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Where to Install Tire Chains/Cables on a 2016 Subaru Forester


front or rear installation on subaru forester 2016 auto 2.5 ?


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According to the owner's manual for a 2016 Subaru Forester, tire chains cannot be used because of the lack of clearance between the tires and vehicle body. However, I understand there are certain situations in which they must be used therefore I suggest placing them on all four tires. The reason for this is because your vehicle is all-wheel drive and generally speaking tire chains need to be placed on the drive axle.

The Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1038 that you referenced are not a fit for your 225/55-18 tires. Instead, you would need to use the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains part # PW1042 which are a fit. These are also class s compatible so they are actually ideal for vehicles with limited wheel well clearance like your Forester. It is recommend that you use the Glacier Multi-Arm Rubber Adjusters part # PW105 as well to make sure the tire cables stay properly seated on the tires.

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