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  • Can Tire Chains be Used on a 2014 Audi A4 S-Line with 245/40-18 Tires
  • I looked up the 2014 Audi A4 owner's manual to see what Audi has to say about the use of chains on your vehicle. According to the manual chains can be used on 205/60-16 tires, 225/55-16 tires, and 225/50-17 tires only due to limited clearance between the vehicle and inner tire sidewall. However this brings up a common problem that I call the Tire Chain Paradox or Mike's Law. Simply put it occurs when a vehicle owner's manual says not to use chains yet you live in or travel through an...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for 2013 Audi A6 AWD with Summer Tires 255/35R20
  • The Thule Chains part # TH2004205106 that you referenced have been confirmed as a fit for your 2013 Audi A6 with 255/35R20 size tires. For an AWD drive vehicle ideally you will run chains on all four wheels as that will provide you with maximum traction for stopping, turning, and accelerating. If you did choose to only go with one set of chains you will need to put the chains on the main drive axle. Typically for an SUV this is the rear axle, but your owners manual will be able to tell...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q5 With Limited Clearance
  • I have a tire chain solution for the limited clearance your having with your tire and Audi Q5. I recommend the Thule K-Summit Snow Chains # TH02230K66, because this chain sits on only the tire treads, leaving alloy wheels and the inside of the tire wall untouched. The K-Summit Chains would be the best option to reduce the potential for damage on the vehicle. I was unable to confirm but your owners manual will tell you if you will need chains on both sets of tires or just one. Ideally,...
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  • Tire Chain Recommendation for 2014 Audi Q5 TDI - 255/45ZR20
  • I would highly recommend the Thule Self Tensioning Snow Chains # TH04115255 for your 2014 Audi Q5, because of the super easy mounting and removal process. I have personally installed many of types of chains and love how easy the they are, and how little snow I have to get on myself while installing them. For these chains you will just need to check to make sure you have a clearance of 9mm between your tire and your wheel well so that there will be no contact between the two while driving. I...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2016 Audi S4 with 255/35-19 Tires
  • I think the dealer might be pulling your chain (pun intended). Once I was able to get to the Audi parts website to look up tire chains there was nothing special about the chains they have. I am thinking that the vehicle requires Class S chains but I was unable to access the owner's manual for a 2016 Audi S4. Check your owner's manual for more specific information on tire chains. We have many Class S tire chains available, some that only mount to the outside and tread of the tires so...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2012 Audi Q5 with 255/45-20 Tires
  • The Titan snow chain part # TC2029 has been confirmed as a fit for the 255/45-20 size tires you have on your 2012 Audi Q5. The adjusters part # TCOA2 that you referenced would also be the correct part to use with these chains as well. Ideally you would put chains on all of the wheels of your vehicle or the best traction. However, if you only want to use one set of chains you would need to have them installed on the primary drive wheels of the vehicle. Lastly you would need to check...
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  • Tire Chains for a 2015 Audi SQ5 with 255/45-20 Tires
  • I have installed many types of tire chains and by far the easiest to install are the Thule Self-Tensioning, Low-Pro Snow Tire Chains # TH04115255. All you do is place the chains over the tire and then activate the center tensioning element by stepping down on the built-in pedal. I have included a link to a video review of the chains. The video is a different size but the same features. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for specific information on the use of tire chains. I...
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  • Class S/Low Profile Snow Chain Recommendation for 2011 Audi Q5 w/ 235/55R19 Tires
  • Looks like you did your homework and have a good idea on exactly what you need. The Titan Chain part # TC2317 would be perfect for you. The price is great on these chains, they are pretty easy to install, and will actually work really well if you do need them. These chains are S rated as well like your owners manual says you would need. I attached a review video for these chains for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for Use on 2008 Audi A3 with 205/55R16 Tires
  • Your first step when considering tire chains on any vehicle is a check of the owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding their use. Many passenger cars are limited to using special low-profile S-Class chains that do not require too much wheel well clearance. Before purchasing any tire chain check your vehicle's manual carefully and if in doubt speak to your local dealership. The Thule CS10 Size 090 tire chains you referenced, part # TH00204090, are indeed a correct fit...
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  • Titan Tire Chains # TC2828CAM Seem to Fit Too Loose on 275/45-20 Tires on 2007 Audi Q7
  • Thank you for your recent purchase of two pairs of Titan Chain Snow Tire Chains # TC2828CAM. These chains do fit your specified 275/45-20 tire size, which is in the middle of the range of sizes these chains will fit. All tire chains are designed to fit more than one tire size, so it is not unusual for variances in fit - the slightly loose hold even after the cams are tightened. First make sure that when you apply the chains that they are centered on the tires from left-to-right. This...
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  • Snow Chain Recommendation for a 2015 Audi Q5 with 235/55/R19 Tires
  • The first thing you need to do is consult the owners manual of your 2015 Audi Q5 to see if there are any restrictions on the use of snow chains. We do have Thule chains that would work great on your 235/55R19 size tires assuming Audi says you are okay to use chains. A great option that works great is the Thule K Summit Chains like part # TH02230K66. These also install easily and have nothing draped over the inside of the tire so tire clearance issues are virtually non-existant. I...
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  • Recommended Tire Chains for Use on 2014 Audi S4 with 245/40-18 Tires
  • You can click on the linked page to see all available tire chains for your 2014 Audi S4 with size 245/40-18 tires. You'll want to check your Audi owner's manual for any guidance or restrictions regarding use of tire chains on the car. Some vehicles are limited to special low-profile S-Class chains like the Glacier Cable Chains # PW1038 that you referenced. These and other options are shown on the link. Chains that are easy to install and remove tend to get used more, and so tend to actually...
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  • Do All Wheel Drive Vehicles Need Snow Chains on all 4 Tires
  • People run just one set of chains all the time on all-wheel-drive vehicles. And since your owners manual states to only run them on the front that would be your best option. The Thule Self-Tensioning Snow Tire Chains # TH00204103 would be an excellent choice for snow chains as long as they are confirmed to fit your tire/wheel size. Feel free to email me back with that size and I will help you pick out a set of chains. I attached a couple links to FAQ articles on snow chains for you...
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  • Snow Tire Chains for a 2012 European Audi A6 AllRoad with 255/45-19 Tires
  • The first thing you are going to want to do is check the vehicle owners manual to determine if you can use tire chains and if so if there are any special requirements. Since you have a European spec Audi A6, I went to the Thule UK website to use their fit guide. They only go up to 2011 for the A6 Allroad but not the 2012. Basically you will need to go by the owners manual and by the tire size. The K-Summit chains for 255/45-19 tires is # TH02230K55. I have linked a video review for you....
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  • Snow Tire Chain Recommendation with Rim Protection for a 2008 Audi A4
  • I have a few sets of snow tire chains that will work with the 235/40ZR18 tires on your 2008 Audi A4, but the Thule CB12 tire chains that you referenced do not offer rim protection and they will be too small for your tire size. The Thule tire chains that will work for your car are the Easy Fit CU9 Tire Chains, # TH04115100, and the K-Summit K33 Tire Chains, # TH02230K33. These are higher end tire chains that include many great features that traditional tire chains simply don't offer;...
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  • Snow Tire Chains for a 2010 Audi Q7 with 295/35-21 Tires
  • You will need to consult the vehicle owners manual to determine if tire chains can be used and if they can if there are any restrictions. If the tires are not the factory size then you will also want to contact an Audi dealer to determine if chains can be used. If they can then the only chains we have for a 295/35-21 tire are the K-Summit chains you have referenced, # TH02230K66. These chains require zero millimeters of clearance on the back side of the tires. I have included some tire...
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  • Recommendation for Snow Tire Chains or Cables for 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
  • You will first want to check your owners manual or with the Audi dealer to determine if you can use snow tire chains on your 2004 Audi A6 Avant Quattro, or if there are any limitations. For the 235/45R17 tire size the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains, part # PW1038, is the part number you would need for the cable style chains like the part number you have referenced. I would also recommend the Thule CB12 Snow Chains, part # TH01221100. These are dual-sided, D-shape chain links that...
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  • What Size Tires do the Michelin Easy Grip Composite Snow Chains Fit On for a 2007 Audi A4
  • I checked with Michelin and the Easy Grip Snow Chains will not fit on the 245/40-18 tires on your car. I have provided a chart, see link, that shows all of the tire sizes that the composite snow chains are currently available for. I would recommend the Thule K-Summit tire chains, # TH02230K33, for your vehicle. These chains automatically tighten and align as you drive for the simplest installation possible, and have the best clearance for vehicles like your 2007 Audi A4.
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  • What Tire Chains Will Fit a 275/35-20 Tire Size on a 2008 Audi A8
  • We do carry tire chains that will fit a 275/35-20 tire size. There are 2 options. First is the Glacier Cable Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PW1042, that you have referenced. This is a basic set of chains designed for occasional use. The second option is Glacier Square-Link Snow Tire Chains - 1 Pair, # PWPLC1142. The square links in these chains offer more grip on snowy or icy roads. For either set it is recommended to use Glacier Rubber Adjusters for Class S Snow Chains - 1 Pair, # PW100,...
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