There’s lots of theory out there on the topic, you can read up if your more interested, but it goes: more rubber in contact with the ground = better traction/put down. My personal opinion is, unless I’ve got a P model and enjoy using the P to its potential often there’s no point in the extra weight it adds. More weight=less range however minuscule range loss it is, it is still more important to me personally to have more range.not to threadjack and grats on your sale... but why would someone want staggered? I have Dual motor would i want Stag or Square? just curious as i am about to look for turbines
There’s lots of theory out there on the topic, you can read up if your more interested, but it goes: more rubber in contact with the ground = better traction/put down.
Just to clarify the miscommunication. With the Tesla S factory staggered setup the tires are 245/35R21’s fronts and 265/35R21’s rears (245mm and 265mm tread-width). So there is more rubber and width on the road (the definition of contact patch), plus the rear rolling diameter is greater than the front on the staggered setup because the rears are still 35 series profile therefore the sidewall is 35% of 265 mm versus the fronts only being 35% of 245 mm. The difference is not great but still a difference. Whether you could ever notice the difference while driving is a different story. Perception is everything just like the folks that swear the + cars are a real "handling" car when in reality virtually any BMW will easily out corner them on a track due to the Tesla excessive weight versus contact patch size. Tesla’s are incredible straight line performance cars but not track cars anyway. The options for tires are greater without staggering the tire sizes because there are fewer options when looking for matching tires in both 245 and 265 sizes.Thank you both for the answers!