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Old September 5th, 2018, 18:46   #1
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Any recommendations on rims for my Q7 do not like any tirerack stuff and not finding any local used Q7 rims. Do see some Audi replica rims online but wondering if any good. My stock rims are 21" so thinking going 19 for winter.
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Old September 6th, 2018, 04:54   #2
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I have been very happy with my Hartmann rims for the last 13 years. They are available at achtuning.com. They sell Audi replicas.
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Old September 8th, 2018, 08:21   #3
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Searches wrecking yards everywhere, there is at least 6 salvage yards within 100 miles of Burlington.
Touareg and Cayenne wheels will fit Q7. A lot of the Touaregs and Q7 had 17 or 18 alloy wheels.
I run a set of 18” Q7 alloys in winter and the ride comfort is waaaay better than the 20”s that came with my Touareg. The SWS is also not evident with the 18” wheels. Smaller the wheel, tires become less expensive.
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Old September 8th, 2018, 08:51   #4
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I'm on the same search. I want 18's largely for cheaper tires and better ride. I have 20's on the Treg. I really want OEM, but cant' find any. I'll search carpart.

Of course buying them now I'll have to decide whether to run all seasons or go with snow's. Personally I want 18's over 19's because there are way more tire choices and its more common so they are less expensive.
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Old September 8th, 2018, 09:26   #5
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If I could have found a decent set of 17’s I would have gone with those, more sidewall; roads up here are not far removed from a wagon trail.
These look a good deal, http://shop.achtuning.com/volkswagen...heel-tire.aspx
I’m planning on keeping Touareg for a while, and I’ve generally always had a set of dedicated winter wheels with blizzard or X ice tires. Difference between those and all seasons is night and day. 1st Touareg I had came with Michelin all seasons, it was helpless in snow or freezing rain (didn’t have it long enough to get a winter set, death by deer). My old golf with blizzaks would leave it in the dust. The Audi wheels I got for this Touareg came with a set of Vredstein winter tires, Craigslist pickup last December in Dedham. Huge difference, basically same car with better tires and it rocks. Couple trips down 95 to Mass in snow/freezing rain and the Touareg felt very controlled.
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Old September 8th, 2018, 10:24   #6
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If I could have found a decent set of 17ís I would have gone with those, more sidewall; roads up here are not far removed from a wagon trail.
These look a good deal, http://shop.achtuning.com/volkswagen...heel-tire.aspx
Iím planning on keeping Touareg for a while, and Iíve generally always had a set of dedicated winter wheels with blizzard or X ice tires. Difference between those and all seasons is night and day. 1st Touareg I had came with Michelin all seasons, it was helpless in snow or freezing rain (didnít have it long enough to get a winter set, death by deer). My old golf with blizzaks would leave it in the dust. The Audi wheels I got for this Touareg came with a set of Vredstein winter tires, Craigslist pickup last December in Dedham. Huge difference, basically same car with better tires and it rocks. Couple trips down 95 to Mass in snow/freezing rain and the Touareg felt very controlled.
Thanks I just ordered these! $800 for an OEM wheel and Michelin snow tire mounted and balanced seemed way too good to pass up.

Does anyone know for 100% sure that this wheel will clear the brakes on a 2014 Toureg TDI? I'm almost positive, but can't find anything definitive on the web. 18's definitely work, but VW/Tirerack doesn't explicitly list the 17" wheels as an option. This dealer link below says they will fit. Alternatively if anyone can tell me the diameter of the front rotors that should answer it.

These say "Fits Touareg with 330mm non-6-piston front brakes only.", but I couldn't figure out what brakes I have.

I've never run snow tires on our Toureg which is our first AWD vehicle. I can't wait to see what snowtires plus AWD will do in the snow!

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Old September 8th, 2018, 11:32   #7
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If I could have found a decent set of 17ís I would have gone with those, more sidewall; roads up here are not far removed from a wagon trail.
These look a good deal, http://shop.achtuning.com/volkswagen...heel-tire.aspx
Iím planning on keeping Touareg for a while, and Iíve generally always had a set of dedicated winter wheels with blizzard or X ice tires. Difference between those and all seasons is night and day. 1st Touareg I had came with Michelin all seasons, it was helpless in snow or freezing rain (didnít have it long enough to get a winter set, death by deer). My old golf with blizzaks would leave it in the dust. The Audi wheels I got for this Touareg came with a set of Vredstein winter tires, Craigslist pickup last December in Dedham. Huge difference, basically same car with better tires and it rocks. Couple trips down 95 to Mass in snow/freezing rain and the Touareg felt very controlled.
Achtuning.com is a great site
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Old September 8th, 2018, 13:57   #8
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14’ Touareg has 330mm rotors, 4 piston calipers.
All Touareg wheels fit all Touaregs except for the V10 and R5 models. V10’s are 18” and up I think. R5 (not available in US) has a 120mm center bore, where as all NA Touareg, Q7, and Cayenne are 130.

You’ll be happy with those.
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Old September 9th, 2018, 21:20   #9
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I got 18X8 polished RS4 lookalike wheels from ecstuning.com for $100 a piece back in 2014 without shipping. Don't remember what the shipping is like, but it was the best price I found and pretty nice looking wheels. I had to do a double take on the achtuning wheels to see if the price was for 1 wheel or for 4. They do include shipping though.



After that I got Nokian R2s from discount tire. Since they are also the distributor, they sell Nokians for less than most of the competing brands. $178 a piece if I remember right. Overall I was really happy with what I got for the money. (This was back in 2014)
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14’ Touareg has 330mm rotors, 4 piston calipers.
All Touareg wheels fit all Touaregs except for the V10 and R5 models. V10’s are 18” and up I think. R5 (not available in US) has a 120mm center bore, where as all NA Touareg, Q7, and Cayenne are 130.

You’ll be happy with those.

Thanks and thanks for posting up the wheel and tire deal. I was undecided on whether to go with dedicated winters or brand new all seasons. I think the car is going to be incredible with the winter tires on it.

I'm going to stay on the lookout for some 18's for a new set of all seasons in the spring as well.
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Old September 10th, 2018, 10:02   #11
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Well, my bubble is burst. My order is being cancelled because they ran out of the tires that were part of the deal. Total bummer.
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Bummer.
If you keep looking at car_part you can put together a set. There’s a pile of decent junkyards in NH and MA. Just saw some of the same 17’s at yards in Lancaster and Worcester; not brand new but price is rite.
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Any recommendations on rims for my Q7 do not like any tirerack stuff and not finding any local used Q7 rims. Do see some Audi replica rims online but wondering if any good. My stock rims are 21" so thinking going 19 for winter.
OP, I'm sorry I hijacked your thread. If you want 19" Audi winter rims then I'd see if these are still available. They've been on my local CL for quite a while so they may have sold. I've just been avoiding 19" rims so far because I don't like how limited the tire selection is in that size. I feel like 18's offer better prices and a wider selection.

In case that link goes dead they are OEM Q7 wheels for $400, probably about 3 hours from you.

https://nh.craigslist.org/wto/d/audi...660217679.html

I'm looking at a set of 18" Karthoum OEM VW wheels on ebay right now for $475 shipped which seems like a pretty good deal to me for brand new wheels. But if I buy them then I'll have to decide whether to put on winter tires or all seasons. Our Treg is riding on 20" wheels with worn out all season tires that are chopped and very loud. So I could do winter tires on the new wheels and put them on a bit early, then buy new 20" all seasons next spring (for $1+k easy for decent tires). Or I could just go with high quality all seasons and they'd probably be fine this winter with the AWD.
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I am the Q7 newbie here, but I HAVE slept at some kind of motel last week, and I have been around ice racing and tires for a half century+.

I see/hear the comment "should only need All Seasons with AWD" very often, and it simply is not true. IF you have snow and ice, dedicated snows are far better than ANYTHING else. Personally I run Bilzzaks, but you can also get a Nokian/Hakka studless that does similar (uses grit in the tread compound - similar to what Green Diamond pioneered years ago). These tires are simply in a class by themselves. Even "All Weather" tires are not in any way in the same league, and "All Season" really means NO SEASON at all!
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I know I know, we always have run winter tires. I think I'll go that route again.

I bought the 18's and discovered they are actually from TDIclub friend Bora parts now known as Cascade German. I think they were a great deal. One set left if anyone wants to scoop up a set. Now time to pick out some tires. I've used Michelin X-Ice 2 and I've used General Altimax Arctics. I've certainly heard of the Nokian, Hakka and Blizzaks but never run a set.

I need to decide between the 255/55/18 and 235/60/18 sizes. I've always heard narrow is better for snow, but I think either will be fine and a huge improvement.

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