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Snow Tires

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by knects, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. knects

    knects Member

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    Taking delivery on an SR+ tomorrow. I have a brand new set of snow tires from my Mercedes that I am trading out of. Was wondering if anyone knew if they would fit on the the 18 inch Aero wheels. I understand that maybe I cannot mount them all with the offset but if I can use 2 and not have to buy 4 new ones that would be huge.

    Michelin Alpin PA4
    225/40ZR18 - Front
    255/35ZR18 - Rear
     
  2. Daniel in SD

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    I think they’ll all fit but the diameter is smaller than stock. The car will be lower and look a little funny. Not sure how handling will be affected. What does the offset have to do with it?
     
  3. knects

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    IIRC the rims on my old car were 8 inches wide on front and 8.5 on the rear. Not sure if that matters. I would probably match them and buy 2 more of the appropriate set. It seems the tires on the Tesla are in between these two sizes.
     
  4. al503

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    You should be be able to use all four on the stock 18" aeros without issue. I wouldn't buy any new tires or wheels to match up anything unless that really bothered you. The tires are within 1% diameter and the car will sit .5" closer to the ground v. the stock size tires.

    Nothing to worry about, imo.
     
  5. knects

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    Outstanding, thank you.
     

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