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Carrying Tires ...

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by cwave1, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. cwave1

    cwave1 Member

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    Has anyone carried a full set of tires in their Model S?

    I'm planning on picking up two sets (4 @ X-Ice winters for the MS and 4 @ 18" Blizzak tires for my wife's Acura MDX) when I'm in the US next weekend and wondered if all 8 tires would fit.

    Please provide direct experiences on tires or packing of similar sized objects.
     
  2. huntjo

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    4 tires fit in the trunk w seats down easy. I'm not sure 8 will
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    The problem with carrying 4 is positioning (they tend to roll around no matter how I arrange them). 3 is easy.

    I think you could fit as many as 7 in the back, and probably an additional 2 in the front if you really really tried.
     
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    Does this mean that the best positioning is up on end?
     
  5. montgom626

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    I did 4 mounted tires with ease.
     
  6. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Agreed, 4 mounted tires is no problem... 8 rather sounds like a challenge.
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Can you elaborate on your positioning that avoids rolling and sliding? Thanks.
     
  8. montgom626

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    Had them all flat on their sides.
     
  9. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I've absolutely no idea how much room 8 tires will take, but I do know that tire firms load their trucks in an offset back-and-forth on the diagonal basis (hard for me to explain). You might try that.
     
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    I did 2 flat on the rear seat folded down and 2 vertical in the rear with 19" staggered mounted wheels
     
  11. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I had four mounted 19s in the back with all the seats down just fine today. Two stacked under the hatch, two offset side-by-side between the rear doors. Absolutely no chance you can fit eight, but if you do, I want to see a picture for proof!
     
  12. jerry33

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

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    No they don't. Do not purchase radial tires from anyplace that does it that way. It will absolutely ruin radial tires. It's okay for bias-ply tires though.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Fascinating. Explanation?
     
  14. mnx

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    Ok I'll make a bold prediction that I think 8 will fit. 2 in the passenger seat, 1 in the frunk and 1 in the rear footwell area plus the standard 4 in the back.

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  15. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I've never done 8 tires but I have done 4 tires and 4 wheels and it fit fine with the rear seats down. I would suggest putting the rear seats flat and stacking 4 on top of eachother. Then 4 more in the trunk area stacked the same way. It should fit fine.
     
  16. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I will be happy to be proven wrong on this one...where there's a will, there's a way!! I could not fit a 19" in the frunk, but he has a fighting chance with an 18" wheel...that could make all the difference!

    I also have the rear facing seats, so my footwell is taken when the rears are folded flat...ah, the possibilities. Tetris with big circles!
     
  17. Park2670

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    If I can fit four snow tires in a Z4M coupe, you can fit eight in a Model S.
     

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    Sheesh, profiles in vehicle/driver abuse!! Get yourself a little 4x6 tilt bed trailer that weighs only 250 pounds and cost $399-. Then you have an excuse to get that MS trailer hitch you always wanted. Perfect for hauling filthy rims/tire sets, garbage/recycling, shopping for large items, etc. Drive atv/lawnmower right up. Learn a few rope knots to tie everything down tight. No MS will be harmed in the process.

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    So lightweight you and a helper can lean it up against a garage wall to save space.
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  19. brianman

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    @wycolo - How do you attach this device to your Model S without potentially voiding the warranty?
     
  20. jerry33

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

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    There are dozens, if not hundreds, of people who have attached a trailer to Prius (there's an entire newsgroup dedicated to trailer pulling) and not one of them has had warranty problems (and some of the trailers they've attached are pretty stupid for a Prius--they'd be marginal using an F150). I can't imagine Tesla would be any different.
     

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