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    Hi Tintin 85,

    Who made the spare wheel carrier shown in your post above? Was it a company in Alberton?
    I need to get one for Swambo's 2011 V6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abe_parbhunath View Post
    Do you have a full size spare? I'm now hunting for an 18". decided to go 255 60 18. If i cant get will stick to standard size.

    Will the standard 255 55 18 be any good in sand and light offroad?

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    Hi Abe, unfortunately I also only have the marie biscuit spare tyre - I was actually reading this thread to see if one could fit the factory spare wheel carrier to my vehicle (or if it is at all still available), when I saw your question by chance.

    I have 255/60/18 but I can't see there be much of a difference between that and the 55' for light off road/sand driving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Hi Abe, unfortunately I also only have the marie biscuit spare tyre - I was actually reading this thread to see if one could fit the factory spare wheel carrier to my vehicle (or if it is at all still available), when I saw your question by chance.

    I have 255/60/18 but I can't see there be much of a difference between that and the 55' for light off road/sand driving.
    Can't fit the OEM spare wheel carrier on the Touaregs like ours. Was factory fitted on order.
    The after market solution renders your PDC and rear view camera null and void.

    The 255/55/R18 fits into the boot, standing upright. But naturally takes a lot of space.

    Cheapest option for me was a roofrack and spare wheel carrier. That is what I did. Duster roof rack and full size spare wheel on roof rack.
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    Thanks Nys, that is a pity, this vehicle is really growing on me (like you warned!), but the spare wheel is the one irritation.

    I saw pics of your set-up once so ja, will have to go that route sometime. I need roof bars for my kano & surfski so maybe I must just go roofrack one time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Thanks Nys, that is a pity, this vehicle is really growing on me (like you warned!), but the spare wheel is the one irritation.

    I saw pics of your set-up once so ja, will have to go that route sometime. I need roof bars for my kano & surfski so maybe I must just go roofrack one time.
    Works well for me
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    Looks good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Hi Abe, unfortunately I also only have the marie biscuit spare tyre - I was actually reading this thread to see if one could fit the factory spare wheel carrier to my vehicle (or if it is at all still available), when I saw your question by chance.

    I have 255/60/18 but I can't see there be much of a difference between that and the 55' for light off road/sand driving.
    I thought so too, but 2.5cm looks a massive difference at the tyre shop (diff in diameter)
    Ive mailed a bunch of places today for a spare rim, if i dont come right, Im going standard.
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    Quick update. I found 4 porsche cayenne rims that the guy wants to sell as a set. I only need 1....anyone on here need any?
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    Guys I need to quite quickly make a decision on tyres for my Touareg - I tried to get one used Pirelli Scorpion tyre for my vehicle (reason: 1 damaged, other 3 still min. 15000km on them) but was not successful locally, so I will have to buy at least 2 new or maybe all 4 tyres new.

    1. At present I have 255/60/18 AT on it, but it seems the stock tyre is actually 255/55/18, is this correct?
    2. What would the practical differences between the 2 be - I know the 60 over the 55 will have a "broader" sidewall so then also slightly higher, correct?
    3. What other advantage/disadvantage will the one have over the other please (other than price)?
    4. Is it better to go back to stock (if my info is correct)?

    The 60 does not seem to touch, although the one left back inner wheel arch has some light marks on it but I do know if it is from this tyre, or why it would only be the one side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Guys I need to quite quickly make a decision on tyres for my Touareg - I tried to get one used Pirelli Scorpion tyre for my vehicle (reason: 1 damaged, other 3 still min. 15000km on them) but was not successful locally, so I will have to buy at least 2 new or maybe all 4 tyres new.

    1. At present I have 255/60/18 AT on it, but it seems the stock tyre is actually 255/55/18, is this correct? ​​Correct. Stock is 255/55.
    2. What would the practical differences between the 2 be - I know the 60 over the 55 will have a "broader" sidewall so then also slightly higher, correct? ​Circumference will be more i.e. the circle will be larger. The profile is correlated to the width i.e. 255/55 vs 255/60, the latter will have a higher sidewall
    3. What other advantage/disadvantage will the one have over the other please (other than price)? ​​more options available in certain sizes
    4. Is it better to go back to stock (if my info is correct)? ​You can even fit 265/60 (what I have on)

    The 60 does not seem to touch, although the one left back inner wheel arch has some light marks on it but I do know if it is from this tyre, or why it would only be the one side?

    Thanks.
    See above. I am also getting new tyres next months
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Guys I need to quite quickly make a decision on tyres for my Touareg - I tried to get one used Pirelli Scorpion tyre for my vehicle (reason: 1 damaged, other 3 still min. 15000km on them) but was not successful locally, so I will have to buy at least 2 new or maybe all 4 tyres new.

    1. At present I have 255/60/18 AT on it, but it seems the stock tyre is actually 255/55/18, is this correct?
    2. What would the practical differences between the 2 be - I know the 60 over the 55 will have a "broader" sidewall so then also slightly higher, correct?
    3. What other advantage/disadvantage will the one have over the other please (other than price)?
    4. Is it better to go back to stock (if my info is correct)?

    The 60 does not seem to touch, although the one left back inner wheel arch has some light marks on it but I do know if it is from this tyre, or why it would only be the one side?

    Thanks.
    do not mix tyre sizes, even mixing new and heavily worn tyres can lead to diff damage.

    255/55/18 is the stock tyre size
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    See above. I am also getting new tyres next months[/QUOTE]

    Thanks Nys, noted and that will help.

    I saw your thread, I asked similar questions on a variety of tyres elsewhere a while ago but did not get any worthwhile responses. I have been quite happy with the Pirelli and had the GY Wrangler's on my Isuzu bakkie I had before (2 sets over the years) and was quite happy with them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerza View Post
    do not mix tyre sizes, even mixing new and heavily worn tyres can lead to diff damage.

    255/55/18 is the stock tyre size
    Thanks mullerza ja it is that latter part of your reply I was fearing (only changing 2 tyres)!

    Think I will just stick with 255/60/18 then. For interest sake - I can get the Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus and the Hankook for around for R3200 here. GY Wrangler is "R2950" but no stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quattro View Post
    Hi Tintin 85,

    Who made the spare wheel carrier shown in your post above? Was it a company in Alberton?
    I need to get one for Swambo's 2011 V6.
    Hi Quattro

    Sorry for the late reply. The pics I got was from searching the internet but I see they have an Outback Extreme watermark and it looks like they are in Alrode, JHB. For me in PE that wouldn't have been easy and I would've ended up at a machine shop if I still had my Touareg.

    https://outbackextreme.co.za/
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Guys I need to quite quickly make a decision on tyres for my Touareg - I tried to get one used Pirelli Scorpion tyre for my vehicle (reason: 1 damaged, other 3 still min. 15000km on them) but was not successful locally, so I will have to buy at least 2 new or maybe all 4 tyres new.

    1. At present I have 255/60/18 AT on it, but it seems the stock tyre is actually 255/55/18, is this correct?
    2. What would the practical differences between the 2 be - I know the 60 over the 55 will have a "broader" sidewall so then also slightly higher, correct?
    3. What other advantage/disadvantage will the one have over the other please (other than price)?
    4. Is it better to go back to stock (if my info is correct)?

    The 60 does not seem to touch, although the one left back inner wheel arch has some light marks on it but I do know if it is from this tyre, or why it would only be the one side?

    Thanks.
    To add to what has been said previously:

    2. The bigger circumference also causes your speedometer to be more accurate. Mine is 100% spot on, no margin in case of speed traps.
    3. Advantage - The higher 60 profile will give a slightly softer ride.
    Negative - The higher profile does not fit on the spare wheel carrier without an adapter.

    I have 255/60/18 on my 2009, no touching noted. I think the chances of rubbing will be more likely in front, there is plenty space in the rear arches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OettingerTDi View Post
    I have 255/60/18 on my 2009, no touching noted. I think the chances of rubbing will be more likely in front, there is plenty space in the rear arches.
    Not sure if there is a difference to the earlier models vs. mine, but mine takes 265/60's easily. Even with the suspension in "access" setting i.e. lowest mode, there is no rubbing. I think even 265/65 will fit nicely
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    Quote Originally Posted by OettingerTDi View Post
    To add to what has been said previously:

    2. The bigger circumference also causes your speedometer to be more accurate. Mine is 100% spot on, no margin in case of speed traps.
    3. Advantage - The higher 60 profile will give a slightly softer ride.
    Negative - The higher profile does not fit on the spare wheel carrier without an adapter.

    I have 255/60/18 on my 2009, no touching noted. I think the chances of rubbing will be more likely in front, there is plenty space in the rear arches.
    Thank you Anton I was wondering about the speedo thing. Did not think about the softer ride of the 60 but it makes sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Thank you Anton I was wondering about the speedo thing. Did not think about the softer ride of the 60 but it makes sense.
    Speedo is 100% accurate with the '65 profile, but odo under-reads by 5%
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    The 60 profile is nice. I just recently put on the stock 55 profiles because my van has a biscuit spare and the thought of driving with a full size rim on the roof or in the boot didnt sound appealing. Post a pic. Anyone on here know of a decent treg mechanic in northern subs CT for gbox and diff oil change?
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    Been wondering...I've seen quite a few Touaregs and Cayennes on youtube and FB pages that run 33" tyres. Some run even bigger tyres but those are bit more rare.

    Anyone in SA running 33" tyres on a Touareg? If so, which tyre and wheel combo do people go for?

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