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Summer tires: I would like to go as wide and tall as possible with 22inch. Currently I have 255/55r18, but they do not look good on my Treg T1 (my view) Would e.g. 295/40r22 rub? Could I possibly go wider? 305/35r22?
I will mount arches soon and I would like to have the same dimension in front and back.

I have tried to read a lot of threads, but I am not sure what I should choose... So, I would be very happy for good advice
 

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Summer tires: I would like to go as wide and tall as possible with 22inch. Currently I have 255/55r18, but they do not look good on my Treg T1 (my view) Would e.g. 295/40r22 rub? Could I possibly go wider? 305/35r22? I will mount arches soon and I would like to have the same dimension in front and back. I have tried to read a lot of threads, but I am not sure what I should choose... So, I would be very happy for good advice
295/30 R22 335/25 R22
285/35 R21 325/30 R21
 

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hi,
the most important thing you have to remember is the wheel WIDTH and OFFSET, stock touareg 20'' wheels have 60mm and 9J.
i have 285/50/20'' and thats the biggest/widest and tallest tire you can on 20'' wheels,
if you have any info about wheels specs and what tire you want post here and ill help you out if it will fit :) regards, Nikoloz
 

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I have also considered to go for off road wheels instead of 22" street wheels. To find any matching dimension here, e.g. with 18" rims looks like a problem too, because I would like the wheels to be wide. So any experinced advise would be great!
 

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with stock 18'' wheels biggest and widest you can have 285/60/18'' with minor modifications, you gonna need 5 mm spacers in front, (rear its optional) there are few threads here with 285/60/18'' terra grapplers here http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f44/nitto-terra-grappler-question-sorry-126410.html
if you want to go off road 22'' is a big NO. 17'' or 18'' perfect, but i have 20'' with really big tires and its still not a good idea to go off road but i rely on tires and aggressive AT tires i have. so far they never let me down.
 

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I just ordered these 22" wheels: 22" Stuttgart Wheels Rims Fit Audi Q7 VW Touareg Porsche Cayenne 5257HS | eBay

I am hoping to keep a somewhat factory look for a reasonable price. The 21" OEM wheels go for $2500 in used/refurbished condition. On top of that, 21" tires are significantly more expensive than 22". 20" looks too small, so.. we'll see what these look like! They will get either Yokohama Parada Spec-X or Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetrico tires in 285/35/22.

My Touareg is lowered ~1.4" with the H&R springs. I will post pictures of the wheels once they are mounted!
 

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Nice rims Jetta!

General grabber at2 285/60r18 could be a good choice then?(off road) Both wide and tall wheels. It could maybe used with my factory rims then? 18inch currently with 255/55

Instead of using 5mm spacer, is it possible to have rims that does "the same job"? And what is then called? (I do not know much about rims, yet, so sorry for any stupid questions)
 

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factory 18'' rimes have offset 57mm and 5mm spacer makes them 57-5=52mm. so if you want to fit 285/60/18s you gonna need 52mm or less offset. be careful when buying aftermarket wheels and remember your touareg's weight is 2,5 tonnes. is your touareg same as your profile shows? R5 ?? if so i will remind you you have bolt pattern of 5X120, and all other touaregs have 5X130. regards, nikoloz
 

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Thank you Nicoloz!

Yes, it is the affordable R5 (V10 is expensive i Norway). I will go for new rims from a dealer that knows about weight etc... But the dealer does not know what dimensions that fit when I am that far from factory dimensions. Great to have a forum to ask then!
 

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So, on the topic of rim offset, I am thinking of upgrading to a 20"x10" and am wondering what offset I would need? I do have the V10 model with the stock 255/55R18 tires. I would like to get a set of rims with an offset that doesn't need spacers.
 

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Hey Niko, I'm gonna have to go with some 285/50/20. These 45/40 series aren't cutting it. I just got them mounted today and I'm ready to tear them off. Fronts are 20x9.5 with 245/45/20 and tears are 20x11.5 with 285/40/20. But I don't like it. I had 255/70/18 on the factory wheels and I liked the way they fit better. I had planned to lower it with cayenne H&R springs but idk what I'll do.
 

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So, on the topic of rim offset, I am thinking of upgrading to a 20"x10" and am wondering what offset I would need? I do have the V10 model with the stock 255/55R18 tires. I would like to get a set of rims with an offset that doesn't need spacers.
If you are going to fit stock tire size witch is 275/40/20" for 20" rimes and 10" wide you will not have any kind of problem accommodating them, stock wheels have offset 60mm, but as you are getting 10" front and rear in this case you can look at wheels with 5X130 post pattern and 50-60mm of offset, and maximum tire size you will be able to fit is 275/45/20" and you will get a little more comfortable ride than stock 275/40/20". Also if you will have less then 50mm offset (40-45) the hole wheel will gonna be sticking out from the wheel arch and it will gonna mess all the paint with dirt all the time, and you gonna need splash guards and fender flares:) Hope this helps :) regards, Nikoloz
 

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Hey Niko, I'm gonna have to go with some 285/50/20. These 45/40 series aren't cutting it. I just got them mounted today and I'm ready to tear them off. Fronts are 20x9.5 with 245/45/20 and tears are 20x11.5 with 285/40/20. But I don't like it. I had 255/70/18 on the factory wheels and I liked the way they fit better. I had planned to lower it with cayenne H&R springs but idk what I'll do.
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285/50/20 are really massive and heavy but if you will calculate the side wall will gonna be same 140mm as you get from 255/55/18" so im getting same comfortable ride as stock 18s but much mor stable and responsive steering, and i love it, i would not cope with stock 275/40/20s here in Georgia as the roads here are horrible sometimes :)
 

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Hi, 285/50/20 are really massive and heavy but if you will calculate the side wall will gonna be same 140mm as you get from 255/55/18" so im getting same comfortable ride as stock 18s but much mor stable and responsive steering, and i love it, i would not cope with stock 275/40/20s here in Georgia as the roads here are horrible sometimes :)
ok I'm thinking I'll probably go with a 275/45/20 Cooper Zeon LTZ. Those are somewhere around a hair under 30" tall. So I think I'll be able to get away with the lowering springs and still be able to run an all terrain tire in winter. Love your setup btw.
 

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@ ElVersace: I don't think your front/rear tire selection are a perfect match in overall diameter as they must be if you are to avoid damaging your transmission due to wind up.

There's a centimetre difference in the OD which is too much.

This is the risk you run putting different size wheels on the rear.
 

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ok I'm thinking I'll probably go with a 275/45/20 Cooper Zeon LTZ. Those are somewhere around a hair under 30" tall. So I think I'll be able to get away with the lowering springs and still be able to run an all terrain tire in winter. Love your setup btw.
Thank you:) I love cooper LTZ, so far they have been great, I tried them on soft send and mud, also in rain and doesn't give any sign of aquaplaning :)
 
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