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255/55/R19 - would they rub?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Titus, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Titus

    Titus Member

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    Hi guys

    What's the largest diameter tires you've run with on the Model S? I've got a set of 255/55/R19s that I just ordered for my last gas burner as I made the decision to trade it in for a MS.... Wondering if they would fit without rubbing or I need to sell it cheap online

    Thanks for comments and feedback
     
  2. linkster

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    I really don't know much about automobiles, Model S, suspensions, tire/wheel fitment. Your 255/55-19's at ~30" diameter tire will not provide enough clearance to the front upper ball joint strut attaching point (where it curves over the top of the tire) nor will it clear the front wheel house/fender liner especially when turning as some of the OEM 19 and 21's will rub in the "lock" position while in reverse (yes, the stock set-up is that close!). "yo" likes his 255/45-19's (square set-up) which is the limit (reasonable) for a taller 19" front tire. Sorry for the bad news and good luck selling your tires.
     
  3. Titus

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    Much appreciated!! Wow yea that sounds like they designed that wheel well around the wheel/tire size! I guess that's Tesla trying to reduce as much wind drag as possible by fitting everything to a hair's width....!
    On my RX450h the 255/55 is like 6 or 7% bigger than their OEM 235/55 and I already ran a set with no problems, but the Model S's tolerances are much tighter
     

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