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I mentioned this in a previous post but the amount of weight gained when getting larger wheels may seem insignificant but when you consider it's unsprung weight the impact on performance is much, much more noticeable.

Those are big heavy tires.

Your, acceleration, power steering, esp response, hill start and gearing is going to be somewhat affected especially when going down a mountain.

I have Falken Wildpeak 255/65 18 on my VR6 2011. It looks great but it's slower, steering is sluggish, hill start lags and gearing feels off.

Luckily I haven't had any issues with ESP but I wouldn't be shocked if I did.
Some of that can be attributed to the ecm thinking the tire size is proper and it’s shifting later than intended. Correcting that should resolve this issue to a point. Regearing would be the ultimate fix. Yours being a VR6 is low on torque in comparison to the diesel so this I can see being more noticeable.
the steering and other components shouldn’t have much of an issue because there is a range of wheels and their weights available for these. So there is a likely 20lb difference just in the lightest wheel to the heaviest wheel in production. It’s not ideal at all but that shouldn’t have a massive impact on the performance. It might feel like it does but that may result in. .10-.30 change on the road. I think my issue is the alignment after taking to another member on here. So that will get checked tomorrow and we’ll see if that resolves my issue. Plenty of other guys are running this tire and have zero issues.
 

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My alignment guy suggested I reset the steering angle sensor, I’m gonna try that first, makes a lot of sense!
 

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well we figured out the issue!!! Something had to have come loose to allow that rear alignment to go out of wack!
 

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I mentioned this in a previous post but the amount of weight gained when getting larger wheels may seem insignificant but when you consider it's unsprung weight the impact on performance is much, much more noticeable.

Those are big heavy tires.

Your, acceleration, power steering, esp response, hill start and gearing is going to be somewhat affected especially when going down a mountain.

I have Falken Wildpeak 255/65 18 on my VR6 2011. It looks great but it's slower, steering is sluggish, hill start lags and gearing feels off.

Luckily I haven't had any issues with ESP but I wouldn't be shocked if I did.
i have not had any issues at all and my tires are much bigger then both yours...steers the same...handles great...no esp or lack of power...but i have a tdi so.
 
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Really interested in the access piece for Ride Height. Please keep us posted.
OK. Got access via vcds today at service of the car.

Accesscode for module 34 on touareg 7p is: 210673.

And yes. It is very easy to modify the ride height. Just decrease the target value for the ride height and the car will compensate as soon as you set yes to "ride height modified"

I started with a 10mm increase not to trigger any alarms.

Problem is: if you raise the car, it will not stop running the compressor if you put it in "special offroad" because it does not not reach the target value for that setting, so if you set the height to be higher than stock, you will burn your compressor if you put it in "special offroad"

If you happen to do this anyway and **** it up, measure from center of the rim to the edge of the fender (vertical). Then simply put in the actual values in mm that you measured and the car will return to stock.
 

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Oh wow thanks for clearing that up TonyB, got into trouble back in WA for larger tyres on the bmw x5 and it was because it was "All Wheel Drive" and not 4x4 as the cop asked, the link you provided shows the X5 is indeed an MA and not MC, whilst the touareg is MC, cop made it sound like only true 4x4's are MC, I shoulda had a better google. Thanks mate looks like I'm picking up the 265/50's as the 270/55's will increase the diameter by 50-something-mm which would be legal here in NSW but not in QLD when I move up. Thanks for the spoonfeed Tony, really I shoulda researched better.
how did the tires end up fitting? I want to do the same but not 100% sure it'll fit haha
 

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selling these if anyone is interested in the SEPA area.
Cooper zeon LTZ tires. All terrain tires. Set of 4.
285/50/20 size. Still plenty of tread left





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