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Sept 2016 delivery 19 inch stock tires or snow tires?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fasteddie7, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. fasteddie7

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    #1 fasteddie7, Dec 12, 2016
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    hi everyone! I have a September 2016 delivery model s and was wondering if the all seasons on it were adequate in the snow. We had our first southwestern Pennsylvania snow and it seemed to do pretty well. Would I be foolish to ride out winter with the stock tires? I've seen many opinions on here and was wondering if any experts with experience could chime in! I keep seeing the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 and nokian tires mentioned.
     
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    New S cars are supplied with the Goodyear Eagle Touring all season tires. Hard to find any information because they are so new. Jury is out on how they do in snow. @steveho wrote the following, which is promising.

    To "D" or not to "D"
     
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    You emphatically should put on snow tires. The all season type tires are really no season as they are useless in all weather.
    You will get much better traction on ice with Winter tires.
    My new car came with the not so great and noisy Good Year tires and dealer agreed to put new Michelin Primacy on next spring, once the Winter Pirellis come off!
     
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    I'm in a bit of a quandary because I'll be heading south for a couple weeks where the temperature can get to 70. I have read that the Michelin X-Ice becomes mushy when it's above 45 and don't do so well on wet warm pavement. So far the Touring does real well on non-freezing wet pavement. I hope that the Tourings work well enough to get me home as I approach Milwaukee. I am flexible enough that I can avoid driving in a blizzard. I will probably end up getting the Lugano/Winter Sport 3D package for the rest of the winter, or just limit my driving to when the weather's nice.
     
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