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Harsh Ride with 22s

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by Kktmatt3, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Kktmatt3

    Kktmatt3 New Member

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    I have a Model X with OEM 22" wheels and air suspension. The ride is harsher than I expected (compared to my wife's Audi A8). I am thinking of decreasing the air pressure in the tires from 41 psi to 32 psi. Would this make a difference? Would the Low Tire Pressure indicator light on the dash stay on? How would this affect tire life?
     
  2. Yinn

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    If you decrease the tire pressure to 32 psi, your TPMS light would stay on constantly. Aside from safety concerns, the lower pressure would increase your contact patch and lower your range by quite a bit.

    Your best bet is to sell the 22" wheels and get the 20" wheels or look for someone local who would want to trade.
     
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  3. MXFan

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    Low tire pressure will wear your tires out even faster plus making driving handling worse. I would suggest you get 20" rims/tires for smoother ride and longer range if it bothers you that much.
     
  4. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete and lowering champion

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    +1 on 20s
     
  5. Maaz

    Maaz Member

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    I had the 21 in rims on my model s and with constant contact with pot holes and crappy roads ride quality really suffered. 20 in rims for the model x were a no brainer for me and I don't regret the decision at all.
     
  6. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete and lowering champion

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    20s will help on ride and won't get damaged as easily.
     
  7. Ryansmitty13

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    I just installed the 22" after 3k miles on my 20"s. 1) my 20's are for sale and 2) I find the 22" ride to be very smooth on Goodyear F1s
     
  8. Cowby

    Cowby Supporting Member

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    I'll second the above post. Willing to sell my 20" set as well (~3k miles on the tires). 22" seems to be riding great with the Scorpions...much better grip, but it will sap more energy tho.
     
  9. NikeWings

    NikeWings Active Member

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    I'm in the go big or go home camp :D ........22s with Scorpions on the X and 21s with ContiSilents on the S.
    Love them both but understand not everyone does. And that's ok.
     
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  10. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

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    Problem solved. 20x90" 20x10" TST with factory 20" tire size.
    white-model-x-20-tst-matte-black-5_1.jpg
     
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  11. tangerine

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    What ride height are you riding on?
     
  12. AndreyATC

    AndreyATC Member

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    22s with GoodYears are awesome
    I did the same swap and was really surprised i didnt lose any comfort and much range
    It is less mushy and solid ride with 22s
     

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