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snow chains for model X, asap?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by echin, Jan 20, 2017.

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  1. echin

    echin Member

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    anyone know where to buy model X snow chains for stock 20 inch rims?

    online store seems to have been sold out for the past several months... amazon doesn't sell em...

    i couldn't find anything on ebay... any idea if other brands will be compatible?

    thanks.
     
  2. McManX

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    Try calling your local service center(s).
     
  3. Bishop

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    I have a thule k55 ( i think that was it ) that i bought and never used for my old M6 i might be willing to part with if we could work something out.
     
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    I got the Autosock (part #698), but have not tried them yet. Skied twice already and in CA, but just to carry them is enough.

    20" Continental Cross contact are M+S
     
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    #5 akira3d, Jan 20, 2017
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    AFAIK, you shouldn't use anything but the crazy expensive Trak 4x4 snow chains on Teslas because of their unique suspension design...any chain that wraps around the back of the tire can damage the suspension. The ones for Model X are $500...which has caused me to think twice about taking her to Mammoth this season (and it kills me knowing that Mammoth has recorded a record for January snowfall...AND IT IS STILL COMING DOWN!).

    Tesla — Model X Snow Chain - Trak 4X4

    Find your trak
     
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    Like @BigMskiman , I have a set of 2 AutoSocks, #698 for the rear wheels. Ordered from Amazon.
     
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    Here's the OP on that topic. I think anything soft and fitting well is a good bet. Let's see some road tests (with launch) of these from someone who was asked to put them on.

    Tesla assistance for AutoSock on Model X
     
  8. MXWing

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    I'd gamble on driving up and carrying fake chains in the car.

    If I see two wheel Civics with no chains do fine, no doubt the AWD Model X with M+S tires can as well.
     
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  9. AndyW

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    The official chain has been out of stock for a while and no service center seems to be carrying it. This is what I got as an inexpensive backup for the upcoming trip: sz441 super z-6
    Did a test fit a few days ago and it seems to fit fine with plenty of clearance in the back.
     
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    I bought these:

    Thule K-Summit Low Profile Light Truck / SUV Snow Chain, Size K67 (Sold in pairs) Amazon.com: Thule K-Summit Low Profile Light Truck / SUV Snow Chain, Size K67 (Sold in pairs): Automotive

    They work great! Really smooth riding, even on concrete.

    I would practice putting them on - attaching them to the lugs is difficult. Also: you have to take out a variable number of springs to accommodate your tires. The guidance in the instructions suggests 0, but I found I needed to remove 3.

    You can only put them on the rear, just as the ones from Tesla. Normally on a 4wd car you put them on all 4, but there are some parts of the suspension in the front with nearly no clearance and it doesn't look possible.
     
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    FYI: Amazon indicates that the Thule K-Summit K67 are not compatible with Tesla Model-X.
     
  13. Andersonimes

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    Having worked at Amazon and worked with the Auto team I can tell you that doesn't mean anything.

    These are sized correctly and share a similar design to the ones sold by Tesla. I tried them. They work.
     
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  14. krazineurons

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    Yet I do not see M+S written on the tyre wall, do you see it?
     
  15. Bishop

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    thats what i was talking about mine was the k55 it doesnt snow down here enough to need chains .. If i get time i'll see if they even fit on the model x but i bought them a few years back and never took them outta the bag
     
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    You may need to look more carefully. It's on there.

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    Anything available for 22's?
     
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    The standard tires that come with the car are an odd ratio and the k55s are too small. Here is a link to the instructions, which includes a listing of the supported rim size as tire size supported by each model. K67 works for the standard 265/45 r 20 tire:

    https://snowchains.co.uk/_pdf/instructions_k_summit.pdf
     
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    I love you.. Asked at fb groups and the forum here as well, no one responded.. I should have looked harder when I planned the Whistler trip. Will go there again, this time confident that I don't have to worry about chains.
     
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  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Tesla has snow chains in stock at Fremont for Model X, 20" wheels. Ask your service center to order. They should be able to get them in fairly quickly.

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