Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

New tyres for my Model S

MurtzD

Member
Jun 12, 2019
18
0
Leicester
It's time to replace all 4 tyres on my Model S. Currently I have Pilot Sport 3 19", T0 fitting.

Do I need to use tyres with the T0 fitting? I'm considering the Primacy 3 Acoustics which seem to have a lower noise rating, but I'm not sure if I should go for the T0 Pilot Sport 3.

Black Circles seems to be recommending the Pilot Sport 4, which adds to the confusion.

Appreciate any advice or options.

Also, my wife's Model 3 needs a single new tyre, but I can't seem to get hold of a T0 Pilot Sport 4 18" from anywhere. We could just wait, unless there are other Michelin tyres that will do the trick?
 

Pink Duck

Member
Jan 28, 2020
49
37
South Norfolk, UK
The recent blockage of the Suez Canal might affect new tyre availability for a few weeks. T0 is a Tesla-specific tyre marking to indicate designed for performance, so Pilot Sport 4 would be fine, though likely slightly noisier than the Primacy 3 Acoustic - not that many appear able to tell.
 

Rustybkts

Member
Feb 8, 2020
523
304
Leicestershire
If you look at Black Circles site you can see various styles of tyres from Michelin. The one marked as acoustic actually had a higher noise level than those without.
 

Pink Duck

Member
Jan 28, 2020
49
37
South Norfolk, UK
Thank you! So it's not necessary to have the TO fitting? What does that actually give you compared to others?
Further reading about Michelin OEM (Tesla) T0 marking:
In brief - OEM-spec tyres typically softer for smoother ride. My original Primacy 3s have Treadwear 240 on scale of 200 (soft) to 800 (hard/long-lasting).
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top