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Is it possible to install P85+ tires + rims on a P85?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by kdeckster, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. kdeckster

    kdeckster Member

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    I'd love to do so but I'm just not sure they will fit my P85, or if somehow this setup is incompatible with my P85 suspension.

    Anyone actually done this? I'm hearing conflicting reports from multiple service centers.

    Much appreciated,
    Thanks!
    Kevin
     
  2. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Yes. There's no difference between the models. The only difference is .5" wider rims on the rear and 20mm wider tires. The fronts are the same. The rear camber might be different (I'm not sure?) But that's adjustable.
     
  3. Niclas

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    I have the staggered setup on my P85, no problems. 265/35/21 rears and 245/35/21 front.
     
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    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I thought there were some suspension differences, although perhaps nothing that would affect the fitting of the wider rear wheels...
     
  5. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    There are suspension differences but nothing that would prohibit using plus wheels on a P85.
     
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    Torpedo Ted Member

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    Tesla disagrees, they wouldn't allow a customer to use P85+ tires on a P85, claiming there were differences.
     
  7. HankLloydRight

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    Probably the increased camber in the rear.

    There are suspension differences (most of the + additions) but no reason the wheels and tires can't go on a P85.
     
  8. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    Tesla SC Tilburg thinks differently from that.
    They mounted my slightly used 21" P+ wheels on a newly delivered non-plus car.
    The owner of that new car supplied my wheels to Tesla and they mounted them unchanged.
    No questions asked.
     
  9. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    If I recall correctly the axle length of a normal car vs P+ is slightly different, so when fitting aftermarket rims with a tight fit this might be an issue.
    The factory wheels should be no problem afaik.
     
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    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    I think you're right, Loek.
    But it is the P+ that has the tighter fit in comparison to the non-+.
    I guess it's ~5 mm (~1/4") tighter.
     

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