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Should I replace the tire?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by keytalker, Jul 23, 2017.

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  1. keytalker

    keytalker Member

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    made a sharp turn and the right rear hit the curb and has left a crack on the side. Is it something fixable or should I replace both rear tires? The tire has about 9k miles. Thanks.
     

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    zackmilo Chrome Delete and lowering champion

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    That looks huge. If it was me I would replace.
     
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    That looks deep I likely would. If when you peel it back do you see any tire cords? If so definitely replace. Sorry.
     
  4. zackmilo

    zackmilo Chrome Delete and lowering champion

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    You may only have to replace one depending on tread remaining. You may replace both if you feel like you should. If you have a lot of tread only replace one. Thats what I would do.
     
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    Or if you're really worried about the tread depth differences many places will shave the new one down to match the other one.
     
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  6. keytalker

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    Thanks for replies. Any recommendation for tire shop or should I go with tesla? I live in Bay Area, ca.
     
  7. jareade

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    I would replace. Just not worth it from a safety aspect. That's a pretty deep gouge. But if you need to replace both, then save the undamaged tire to use if something like this happens again.
     
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  8. Tam

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    If you don't want any damage to the underside of your car, I would go to Tesla.

    See:

    Check your jack points after service!


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    Any competent mechanic who reads Tesla manual can do a good job, but you'd better bring your own jack pad:


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    Because their generic lifts and floor jacks don't have 3-prong Tesla compatible jack pad.
     
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  9. D.E.

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    I agree, replace the tire. It just isn't worth the risk. There may be deeper damage to the tire that you don't see.

    I like the lift block. Do you have the dimensions? I can measure, but easier to ask. Did you think about adding a rubber layer so the car rests on some rubber instead of the wood?
     
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    Great idea!
     
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    There is no such thing as a "3-Prong Tesla jack pad". Tesla service centers just use generic rotary lifts, same as many tire shops have. They just have a flat pad on the ends of the arms, as you can see here:
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    That damage was caused by a mechanic not paying attention, and would have damaged the jack pads on any number of cars that have plastic pads. Regardless its purely superficial and while I'd be pissed at the mechanic, its not going to hurt anything.
     
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    OK! I haven't actually seen a "3-prong" Tesla jack pad. But what visible is rectangular pads as shown by Bob's Youtube

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    The problem with generic pads are: Their surface is too large which would cover a flushed jack point as well as the low hanging and protruding main battery pack as shown by Caligula:

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  13. Insight75

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    Glad I saw this post. When its time for tires, I will absolutely remove the wheels/tires myself and bring them to a tire place with a different vehicle.
     
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    Yes, thanks, I will look under car before change,
    I have 4 new tires from tire rack ready for install.
    A little note, local shop wanted 350 per tire, 19 inch. Tire Rack, 150 per tire, including shipping.
     
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    Thank you for not blaming it on your wife. :rolleyes:
     
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    Who said he didn't?
     
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    That's a great deal!
     

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