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      11-24-2019 03:34 PM #101
      Question for the folks that went with the 235/65R17. Did every one get five tires and wheels (one for the spare)? If you did, does that size fit where the stock spare goes? If not where are you storing it?

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      11-24-2019 06:36 PM #102
      AAA has my spare.


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      01-03-2020 02:47 PM #103
      Happy to announce that today I joined the beefy tire club! I went with the Cooper AT3s (235/65/17) and the 17x7.5 LP Adventure LP1.

      I was a bit worried about how the black wheels would look with the grey paint, but I think they look great.

      The engine definitely felt it was working a bit harder, but I do have the old set in the back which also also added weight.

      I think my overall goal is to try to make this a semi-capable overlander so I think a lift my be in the near future.




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    5. 01-04-2020 11:04 AM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by bubagump17 View Post




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      Looks great
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      01-28-2020 12:38 AM #105
      Has anyone gone for the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail? They are available in the 17” stock size of 215/65/R17 so there would be no speedo/odo offset. Very curious to hear if anyone has them and what their perception of the noise level and fuel economy is.




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      01-28-2020 07:23 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by brianbgw View Post
      Has anyone gone for the Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail? They are available in the 17” stock size of 215/65/R17 so there would be no speedo/odo offset. Very curious to hear if anyone has them and what their perception of the noise level and fuel economy is.

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      Not 17's, but I fit a set of 225/55r19 Wildpeaks on my 2019 SEL Premium (standard 19 wheel with 235/50r19 OEM tires).

      I haven't tested them off road or in snow yet, but they are well-mannered on the road. Fuel mileage took a 1 to 2 mpg hit AFAICT. As would be expected, they are just a tad noisier and give just a little bit tougher ride than the OEM Continental ContactPro TX all-seasons that came on the vehicle. I consider it a very worthwhile trade-off, and would do it again without hesitation.

      Some imgur pics with the Wildpeaks:

      https://imgur.com/a/0FJZPza

      Note: I chose this size because the overall diameter is just barely bigger than OEM, so almost no impact on speedo, and the width is a bit narrower than OEM which should be more appropriate for mud and snow, if my knowledge of tire lore is accurate.
      Last edited by TJCacher; 01-28-2020 at 07:28 PM.

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      01-29-2020 12:41 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by TJCacher View Post
      Not 17's, but I fit a set of 225/55r19 Wildpeaks on my 2019 SEL Premium (standard 19 wheel with 235/50r19 OEM tires).

      I haven't tested them off road or in snow yet, but they are well-mannered on the road. Fuel mileage took a 1 to 2 mpg hit AFAICT. As would be expected, they are just a tad noisier and give just a little bit tougher ride than the OEM Continental ContactPro TX all-seasons that came on the vehicle. I consider it a very worthwhile trade-off, and would do it again without hesitation.

      Some imgur pics with the Wildpeaks:

      https://imgur.com/a/0FJZPza

      Note: I chose this size because the overall diameter is just barely bigger than OEM, so almost no impact on speedo, and the width is a bit narrower than OEM which should be more appropriate for mud and snow, if my knowledge of tire lore is accurate.
      Those look awesome! The very slightly larger diameter would contribute to a perceived reduction in fuel economy as you are actually traveling farther with each revolution than the odometer is picking up.
      Thanks for the feedback!


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      02-14-2020 08:14 PM #108
      I had Falken Wildpeaks (33's) on my Jeep JK and really like them. The only issue I had was I would hydroplane a good amount when I was on the high, but I attribute that to just having a very wide tire and the jeep was pretty light weight compared to the Tiguan.

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