Off road wheels and tyres

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tyres' started by Pant Terrors, 2 May 2017.

  1. Pant Terrors

    Pant Terrors Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Has anyone done similar?

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  2. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Last night I ordered a set of Steels and Michelin Lattitude Cross.

    I would have gone for BFG but nothing suitable for 17" wheels.
     
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  4. mhill

    mhill Senior Member VCDS User VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Yep!

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  5. Vinci

    Vinci Senior Member T6 Guru

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  6. Vinci

    Vinci Senior Member T6 Guru

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    "BFG"?????
     
  7. former member

    former member Senior Member

    BF Goodrich. Makers of fine off road tyres.
     
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  8. Vinci

    Vinci Senior Member T6 Guru

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    Duh, of course, thanks.
     
  9. mike

    mike Member

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    yep, standard wheels in satin black with 215 Lattitude Cross tyres
     
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  10. Chopman

    Chopman Senior Member T6 Guru

    It seems as though more are going this way - rather than the traditional lowering.
     
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  11. chriscroft

    chriscroft 14 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I ran 235/60/16 michelin LatitudeX on my T5 for years. They are certainly a very good summer tyre, but they really aren't all seasons, so not as good in winter as proper all seasons. To be honest all seasons weren't around 8 years ago, they have only a few years old to my knowledge. On a van the Lat X's are soooo much better than standard van tyres, and being Michelin they last and last and last, 40k miles. (Makes me laugh the people who run 20" nangchungchumin.... sh!t and get 8000miles from a set...Really......
    I swopped mine for a new set of 18" sportline wheels; and General Grabber All Terrain 255/55/18s. Which are far far better on grass/mud/snow than the Lat X, but at 7.5% bigger in circumference the characteristics heavier etc etc not sure I actually preferred them. I don't intend to run 18" wheels again, I'm a 17" man (I wish, I'd be very happy with 7"..)
    I would go for all seasons Mud&Snow; 3pSF (3 Peak snowflake- full winter compliant), If I wanted to run the same tyre all year round. Either Michelin, Goodyear, or my favourite Nokian.
    Proper off roading BFG 225/65/17 All Terrain KO2, are pretty fu*king awesome, all year.
    http://www.blackcircles.com/catalogue/bfgoodrich/all-terrain-ta-ko2/225/65/R17/S/107/f?tyre=34513577
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  12. chriscroft

    chriscroft 14 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Legend

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    wonder what the BFG's would look like on these? Black Rhino Warlords 17" load rated for a T6
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  13. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Pretty awesome I reckon. Those BFG tyres are something else, those tread blocks put the Grand Canyon to shame.
    Reminds me of a time I went off-roader orienteering with a mate from work, he had tyres like that, plus a winch. Now that was a fun day.
     
  14. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Unfortunately those BFG's aren't speed rated for the T6 otherwise I would have them.
    I had 285s on my Troopie and they were massive.

    Now I wish you hadn't shown me those Rhinos. :)
     
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  15. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    They have some great wheels on their site... Black Rhino
     
  16. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

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    Here you go @Polzeylad just for you, my Troopie..
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  18. Pant Terrors

    Pant Terrors Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    Mine are Tuff Torque modular wheels 17 x 8 inch ET40 (they are an inch wider each side outwards) but are no wider on the inside, fitted with B F Goodrich 225 65 17 . My suspension is standard. They do not rub on full lock. They drive nice. The speedo is exact at 70mph. The paint on the steels is prone to fall off and rust so I had them powdercoated, my powdercoater said the paint just fell off in places, poor prep. The only downside is the road noise is very loud, enough for the wife to moan about but not loud enough to drown her out.
     
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  19. Pant Terrors

    Pant Terrors Member VIP Member T6 Pro

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    The wheels and tyres are load rated for the T32, the speed rating is S, so max is 112mph which I am not planning to exceed.
     
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  20. chriscroft

    chriscroft 14 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Legend

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    The Black detailing against your red body work looks striking. Gloss Piano black wing mirrors would look really good also imo.
    Are the tyres that noisy?, the reviews I've read on American sites say that are pretty quiet. Maybe its just all comparative.
    Have you got any extra sound proofing in your Kombi?
     

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