Yet another tyre post.....
.. but its my first on tyres so be kind.
My XH tyres (245/65/70) hadn't been rotated by the previous owner; which probably explains why it has already had at least one set of new tyres.
Currently they're (mostly) Khumo Road Venture AT, no real compaints with them, but since my TPMS stalk crumbled I've got the spare on Goodyear All Weather, this is causing me TCS issues on bumpy roads, as the NSR is 50%, OSR is now 100%. The OSF was an advisory, not far off the tread wear indicators say 10% and the NSF probably 20%.
In short not good, especially I normally run at 40psi, and the front tyres were really feeling every bump and crashing into potholes, so dropped back to 35 psi for now.
I don't off road at all, and am defo a 'press on' driver, but i do like a tyre with a deep tread due to looks and bump absorbtion on heavily rutted, potholed roads; and IMHO I don't think an XH suits a 'street' look, so I will replace them with more AT tyres, which I've narrowed down to Cooper Discoverer At3, or Maxxis AT-771, both being pretty goods tyres for the cost approx £105 excluding fitting.
My question is I'm not really fussed about having the widest tyres in the world, but reading that a 245/70/17 would lift the XH by 1/2 inch seems a good idea as it does look slightly under tyred, but I wonder if anyone can let me know how that affects the drive. i.e. would give a more relaxed cruise?
Also every post that asks 'biggest tyre on stock rims' soon expands to grinding bolts, lifts, spacers, pintlers(whatever they are), so assuming a relatively agressive tread such as those on the Cooper and Maxxis, can I expect 245/70/17 will fit COMPLETELY stock, as I'll be buying them online, so no trial fit.
Appreciate any info guys.