So just how bad are these pirelli sottozero 3 tires going to be in the GTA?
If it's going to be a really brutal day, I doubt I'd even go out.
Are these garbage for our winter?
@Birdman325 and @5_+JqckQttqck - Thanks for the 7C rating info - and I agree it doesn't sound optimum - but I see mixed reviews all over other car forums. Truly wish they had another option. I'd prefer just to go with the Tesla rim and tire package.Just checked some reviews on-line. Overall didn't seem to be too bad re winter / snow use.
Last I spoke to a fellow at Oakville during a service visit, he said they're hoping to be able to offer different tires instead of what's online but likely not for this coming winter. All the discussion here about the tires is great but for the extra $100-$200 or whatever it is, I'd rather have Tesla do this for me. Provides some recourse in case something goes wrong, despite how improbable an issue would arise by going elsewhere for a wheel and tire combo would be. Also helps that the service centre is a few minutes drive away from me.
You have to be careful with the reviews. Perelli Sottozeros have a few renditions. The ones Tesla is showing on their site are the Serie II which at least on the sites I have check have terrible reviews. The Sottozero 3 are much better.Just checked some reviews on-line. Overall didn't seem to be too bad re winter / snow use.
yes this is correct. If you look at the 19" winter set (tires and wheels) they come with the Sottozero 3. The 18" winter set come with the Sottozero Serie II (series 2).You have to be careful with the reviews. Perelli Sottozeros have a few renditions. The ones Tesla is showing on their site are the Serie II which at least on the sites I have check have terrible reviews. The Sottozero 3 are much better.
yeah that's smart to order earlier before the rush of orders. Let me know if you get a good quote for a powder coat I want one as well for my 19's. Still looking for tires though.I ended up ordering the Tesla 19" package. In the winter I think I will get my summers powdercoated in either gloss black or that darker tesla like silver for summer.
With the flood of M3's coming this month I thought it was best to get this order in now.
I was thinking about the R187s as well but are they available for Model 3? The website indicates they're not so I emailed and the response was November. Seemed a bit too vague for me to count on but I do like the look of those.
Depends on the rim, but it will not be much compared to the range loss due to cold. Honestly I wouldn't worry much about range loss due to rims. Would you care about getting 3% worse fuel efficiency due to rims on an ICE car? The model 3 has more than enough range and your driving style will have a much bigger impact than rims IMHO.How much will aftermarket rims affect the range? I know the 19” aren’t as effecient as the 18” but perhaps getting aftermarket rims for the winter isn’t a good idea since it already has a big hit from the cold therefore affecting your range a lot already. I don’t know though.