AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Re: snow chains
The clearance between 205/55R16 and the suspension upright is tiny, don't try to fit snow chains to them.
Get a set of 6.5x15" steel wheels and fit proper winter tyres.
185/65R15 is the usual size but 195/65R15 are a closer match to 205/55R16.
I ran a set of 195/65R15 91H Colway (stop laughing!) remould winter tyres for a while and they were very good and only £16 each.
It is legal to run winter tyres with a lower speed rating (Q, T, H, etc) than normal providing you place a small note on the dashboard warning the driver of the speed limitations of the tyres.
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