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Model Y Tire Size?

Discussion in 'Model Y' started by PJFW8, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. PJFW8

    PJFW8 Red Menace may hurt me

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    We know the wheels on the model Y are the same as on model 3. Given larger size and weight of the model Y, I would suspect Tesla would use a larger aspect ratio tire. Did anyone at the reveal notice the tire size? Perhaps someone took a picture of the tire that can be examined. Looking at various pictures I noticed a Michelin on the 19 inch wheel and a Goodyear on one of the 18s. I was unable to read the size and aspect ratio information on either tire. Thoughts?
     
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    For reference, the 3 tire size is 235/45 R18.
     
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    A little early to tell. A lot can change in 1 1/2 years - seems it will be a "taller/thicker tire".

    - large enough diameter for disc brakes to fit
    - thicker/taller to protect against pot holes
    - functional vs looks? Tire companies can offer different tires. We shall see
     
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    I shared my thoughts in this thread, including the tire sizes and links to pictures. Which car had 18” Goodyears? The blue demo car had 20” Michelin’s and the white rolling mule had 19” Continentals.
     
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    PJFW8 Red Menace may hurt me

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    #5 PJFW8, Mar 17, 2019
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    On the model Y order site. Thanks for your comments on the other post!
     
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    #6 Zoomit, Mar 17, 2019
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    Good catch, weird though. The only 18” size available from Tirerack for the Eagle Touring is 235/45R18, the same size tire as Model 3 which is significantly smaller than the other tires shown at the Y unveil. It’s highly unlikely Tesla would sell the Y with different diameter tires. Maybe they’re going to get Goodyear to make it in 235/55R18 or 255/50R18? That's a rendering so they have flexibility to show what they want, not what is made now.
     
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    It's rendered as Eagle Touring, not Eagle Sport.
     
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    Oh, well there goes that, my old ass eyes can't see that well even with stacked reading glasses, haha

    Well now its clearly visible on your post #6 I did not see that earlier.
     
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    I think it looks best in black, tints, lowered, on even larger wheels... 22"

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    Haven’t found 20 in specs but the white model Y had 255/45-19 while the model 3 has 235/40-19.

    This means, if accurate, that the Model Y tires are 1.64 in taller.
     

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    Another chance! Anyone get a high resolution pic of the red Model Y's tires at today's shareholders meeting in full sunlight? Tire size needed, please!
     
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    255/40 X 20
     
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    Does anybody know if the sport rims will be available in black?
     
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    Not an option on the configurator...but who knows. Red and Blue MY both use black rims.
     

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