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Staggered Wheel/Tire Less Expensive Alternative: Hankook Ventus

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Blaxin41, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Blaxin41

    Blaxin41 Member

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    Swapped out the Michelin Rubber for Hankook Ventus with a bit wider setup in rear over stock

    Rear: 275/30/R21
    Front: 245/35/R21

    The fit is great in the rear, initial impression is that they feel great. Full set is less than $1000 delivered (Amazon Prime was the cheapest at $890).

    Tire is a bit harder Michelin rating and I have used Hankook on other cars and was impressed. Not going to say they are up to the performance of the Michelin, but for how I use the car they are as good. These tires can also be "flipped" in the rears to try and extend the life of the tires in the rear before they get corded.

    Anyway, just passing on the information and pics. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437360888.410405.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437360900.598966.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437360925.049313.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1437360941.098970.jpg
     
  2. 3mp_kwh

    3mp_kwh Member

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    Evo2's?

    This is a major advantage, that may prove as valuable as the initial savings over Michelin. The adjustable upper rear links can cost as much as a tire machine, that can flip the worn side to the outside. Food for thought.

    BF Goodrich g-force sport Comp-2 T/A has excellent reviews, comes in 245/45/19, and offers similar symmetry:
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=g-Force+Sport+COMP-2
     
  3. evolve

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    Are you having any sensor issues? Tesla rep told me if I put a different rpm tire on the rear that it could cause all kinds of issues, traction, tire pressure sensor, abs, etc. I want to do the same only with a 285x30x21 which is closer to the rpm of the factory rear 265x35x21. Thanks.
     

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