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tires, michelin v. continental

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by dtich, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. dtich

    dtich #P708

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    anyone have michelin ps2's on their car? assuming the cornering is better than with the continentals, but maybe little harsher ride? and supposedly treadlife bit less too...

    considering...

    (talkin 21s here)
     
  2. strider

    strider Active Member

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    I think it will be several months before folks start needing new tires. I don't know of anyone who would throw away perfectly good tires. But I'm sure the experimenting will start.
     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    I did replace the OE tires on the Prius when I couldn't stand them any more and long before they were worn out. I wouldn't expect to have to do this on the Model S (unless I lived in a snowy area anyway). So, yes, I have replaced tires that many would consider "perfectly good".
     
  4. Vger

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    But those tires did not cost $2000 a set!
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    True, but I've replaced more expensive tires than that if I didn't like them. (9 out of 10 on the tire pickiness scale).
     
  6. ddenboer

    ddenboer MODEL X #1770

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    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    I've seen them on-line as low as $173 per tire.
     
  8. Babylonfive

    Babylonfive Power12

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    I think that a 25% of retail price would cause the authenticity "red-flag" to pop-up.
     
  9. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'm sure the Michelin's are great and stickier tires would be nice but I have to say I like looking at replacing tires at $200 instead of $500 each. The DW's are no slouch either so for even aggressive driving they are fine.
     
  10. dtich

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    yeah, agreeing... i may spring for ps2s when i have to replace this first batch of conts... but not now. i feel a little float, little hop in tight high-speed turning that i think the ps2s might hold better... but i can wait a year or so to find out! (maybe... :) )
     
  11. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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