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19" Wheels Secured + info on an OEM All Season Tire option.

omarsultan

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Mounted -- the Michelins are pretty awesome:

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@omarsultan sanity check: back tires and wheels are indeed wider correct? I see that the 19inch kits coming from tsportline have equal size fronts and backs.
The stock setup is indeed staggered (wider in rear). However you can go with a square aftermarket set up to allow rotation and potentially extending tire life some.
 

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I went with the same tires as @omarsultan - the PS4/AS

It is hard to get a good photo that isn’t exaggerated due to perspective, but the 3cm wider is staggering (pun intended) in person.
 

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One quick data point for folks swapping their own tires. With the car in "very high" mode, you have a hair over 7" of ground clearance to work with, so make sure your jack, jack stand adaptor and Tesla lifting pad adaptor will fit within that space.
 

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One quick data point for folks swapping their own tires. With the car in "very high" mode, you have a hair over 7" of ground clearance to work with, so make sure your jack, jack stand adaptor and Tesla lifting pad adaptor will fit within that space.
Omar which jack stands are you using these days? I'm considering a couple of "fancier" options but have not had experience with them.
 

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I took delivery of my Plaid MS with 19” Pirelli Summer Tires in Portland, OR on 9/20
Trying to find specs on these tires. Help
As I understand it, they are supposed to be able to handle wet conditions well.
Is this true?
Also, anyone know what the temperature limitations are with these summer tires?
Driving over the i5 pass to CA in November.
Concerned about potential freezing temps and snow.
Delivery specialist told me that Tesla had yet to”approve“ any specific snow chains for the refresh MS with 19s
I have made this trip many times in my 2018 100D with Tesla chains onboard, luckily I never had chains required. Although Freezing temps & snow have occurred on this trip.
 

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Summer tires tend to be problematic when you get into the 40s--the issue is the tread compound starts to get hard and stops being grippy, so wet roads is not the issue, but ambient temperature is. I have done that drive a few times and I would be cautious about making that drive if the ambient temp are gong to be in that range.

Here are the sizes for your tires, maybe consider picking up some all season tires--there are a couple of options on Tire Rack (Continental and Michelin):

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Summer tires tend to be problematic when you get into the 40s--the issue is the tread compound starts to get hard and stops being grippy, so wet roads is not the issue, but ambient temperature is. I have done that drive a few times and I would be cautious about making that drive if the ambient temp are gong to be in that range.

Here are the sizes for your tires, maybe consider picking up some all season tires--there are a couple of options on Tire Rack (Continental and Michelin):

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Thanks,
Seems like if I’m careful I can survive the trip. Summer tires should work fine in Palm Desert. ;) Where I’m heading. Returning in May.
After doing a lot of searches on the Internet I found this video which was pretty informative and interesting.

 
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omarsultan

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Thanks,
Seems like if I’m careful I can survive the trip. Summer tires should work fine in Palm Desert. ;) Where I’m heading. Returning in May.
After doing a lot of searches on the Internet I found this video which was pretty informative and interesting.

Cool -- one thing to remember, if temps are heading south, the actual surface temp of the road is going to be a couple of degrees cooler than the air temp indicated by the car.
 

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