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post #11 of 135 Old 10-06-2013
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Running 255/50/19 on my stock 19's right now.

Going for 265/70/17 on a set of 17" Canyons to go 4x4 and light(LA to big bear or mammoth) winter driving. Looking for Terra Grapplers or General Grabber AT2's.

Will post results and pics once complete.
Looking forward to seeing how that turns out.
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Falken Wildpeaks, 265/70/17

Did a fair amount of research and considering I just put Yoko YK580's on my 19's 2 months ago as well as a set of YK580's on my wifes 2006 Jetta TDi I had to go with a slightly cheaper tire against the Nitto's I wanted, no one had the General Grabbers in stock.

Full lock right, left produced no rubbing and when turned half lock either way I have just over 1/4 inch from tire to fender (front/back).

I gained 2.18" in diameter giving me a good 1" lift to clear a bit more than the stock ground clearance. Mainly I wanted the bite for the trails in 2 weeks.

I'd say it reminds me of my 06' V8 Touareg in stock air mode, wish I had air suspension or a small lift kit, just 1" would do.

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Tip, if you run stock canyons, make sure to have the weights placed on the inside of the rim, the calipers will rip those right off
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SSato -- If you put new Yokohama's on your 19" rims can you let us know what size? Or maybe I just didn't read your post correctly. Did the 2" only come from the 17" wheels/tires you put on?

I have 19" wheels and want to go to max diameter as well but not sure I'll find a set of tires to give me this without switching to 17 or 18 inch rims.

Has anyone confirmed that we can go up to 31.5" on the T3?
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Hi guys I've fitted 22 inch rims with 285/35/22 tyres on and have no rubbing issues
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I just found the specs on the Falken wildpeaks. the 265/70 does have a diameter of 31.5" so maybe this answers the question.

Anyone been able to find a 19" tire in 265/60 that would also be 31.5 in diameter? The closest I've come up with in many searches in 255/60 which is 31 in diameter.
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SSato -- If you put new Yokohama's on your 19" rims can you let us know what size? Or maybe I just didn't read your post correctly. Did the 2" only come from the 17" wheels/tires you put on?

I have 19" wheels and want to go to max diameter as well but not sure I'll find a set of tires to give me this without switching to 17 or 18 inch rims.

Has anyone confirmed that we can go up to 31.5" on the T3?
Sorry, the Yokohamas on the 19" factory rims are stock size, no diameter gain there. I had to go to the 17" rim for tire options.
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Hi Guys. Does anybody know if changing the tyre size affects the warrenty? Dealers usually look for any reason not to claim things through the warrenty. I tried to find out from vwsa but they give me vague answers regarding this. I have read that you are allowed to stay within the 29 inch range as the spare wheel is also around 29 inch. I would like to fit 265/60/18 which is about 31 inch but would not like this to affect any of the warrenties.
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Ssato, do you still run the 265/70/17's? If so how have they been working?

Does the larger tire have a horrible effect on your gas mileage and power?

I am thinking of trading in my 2011 Tacoma lifted on 265/70's for a T3 Toureg TDI, but need the ground clearance and tires for the off road camping I do.

The 15-16mpg my Tacoma does is just brutal when you are deep down a logging road.
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Ssato, do you still run the 265/70/17's? If so how have they been working?

Does the larger tire have a horrible effect on your gas mileage and power?

I am thinking of trading in my 2011 Tacoma lifted on 265/70's for a T3 Toureg TDI, but need the ground clearance and tires for the off road camping I do.

The 15-16mpg my Tacoma does is just brutal when you are deep down a logging road.

I love the tire/wheel size combo. The effect on gas mileage is probably around 2-3MPG, it's clearly noticeable however power is not reduced. In fact with the larger diameter and the mass of tq we have in these engines honestly I think it's 0-60 would be quicker simply based on my daily route entering the freeway.

Clearance is only increased just over an inch but hey, I'll take what I can get when off the beaten path.

I'm going to write up a new post on my experience with a 14' TDI lux which I have now. all I can say is wow.
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I look forward to reading it. These seem like a great platform for myself(minus reliability issues I think). I love the MPG, power and luxury feel. My Tacoma just seems like a very basic cheap truck.

I agree a 1" lift would be great. 8" of stock ground clearance (9" for you) is just a little scary when going over some rocks.

I would think of buying a new TDI comfortline+sunroof but at 57,000 before taxes here in Canada just seems like way to much money for me.
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