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OEM Goodyear LS lifespan

Our 2016 TDI needs new tires at 40k... is this the normal life span of it?
*we are just changing 2 because we had to change a pair around 30k because it had a puncture near the wall*
But the dealer suggested that 2 stock OEM’s needed to be changed when we had the 40k service done...
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All 4 tires need to be within 2mm in diameter of each other and the same brand and model. It is surprising that the dealer would change only 2, as this could cause expensive transmission problems.

As for tread life, I'm assuming you are in the USA and are talking about miles. Remember this is a global forum. Therefore, 40,000 miles is not much. But there are a lot of factors affecting tread life, such as driving style and driving conditions.

I suggest you search the forum for other tire tread life posts. I know this has been discussed a ton in the past.

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Everyone drives differently and on different makes of tire so there's no "standard" tire life.


I bin tires at 50% worn as the wet weather performance and braking capability falls off a cliff after that so anything over 30K is good in my book.


You MUST ALWAYS have 4 IDENTICAL tires on a Touareg to avoid damaging the transmission due to mis-matched tires causing transmission wind-up.


That's same make, same model, same size, same tread pattern and same tread depths to within 2/32ths or 2mm on the same axle and and within 3/32ths or 3mm between front and rear axles.

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Thanks guys, so Goodyear LS it is then...

The dealer only suggested 2 because our other 2 LS tires are fairly new because we had a puncture around 30k...
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Do double check the tread depths to stay in the limits as above.

VW Touareg models are as follows:
Generation 1: T1 is model 7LA & facelift T2 is model 7L6
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If you drive the car nicely, they can last a long, long time / miles.

I had to turn in a 2012 Touareg TDI Sport for dieselgate with 49k miles on it. Tread was still at 6/32". I believe that if they were driven the same way, 80k + miles would have been possible and still have more than the legal 2/32 replacement limit. But I rarely drive in snow, or heavy rain. YMMV, but if you drive it nice, long miles, polished concrete on interstates and freeways, and don't accelerate or jam on the brakes hard or aggressively, they can go a lot of miles.

Watch your air pressure, I always ran mine 37 psi in the front and 42 psi in the rear. IMHO, the slightly higher air pressure helps the mpg's and miles on the tire's life, by a good margin.
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If you got 40K out of the LS2 you did good.

I got about 26,000 and might have gotten 30K, at the MOST. I thought the tires were ok but for what they wanted for them new, they are the most expensive tires on the market in the 275 45 20.
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Ours is 255/55/18
The goodyear LS at just tires are cheaper than the Michelin latitudes at costco...
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If you got 40K out of the LS2 you did good.

I got about 26,000 and might have gotten 30K, at the MOST. I thought the tires were ok but for what they wanted for them new, they are the most expensive tires on the market in the 275 45 20.

Almost any 20" tire on a T3 Touareg, as found on the Executive, is going to be a 20 to 30k mile tire, at most. Soft rubber, high performance.

The 19" versions on the LUX are a little bit better.

The 18" tires on the Sport in the USA, are the versions that get the most amount of miles per tire. I believe they are 18-255-55 109XL for the specs. That 109XL is an important specification for the Touareg, don't cut corners and buy 105XL tires.
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Almost any 20" tire on a T3 Touareg, as found on the Executive, is going to be a 20 to 30k mile tire, at most. Soft rubber, high performance.

The 19" versions on the LUX are a little bit better.

The 18" tires on the Sport in the USA, are the versions that get the most amount of miles per tire. I believe they are 18-255-55 109XL for the specs. That 109XL is an important specification for the Touareg, don't cut corners and buy 105XL tires.
I totally agree with this.

I went through 2 sets of tires in 40,000 miles on my 2012 Touareg Exec with 20". Wife is on her second set of tires after the stock LS2 and we both have Scorpion Verde Plus A/S on our trucks. I have the same tires on my 2016 Cayenne Diesel along with the 20" Pikes Peak wheels that were on my Touareg, I bolted the wheels/tires right up to my Cayenne.

She will need new tires, probably at the end of this winter or sometime in the summer as they are starting to wear.

I don't mind too much having to get new tires every 20,000-30,000 miles. It is part of the game.
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