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Tyres for a model X

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mrpseudonym, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. mrpseudonym

    mrpseudonym Member

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    Does anyone have any suggestions on tyres for a model x (standard 20 inch rims). I have run michelin latitude for the last two sets but would like a choice. Michelins have been the only ones that were load rated for the weight of the X, but they last only 16000 km. (And yes i have changed my suspension settings but has not made any difference).
     
  2. Jays200

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    I swapped out my 10" wide wheels for 9" so now have the same wheel/tyre on every corner. Square setup let's me rotate every 10k kms. Now have 265 wide Continental all round. Can't remember exact tyre as at work atm. Got 43k kms from original Michelins and now at 53k kms.
     
  3. mrpseudonym

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    43k on a set of michelins? On an X? How is that even possible? My first set got me 18000, my current set is looking a bit ordinary with 16000
     
  4. Jjdsyd

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    What did you do to your suspension settings?
     
  5. Jays200

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    Yep and Yep ;)

    This is what they looked like after our trip back to Perth from Sydney. Long story but the inside edge wear is because in Melbourne service tried an alignment setting that didn't work, obviously. If they were flat I would've gotten more kms out of them. 20180730_155907.jpg 20180730_155956.jpg 20180730_160008.jpg
     
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    Pl advise size of rim?
     
  7. Helieng

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    Hi , my X has 39000 on the clock . Just about to do first tyre change , always run suspension on standard. No rotation, but always keep tyre pressure at 42psi.
    Cheers
     
  8. mrpseudonym

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    Was advised to keep suspension set to low. Ran first set of tires on med setting, second set on low. Practically no difference. Tyre wear is worse on fronts which is to be expected. But wear is even, no evidence of any camber issues. 20 inch standard rims. Michelin latitude tyres. And yes normally michelins are regarded as longer wearing tyres than pretty much any others..particularly the conti sports

    Back to the orginal question, is anyone running any tyres other than michelins?
     
  9. Jays200

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    Not sure if you're asking me but same as fronts all round. 9x20 +35mm. I think they were just over $500 each from Tesla
     
  10. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Fair Dinkum Tesla

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    Give Jax tyres a try, they have Michelins listed for Tesla X 20s but if they are prepared to offer customer service they'll take the time to find a different brand. The Jax store in Perth (Kwinana) has made the effort to ask owners plenty of questions then conduct some further research on Tesla suspension, that's the sort of service you want instead of the shop giving you a "bargain" and pushing you out the door. Jax also are installing EV charge points across the country.
     
  11. paulp

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    I agree re pressures, I’ve found on my model S correct pressure has a big impact on tyre life. Indeed when I start seeing wear I adjust pressures by 0.5psi to try and even out the wear. Alignment is critcal too.
     

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