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alternative tires for 18" wheel model 3.

oh, hey. hahah. so after a fun adventure taking my model 3 to an autocross event and noticing how aggressive the traction control / stability control is, my only other issue with my model 3 seems to come down to its stock tire option.
and after all this hoo-ha-ha about breaking distances i figured time for a new thread!

jumping over to tirerack, usually my go to spot for good rubber, i notice they rate the MXM4 as average. and its 500 rated utq5 is not what i usually look for in a "good" tire. i am sure tesla chose it for max range and what not, but i place driving dynamics over max range.

so with that said i am really looking at the continental extremeContact sport. i guess my only worry is the load index and rim width class, does anyone know the stock 18" rim width?

thoughts? @mattcrowley? :D








 
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When the time comes to replace my stock tires I’m going with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06: https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires....&autoYear=2018&autoModel=Model+3&autoModClar=

I’ve had those on previous cars and was very happy with them. However if I end up getting another set of winter wheels/tires like I had with my Mustang, I plan on going with the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 for my winter set: https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires....&autoYear=2018&autoModel=Model+3&autoModClar=

Still undecided on my summer tire choice.
 
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When the time comes to replace my stock tires I’m going with the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06:

Still undecided on my summer tire choice.

I have the summer version of that tire (Continental Extreme Contact DW) on my Acura RSX right now. It's a good tire. I had some Yokohamas before that were perhaps a little grippier, but the Continental is a lot quieter.
 
DWS is a great all-around tire, we've used them on my wife's Subaru for the last few tire purchases. I'm not a huge all-season fan, they're fairly marginal in the snow IMO (which is why I went with Xice3 for my Golf for the winter, and proper summer tires (Michelin PSS) for the rest of the year). But they should still be a huge upgrade from the factory tires.
Just get the right size, don't worry about rim width or load class. We're not talking about a light duty truck here. If you get the OE size, no worries about odometer inaccuracy or anything.
 

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