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Model 3 to get Hankook Tires

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Chargedmr2, May 11, 2016.

  1. Chargedmr2

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    If this news article is correct, Model 3 will get Hankook tires. Anyone care to venture at guess at which Hankook tires will be selected. I was hoping for Michelins, but they are probably not cost effective enough. Maybe there will be options.

    Hankook Tire picked as main supplier for Tesla's Model 3
     
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  2. Colsla

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    I have heard they are cheap for the quality they offer. Might be one of the areas where cost saving will come from.
     
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    Hankook tires are, I think, a quality tire at a good price. I would not complain if that is the tire on my Model 3.

    Article states:
    "Hankook Tire is known for its expertise in producing tires tailored to electric vehicles. It currently supplies tires for the Ioniq EV of Hyundai Motor and the C-Class hybrid of Mercedes-Benz".
     
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    The article states that the deal was signed in Tesla HQ in Los Angeles.

    Tesla Motor HQ is in Palo Alto.

    Maybe these tires are for another company that sounds like "Tesla" and there is a translation problem.
     
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    I had Hankooks from the factory on my VW. They were fine. But when they wore out they got replaced with Michelins.
     
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    U.S. Hankook tires are made in Tennessee of all places.
     
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    Probably why they ended up on my Passat from Chattanooga.
     
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    I took a nail in the shoulder of one of my rear tires -- 2013 S 85 with 21s -- only about 10,000 miles in. The Hankooks are very affordable with the right specs, but I found them to be a bit slippery tho on the back. When rotated to front, they were fine. They held up well. But I prefer the Michelins.
     
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    I had Hankooks on my Mercedes GL450... was very happy with them.
     
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    The likelier scenario is Elon signed the deal at SpaceX HQ or Tesla Design Center and Korean reporters assumed Tesla HQ is in Los Angeles, even though technically those are both located in Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne.

    Also says Hankook will be main not only tire supplier.

    I am willing to bet dual motor performance version will not get Hankook.
     
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    Sounds plausible.
     
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    Hankook RS3's on the M3 PxxL please :D
     
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    I bought aftermarket Hankooks for my Honda minivan.
    My brother-in-law's AWD Hemi Charger came with Hankook tires.
    They've been fine for us.
     
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    Probably much closer to this. Maybe in the same way that us here on the East Coast just lump all of California together (and get roundly chastised by Californians who want nothing to do with their NorCal or SoCal counterparts)....the Korean news outlet probably just assumed that anything that happens in California is in Los Angeles.
     
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    Hadn't thought about i
    This but this is probably likely. Performance versions will likely get different tires.
     
  16. Johan

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    The anecdotal evidence is strong in this thread.
     
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    We can count on a 'breaking news' article on electrek.co which will get posted to reddit's /r/teslamotors /r/telsamodel3 and /r/electricars, probably more than once.
     
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    Fine with me. Hankooks are OE equipment on many models now. I'm personally partial to Continental, but can always upgrade later.
     

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