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#1 OFFLINE   JoeyMcFool

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 02:46 PM

Hi Folks, 

 

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:

 

Current loadout:

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.



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#2 OFFLINE   IggytheTiggy

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 07:43 PM

See if you have the availability of Falken Wildpeak AT there. I'll be running a 255/50R18 which is about an inch over stock, with 18x8 ET32 (same size I'm running now) and all I have is an inch spacer on the strut. Waiting till later this summer to mount mine.

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#3 OFFLINE   JoeyMcFool

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 12:23 PM

Hey Iggy

 

Thanks for the reply, but looking at the Falken site, they do not do a 255/50R18, the smallest profile is 55, this pushes the wheel diameter to 737.7mm, which looks really tight in the arches when I have a look.  



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Posted 03 May 2021 - 10:10 PM

Wilpeak does have an oem size in a 235/50R18 as well here.
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