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Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 21

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Cattledog, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    I contacted a couple tire places yesterday inquiring about the Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35 21 tires as we are nearing the end of life on our Continentals. 3 month back order! Anyone have any thoughts/luck in getting these? Are these now the standard tire that Tesla ships with the 21" rims? (Not Plus version rears though).
     
  2. maxjamie

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    I got mine at tirerack.com - delivered to my local tire shop. Michelin Pilot super sport 245/35/21 $295/tire- delivered in 2 days. It was exactly a month ago. Much better in terms of road noise compared to my OEM Pilot sport 2.
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Hey, doc. Do you have contacts at Tesla? I recommended that they consider adding the PSS to the OEM-approved tire selection a bit back. If you concur and have contacts, you might be able to move the needle on that one for us.
     
  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Do you also carry the 21" staggered sizes? Last week when I looked I didn't see them. I'm a new owner and worried about the costs I have seen, since I drive mountain roads (30k/yr) and know that I will burn though these guys at lightning speed. Both F+R.
     
  5. omarsultan

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    So the OE Contis UTQG rating of 340 while the PS2 has a rating of 220--in the real world, what does that mean in terms of tire wear--I assume the PS2 will wear more quickly, but by how much more?

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  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    You will likely be changing your rear tires every four months at that rate. That will get expensive.
     
  7. simplesolar

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    That is totally untrue. I have over 30,000 miles on my tires and they are staggered (255/285rear) and they will last probably 10-15k miles more.

     
  8. FlyYellow

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    i wish they made the staggered setup in the Pilot super sport but as luck would have it tirerack doesn't have any tires in the staggered setup. what are people doing for the 245/35/21 in front with a matching 265/35/21 in rear?
     
  9. KalOrtPor

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    On 21s? You sure? I thought even 20,000 miles out of 21" of any type was exceptional.
     
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    Simplesolar is running 20s. We have identical setup
    But if there were identical sizes for PS2 and PSS tires, you'd expect this much more tire life out of PSS
     
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    jhs_7645 VIN: #3305

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    For the record.. *this* is exactly how product sales people should use forums… timely, useful, informational, not sleazy — thank you [email protected]
     
  12. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I guess it depends on how you drive. I've seen some people report as low as 8,000 miles on the rears for the PS2s at least. Different tire though. Either way he is looking at once a year at least. Some people aren't prepared for that used to keeping same tired on car for years.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Exactly. I try and buy from them for that and many other reasons. They just need to carry Nokian tires now.
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    8,500 miles on my Continentals... twice. Not even a +.
     
  15. Sadly, Tire Rack would have no pull with either Tesla or Michelin to influence a change to the SS. Porsche has been transitioning to the SS as new models are introduced, so it "can be done".
     
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    +1 not many options it seems
     
  17. Pilot Sport PS2 is in good supply for 245/35R21 / 265/35R21....

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    21" tires are so seldom used as original equipment that these sizes just aren't on the radar for the replacement market. BMW offers a staggered 21" wheel option for 7 series, but in 245/35R21 and 275/30R21 (runflat). The 275/30R21 is a little smaller in overall diameter than the 265/35R21 (Tesla rear), and we're a little concerned that the Model S electronics may not be thrilled with the difference....As a result, we're hesitant to recommend the 275 as a viable alternative to the stock size.
     
  18. Bighorn

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    I'm in the process of switching from PS2s to PSSs. I corded the rears in 12K miles on the original PS2s. I decided to square up the stagger with 245/35s in the rear based on TireRack availability as my other option was to go with a stagger of 275/30--I just couldn't get them in time for a cross country trip. I can shift the 245/35s to the front (they fit fine on the wider rear rim) and replace with the 275/30s when the front tires need replacing. They're still going strong with 7/32s at 20K miles.
     
  19. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I like your plan!
     

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