Anyone as yet?Rocc said:Hey guys,
Wondering if you know what is the widest tyre that can be fitted on the 7J x 18" New York Rims that come on the Tiguan? I know that rim comes with 235/50 18 Tyres, but what are the widest that will fit, can you put a 255 on there?
Just an update from my earlier post at beginning of December 09. I did indeed buy the 16" Tiguan San Diego (standard in Europe on the Escape/ Track and Field Model, but not UK). I fitted the wheels with Lassa Competus 4x4 215/65/16 s and am very happy with them. Road noise is slightly increased but given the winter and amount of snow we have had I am well pleased, the levels of grip in the snow have been way better than the 17" Dunlop road tyres. Also had a couple of off road tests in mud and sand dunes, again way better. Suppose it depends on how you use your tiguan but I now feel i could use these all year round...
Lassa Competus 4x4 215/65/16 ?73.25 each including VAT, fitting & balancing
VW SanDiego x 4 ?250 plus postage
Lastly one nice thing about the Lassa is that it is a bi directional tyre, therfore the white sidewall lettering can be put to the inside, depends what floats your boat........