Going on a galapagos gray 2011
20" VW Pikes Peak
20" OZ Canyon ST
I think I've seen your name over in the WC thread before. Don't think I've seen your Treg around, though. I really don't see any around. I love that about them. You see plenty of X5s, MDXs, etc, but never any new Tregs.
Yeah, the Pikes Peak are nice but are pricey. I like those BBSs above but those are really pricey. The OZs fit the bill in that they are not ghetto chrome "truck" wheels which is what you mostly find. I like the gunmetal since they would look good with the gray. Right now I'm leaning towards the OZs.
Whoa! Looks great! After looking at the VE website and the pics, I was thinking that wheels might not look good without a drop and your pics just confirmed that. The Treg is actually my wife's car so I have to decide if it's really worth dropping money on stuff she won't even care about.
Here is a few pics before it was lowered.
It actually looks okay not lowered. Do you know the specs of the wheel? What's the width/offset? Are you running summer tires or all seasons? What about TPMS? I wasn't really considering 22s due to the additional cost of the wheels and tires, but that looks really good. I was just planning on running all seasons because I really don't feel like swapping wheels for the winter. I guess living in Colorado that you probably have dedicated wheels/tires for the winter.
Don't have pics, but the dealer had a new set of 20" Pikes Peak they pulled off an Executive they put 22" aftermarket wheels on. Got a heck of a deal on them and sold the 18" wheels and tires that came on my 2012 TDI sport that are like yours so it was a wash costwise.
I love the look and believe or not I think it actually rides better. Handling better of course due to the wider rim. Mileage about a mile or two worse per gallon, but no big deal.
If you need to see pics just look at a new brochure or check VW's website. Myself I love the larger factory rim, but definitely agree with the other suggestions for aftermarket rims. I don't like the OZ rims pictured myself since they have been around a while. I do like the aftermarket Cayenne rims some put on their new 2012 Touaregs though.
OTAMYWAY your treg looks great- the drop is just right.
Fastb7, I have a black one with Thule bars, and I hardly see any in our area
I had a mkv low on snowflakes before this. Maybe I'll see you around
You guys have me thinking that 22's will need a drop to look best, or 20's and stay stock height. Good luck finding the right set.
Thanks for the input and comments, guys.
You're right about the 22s. Think I'm going to stick with 20s and not worry about a drop. I've seen pics of Treg 2s with those OZ 20s and they look good. So right now it's between the OZs or the VEs.
Ever heard of 21" Dolomit?
There was an article they did right here in VWvortex
But can't find anything else online (other pictures, reviews)
I also spoke to a VW accessories dealer and he said it just needs to be ordered from Canada, no one stocks them in the US.
I personally been debating between them and the Pikes Peak (which are hard to find and I wont go for the Exec just for the wheels). 22" for my taste is just too much.
Good luck to you - upload some pictures here or Club Touareg when you finally get the ones you want.
LINK from one of his threads) that will take you to the website with the discount. Then contact Steve@DouglasVW and see if he will beat Keffer's price. I ordered a set of side skirts for my CC from Steve and his was the best price on all of Vortex.
I looked up the Dolomit wheels and they are $845 a piece full retail. You can get them for $636.75 a piece from Keffer. Pikes Peak are retail $500 something, $400 something after the discount.
Good luck to you too!
When I bought mine, the dealer had pulled the 20" Pikes Peak off an Executive they put 22" aftermarket rims on.
You might check local dealers to see if any did the same and have the spare wheels/tires and are willing to sell them to you(bet they will). That is what I did with mine and they made them part of the deal and tacked on another $1,400. Hell of a deal since mine were brand new with under 100 miles on them and like new. Then I sold the 18" rims/tires since I did not need them here in AZ and it was pretty much a wash.
I recommend at least checking. Worst they can say is no.
Oh and i got my wheels thorugh discount tire..... 2500ish with tires....i thought it was a good deal.
another thing i like is the 20" wheel setup i have now is LIGHTER than the 18" wheels from stock...
doesn't fel any better on accelleration or braking, but its defineitley better than adding 20lbs per corner which WILL be a noticable difference to performance