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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:47 pm 
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babakp wrote:
Thanking you for posting but I had a specific question beyond the obvious; now that we need winter tires, what is the ideal tire/rim?

There are lots of winter tire options in our stock 16" size. I've had the best traction on ice and snow with Blizzaks and the Michelin X-Ice. I've also had high performance winter tires like the Michelin Alpin PA4, Dunlop Winter Sport and while they handle better dry roads, their ice/snow traction isn't as good.

As for wheels, its pretty easy to find a set of stock VW 16" take off wheels and they are pretty cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:48 pm 
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babakp wrote:
Greetings folks, just got a factory ordered Silver White with both packages and leatherette... looking forward to electrified driving!!

First question that comes up is what is the ideal winter tire/rim to maintain efficiency?

Will post pictures soon....


I always get the package from the dealer for winter rims and rubber, I want enhanced traction for safety , range is secondary imho. I had Nokian ( sic ) finland tire on my 09 jetta , worked very well

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:57 pm 
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Kosta wrote:
babakp wrote:
Greetings folks, just got a factory ordered Silver White with both packages and leatherette... looking forward to electrified driving!!

First question that comes up is what is the ideal winter tire/rim to maintain efficiency?

Will post pictures soon....


I always get the package from the dealer for winter rims and rubber, I want enhanced traction for safety , range is secondary imho. I had Nokian ( sic ) finland tire on my 09 jetta , worked very well



Agreed. Obviously this is too new for any relevant use case info. I had a chat with salesperson when picking up and we decided to wait another month or two in case there are new revelations. I think best case scenario would be to have the same rims that come with the car with the best winter tires that fit it. As in all ideal cases, it will probably be too costly.
The dealer/factory supplied bundle is just regular steel rims which is possibly twice the weight.

I will write their German HQ and see if the factory has new ideas but will buy at the very last chance to be sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:31 pm 
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babakp wrote:
Agreed. Obviously this is too new for any relevant use case info. I had a chat with salesperson when picking up and we decided to wait another month or two in case there are new revelations. I think best case scenario would be to have the same rims that come with the car with the best winter tires that fit it. As in all ideal cases, it will probably be too costly.
The dealer/factory supplied bundle is just regular steel rims which is possibly twice the weight.


See this. There is typically little weight difference between atypical factory alloys and their steel rim counterparts. Exceptions to this are specific lightweight alloys, forging, or minimal spoke designs that often compromise strength.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/ef ... res-tested


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:33 pm 
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2016golfse wrote:
babakp wrote:
Agreed. Obviously this is too new for any relevant use case info. I had a chat with salesperson when picking up and we decided to wait another month or two in case there are new revelations. I think best case scenario would be to have the same rims that come with the car with the best winter tires that fit it. As in all ideal cases, it will probably be too costly.
The dealer/factory supplied bundle is just regular steel rims which is possibly twice the weight.


See this. There is typically little weight difference between atypical factory alloys and their steel rim counterparts. Exceptions to this are specific lightweight alloys, forging, or minimal spoke designs that often compromise strength.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/ef ... res-tested



Thank you very much this is perfect info. Steel rims it is then

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Tires - e-Golf
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:19 pm 
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babakp wrote:
Thank you very much this is perfect info. Steel rims it is then


You'll be just fine. Don't forget that the US 2015 Limited Edition versions had steel rims too.


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