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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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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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Hey everyone!

Currently based in Houston but set to drive to Denver later this week. I currently have the stock Bridgestone Turanza All Season tires. Do yall think that will be sufficient for a week trip? Weather forecast has some snow coming in somedays. Very worried coming from a Jeep Wrangler that got caught in snow storm last year in Utah.. All help appreciated, thanks!
 

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Houston to Boise transplant here... they usually do a good job keeping the roads clear of snow (the main roads anyway), but they can be nasty with fresh snowfall before they have a chance to plow them - even the Interstates can get bad in heavy snow. The weather for Denver itself looks pretty decent for the next week. A few flurries Friday night but then some pretty warm days until Monday. Some snow on Tuesday.
Ice is the worst. Keep an eye on road conditions (look for 511 road conditions websites). Winter tires are great in snow, but ice is still scary no matter what you have on.
If you run into snow the Turanzas will not be ideal, but if you are sensible you should be OK. It would be pretty expensive to get winter tires if you wouldn't use them much. Certainly not much good for Houston!
 

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Houston to Boise transplant here... they usually do a good job keeping the roads clear of snow (the main roads anyway), but they can be nasty with fresh snowfall before they have a chance to plow them - even the Interstates can get bad in heavy snow. The weather for Denver itself looks pretty decent for the next week. A few flurries Friday night but then some pretty warm days until Monday. Some snow on Tuesday.
Ice is the worst. Keep an eye on road conditions (look for 511 road conditions websites). Winter tires are great in snow, but ice is still scary no matter what you have on.
If you run into snow the Turanzas will not be ideal, but if you are sensible you should be OK. It would be pretty expensive to get winter tires if you wouldn't use them much. Certainly not much good for Houston!
This is extremely helpful, thank you! Very much appreciated. We're pumped to be heading up and will be extremely cautious, especially on the long stretches of nothing-land. Thanks again!
 

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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
I'm thinking mine will be too small too. Have to double check but I'm pretty sure they are a 205/60R16. Too bad, brand new too on VW Toronto alloys. Only 3000 km if that on them! Guess I can sell them for a decent amount though!
 

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That’s frustrating for you - been there myself. Yes, your side wall height and wheel diameter will be too small with your 205/60R16. if the wheel fits and you like the style, you could just change the tire.
 

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Yes might have to go that route. But already have a couple of coworkers interested in the set, even though they don't drive VW! Should have negotiated a deal on new winters when I got the car!
Still waiting to get it, had a dream that I got an email from the sales manager that it was ready! Sigh...few more weeks to go!
 

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That’s frustrating for you - been there myself. Yes, your side wall height and wheel diameter will be too small with your 205/60R16. if the wheel fits and you like the style, you could just change the tire.
Think I will be going 16s this year, keep my wheels...need to make sure they fit but they are VW Toronto wheels. Will have to get new tires for them though!
 
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