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21 inch winter tire at tire rack

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by William13, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. William13

    William13 Member

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    Tire Rack now has a 21 inch winter tire. Pirelli Sotozero series 3 is new and available in our size? The owner of Tire Rack has a Tesla Model S and it snows a lot here in South Bend.
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    You will be far better off with a set of 19" wheels and snow tires. In a snow tire you want as much flexible sidewall as possible so that the tread will be able to conform to the irregular surface (hard packed snow to pavement transition).
     
  3. William13

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    Jerry, I completely agree but some people will use the Model S as a second car or live in areas where cold occurs infrequently enough that this might work well.
    I personally use Nokian Hakka tires.
     
  4. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    You're right, but I'd hate to try it on an ice day in Dallas :)
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    That's what I thought too, here in St. Louis where it's not all that bad. All it takes is one cold day and a pothole, 21" tires turn into brittle rocks.

    Can't wait to get those 19" wheels on.
     

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