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Old 09-11-2017, 04:26 AM
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I was thinking of getting a winter setup for my Q7 and looked at the Nokians. I was surprised that nokians do not make any winter tires in 285/40 20 inch size.I was wondering if there is a different size that would fit the 20 inch rims on the Q7.I have the Nokian Hakkapaletta on my other car and they have been phenomenal.
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Originally Posted by cukoodukoo View Post
I was thinking of getting a winter setup for my Q7 and looked at the Nokians. I was surprised that nokians do not make any winter tires in 285/40 20 inch size.I was wondering if there is a different size that would fit the 20 inch rims on the Q7.I have the Nokian Hakkapaletta on my other car and they have been phenomenal.
Did you mean 275/45/20? That's the stock 20" size for the Q7 mk2.

I have 275/45/20 Nokian Hakka R2 since last winter on my '17 Q7. Awesome winter tires. Less than 1mph speedometer error at 70mph.

If your rim isn't too wide, you can also use 255/50/20 Hakka R2 which will nearly have the same rolling diameter as stock.
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Did you mean 275/45/20? That's the stock 20" size for the Q7 mk2.

I have 275/45/20 Nokian Hakka R2 since last winter on my '17 Q7. Awesome winter tires. Less than 1mph speedometer error at 70mph.

If your rim isn't too wide, you can also use 255/50/20 Hakka R2 which will nearly have the same rolling diameter as stock.
I thought the OEm tire spec on the 2017 Q7 was 285/45 R20.What wheels did you mount your nokian 275 on?I know you got the 21 inch wheels for your summers.How much did the nokians appr cost you?Just want a ballpark before I call the dealer.

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Yes, I meant 285/45/20 is the stock size for Q7 mk2. I have 275/45/20 size Hakka R2 for winters. I mounted them on factory 20" Audi wheels taken from a 2014 Q5 TDI S-line. Perfect fit, with no need for spacers, since the mk2 Q7 now shares the same bolt pattern and center bore as the Q5/SQ5, and the offset is nearly the same or at least fall within the recommended range for both models.

The set of Hakka R2 cost me $1100 mounted and balanced. Got an Audi club discount at a local tire shop.
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Originally Posted by cukoodukoo View Post
I was thinking of getting a winter setup for my Q7 and looked at the Nokians. I was surprised that nokians do not make any winter tires in 285/40 20 inch size.I was wondering if there is a different size that would fit the 20 inch rims on the Q7.I have the Nokian Hakkapaletta on my other car and they have been phenomenal.
The OEM parameters for 20" are 285/45/20.

And BTW I'm also looking for a set of winter tires and did a lot of research on the net. The only ones available are Pirelli Scorpion Winter and Good Year UltraGrip 8 Performance. Does anybody have any experience with these two tires? Can you please recommend or not recommend any of the them? Thank you

Pirelli
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...=WinterSection


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https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...=WinterSection
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See my post on this. I found the correct size. It is the exact same diameter as the 285mm tires, and is the same size that Audi offers in Europe:

https://www.audiworld.com/forums/q7-.../#post25033167
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Originally Posted by larryV View Post
If your rim isn't too wide, you can also use 255/50/20 Hakka R2 which will nearly have the same rolling diameter as stock.
Actually they are identical to stock diameter. This is the factory-approved correct alternate size.
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Originally Posted by zelosu View Post
The OEM parameters for 20" are 285/45/20.

And BTW I'm also looking for a set of winter tires and did a lot of research on the net. The only ones available are Pirelli Scorpion Winter and Good Year UltraGrip 8 Performance. Does anybody have any experience with these two tires? Can you please recommend or not recommend any of the them? Thank you
You should check the alternate sizes. Identical diameter is 255/50R20. They are 1/2 price. Like $175 each plus shipping.

You can also use 265/50R20 which is slightly taller, and 275/45R20 that is slightly less tall.
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Originally Posted by cukoodukoo View Post
How much did the nokians appr cost you?
Mine were $952.68 last week shipped on eBay. I see they are now $1005.52.

There are two dealers with the best prices. tires-easy, and tiresbyweb. They also sell on Amazon, and off their own website.

Note mine are the expensive studded ones. I could have saved $250 and got Blizzaks in this size.

Local installation will be $60 to $80 or so the first time, and Town Fair tire will do swaps for $40 after they are no longer new tires. And if you are a customer for other tires, they will even honor that if you didn't buy that specific set from them.

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Unrelated but Nokians are amazing tires, not dedicated winter but had winter oriented all terrain Vatiiva's for 4 years, one of the most plush yet grippy and most responsive tires I had, very good water performance in deep rain, minimal hydroplaning. I don't know if they still make these or if they come in compatible sizes, but they are very good tires.
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