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New tires for some dirt roads

Hi,

My Eagle LS tires from my Touareg R-Line 2014 are shot.

To drive to my new country house, I have a 3 miles road to take, which consists of small gravel and sand - occasionally some small rocks.

Looks like this road kind of slow chopped/chewed my Eagle LS tires.

What tires would you guy recommend for such roads for a Touareg? Note that I have 75 miles of highway before getting there, and I do that twice per week.

Thanks!
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Hi,



My Eagle LS tires from my Touareg R-Line 2014 are shot.



To drive to my new country house, I have a 3 miles road to take, which consists of small gravel and sand - occasionally some small rocks.



Looks like this road kind of slow chopped/chewed my Eagle LS tires.



What tires would you guy recommend for such roads for a Touareg? Note that I have 75 miles of highway before getting there, and I do that twice per week.



Thanks!






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Continental TerrainContact. They also come in R19 size. If you don't need R19's, look for the LT 10 ply TerrainContacts. Amazon has a good price on them.
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As BIG as you can...ha ha No reason for wear but ground clearance, just looks good if you don't do serious off road though.

These are 265/70/R17 BF Goodrich All Terrian TA KO2s. Zero rub, very truck like ride...which I like.

Now go forth and fill those wheel wells up!
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Thanks for the suggestion guys! I'm looking at keeping my wheels, so 275 45 R20 tires are what I am looking for.
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Thanks for the suggestion guys! I'm looking at keeping my wheels, so 275 45 R20 tires are what I am looking for.


Most tire choices in that range are going to be light ply tread, and side wall. And, will ultimately leave you in the same predicament.

I was happy with my Conti DWS. One of the best on road tires I’ve ever had the pleasure of running.


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what tyre pressure were you running on bitumen and dirt?
did you reduce the pressures on the dirt section?
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@ragmna - I didn't change the pressure. I was running the recommend PSI on these tires.

I'll look for the Conti DWS.
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ExtremeContact DWS are ON ROAD Highway tires - NOT OFF ROAD!
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ExtremeContact DWS are ON ROAD Highway tires - NOT OFF ROAD!




I drove through that stuff with 275/45-19 DWS aired down to about 20psi. They did just fine.

However, I wouldn’t recommend engaging sharp rocks, and such with 3 ply tread, and single ply sidewalls on a regular basis. Or, airing down all the time.

A few hundred miles a year aired down out on the sand beat the crap out of the shoulder of my DWS. Hence why I went with new rolling stock.



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