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    How to raise VW Touran

    My Touran is just too low for Africa. Some speedbumps, even at slow speed, make contact. If I plan a weekend away (often farm stays or similar) and there is talk of a dirt road I get nervous. And I guess it doe snot help that I have 225/45/17 rubbers on it.

    Appartently one shock is on its way out so I need to look at a new pair in any case. Can I raise the vehicle height by changing shocks or springs of both without compromising handling and safety? Volkswgen is not helpful.

    The Touran is based on Golf chassis I think. Maybe I am lucky and I get a pimp workshop who has a client who wants it lowered and we swap, lol.

    Seriouly., who on Cape Town would do something like that? Who do I turn to?
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    http://www.wheel-size.com/size/volkswagen/touran/2013/

    i will start with the rubbers first and maybe talk to VW about
    what options they have for lifting it a bit but you will need a
    spacer kit

    it is spacers that you insert on the top part of your shock
    springs... you get them for 4x4 but i dont know about the
    VW Touran

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    Now that is odd. I have a 2009 model and according to the website there is no 17 inch for it at all while my 17 inch are apparently factory fitted. I had asked the service manager of a big VW dealer and he said VW has no olsution for my problem.

    Volkswagen Touran 2009, All Trims

    195/65R15 6Jx15 ET47 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    205/60R15 6.5Jx15 ET50 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    215/55R16 7Jx16 ET45 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    225/45R18 7.5Jx18 ET42 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1

    But either way am I mistaken in saying that a larger rim is compensated by a lower profile tyre? In other words the dimension between the centre of the axsis and the road is always the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Houses4Rent View Post
    Now that is odd. I have a 2009 model and according to the website there is no 17 inch for it at all while my 17 inch are apparently factory fitted. I had asked the service manager of a big VW dealer and he said VW has no olsution for my problem.

    Volkswagen Touran 2009, All Trims

    195/65R15 6Jx15 ET47 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    205/60R15 6.5Jx15 ET50 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    215/55R16 7Jx16 ET45 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1
    225/45R18 7.5Jx18 ET42 5x112 M14 x 1.5 57.1

    But either way am I mistaken in saying that a larger rim is compensated by a lower profile tyre? In other words the dimension between the centre of the axsis and the road is always the same?
    not really no some tires do give you a few cm more
    also it actually give you less road noise i found on
    my Mazda

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    Just remember that changing the tyre diameter, will affect the speedometer, as the circumference changes.
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    I asked VW now as to how the Touran Cross achieves higher ground clearance.
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