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Second set of tires on P85+

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Mayhemm, Oct 14, 2013.

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What will you do for your next set of P85+ tires?

  1. I like the PS2's. I'll be getting them again.

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  2. I'll keep the PS2's in the rear, but try something else in front.

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  3. All four tires will be different.

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  1. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    #1 Mayhemm, Oct 14, 2013
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    Everybody knows that the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires that are standard on a P85+ are not long-lasting tires (especially if you have alignment issues).

    So, when the time comes to get a new set of rubber, what are people going with?

    There aren't many choices for the P85+, especially in the rear. If you're going with a different tire, please say which and why you went with it.
     
  2. Dreamin

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    I would not run different tires front vs. rear. The front and rear ends will have different handling characteristics, braking characteristics, warm up at different rates, etc...
     
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    Agree--want all the same--or at least I do. PS2 are amazing, and will stick with them.
     
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    I love michelin pilot super sports
    That's my tire of choice
     
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    Michelin pilot super sport is not available for P85+ rear sizing. I wouldn't mix and match different tires front and rear, might be dangerous.
     
  6. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    #6 Mayhemm, Oct 14, 2013
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    Only problem with that is Michelin does not sell PS2's for the P85+ in Canada (specifically, the 265/35R21 rears). Apparently it is a US-specific size. I've inquired as to why this is but have yet to receive a reply from Michelin.

    UPDATE: Michelin now lists the 265/35R21 size for the PS2's on their Canadian website. I'd personally take credit for them adding it :wink: but it's more likely in response to Tesla using the tire as OEM equipment.
     
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    PS2s and Super Sports are similar enough that running them together does not pose a serious problem to a competent driver (lots of my friends have done with success). However, I would only mix the two when the Super Sports could be in the rear.
     

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