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Old 12-06-2012   #1
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Snow Chains (18" Standards)

Hi all,

whilst it is still some time off, I need to start looking at snow chains (to buy) for my My12.5.

Does any one have any suggestions or experiences in Aus with Chains?

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Old 12-07-2012   #2
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NSW no chains required for 4WD cars
Victoria all cars must carry chains and fit if directed

What size wheels do you have?

Owners manual:
17" & 18" rims only
Front wheels only
Do not put them on collapsible spare wheel

I suggest you read the manual to also check tyre sizes.

In over 10 years of driving up several times a year (when we lived in Melbourne we would go every second weekend) to the mountains I have never had to fit snow chains. For the times we go to the Victorian mountains I have a set of ex rental chains to carry in the car so we are compliant. Check out eBay.

Good luck

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This one got stuck on road tyres - General Grabber UHPs from the looks of things.

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We travel to falls every weekend in Winter for 6 yrs (have a house in Mount beauty) and i have had to fit chains 3 times in 6 years. It is rare, but I want to ensure I have the best solution for the rare times it does.

I have had a AWD territory till a few weeks ago when I bought my new toy.

The car is not a true 4wd I thought it was AWD as I dont have the 4X option. Happy to be wrong

also - At falls they now have three levels of fitting 2 wheel drive / AWD and engaged 4 WD.

Rarely do they get to 4wd to fit, but occasionaly the AWD need to.

I will keep looking and go from there.

18 inch wheels BTW.

Appreciate the feed back

BTW: Had read the manual. Was after experiences and best options to buy.

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18 inch wheels are a good starting point for the right equipment.

The next question is "What tyres have you got on the car?"
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I used this tire tool when I was trying to get a wheel/tire combination on my 2012 TDi Highline (275/45-20 stock).

http://www.myturbodiesel.com/1000q/t...calculator.htm

This will take rim size and offset into account and give you the change in inboard and outboard clearances. I settled for stock sized 235/65-17 Nokian tires on canyon rims and use size 2519 diamondback chains. My owners manual says its preferable to use chains all around, so I have two pairs.
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Thumbs up for the Diamondback style chains. Used them on my Jetta. Very easy on/off.

DIAMOND STYLE TIRE CHAINS

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