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I know that VAG equipment is used across the the different makes but I'm always a bit weary of buying stuff only to find it did fit because the offeset is different.

So any experts out there, will VW or Audi wheels will fit the Kodiaq, I'm asking because I will be having a second set for winter tyres and figure this is cheaper then going direct to Skoda to get them.
 

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Don't know about the Audi, but the Tiguan is built at THE SAME FACTORY as the Kodiaq in Czech Republic, has the same platform and most of the same engine choices, suspension and brake caliphers so they should fit 99% (SHOULD IS NOT THE SAME AS WILL !!!!!!).

The Audi Q5 has a MLB rather than an MQB platform and different brake caliphers so they probably won't fit. The Q3 could fit but not that sure, due to the smaller size of the car.

I personaly never buy tyres at the car dealers, I go to buy them and rims at a specialised tyre/rim shop. Been doing that for more than 10 years and always get good prices and quality tyres. They will know what tyre size you can fit. For the Kodiaq it depends on the rim size, you can get the 235/55 R18 or 235/65 R17 for 18" or 17" respectfuly. You can get them wider (245 but probably not 255) or thinner 225. It doesn't matter what car they came for as long as they are the correct size.

For my SUV i buy Bridgestone Blizzak 255/60/R16 Studless for my Jeep and will for my Kodiaq (though different size) and go through 50cm of snow on a 60% grade incline, for summer i used Michelin tyres which wore out fast but were the best.

My advice, you have a new car, buy proper NEW winter tyres from a tyre shop and for summer use, if you must, second hand ones. In winter conditions GOOD TYRES are MORE IMPORTANT than a 4x4 drivetrain.
 

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There are web sites that give you all rim details for all cars. You need to match. Diameter, width, PCD, offset & centre bore.
Sorry not at home at the moment so can't look up URL. Just Google 'wheel fitments.
Cheapest way is to go to a scrappy once you know all the measurements and which cars fit the same as the K.
 

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Check the centre bore as some newer Audis use 66.6mm, you need 57.1mm (you can get spigot rings to reduce the size down to 57.1mm though)

But really we need the width and ET of the wheels to be sure
 

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Now I'm completely confused! Lol
 

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Brown_bear said:
Lord Muck said:
Now I'm completely confused! Lol
Don't be.

If you have 17" rims:

- 215/65 R17 tyres will fit

If you have 18" rims:

- 235/55 R18 tyres will fit

Only check that out, no need for ANY other numbers.
So you are saying the load index and speed rating doesn't matter?
Not to mention if the wheels will physically fit the car... :roll:
 

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The data cast on the inside of the wheels refers to the offset, stud pattern, etc.

http://www.driverstechnology.co.uk/wheel-offset.htm

I'm certainly no expert, but having been caught out previously (Land Rover) by buying a second set of wheels which I thought would be compatible (but weren't) I would always double-check this data before buying new wheels, even if they are from a close stablemate e.g. Tiguan.
 

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Gizmo68 said:
There will be a load of numbers cast into the inside of the wheel, this is where the info needed is.
Cheers... I'll look into it.
 

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Thanks Colin, really appreciated!
 

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Looks like the PCD 5x112 is the same as the Tiguan...I guess it's going to be risk it and hope the calipers will not cause a problem!
 

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Not only the Tig, quite lot of others and Audis as well 5X112 with 57'1 centre bore seems very common. You must make sure of the offset though as too far out will knacker the wheel bearings more quickly that normal and too far in may catch the bodywork or callipers.


Full details below.

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Gizmo68 said:
Brown_bear said:
Lord Muck said:
Now I'm completely confused! Lol
Don't be.

If you have 17" rims:

- 215/65 R17 tyres will fit

If you have 18" rims:

- 235/55 R18 tyres will fit

Only check that out, no need for ANY other numbers.
So you are saying the load index and speed rating doesn't matter?
Not to mention if the wheels will physically fit the car... :roll:
The normal speed rating for winter tyres is at 180km/h and with summer it's more than 210km/h so i never check that because i rarely drive above 160km/h. The Kodiaq top speed is 210km/h.

Load index for all SUV tyres (size 215+) is more than enough for the heaviest SUV's withing the weight class of B-class drivers license, which is about 2.5t fully loaded. With that you can still tow a un-braked trailer with 750kg capacity with normal B-class drivers license (3.5t max together).

These numbers are Škoda tyre sizes for Kodiaq. The 215/235 indicating the tyre with, the 65/55 indicating the ammount of tyre above the rim and the R17/R18 is the radious of the rim in inches. Which other number would you need? Tyre sizes are standarised so they will fit the rims, all you need to do is know that the tyres aren't going to be too high/wide or too low/thin to disrupt the suspension/ABS/body.

Why do you unnecessarly complicate matters for him? It's like if someone asked you which flour is good for baking and i would say the "wheet type 500 smooth" while you would rant about how "you need to measure the grain size, than your bake pan size than the light must be correct so it's white....". Standards are there for a reason -> to make things made by different people in different countrys fit together.

My best advice is still, go to a specialised tyre and rim dealer (not car dealer) and he will advise you and offer you good prices and quality tyres or if you choose rims also.
 

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Colin Lambert said:
You are talking about rims while i am talking about tyre size hahahaha :p
 

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Using spacers will also knacker your wheel bearings!
 
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