Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Orange County, California
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Okay, I've searched but not found a DEFINITIVE answer to this. Maybe I missed it...
Has anyone of you actually put show chains on your Touareg? I mean "for real", in actual use.
Please don't tell me that if you're driving a Touareg you don't need chains (yeah, have read that many times - got it). Or, that if you are in a situation where you'd need snow chains, you shouldn't be out driving. (Yeah, got that too - in California, on occasion the Highway Patrol has the option of forcing you to chain up. Even though many have said they've never had it happen, doesn't mean it can't happen. I'd hate to drive 500 miles only to be turned back 50 miles short of my destination because I didn't have chains with me - cheap insurance. Also, what if weather conditions change when you're in the middle of nowhere? I've seen this happen on Mt. Baldy in SoCal in a matter of a an hour leaving dozens stranded and this is only 20 miles from metropolitan L.A.)
So, if you actually actually have chained up your Touareg, what tire size (diameter and size), and what chain brand and model did you use?
I've tried buying several sets of chains and test fit them on my rig in the driveway here at home before proceeding out. I have 19"s (I know, not optimal, hence my question - I'm trying to figure out what wheel diameter and tire and chain have been PROVEN to work). 255/50R19. I most recently tried SCC Super Z6, SZ435 Cable chain for Pickups and SUV's. Supposedly super low-profile. But in testing in my driveway, still seemed like the connector links on the back side of tire (connecting each crossover "V" to the next) were going to hit the brake line and/or ABS/stability sensor lines on the outside of the A-arm.
Oh, well. Still searching. Just hoping for some input based on actual experience, not hearsay and/or opinion.
2006 Treg V8, Reflex Silver