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post #1 of 19 Old 11-26-2018 Thread Starter
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Snow tires on "new" 2016 TDI w/o TPMS sensors

Just put some Michelin 255/60 18 snows on my "new" 2016 TDI. No TPMS sensors installed. No dash lights or annoying nanny warnings. Just a text message "TPMS system disabled" displayed after driving for 15 minutes or so.



Based on reading prior posts, looks like someone at VW took an adult approach during latest software update - impressive.


The Michelin Latitude Alpin snow tires are also impressive. Smoother ride and quieter than the OEM Goodyear LS2's
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I thought 255/55/18 conform to OEM tire diameter specs.
I went with these tires


https://www.tires-easy.com/255-55-18...recode/T430300


I'll be installing them on 18" OEM VW Manhattan wheels w/TPMS sensors.
I have a 2011 and I'm not sure I have the software "update" that will eliminate any annoying nanny warnings.
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I have a 2011 T-reg, which was reprogrammed to get the latest maps in.

After putting the winter tires, I only got the gong once saying just the same "TPMS deactivated" or similar. No lights or constant warning.

Haven't driven it since. Will the message pop up every time, or was that one time enough...?
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OK got my snow tire setup installed today.

I went with :


Nokian Nordman 7 SUV (non studded) 255/55/18XL 109T tires.
Huf RDE048V21 TPMS sensors
18" OEM VW Manhattan rims (professionally refinished) and center caps.


Definitely a different look on the Treg but I'm waiting for some more deep snow to come so I can see if there is an improvement in handling over the 285/45/19 all seasons I had on it.
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I find it weird that 255/55R18 measure out to a 29" diameter while 255/60R18 are 30" diameter.

I had this issue of smaller tires on my Jetta and finding out my winter setup being 10% off at the speedo. Since I didn't want this to be the case on the Touareg - did some research...

So looking at the size combos and calculated diameters....

I ended up getting 255/60R18 Nokian Nordman 7 SUV for my winter setup. Speedo is 1% faster against a GPS measured speed. I can live with this. These have been great on the snow and icy roads and even decent for some off-roading (while out hunting).

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TPMS is law of the land here in the US, therefore no factory disable. Could we update US models to CA via vagcom? Would be a useful mod if someone figured it out. I decided against installing TPMS in my winter setup and just live with the dash light.

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TPMS is law of the land here in the US, therefore no factory disable. Could we update US models to CA via vagcom? Would be a useful mod if someone figured it out. I decided against installing TPMS in my winter setup and just live with the dash light.
I don't know of a way to auto-disable TPMS, but you can just turn off the light via VCDS. I believe it's in the gauge console module options somewhere; I just deactivate for the winter and turn it back on in the spring.
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I have a 2010 and I have winter wheels/tires without TPMS. I have the dash light on as a result -- any way to disable the light and then turn it on in the spring when I put other wheels back on?

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I have a 2010 and I have winter wheels/tires without TPMS. I have the dash light on as a result -- any way to disable the light and then turn it on in the spring when I put other wheels back on?
I don't know specifically for the T2s but I would guess that there is an option through VCDS to accomplish that. Check settings in the gauge cluster module, that's where it is for the T3.
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My old 2010 had the TPMS disabled by the previous owner somehow since it was off. I never dug to deep with the scanner, but I know there is some way to turn it off.

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