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    Hi all, I'm about to head to the snow for the first time in the C5. Are there any considerations with fitting snow chains re the suspension?

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    There may be problems. What is your wheel size?

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    225/55 r17

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    Someone reported hiring them at Harrietville in tha past, so some places can fit them to a standard C5. Check ahead with the hire places where you are heading.

    Watch out for low position.

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    Put them on the front wheels ...

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    Be brave, put them in the boot.

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    I was there on wednesday. Road was clear etc. Chains stayed in the boot. I bought my own to avoid getting the wrong size. Iím hoping that when I eventually need to put them on this will help. Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chodaboy View Post
    . Are there any considerations with fitting snow chains re the suspension?
    I think that it would help to clarify which type of suspension that you are referring to. My C5 X7 Comfort has that wheel size, and I have the hydro suspension.

    Yes there is a big consideration. You can take 9mm chains maximum. 7mm will also fit, but you may as well wrap your wife's wrist bracelet around instead for all the good that they would do.

    I rang a couple of the big places like Ray's, and smaller ones in the NSW fields. Some of them assured my that they could supply the correct 9mm chains, others had NFI that such a suspension existed.

    Avoid the cheapies, such as V2 traction, they don't make a 9mm. No need to get the Thule at close to $500. I got a set of AUTO-TRAC GR120 (made by Peerless) from a guy near Belgrave Vic as I was in the area anyway. It was about $200, and he traded my my old never-used ones from the 406.

    https://konigchain.com/fitguide-consumer/

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    Cars are only a means to get from one place to another. Let us know where and how you enjoyed your skiing.

    Years ago a group of ex-National Service army officers used to travel from Sydney to a ski lodge at Mt Buller. We would stay for a week. We only had one rule - "one bottle of red per man, per day. Everything else is optional". One of the guys played 6 string, 12 string guitars and 5 string banjo. Plus he was a terrific cook. He was in the same class as me at the Officer Training Unit in 1967.

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