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I am sure this has been asked before, but I have a 2011(T3) with OEM 18s. I am due for new tires but thought I'd ask if I could go any "bigger," either taller or wider without any issues on OEM wheels?. I am leaning towards Michelin Defenders. Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated. Thanks
 

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Nevermind


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Have you found the post that address your question?
 

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Thank you. After reading through several pages in that thread it looks like 265/60/18 is about as big as I’d want to go. This is supposed to be the biggest I can go without any rubbing


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So this being said...What are the pros and cons of going slightly bigger than OEM size? Will MPGs be affected? Will there be any noticeable difference in performance? Will my speedometer be affected, etc. I am on the fence as far as going a bit bigger or keeping it OEM.
 

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Well, going bigger is all about the tires not robbing or touching against any component inside the wheel-well. "Larger tires can in fact, increase a vehicle's gas mileage if the vehicle is regularly traveling with consistent speeds over 60 miles per hour. ... Tire weight is certainly a significant factor in determining fuel economy but everything down to the tire's tread pattern can affect a car's gas mileage" - found this on google.
 

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Thanks for reply. I appreciate it. Has anyone out there tried the 265/60/18s? Hoping to get some personal feedback.


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Thanks for reply. I appreciate it. Has anyone out there tried the 265/60/18s? Hoping to get some personal feedback.


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Yes, I have tried 265/60/18 on Touareg 1 (2004-2007). You should be fine with 265/60/18 on any year touareg.
 
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