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Raven tire replacement rubbing

huntson

Member
Nov 20, 2018
26
7
Rockville Centre, NY
I recently purchased a Model S Raven that I absolutely love. The Goodyear stock tires were disappointing in almost every way and I was quite surprised to even see them considering the Michelin’s my M3 was delivered with. I swapped them out for P7 Plus’s (I have a love affair with these and I know I’m not the only one). They were good for about a week and then on a trip with unusually high winds, I noticed some rubbing noises when going around 70+ mph. I surmised that the material around the wheel well was getting pushed into the wheels by the wind. It was quite disappointing to see and now that I observe, the tires are fairy close to the wheel well.


Am I stuck between a rock and a hard place? Should I purchase a smaller tire size of the p7’s and see if that helps my issue? What is the sister size down from the recommended Model S size?
 

SSedan

Active Member
Jul 24, 2017
2,948
2,323
Greenville Wisconsin
A friend's dad had a 4wd truck that would pull all over the place in 4wd, lots of trips to the dealer went thru everything till the oil change guy noticed a tire looked bigger...........it was despite the same size markings on the side.
 

Zooomer

Member
Apr 3, 2016
199
295
grand rapids mi
I ran the P7 in 245/40/20 in front and 245/45/20 in rear. They rubbed on bumps and highway dips. Car is lowered 1.5". Swapping to 245/40's all the way around on the new Raven.
 

huntson

Member
Nov 20, 2018
26
7
Rockville Centre, NY
Following up here since it's been a while. I've been doing quite a bit of driving and no issues since that one night. Quite odd as I distinctly recall it happening on at least three out of four tires. Not sure what the deal is but I will keep an eye on it moving forward.
 

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