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Continental tires on 19" m3p quality?

Sam1

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Sep 11, 2019
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Wanted to ask, this "stealth" (or whatever people call it) m3p I bought has Continental contiprocontact RX tires on it, and they don't seem to have nearly the grip that the Michelins did on the car I test drove. You can feel the traction control actively interacting (a little) during a launch, whereas the one I test drove was just glued to the F'n road and took off. When you do a rolling start from 20mph or so, both car launches felt the same.

So, has anyone else noticed this? Or are they switching all the tires to all-season Continentals?

Would much rather have a set of tires with a lower number of sipes on them.
 

Msjulie

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Jun 26, 2016
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My stealth car came with 18s which I swapped to the OEM 19 w stock tires. I never drove a 3 with the 20" so can't compare but 1) I've not noticed traction control stepping in (tires have about 22k now) and 2) car had 1 track even with those tires. 3) I keep cold inflation to 45psi and I feel like it's a decent tire for what it is... plus the range doesn't suck as bad as the more aggressive tires ...

Sorry if not helpful! :)
 

Sam1

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Sep 11, 2019
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NV
My stealth car came with 18s which I swapped to the OEM 19 w stock tires. I never drove a 3 with the 20" so can't compare but 1) I've not noticed traction control stepping in (tires have about 22k now) and 2) car had 1 track even with those tires. 3) I keep cold inflation to 45psi and I feel like it's a decent tire for what it is... plus the range doesn't suck as bad as the more aggressive tires ...

Sorry if not helpful! :)

Seems a bit crazy to put lower performing tires on this car. The Conti's probably work awesome for ice cars... But when you're dealing with a power curve like the Tesla has, they're not that good.

Have you considered swapping to a 245/40/19? Seems to be a lot more performance options on that ratio.
 

Msjulie

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Jun 26, 2016
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Seems a bit crazy to put lower performing tires on this car. The Conti's probably work awesome for ice cars... But when you're dealing with a power curve like the Tesla has, they're not that good.

Have you considered swapping to a 245/40/19? Seems to be a lot more performance options on that ratio.

I think you missed that the car came with the all season 18" wheels and tires from Tesla; while not a performance tire like the 20" upgrade package, the tires are better performers than originals. As for other tires, I had those rims/tires from my original LR Model 3 that was swapped for the stealth performance so nope.. didn't want to pay more :). Also, I've had no issues with the tires - other than a nail, not the tire's fault, and found them a find compromise for most of my driving needs. I still want the best range I can get as the car does to long distance trips not infrequently.
 

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