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Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Romand, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. Romand

    Romand Member

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    hey guys I have a facelift Model S with the Goodyear tires and the ride is very rough if i change the tires to brand new pierlli grand touring tires will it make a big difference to the smoothness or is that just how the car is?
     
  2. Derek Kessler

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    Need more info.

    19" or 21" wheels?
    Spring or air suspension?
     
  3. Romand

    Romand Member

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    19 inch wheels with spring
     
  4. cab

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    I dought you will see any material difference assuming you are on the Goodyear grand touring tires now. You could lower the air pressure 5 1bs for a day or so to see if that makes a material difference to get an IDEA of what a softer tire/sidewall might feel like. Check tire rack's reviews of the Pirellis and other tires to see how they rate for comfort.
     
  5. Romand

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    the pierrli has the highest comfort rating but i want to know would it make a huge difference from mine standard good year
     
  6. theheff

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    I'm curious to hear what you find out. I like the tighter feel of the standard suspension on the road compared the the air suspension that I had previously, but I'm not sure how much tires would change it. I'd like to install some Bilstein shocks once the factory ones are worn out.
     
  7. GaryREM

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    Interesting.

    Just traded in my 85 with air and Michelins for a 75D with coils and the Goodyear Eagles and thought they ride was much tighter and quieter on the new car.
     
  8. The Duke

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    An expensive fix is forged rims ($4K) and two piece rotors ($2K). The lighter wheels and rotors have a noticeable effect on ride. Its still on the firm side, but better. You will get a slight increase in range as well.
     

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