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21” grey turbine wheels with winter tires for Model S

Amit519

Roadster dreams!!
Feb 6, 2018
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NorCal, USA
Hi,
I'm not sure if the tires on the package are "winter tires" as you mentioned. To my knowledge, there are NO winter tires for the 21" rims. If I'm mistaken then please let me know and I will switch out the tireson both my MS 100D and P100D to "winter tires".
Thanks
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My set has Pirelli Soto Zero 245/35 R21 W winter tires. I purchased it from Tesla with my Model S — this is something Tesla used to do, sell you a set of winter wheels and tires with your new car. Now I am trading in the Model S for Model X so don’t need them, in fact I never needed them, they are totally unused. Amit, your point is valid that the Tesla gear store online doesn’t CURRENTLY offer winter tires, but your sacrcasm implies you thought my set wasn’t as I had described, and there you are just wrong. See attached photos.
 

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Amit519

Roadster dreams!!
Feb 6, 2018
289
172
NorCal, USA
My set has Pirelli Soto Zero 245/35 R21 W winter tires. I purchased it from Tesla with my Model S — this is something Tesla used to do, sell you a set of winter wheels and tires with your new car. Now I am trading in the Model S for Model X so don’t need them, in fact I never needed them, they are totally unused. Amit, your point is valid that the Tesla gear store online doesn’t CURRENTLY offer winter tires, but your sacrcasm implies you thought my set wasn’t as I had described, and there you are just wrong. See attached photos.
Good to know, no sarcasm intended. The link in your post takes one to the Tesla page showing Conitentals, hence the misunderstanding on my part, and my 100D MS came with Continentals while my MS P100D had Michelins, all summer tires only. Now I know I can get a set of 21" tires for winter driving. Pirelli webpage shows winter tires in only 245/35/21 and none in the 265/35/21, my cars have the staggered set so back to square one in the search for staggered winter 21" tires Always learning something new. Thanks.
 
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amit519

i found the solution

we have a very good tire place here in santa monica CA.....stokes tire

you are right that there is no 265 for the pirelli which would be the perfect fit on the rear, but they do make a 275 which is only 3/8" wider and works

i just tested on a very aggressive and precarious trip from LA to big bear and back over two mountain passes in deep snow and they were amazing in all ways. I need to emphasize that there were Range Rovers, suburbans, busses and pickups in ditches and i was moving up and down this 6% grade in 4" of hardpack snow and ice like a Caterpillar...a very fast caterpillar.

recap:

Pirelli Sottozero 3 - 245 35R21 for the front
Pirelli Sottozero 3 - 275 35R21 for the rear

dont let them tell you that the 275 doesnt fit....its tight....but good things are.
 

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