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Tyre Noise - How much quieter is Contisilent vs Michelin?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by thegruf, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. thegruf

    thegruf Member

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    Anyone have any experience of this? Especially when worn as this would be when the roadnoise is at its worst.

    I'm curently on ff Contisilents, but am not a fan except they do genuinely seem to be a quiet tyre, I find the wear is poor (all 4 are done for a 15K miles :( ) and the steering feel is a very weak point.

    Having swapped between Conti and Michelin PSS in the past on previous vehicles AMG/Audi, I have found the Michelin to be the much better tyre.

    I do notice the Continental have a new ContiSport 6 out which apparently addresses the steering feel and improves wear a bit, but it is not available in Tesla 21 inch size and no silent variant yet either.
     
  2. JPP

    JPP Active Member

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    Minor note--all new Model S with 19s come with a new Goodyear Eagle Touring tire (nothing like the old OEM one) which has internal foam. No-one seems to have data on handling, wear, etc--Tire Rack shows 2 versions, but only 1 is labeled for TM. I don't see any new Ses with the Michelin Primacy tires.
     

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