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#1 OFFLINE   jerbacher

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 03:24 PM

Hello everyone,

 

I have a 2009 Tiguan SE 4motion with the 17" wheels.  I just moved to Colorado and would like to explore some of the mountain roads we have here, but wouldn't mind having tires with just a bit more aggressive tread.  I'm not looking to do anything crazy and don't need crazy tires.  I would just like something a bit more than the stock passenger tires (although they are all-season).

 

My stock tire is 235/55/r17.  I have not managed to find much in this size in my online search.  Any suggestions?  Is there a slightly different size that will work on these wheels, not rub the wheel wells, and has more selection?

 

I know that the real solution is to change to 16" wheels, but I really don't want to buy new wheels!

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#2 ONLINE   shawng

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:58 PM

Some other sizes to consider:

215/60R17

225/60R17

225/55R17

 

The first is the same diameter, the other two are within 3%


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:06 PM

Thanks!  Yokohama actually makes the Geolandar A/T-S in 215/60r17 and 225/60r17.

 

Some other sizes to consider:

215/60R17

225/60R17

225/55R17

 

The first is the same diameter, the other two are within 3%



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

I'd go with the 215s, more bite-through in loose stuff, with the bonus that your speedo etc will all be OK.

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

Do you think there would be much issue with the 225s as far as speedo, electronics etc goes?  I think I would prefer the look of the slightly wider tire and a bit more diameter would be a bonus for ground clearance.  I know VWs can be pretty sensitive electronically to any changes.

 

 

I'd go with the 215s, more bite-through in loose stuff, with the bonus that your speedo etc will all be OK.

 

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 08:50 PM

Head over here and see for yourself: http://www.1010tires...Size-Calculator


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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:46 PM

Say, that's a handy tool.  1.67% variance in diameter doesn't seem like too big of a deal.  Speedo would be off by about 1mph.  But the real question, is with this particular vehicle, does anyone have experience and know whether or not that will mess up anything other than the speedo reading slightly wrong?

 

Head over here and see for yourself: http://www.1010tires...Size-Calculator



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

Nothing else will be messed up. All 4 tires will be the same diameter and that's the most important


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:44 AM

Get in touch with JJJ! His spacers are awesome and will let you get a little bit bigger tires. Check out my thread I just posted.



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Posted 15 May 2013 - 06:46 AM

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 01:23 AM

Just curious how the TIguan did on the mountain roads?  We had Acura MDX that a transmission was going out so I traded it in for a Tiguan.  Instead of wheeling and dealing on the price, I was worried about the ground clearance.   I don't do anything crazy, just do a lot of hiking and backpacking and some of the roads to the trailheads need some ground clearance.  The dealership said if I buy the vehicle, they would through in some h&R springs with install to give a little more of a lift.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

Well, I haven't actually gotten up on them yet.  I've gone hiking a handful of times, but all trailheads have been accessible by paved roads so far.  The dirt and gravel side roads that I saw but didn't need to take looked passable by the average sedan, so theoretically no problem so far.

 

I think with careful driving there is probably a lot that can be traversed in stock form.

 

Just curious how the TIguan did on the mountain roads?  We had Acura MDX that a transmission was going out so I traded it in for a Tiguan.  Instead of wheeling and dealing on the price, I was worried about the ground clearance.   I don't do anything crazy, just do a lot of hiking and backpacking and some of the roads to the trailheads need some ground clearance.  The dealership said if I buy the vehicle, they would through in some h&R springs with install to give a little more of a lift.



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