65-17 tire. The tires you have now, 235/65-17, are about 9.25 inches wide and 29 inches tall. The 245s on the other hand are 9.65 inches wide and 29-1/2 inches tall. On vehicles, especially newer vehicles, there is very little space to go to a larger tire without making other modifications. Based on the differences in the tire sizes listed above you should be able to determine if there is enough space to use the slightly larger size.
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for Deep Snow and Mud, Mud Service Chains or V-Bar
  • The V-bar style of chain like the part # PWH2828SC is great for heavy snow, but what the V-bars do the best in is ice situations as they break up the ice well. For heavy snow and mud the Mud Service Chains by Glacier like the part # PWH2433S would be your best option as the links are much bigger which does better with the deeper stuff what you would encounter. Since I don't know what size tires you have on your vehicle I can't really make a specific recommendation. I did attach a...
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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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  • 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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  • Tips on Snow Tire Chain Use for a Truck with Dually Wheels
  • First, in order to determine if chains can be used and if there are any special things to consider for your truck you will need to consult the vehicle owners manual. If there are precautions that need to be considered, it should be in the manual. If you find you can use tire chains you will want to make sure that the chains you do kit are properly sized for your tires. That is the best way to ensure that the chains will fit snugly on the tires and will not damage any other components...
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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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  • 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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  • Which Tire Chains Will Fit a Tire Size 245/75R16
  • Actually, the correct Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains with Cam Tighteners that you will need is # PWH2321SLC. These will fit a 245/75-16 tire. I have included a link to all of the chains we carry that fit your tire size. I have also included a link to our tire chain FAQ article. You will want to take a look at your vehicle owners manual for specifics on tire chain use.
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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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  • Snow Chains for 2018 Subaru Forester
  • I took a look at the owner's manual for your 2018 Subaru Forester and it said that tire chains cannot be used but "another traction device (such as spring chains) may be acceptable"; it also states that the traction device needs to be Class S rated. This would allow you to use cable style chains such as Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1042 which will fit your Subaru if it has 225/55-18 tires, or Glacier Cable Tire Chains # PW1038, which are a fit for your vehicle has 225/60-17 tires. You...
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  • Should 1 Set or 2 Sets of Tire Chains be Used on a 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle
  • For the best performance and traction in snowy and icy conditions, I recommend installing tire chains on the front and rear tires. I also recommend checking your owners manual for any restrictions or limitations that the vehicle manufacturer may have on the use of tire chains. If you choose to use 1 set of chains, you can install them on the front or the rear. They are typically used on the rear wheels, but you can also use them on the front tires for better steering and braking performance. I...
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  • What is the Difference Between Twist-Link Snow Chains and Square-Link Snow Chains
  • The Twist-Link Snow Tire Chains like part # PWH3229SC are better for snow purposes than ice. Square-Link Chains like part # PWPLC1146 work better on ice than the twist-link chains. The Square-Links will work just as well in the snow too. Since they are both constructed of low-carbon steel, they will have about the same durability. If you are going to be using chains for a snow and ice situation I recommend going with the square chains since they have the squared edge which will do better...
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  • Cable Tire Chain Recommendation for Tire Sizes P245/60R18 and P245/55R19 on a Toyota Highlander
  • The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW3010C, is compatible with the P245/65R17 tires that are currently on your 2008 Toyota Highlander, however, they are not compatible with tire sizes P245/60R18 or P245/55R19. The Glacier Cable Tire Chain, # PW2029C, will fit both of the larger tire sizes that you mentioned. Before using tire chains, I recommend checking your owners manual for tire chain restrictions and procedures. Many vehicle manufacturers will limit the distance and speed your...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendations for a 2012 Honda CR-V with 225/65R17 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if chains can be used and if they can, if there are any restrictions or recommendations. On other Honda vehicles, only certain size cables can be used. So checking the owners manual will be the first step. If you can use cables then the ones that fit a 225/65-17 tire are # PW1042 that you have referenced. I also recommend the rubber adjuster # PW99 to make fitting and tensioning the chains easier. Since...
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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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  • Recommended Snow Tire Chains for Class A Motorhome with 245/70r19.5 Tires
  • There are not Snow socks like # TCH74 available in the 245/70r19.5 tire size. For a snow tire chain system that will give you the least additional height on your tire to maintain clearances, I recommend the Glacier V-Trac Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair # PW2114V. These chains will give you the cross tread traction to help in snow and come with the rubber adjusters included. They are class S compatible so they will give you the best clearances available for snow chains. They also come...
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  • Differences Between Thule CG-9 and CS-10 Tire Chains and Can Tire Chains Damage Tires
  • The Thule CS-10 tire chain has an external quick release system, they are self tensioning (just put them on and go), they have 10 millimeters clearance inside and on the tread, they feature a diamond pattern with icebreaker reinforcements for added grip, they have anti-scratch nylon bumpers to protect vehicle rims, and they have a color-coded assembly design. The CG-9 chains are also self tensioning, but do require one stop to fit the chain properly. They have 9 millimeters of clearance...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Honda Pilot 4WD
  • You should have no problem with the performance of the Glacier Cable Snow Chains, # PW2016C, on your trip, but for superior strength and durability, I would recommend looking at the Pewag Brenta-C 4X4 Tire Chains, # PWXMR80V. The Pewag chains are made of a durable titanium alloy steel that will provide better durability and performance than the low-carbon steel and rubber of the cable style chains. A few things to keep in mind when using snow chains is not to exceed the maximum speed...
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  • Best Bang For Your Buck Chains for a 285/70R17 Tires
  • The best bang for your buck snow chains we offer that are confirmed to fit the 285/70R17 tires of your 2004 Nissan Titan would be the Titan Chains part # TC2327. These chains install easy, provide great traction, and are priced great. I'd say the second place recommendation I would make for your tire size would be the # TC3229CAM. These install fairly easy (not as easy as the other chains), and are also priced well. These are ladder chains which means they provide great braking and accelerating...
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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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  • 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 Comparison for 2015 Nissan Xterra with 265/75-16 Tires
  • You are smart to check your owner's manual because many passenger vehicles require low-profile Class S tire chains to avoid clearance issues within the wheel wells. If the auto maker says to use only Class S chains, then that's the final word. Nissan may also state that chains are only to be on one axle, so be sure to observe all of their guidance. For your 265/75-16 tire size we do offer a range of Class S chains that you can see on the link provided. These include the cost-effective...
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  • Recommended Snow Chains for 2017 Ram 3500 Dually
  • Based on my research, your 2017 Ram 3500 Dually should be equipped with 235/80-17 sized tires. If this is the case, I recommend looking at the Glacier Twist-Link Snow Tire Chain for Dual-Wheeled Trucks # PWH4228SC. These twist-style snow chains are designed specifically for trucks like yours with dual wheels. The twisted-chain design will provide extra grip and traction and they are constructed of low-carbon steel. This set will include 2 dual-wheel-configured chains, for both the driver's...
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