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2006 A6 3.2 quattro with 18" wheels - Snow chains

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by fadersnstuff, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. fadersnstuff

    fadersnstuff New Member

    Aug 8, 2011
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    Heading off to the French bit of some Alps next month. It's compulsory to carry snow chains. Does anyone have experience of doing this? Can I use them with a quattro, never mind one with 18" wheels?
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  3. elan2s

    elan2s Active Member

    Aug 25, 2009
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    A few years ago I had a C5 A6 (FWD) with 17" wheels. I hired snow chains for a ski trip from Roofbox.co.uk. The only chains they were prepared to offer for an Audi were the Spikes-Spider ones because of clearance issues behind the wheel. The advantage of these were that, because you fit a plate to the wheel in advance, they are quick to fit and the plate helps to protect the alloy wheel both from kerbs and pot holes and also from the chain rubbing against the rim. I have no direct experience of using chains on a quattro but I am led to believe that firstly you are likely to have even less need to fit them in marginal conditions but if the sign says they must be fitted then so be it and that you only need them on the front wheels as you would if the car were FWD.

    Have a good trip
  4. jcb

    jcb Active Member
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    Sep 19, 2005
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    what about the composite things costco are selling?
    they look like touch but narrow rope and seem fairly low profile by comparison.

    cant see you ever needing them unless your tyre choice and driving style dictates it.

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