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Driving at Lake Tahoe with 22s

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Jmedlin, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. Jmedlin

    Jmedlin Member

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    Hey there. I was thinking about taking the tesla to Tahoe through hwy 50 tomorrow and I didn't want to change back to my 20s. With these tires is it dangerous right now to make that trip or drive in any snow?
     
  2. xkwizit

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    Hey @Jmedlin - you are not just taking a Tesla, you are taking your X to Tahoe. When I drive my S, people know it's a Tesla but when I drive my X, they ask what car is that. It's not just a Tesla, it's a X ;)

    PS: sorry for this frivolous post and having fun on your post. I am pretty sure there are some very experienced X owners who would chime in soon with some solid advice.
     
  3. BigMskiman

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    I was delivered with 22" but always planned for, and have 20" now. That's only because SC was too busy.

    If you just carry any kind of chains, and your 22" are M+S like my initial 22" were, yer good to go.

    I'll ski Thursday, to test the 20" Conti-Cross Contacts.....

    Driving in icy/snow condition
     
  4. millertime

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    If your 22's have summer tires, I would strongly encourage you to change out to the 20's with M&S tires. I am up here in Tahoe with our X and I have 19s with full winter tires (Blizzaks) and it is an amazingly capable car with true winter tires. The only thing that concerns me are the morons in 2 wheel drive and no chains/cable trying to "get by." Followed a BMW fishtailing all over the road on the way back from the grocery store. Load the deck in your favor and put on the 20's.
     
  5. Jmedlin

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    I just didn't prepare. I have 20s but I don't think I can switch the mm over in time to make it happen.
     
  6. bikeandsail

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    All season yes, summer tires only if you have a death wish. Summer tires are dangerous/lethal in the snow/slick/cold.
     
  7. Snow Drift

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    You can't use summer tires when it's 40 deg or colder, regardless of snow or ice. You are risking your tire being cold and not sticking, thus sliding off the road. Really not worth your life or the cars to risk it.

    Snow tires should be mounted by Thanksgiving.
     
  8. BigMskiman

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    Agree, there's several posts on this topic. This is not a good week to mess around w/o at least M+S
     
  9. highedu

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    There are no chains for the 22's
     
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    Listen to people saying not to go with summer tires.
    I got caught in a snow storm with my P90D S and it was bad.
    Sliding all over the place.
     
  11. Cellsaver

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    Can anyone recommend snow tires for the 22" rims?
     
  12. Jmedlin

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    I guess the perelli scorpion zero is m+s rated.

    I wish I would have known this putting new tires on my x.

    We decided to go to Disneyland instead so I won't fight the snow.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  13. BigMskiman

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    Recent factory MX had these, they were OK. But as @highedu says, no chains for it. All you can do is carry some other chains to get thru inspection stops. My solution was swapping to 20" & Autosocks (suggested in this forum).
    --- 22" Pirelli Asimmetrico (radial tubeless with M+S rating) ---
     
  14. Cellsaver

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    Aren't these all-season? Was looking for 22" snow tires.
     
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    Can't answer that one but if you buy from Tire Rack they will have authorized Tire Rack Installers in your area. They will refer you.
     

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