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21" OEM Turbine Wheels - What Tire Sizes Are You Using?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by wildtigg3r, Jan 4, 2017.

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  1. wildtigg3r

    wildtigg3r Member

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    To all Model S owners with 21" OEM Turbine wheels,

    I would like to gather some information on what wheel setup they have on their cars (especially ones with Performance model and Smart Air Suspension).
    1. Staggered or Non-Staggered
    2. 21x8.5 or 21x9 or both
    3. Tire brand and measurements
    4. Car's year and model #
    Thank you in advance.

    I have a 2013 P85+ with staggered setup and in the process on debating whether to go all-square or stay with staggered setup. I've read some of the newly delivered performance models have all-square setup (I could be wrong).
     
  2. BestRadar

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    Staggered is really not needed if you have AWD.
     
  3. bishoppeak

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    My P100D was delivered last week with the staggered setup. 245 in front, 265 rear. Michelin Super Sports.
     
  4. steven315

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    Is anyone putting a 255 on 8.5" width 21" rim?
     
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    Would love to know the answer to this as well. Seriously considering this on the wife's car just to protect the rims from curb rash.
     
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  6. bishoppeak

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    If you change from the stock diameter it may drive the traction control system crazy.
     
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  7. steven315

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    I'm sure it's smart enough to adapt. Consider your tire pressure, tread life, speed and more, all have a say in what your tires actual o.d. is.
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Car as below.

    Staggard. 245/35 front, 275/30 rear. Hankooks. Considering 255/30 front, 285/30 rear. Moving to Conti Silents 245/35 front 275/35 rear in the next couple weeks for fun.

    If I were to do it over...I would not stagger. Though I LOVE!!! the look.
     
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  9. wildtigg3r

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    How do you like the Hankooks? How many miles do you have on them already?
     
  10. lakerholic

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    Here's my .02 on Hankook (and sorry OP for going off topic):

    In my previous P85 (square 21" setup), I moved to 245/35 Hankooks and honestly felt them to be better tires that the OEM Continentals. Those tires wore out in 11k miles, despite meticulous tire rotation every 3k miles.

    In my current P90DL (staggered 21" setup), I have the "standard" 245/35, 265/30 Michelin Super Sport setup, and find these to be a superior tire to both the Hankook and the Contis. In fact, I have a friend with a P85+ (staggered) that got 25k miles out of his front Michelin Super Sports while needing to change his rears every 10k miles. To me, that's amazing tire longevity for a setup that cannot be rotated.

    I will be staying with Michelin despite the cost when it comes time for new tires.
     
  11. steven315

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    Lakerholic. Thanks for your input. Can you give some input in regards to the sound aspects of each tire setup?
     
  12. steven315

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    why no stagger??
     
  13. lakerholic

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    Hankook and and Contis are identical, sound-wise in my opinion. Hankooks are a little louder over expansion joints; and real-mpg was unaffected to maybe 2-3% worse than Contis
    Michelins are the quietest by far.
     
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    Is everyone buying the ps2 or the super sport? What comes with the tesla?
     
  16. HankLloydRight

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    There are many threads on the subject where I covered this in more detail.

    I have a P85+, but I de-staggered the rear rims to 8.5" rims, and put 245 Hankook Ventus V12 evo2s on each corner. Love this setup. I got 3 seasons on the Hankooks and they still have some tread left, but I'll probably replace them this summer with the same tire.
     
  17. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Can't rotate. Increases the cost by at least 2X. Side to side rotate does not help, because they are directional.
     
  18. steven315

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    just got a loaner with 21" non staggered continental extreme contact and reeaaallly liking them! So much more grip, very quiet and very stable.
     
  19. NikeWings

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    I have 21 staggered conti silents. Love them. Quiet and grip exceptionally well. Loaners have benn PSS and to me anyway, noticeably louder.. No doubt a very personal preference, but a wise man on TMC once told me, don't worry about the brand. When you find a tire you like, stick with it. Thank you @HankLloydRight ;)
     

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