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New tyres at 60 000kms

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Blue heaven, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. raynewman

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    Just did a run to Toowoomba; fairly sure the new tyres are quieter and smoother ride (just subjective of course).
     
  2. RIPPERTON

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    I wonder if anyone has ever tried to fit 17" wheels on a Model S.
    Imagine the ride smoothness...mmmmm
     
  3. Mark E

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    Wouldnt clear the rotors
     
  4. RIPPERTON

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    It would be close. You couldn't tell until you actually tried to fit them physically trial and error.
    These are 19"
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  5. Mark E

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    Sorry I should have said callipers but was in a hurry.
    Mate - I've washed the wheels on my car and I park next to my wife's car on 17's. There is no way that they'd fit. You can't put your fingers in between the callipers and the rim to clean them and it's tough to put a rag in between at some places.
     
  6. Tubbers

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    I have heard that the factory 19" michelins are $650 each from tesla. Has anyone had experience with the 19's?
     
  7. Blue heaven

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    I hazard a guess the quote is for Michelin Pilot Sport 3 that was fitted to the original Australia Dual motor vehicles, Michelin Primacy 3 has a slightly different speed rating and can be purchased for under $350 F and B.
     
  8. raynewman

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    For 4 x TIRE MICHELIN PRIMACY3 SUMMER P245/45/R19 (sic) Tesla quoted $2,747.96.
    I bought 4 x 245/45R19 102W XL Primacy 3ST from JAX for $1360.00.

    Really happy with them - good tyres.
     
  9. Tubbers

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    Just looked. It's a current rear drive and has Pimacy3 - tesla aren't charging $350 - more like $650, and an extra $60 for fitting (one tire). I thought tesla doesn't mark up parts that way?
     
  10. Blue heaven

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    I hope Tesla aren't behaving like a regular car dealership.
    Are you trying to get a new set or just a spare/replacement?
     
  11. Tubbers

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    Sidewall puncture
     
  12. RichardMcN

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    I've been throught this and Primacy 3 is rated at 300km/h and much more expensive than the Primacy 3 ST at 270km/h. Tesla have the Primacy 3 ST too and will quote you much less for it !
     
  13. raynewman

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    From my reading, the 3 ST is a quieter (and better) tyre than the 3.
     
  14. voyxr6

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    Just got a set of Michelin Primacy 3 fitted after 50,000+km on the Goodyear Eagle RSA's. Loving them so far - like floating on air but glued to the road even in the wet!

    As long as the wear live is there I'll be a happy camper!
     
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    The Goodyears were quite good but very noisy, the Michelin Primacy Sts are as good but also far quieter
     
  16. ShockOnT

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    I like the sound of that for my next tyres, but can you tell me exactly which tyres you got?
    There seems to the following available:
    - Primacy 3 (with load/speed rating 98Y)
    - Primacy 3 (with load/speed rating 102Y)
    - Primacy 3 ST
     
  17. voyxr6

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    LOL!!!

    I had exactly the same thoughts!

    The Eagle RSA are 98V (750kg @ 240km/hr)

    98Y (750kg @ 300km/hr)
    102Y (850kg @ 300km/hr)

    So either is above what came with Sparky.

    I just asked for Primacy 3 & ended up with Primacy3 ST 102W.
     
  18. raynewman

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    Same as what I got from JAX for $1360. Most impressed.
     
  19. voyxr6

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    Mine were $361 each with $100 cash back so $1344 + $75 wheel alignment.

    Quoted $429 each for the Goodyears.
     
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    Good stuff. I'll get the STs when my tyres finally wear out.
     

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