TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

To Swap or Not to Swap, that is the Question

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Mike_F, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. Mike_F

    Mike_F Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Location:
    mountain view
    I have a P100D with a staggered tire configuration (P245/35 front, P265/35 rear) and I am planning a road trip from SF Bay area to Denver via Las Vegas. There are no service centers between LV and Denver and having had issues with sidewall damage due to road hazards (rocks on the road) I was considering bringing a spare P245/35 that I have from a previous MS. The only question is if the (possible) damaged tire is one of the rear tires, what issues arise when the car has 3 P245/35 and 1 P265/35 until I can get a proper replacement (Murphy's law insists that one of the rears will be the problem).
     
  2. The Duke

    The Duke Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Bring two?
     
  3. Randaddy

    Randaddy Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #3 Randaddy, Mar 8, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017
    You might get some TPMS warnings due to variations in tire pressure/rotational speeds between the mismatched rear wheels. The diff/gearbox should be able to mitigate any driving dynamic concerns though.
     
  4. jaguar36

    jaguar36 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,218
    Location:
    NJ
    None.
    Well..Your 0-60 time might suffer by 0.1s or something.
     

Share This Page