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Rear 22" OEM rim on front of X ??

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by rekoh, May 23, 2017.

  1. rekoh

    rekoh Member

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    Questions for the group - I have an opportunity to buy 4 rear 22" Tesla rims. .. don't ask me why, but the guy has only rear rims for sale. That being said, I am considering putting the larger (10" i believe) rims all the way around the car. I have *heard* that if you put the larger tires (285) on the larger rims, they will rub in the front of the vehicle. The seller says I can put the smaller (265 vs 285) tires on the front rims and that will work. The rims are about 3/4 inch different in size.
    Any insights, thoughts, experience, or expertise would be appreciated..

    Here are my concerns:
    1) The bead of the smaller tire (265) on a larger (10") rim on the front could cause blowout, leak,whatever..
    2) Larger rims on the front will compromise brake system or components up front
    3) I am not worried about range

    Thanks TMC !
     
  2. rekoh

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    *Update*
    TireRack says the tire (265) will definitely fit the rim, but will make the car handle differently since the sidewall (stretchy-ness?) will be different from front to rear, and the front being tighter? will potentially lead to oversteer situations.. they don't recommend doing it.
     
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  3. rekoh

    rekoh Member

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    another thought....
    Could you put 265 tires on the 22" rims all around to keep the sidewall consistent, and allow for proper tire rotation?
     
  4. siucity

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    Even if you could, I've never gone with narrower (even though 265 isn't necessarily narrow) tires. It'll probably affect your handling, but as to how much, I don't know.
     
  5. zackmilo

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    I had the rear left 20 on my front left side (shop messed up) 275 vs 265 and it rubbed. Caused damage and 5 days in the shop. Best to ask Tesla first
     
  6. Pandamoanium

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    If there wouldn't be any damage, I'd imagine oversteer could potentially be nice when cruising. Steering wheel selection could play or balance this too.
     

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