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Service Center has 265/35-21 PS2 for less than tirerack

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by zwede, May 24, 2014.

  1. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Went by the Dallas SC today and checked pricing for the P85+ rear tires. Tirerack wants $537/ea for the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 in 265/35-21.

    The SC has them for $440. They said the price was lowered just a short time ago and used to be over $700.

    At $440 I'll probably stay with the PS2s.
     
  2. aaronw

    aaronw Member

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    I went with the Michelin Super Sports from Tirerack. It looks like they're better in almost every way than the PS2s and are a lot less expensive to boot. I can't compare directly with the PS2s since I never had those.
     
  3. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    No super sports in 265/35-21 so us P85+ guys/gals are left with few options.
     
  4. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Despite having a P85+...I decided to ditch the $500+ replacement PS2 tires and went with 245/35-21s all around.. The Hankook Ventus V12 evo2s... $202 per tire.

    Once I get them installed this week, I'll be selling my PS2s on eBay.
     
  5. dennis

    dennis P85D

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    The only drawback to the Super Sports vs. PS2's is that they have higher rolling resistance so you will lose some range. I couldn't find a comparison that quantified the rolling resistance, just a qualitative rating.
     
  6. bradhs

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    zwede,

    I replaced my rears with 275 35R21 Continental ContiSportContact 5P. So far with a few thousand miles on them they've been great! Definitely higher rolling resistance.

    Here's my original thread: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/27323-Rear-tires-for-the-P85-with-21x9-rears-Michelin-Dunlop-or-Continental/page3

    I can take more pictures if you want. (Forgot to do that.) Range is a little less, but I haven't noticed since we have many SuperChargers around here.

    Also, do me a favor. Call Michelin and request that they make a SuperSport in 265 and 275. I've called in a few times, they said the more that call in the quicker they make it to manufacturing. :)


     

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