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275/30/20 Front tires on Model 3 Performance??

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ZeroRider, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. ZeroRider

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    Just zoomed in on some of the new Model 3 Performance photos on the refreshed Model 3 page. Noticed that the front tires were sized 275/30/20 which I highlighted on the tire. If this is actually the case for production cars, these will be some super wide front tires.....
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  2. kev1n

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    i doubt it, its probably 235
     
  3. Zoomit

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    Not with a 30 aspect ratio. 275/30s match the diameter of the narrower 18-20” tires.

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  4. Zoomit

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    Here’s a comparison with the 19” Sport wheel/tire combo

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    If you zoom in on this image of a P3 being transported, you'll see that the fronts are 235/35/20 up front. Too bad the rear tire is blocked.

     
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  6. chickensworth

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    Nice catch! Seems really wide. For comparison, P100d’s and 911 turbos only use 245’s up front.
     
  7. Zoomit

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    Here’s the image enlarged. Very frustrating and a wee bit of false advertising.
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  8. chickensworth

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    That’s more like it... still hoping for a larger rear... at least the wheel gap is a bit tighter.
     
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  9. Twiglett

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    Maybe I’m missing something.
    How is it false advertising ?
     
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    This is why people need to stop deciding their "facts" on website renders....
     
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  11. ℬête Noire

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    More like lack of attention to detail in the art department.
     
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  12. Kuhz

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    There is no way 275s are on the front, doubtful they’re on the back as well. I have 275/40 on the back of my S and they’re Wiiiiiiide....
     
  13. Zoomit

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    It’s not a render. It’s a picture of the product they have for sale. Or at least it should be. If we can’t get facts from their website, where do we get them?

    If you say Twitter, a little puppy dies.
     
  14. Knightshade

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    Except, it's not. It's a render. Hence basing purchasing decisions on what you think you see in a not-actual-picture is a bad idea.

    You can get facts from the website.

    Like the fact they've been selling the 20" sport wheel upgrade as a standalone option since March, and it clearly states they're square (not staggered) wheels with 235 width tires.

    Which is why folks claiming they "thought" they saw staggered on a render never made much sense. Why would they invent a new production wheel setup for 20s in the middle of trying to get out of production hell when they already had one on the shelf?
     
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  15. Zoomit

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    Because 235 tires are inadequate for a 4000 lb car with performance aspirations.
     
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  16. chickensworth

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    Average consumers are going to look at a picture of the product and assume that’s what they get... don’t know why you would argue about that. Internet sleuthing is what we all do here because we’re engaged with the company and product; actively trying to figure out every detail we can... but the majority of buyers will go by the information as laid out.
     
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    They already made 20x10 for the mules. So they could easily make that what the P has in the rear. We just don't know which of the 2 off the shelf wheels they chose to use for the P.
     
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  18. Knightshade

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    Because those aren't pictures.

    Not sure why you would argue about that. :)

    Yes, and those are specifically the folks who keep making mistakes by thinking the renders are telling them facts not in evidence.




    the information as laid out on the Tesla site makes 0 mention of staggered wheels ever being offered by Tesla on the model 3 in any size. The only info as laid out for 20s on a Model 3 are the sport wheel 20 option with 235 tires front and rear. So again no sure what you're talking about here?



    Obviously Teslas engineers decided differently since that's apparently what they're putting on the car.

    Personally I'd prefer wider, yet smaller (and lighter), wheels on a performance vehicle- but sadly they didn't' consult me.
     
  19. Knightshade

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    Yes on a very few alpha test cars, and then when the car got to production decided to offer 20x8.5 instead.

    So no, they never had any "off the shelf" 20x10 wheels in production- which would've required actual supply chain work, sourcing, stocking, distribution to SCs, etc... versus a few prototype wheels used in early testing requiring none of that.

    Hence it made tremendously more sense to use the actual off the shelf 20- the 20x8.5.

    Which it appears is exactly what they've done.
     
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  20. Thomas Edison

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    You don't think the wheel manufacture has the mold at the ready just as they do the 8.5"? They are just as "off the shelf". It's not like tesla has a stock pile to pull from. This is their top of the line m3, having different wheels with more tire on the ground would serve a functional benefit and exclusivity. All they have to do is order 1000 of each instead of 2000 of one.
     

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