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snow tyres??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by yellowgti, Nov 23, 2008.

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    [Nov 23, 2008]
    what tyres or chains would be the best for the snow at this time of year and does anybody already have them?

    any ideas of cost?

    cheers guys
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    audi & bmw

    A3
    225 45 17
    3 SERIES
    225 50 16

    A4
    235 45 17
    3 SERIES
    225 45 17
    A4
    235 40 18
    3 SERIES
    245 40 17
    A6 PRE 2005
    215 55 16
    3 SERIES
    225 40 18
    A6 PRE 2005
    255 55 16
    3 SERIES
    255 35 18
    A6 PRE 2005
    235 45 17
    CHRYSLER

    A6 PRE 2005
    245 45 17
    GRAND VOYAGER
    245 70 16
    A6 PRE 2005
    245 40 18
    FORD

    A6 PRE 2005
    225 50 17
    S MAX
    235 45 18
    A8 OR S8
    235 50 18
    JAGUAR

    A8 OR S8
    255 35 20
    XC70
    215 65 16
    RS4
    255 35 18
    JEEP

    RS4
    225 40 18
    GRAND CHEROKEE
    235 65 17
    RS6
    235 35 19
    LANDROVER

    S3 OR S4
    245 35 19
    RANGEROVER
    275 40 20


    above is a list of cars that cannot have chains on that size tyre, all others are presumed to be ok

    cheapest ive found so far are £19.50 each, maybe its one of them accessories ive just gota have??
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    Would never have expected chains to cost £80 a set. Wouldnt have thought youd really need them in this country would you?

    Thinking about my avus i dont think chains would fit at all as they run close to the suspension.

    I would be intersted as to how you get on because im doing a road trip in sweden for xmas/new year which will be very snowy. (guessing a rental canr will have chains)
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    thats the cheapest ive seen them at £80 a set most of them are £49.50 each!
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    i won't be bothering with those,this will be the first winter i have owned my quattro,but i'm hoping it will be up to the job,with its new tyres on
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    its been snow here, first time its snowed since owning the S3, so it would be rude not to go for a drive. went for a drive and im happy with it. snow was'nt bad but its still there!
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    imo chains are a bit overkill for this contry. :)
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    That is this country though, they'll be telling you on the news to stock up on tinned food and fire wood because there is 2 inches of snow outside.....:laugh:
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    Yep i agree, Ive driven in the snow in this country and havent had any problems. If it did get that bad i would just not drive.

    I think they are mainly for people in countries with lots of snow and have to drive somewhere.
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    I live in Czech Republic and everybody.... I mean everybody uses snow ones. So I was here last year and was going to work in the car, there was snow... came up to a set of traffic lights and could I stop! Not a chance, had to mount a central reservation or I was having a bump with a Skoda Fabia. That day I ordered some Goodyear Ultra Grips and got them fitted (One of the front Alloys was a bit buckled because of the bump :-( ). No problems after that.
    Saying that, I was on my F1's and they are just no use for the winter weather, tread was fine but just no use.

    Something to do with not just the tread but the temperature the rubber can cope with, summer ones as they like to call them are like plastic in winter. It was -8 here this morning, it has been snowing heavy also. Same goes for Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria... they all change. In U.K. we just dont bother.... I thought it was a scam until that wee incident. Ah well, you live and learn huh.

    In some countries it is law to have Winter ones. Also, there are some that it is not law but then the police basically say you were just begging for the accident to happen and side with the winter tire vehicle.

    If I was in uk.... Scotland to be exact (where I am from), I dont think I would bother.... I did not in the past anyhows.
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