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2.0 / 2.5 Roadster / Roadster Sport Tire Thread

Those wheels should work. Keep in mind you want to make sure the center bore is correct or you will need hubcentric rings. Also, 3mm spacer is nothing and not required unless you really want to. The nominal OEM diameters are F 23.5" and R 25.0". As long as you stay within 0.1 or 0.2, you should be fine. This would mean running 225/40-18 on the rear and 205/40-17 on the front.
Sorry? Just saw this, those wheels will NOT fit without the front spacers, they will hit the caliper, 3mm should clear just, 5mm would be safe, but I run the larger 15mm spacers on all 4 wheels because I’m too lazy to machine them down, if you follow the link it will show they are running hubcentric spacers with adaptor rings on the wheels. 225/40-18 and 195/45-17 keeps the ride from being to harsh. Plus the DWS 06 also come in those sizes.
As for the spacers, if you have interference with the calipers, then you definitely need something to make sure they clear. I have to disagree with the 195/45-17 fronts. Per Tirerack, only one tire in that size and it isn't a Continental. The advantage of a 205/40 is it is the exact same dia as OEM (a 195/45 is larger dia by about 0.4") , and the larger contact patch will reduce the dreaded understeer.
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This is a pretty old thread but hey, these are getting to be old cars now. :)

I have a 2010 Roadster 2.5 Sport (actually 3.0 as I did upgrade) and need new tires. Tesla service says I need to order them myself, sigh.

I have black rims. From what I understand, the originals are these:

Front: P175/55R16
Rear: P225/45R17

But many seem pretty happy with these?

Continental Extreme Contact Sport
Front: 195/50 ZR 16 (84W)
Rear: 225/45 ZR 17 (91W)

The only thing I'm not sure about is if the rims will fit the 195/50 fine vs the 175/55? I can use the same rims on the Continental ECS?


-- Chris
Yes, buy them with confidence 👍 as many of us have them on our cars and are very pleased with the performance and wear characteristics.

Note: 195/50 is an approved "alternative" to the stock spec per Tesla's own recommendation (see attached from owner's manual).
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I have used AD07s front and rear ($330 and $409) at Tire Rack. I get 18,000 miles on the front and only 6000 miles on the rear tires. But, of course, I follow the rule that at each traffic light when red turns to green the accelerator is required to be pushed to the floor!
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I am planning on running AD07's front and AD08's rear (AD07 rears at Tire Rack crazy expensive) - has anyone done this? or any thoughts?
I have run that combination through 2 or 3 sets of rears. Performance is excellent, I find the AD08 offers slightly better handling with slightly less noise compared to the AD07. The problem is that the AD08 is an old tire and hard to find new stock. If Tire Rack has AD08s that weren't manufactured 3+ years ago then you should grab them.
I just checked Tire Rack and it looks like they have new stock of AD08R for the rear size. The tire is considered old tech at this point but it performs well combined with AD07 on the front. It's a better combination than putting the newer Mich Pilot Sport 4s (summer) on the rear with AD07 fronts, although the Michelins are better in the rain.
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