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Not a legit off-road vehicle because of Tires!

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After six months of ownership in Colorado and purchasing a loaded V8 Treg for it's alleged off-road ability, besides numerous defects such as the TPMS, Gear Workshop warnings, seats, Air suspension, lumbar and other electronic breakdowns...I'm completely frustrated :chainsaw: by the fact that you can't purchase legit. off-road tires such as a BFG All-Terrain. I recently pinch flatted a tire for the third time hitting a curb turning around! Twice before on trail the tires flatted on mild rocks, even air-down at at low speed. I'm a very experienced off-road driver, having taken training courses with Bill Burke's 4wd America, and participated in off-road seminars and clubs for the past ten years. It's obvious the Germans no nothing about true off-road driving or they'd have offered a 16 inch wheel with the ability to put a larger sidewall. Those considering larger wheels such as 20s should be well advised that their Treg's limited off-road capability will be severely compromise. Tires and Wheels are the weak link to this vehicle!
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Larger Diameter Tire question?

I asked dealer and VWOA what maximum tire diameter could go with as the all the stock tires are approx 29" diameter. I was concerend with the spare matching.

Answer got back from dealer was would have issues with the ABS brakes and other traction control stuff if I increase tire diameter. Would seem like some tolerance has to be built inot the system. Never got answer back from VWOA!!

Anyone else have any ideas on this issue?

Will larger tires cause problem with the electronic systems??

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