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Tires for Model S--Michellin MXM4 vs Continental Purecontact?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Big Toys, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. Big Toys

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    Hey, I've got a slow leak in my tire, and it looks like I'm just about down to the wear bars, so tire places are reluctant to patch it. Might as well replace them all at once. There's lots of mention of the MXM4 on the forum, not so much about the Purecontact. I drive in Florida, so no snow, 2015 MS with 19" wheels. Opinions and alternatives?
     
  2. M423

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    I recently put the PureContact LS on my Model S and loving it so far, i previously put the Pirelli cinturato all season plus and love them as well but wanted a change , I also put the PureContact on my Model 3. So far so good on both cars
     
  3. FoxSTL2HOU

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    I put the Pirelli P-Zero Nero AS on back in Mar2018, I've been fine with them for both commuting and multi-state travel but only looking to get half the 60k warranty (not entirely unexpected).
     
  4. T.R.T.e.s.l.a.

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    I'm also looking to buy some tires for my late 2014 S85, so i'm interested in this.

    What about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 or Pilot Sport 3? and what's the difference between these two?
     
  5. Big Toys

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    I've seen the Pilot mentioned as well, but "Sport" sounds like it's a "sporty" tire, which is not how I drive..
     
  6. T.R.T.e.s.l.a.

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    Yeah, i also don't need "sporty" tires, but i think these are just normal street tires all the way.

    And what about the R19 or ZR19, what does it mean.
    Anyone?
     
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    Put the PureContact LS' on my 2019 RavenRefresh S P+L. The temps have changed, a bit cooler, but just wondering how much a range hit any of you may taken with the new tires. I have taken 10-15% hit since having them put on. I didn't think new tires would give that big of a hit from the Michelin Performance tires that were on there from the factory. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Could be the temps but it hasn't gotten significantly cooler yet. Anyone else recently put on new Conti PureContact LS' and see a range hit?
     
  8. M423

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    I haven’t seen a range hit so far with PureContact with Model S in Model 3 like 2-3 % , very efficient tire id say
     
  9. r1200gs4ok

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    its a very soft tire...good handling but bad on mileage
     
  10. Jashev

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    I swear by the MXM4's.
     
  11. buzescu

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    I also have the Conți PureContact LS. VEry happy with them. Miles ahead of Goodyear's which could not handle rain brand new. Much better handling and not as hard which is better for this stuff suspension. Totally recommend. Also better price and 700AA rated...will see. Goodyears lasted 24k for me.
     
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    I have the Conti PureContact on for a few thousand miles and have definitely seen a hit on the range. They are great tires and wear very well. Unfortunately, I may not get these tires again just because of the range hit.
     
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  13. outdoors

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    I just got a set of 4 no acoustic foam MXM4s 5825 miles in. 307 Wh/mi. Figured report now before I use any heat that might mess with the numbers.

    Only one month.:D:D
     
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  14. andrewFW

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    Thirding the MXM4s. Just bought a new set in June and they've been great.
     
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    What did you end up going with? I am debating between the MXM4, Bridgestone QuietTrack, and Conti Purecontact LS for my new 19" wheels. Currently I have the stock MXM4s on 18" aeros and I find them to be loud.
     
  16. headcase

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    I'm running on my second set of Pirelli P7 all-seasons, as the first set were quiet and great on range (Low Rolling Resistance). I don't recommend P7s for performance Teslas due to their harder rubber compound = less stickiness, but excellent all weather tires for rest.
     
  17. OlderThanDirt

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    Fourthing the MXM4’s!! They would be the benchmark to judge any other tire.

    We’ve driven hundreds of thousands of miles on a lot different tires. The MXM4 has to be the standout among all of them.
     
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    I use Pirelli P7s on my late 2014 MS as well. And also used it on my old car and Wife's car. It has very good dry/wet traction and handling and low road noise. Across 3 cars, it has already been directly responsible for sudden emergency stops to prevent serious accidents. I would choose P7s, especially if the cost isn't too much compared to MXM4s, which stand as next best after P7s for me.
     
  19. smilepak

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    I had Pirelli P7 and now have Primacy MXM4.

    between the two, I’ll take P7. The MXM4 is not as energy efficient. You’ll lose 5% average. In terms of quiet, P7 . Handling MXM4.
     
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  20. r1200gs4ok

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    yep....
     

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