im running the 20" Q7 reps from achtuning with 275/45/20 all season sumitomos.
havent used this setup in the winter time, and not sure if they will be ok or if i should look into getting a winter specific setup.
Re: are snow tires that big of an improvement on the T-Reg? (djillusion)
Definitely a huge difference. Your 20" tires will ride above the snow and ice, rather than bear weight down through the snow and onto the road and hard pack.
My brother has a range rover sport. With the stock tires it is fairly good. With the 22" afermarket wheels/ summer tires it is awful in the snow.
With that said, you don't need to go to an all out snow tire, even an all season tires like the Nokian WRs are a big improvement with a SMALLER wheel.
Plus you are going to beat up your nice rims in the salt and sand. http://web.me.com/renojoints/Touareg/Movie_4.html
On my relatively early 2004 (serial # 16,xxx) with Nav, I changed the radio coding at Address 56 from 0005077 to 0025077. Then you just push the Navi button, then Info, and select Position Disp from the options. There is no inclinometer display, as there are no sensors installed for the measurements.
Might have to get some dedicated snow tires to put on the stock 18's. I have 20's for the warmer months... What would oyu all recommend even though it might not be snow here all the time in IL its hit and miss.. Right now we have a direct hit 7" LOL.
I've run 255/55-18 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows every winter since I got my 2004 in Sept. 2003. They have handled everything from ice, sleet, packed urban streets, and powder with aplomb. Price was a big factor in comparison to Blizzaks.
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