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Pilot Super Sports for the 21" staggered wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Firewired, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Firewired

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    I have been a big fan of the Michelin Pilot Super Sports (PSS) for several years and find they do real well in the wet, have great performance and handling and greater longevity compared to the PS2s. The PSS are not currently available for the 21" staggered setup on the Model S, they fit the front wheels, but don't currently make one that would fit the back ones. I contacted Michelin and the feeling i got was that it might be a consideration if there was enough interest. So if you have the 21" wheels would you please consider filling out this short form on the Michelin website to request them to consider making the Pilot Super Sports for our 21" wheels? I figure the more options we have the better. Thank you for your time:

    Michelin Contact US | Michelin Tires
     
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    Contacting Michelin is a very good idea, thank you for posting the link. I am currently using PSS on the front wheels of my P85+ and feel that they are a significant improvement over the PS2. I have just completed the request. Hopefully more P85+ owners will do the same.
     
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    Excellent idea to request 21" rears in PSS

    Great idea-- I had been meaning to make this request myself. I have taken the reminder and submitted the request as well.

    To make it easier-- we are asking for the 265/35R21 tire size in the Pilot Super Sport style.
     
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    Got the following response today.

    [SIZE=+0]We appreciate your request for Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires in size 265/35ZR21. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate Marketing Group for future consideration. [/SIZE]​
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    Just for your information, we do offer the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 in size 265/35ZR21 and the 245/35ZR21 if these are the staggered size tire your Tesla requires.​
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    I wonder how many people are aware that P85D comes with the staggered setup when 21" wheels are chosen. Hopefully, with a larger potential market, Michelin will make 265/35R21 available in the PSS.
     
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    I just made the request, too. I mentioned that this is the tire size of the new P85D, also. Hopefully this will get them to move.
    Thanks for coordinating.
     
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    Thanks Doc, keep us posted if anything shows up!
     
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    Here's the jist of the reply I received from Michelin with the usual boilerplate other info.

    "We appreciate your request for the Michelin Pilot Super Sport for your Tesla. Unfortunately, we do not manufacture this tire in the size for your vehicle. Your request will be forwarded to the appropriate Marketing Group for future consideration. Feel free to check back with us, at the number below, periodically to see if we are any closer to manufacturing this size in the future."

    No surprise. But if they get enough requests, they may seriously consider the 265s for PSS
     
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    And.... done. God I love the internet.
     
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    A 245/40/20 in the Michelin Super Sport would be great! They offer 255/40/20.
     
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    265/30/21 wouldn't work for pss? 285?
     
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    I emailed and received a similar response.
     
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    PSS for 21" Staggered

    Same general response received here as well.
     

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