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Old 03-10-2019, 02:08 PM
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I have a Q8 with 285/40/r22 on order and was planning on reusing my 2017 Q7 19 OEM winter wheels for the Q8, upgrading the tires from 255/55 (-3.2% in circumference relative to the 22") to 255/60 (0% deviation). As others here already pointed out, there's a 19" OEM winter setup available in Europe, so asides from the looks (I agree that the 20" or 21" do look better, but that's not enough for me to spend $ on a new set).

I don't see anything wrong with 19", however, I'm interested in hearing if a -3.2 % error is tolerable and if others here have non-cosmetic arguments against going with a 19"?

I want Nokian's but can't find the R3s in that size, but Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV (Non-Studded) 255/60R19XL 113T BSW Tires appear to have specs close to the Q8 OEM 19" winters -- thoughts on R3 vs. 9?

https://www.tires-easy.com/255-60-19...recode/T430215
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:12 PM
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Question for everyone. So I know as I do this myself, get a new car, buy winter/snow tires and rims to swap out during the winter season. Has anyone tried the stock all season in my case from what I understand Continental tires in winter on the q8 and how do they perform? Be nice if I could eliminate snow tires from my garage in general to make room to relocate some other boxes since this vehicle is a bit wider than my current SUV so need the extra garage space. But not at the cost of safety.

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My $0,02. Unless you live in Florida or a similar place, I stronly recommend winter tires. Where I live, they are even mandatory by law. And there is a reason for that. If you really need the space, your dealer/mechanic should offer the storage service; that is what I do.
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Originally Posted by rogueq8 View Post
My $0,02. Unless you live in Florida or a similar place, I stronly recommend winter tires. Where I live, they are even mandatory by law. And there is a reason for that. If you really need the space, your dealer/mechanic should offer the storage service; that is what I do.
Not Florida, Chicago so our winters can be sometimes really bad and other times 2 snows all winter but just cold.

You in Europe somewhere? I was just talking to a neighbor who is Russian and he saw me changing tires. Actually mentioned just what you said which I was surprised to hear them being required by law.

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Old 05-06-2019, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by jriker1 View Post
Not Florida, Chicago so our winters can be sometimes really bad and other times 2 snows all winter but just cold.

You in Europe somewhere? I was just talking to a neighbor who is Russian and he saw me changing tires. Actually mentioned just what you said which I was surprised to hear them being required by law.

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Montreal, Canada. And with the kind of winters we have been getting lately i.e. lots of ice, freezing rain, drizzle and the like, even with winter tires driving remains difficult.
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I was fine this winter with the new all seasons. From experience, I will need winter tires for next winter. The all seasons are really only good when new. My 1st year package came with the Hankooks. My tire place stores and switches the tires/wheels for free each spring and fall.
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