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Wanted Snow chains suitable for 235/55R19 tyres

Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by tommy_XD, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. tommy_XD

    tommy_XD Hard Yards

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    I recently acquired a Landrover Freelander 2 HSE and am chasing a set of chains suitable for the tyre size, being 235/55R19.

    It seems to be a unique size and it is proving difficult to find some second hand/used/not $400+. If you have a set of suitable chains that you would consider selling, please let me know. I believe another common vehicle with this size tyre is the Hyundai Santa Fe.

    Thanks,

    Tom
     
  2. snowtyres

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  3. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us

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    The FL2's don't need snow chains unless for legal reasons (Vic?). I took mine into the snow regularly and never had any troubles at all. At one stage I looked for chains but gave up and only got rid of it when it refused to start one afternoon as an almighty blizzard was approaching and I'd decided to bale out from Island Bend Campground. I miss those sensational driving seats tho!
     
  4. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    They're mandatory for most mountains in Victoria. And Tom indicates on his profile that he skis Buller, Hotham and Falls.
     
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    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    You need size 250 chains - not an unusual size at all.
    RRP for Konig Zip/XB16 (16mm manually tightening) is $254 new.
    For XG12 - a thinner chain (12 mm self-tightening) RRP is $396. Best if your wheel clearance is limited.
    For the Magic 8000 (16mm self tightening) RRP is $448.
    Note: 2017 prices.
    I would be happy to sell you some ex rental Zips for $150 - still in very good condition or very good condition ex-rental Magics for $300.
     
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    During the declared ski season in VIC you must carry snow chains at all times in your car in the VIC ALPS. I think that even applies to some public carriageways that are not ski resorts of any description ,including the Omeo to Mitta Mitta Road and The Tamboritha road up to Lost Plain. Most Resorts in VIC have signs saying 4 WD/AWD must carry them for overnight trips but fitting them by day is often optional for such vehicles.
    However I have seen some 4WD/AWD motorists get into trouble without chains fitted in winter ,descending the Mt. Buffalo road both into Cresta Valley and back down the mountain past the Chalet.
     
  7. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Not quite correct.
    Lake Mountain: Chains must only be carried by 2WD vehicles on days declared chain days by the resort. Chains are never required for AWDs and 4WDs.
    Mt Buller: Vehicles may be exempt from carrying chains if they are day visitors only. The mountain announces the days that chains are required for day-trippers. All overnight vehicles must carry chains at all times. http://www.mtbuller.com.au/Winter/snow-weather/snow-report/wheel-chain-declaration
     
  8. chriscross

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    I have been required to fit chains to AWD Subaru at BB. Just saying.
     
  9. teckel

    teckel Old n' Crusty
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    Yup. Baw Baw, Hotham and Falls require chains for all vehicles to be carried, and fitted if and when directed.