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Old September 14th, 2018, 14:04   #1
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Default 2005 Passat GLS Wagon Tire Sizes?

So my new to me 2005 Passat GLS Wagon needs tires.
I'm hoping you guys can give me advice. The car has 17 inch VW wheels.
currently has 225/45/17 no name tires.
Cost#@ has sale on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 Tires:
225/45/17 $437
245/45/17 $549
Would the bigger size give me a better ride handling etc?
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Old September 14th, 2018, 14:24   #2
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You also need to consider speed and load rating - probably something like 91 H.


The bigger tire might lower engine RPM some and may up the MPG slightly.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 14:59   #3
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Yes you're correct.

They're actually 94Y 1356 LBS
and 99Y 17009 LBS.
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Old September 14th, 2018, 15:12   #4
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The wider tires will be heavier and the increased rolling resistance will, most likely, hurt mileage. Just my 2...
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Old September 14th, 2018, 17:37   #5
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Yes I thought that too.

I'm selling my truck and need little more load hence the bigger tires and the wagon.
Smaller are cheaper too. Will they handle better?
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