New member here as recently purchased a Tiguan. Downgraded from a Jeep Cherokee that had BFGoodrich TA KO2s on it. Loved these tyres, but I was living in Finland at the time and I don't think I need such a rugged wheel now (moved back to the UK).
I am now looking at the Michelin CrossClimate SUV tyres, these seem very well reviewed overall, and I have family members who have the non SUV variants of the tyres and think they are great. I am still considering grabbing a set of the KO2s as they were such good tyres.
I have trawled through these forums and the interwebs to try and find answers but was hoping knowledgeable fellow on here might be able to answer a few queries:
Stock 17/7 alloy wheels with cheap 235/55/17 tyres.
1. Torn between two tyres:
235/65/17 Michelin CrossClimate SUV - tight in the arch, standard offset of 43, think I would need spacers to push the wheel out away from the spring? Also will this need a lifting spacer kit?
225/65/17 Bridgestone AllTerrain T/A KO2 - my favorite tyre, only available in this size for 17, smaller diameter, still need to change the offset I think?
2. Looking at the Terma4x4 Lifting spacers for now, as this will help fit the bigger wheel diameter. What is the approximate labour time to fit these? Having just moved back I no have access to a workshop to do this myself, and honestly would rather leave it to a pro.
3. Wheel spacers - Not needed these on the jeep and generally get raised eyebrows when I ask about them in mechanic shops, could you please advise on the do's and don;ts around these, I think I might have to take offset to E27, meaning a 16mm spacer if i understand the system correctly?
edit - Can I also solve this issue by just buying audi wheels with a more suitable offset?
Thanks for any help in advance.