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We'll be getting a new Taos in a few weeks and I am currently searching for winter tires. It seems that the recommended winter tire size is 225/55/R17. Is any other winter tire size advisable for the Taos?

Also, I really don't like black steel rims. At the end we spend in Canada almost 4-5 months on winter tires. I prefer to have alloy wheels but I am currently deciding on having OEM alloy wheels or "replica" type wheels. What are your thoughts?
 

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Hi!

We'll be getting a new Taos in a few weeks and I am currently searching for winter tires. It seems that the recommended winter tire size is 225/55/R17. Is any other winter tire size advisable for the Taos?

Also, I really don't like black steel rims. At the end we spend in Canada almost 4-5 months on winter tires. I prefer to have alloy wheels but I am currently deciding on having OEM alloy wheels or "replica" type wheels. What are your thoughts?
Maybe you can find some 17"alloy take-off wheels and run some Nokian tires, noit sure what tires you prefer but they usally are top rated.
 

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Hi!

We'll be getting a new Taos in a few weeks and I am currently searching for winter tires. It seems that the recommended winter tire size is 225/55/R17. Is any other winter tire size advisable for the Taos?

Also, I really don't like black steel rims. At the end we spend in Canada almost 4-5 months on winter tires. I prefer to have alloy wheels but I am currently deciding on having OEM alloy wheels or "replica" type wheels. What are your thoughts?
I dropped from 225/50R18 to 215/65R16 for winter on an alloy rim. I prefer a higher sidewall for winter driving. Very close match in overall wheel/ tire height. 0.4% increase. I agree that with the winter wheel on for 5 months an alloy is worthwhile.
 

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I found some alloy rims with 205/55R17 tires. Will they do?
No. Your wheel diameter will be too small at 205/55R17. You need 225/55R17 or 215/65R16. If shopping used or on site that doesn’t yet list the Taos look for wheel and tire which fit the earlier generation Tiguan
 

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Great info.
I think I found a good deal on some used 17" Vision alloy wheels (450CAD for the set), like the ones in the following link:


These and some nice 225/55R17 tires should work.
 

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I am now thinking on going for the OEM Lupin wheels (graphite black) or the Replika R167 (black gloss) wheels. The Replika are less expensive. I wonder which option will look better on a pure grey Taos?
 

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No. Your wheel diameter will be too small at 205/55R17. You need 225/55R17 or 215/65R16. If shopping used or on site that doesn’t yet list the Taos look for wheel and tire which fit the earlier generation Tiguan
Hi again,

Do you know if the following mags will work?


All measurements seem correct (bore, bolt pattern). I am thinking about the offset which is 38mm. Winter tires will be 225/50/18
 

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Hi again,

Do you know if the following mags will work?


All measurements seem correct (bore, bolt pattern). I am thinking about the offset which is 38mm. Winter tires will be 225/50/18
38mm offset will be fine. Those should fit with no issues.
However, 18" tires are more expensive. And the link you sent says they are sold out...
I would honestly look for a 17" with the tire size CanadaTaos recommends, or even a 16".
I have 16" steel rims for winter. I don't care what they look like as the car is going to be dirty anyway. 😀
 
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