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Unsafe to use winter 245/45/R19 on Model X for ~600mi?

Nucci2

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Jan 31, 2017
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Would it be unsafe to run a Model S winter wheel setup (19” Cyclones, Michelin X-ICE XI3 245/45/R19) on the Model X for ~600 miles?

(So that I can transport them from the SF Bay Ares to Central Oregon where I will have a better chance of selling)

My 'Model X 19" Cyclone Wheel and Winter Tire Package' are 19” Cyclones with Pirelli Scorpion 265/50/19.
 

Nucci2

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Jan 31, 2017
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Thanks. Per Tire Rack, the Model S tires 245/45R19 Max load is 1,874lbs (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=X-Ice+Xi3&partnum=445HR9XI3XL), whereas the Model X tires 265/50R19 is 2,337lbs (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tire...eModel=Scorpion Winter&partnum=65VR9SCORWXLN0).

Per EV Specifications, the Model X Performance curb wight is 5740.84lbs.

To verify the load ratings, do you multiply the tire max load x4 to see if it is over the curb weight (plus passengers/cargo)?
 

ngng

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Thanks. Per Tire Rack, the Model S tires 245/45R19 Max load is 1,874lbs (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=X-Ice+Xi3&partnum=445HR9XI3XL), whereas the Model X tires 265/50R19 is 2,337lbs (https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Pirelli&tireModel=Scorpion Winter&partnum=65VR9SCORWXLN0).

Per EV Specifications, the Model X Performance curb wight is 5740.84lbs.

To verify the load ratings, do you multiply the tire max load x4 to see if it is over the curb weight (plus passengers/cargo)?

yeah, looks like the are XL loaad rated. i wouldn't worry too much about it. but, do your own research
 

Nucci2

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Jan 31, 2017
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Wow, MS OG 19" Aeros on a Model X? That's quite a unicorn!
In fact I have only seen one other Model X running 19" Cyclones (even though Tesla previously sold them as a winter setup).

I scheduled a tire swap at Tesla Service through the app just to be able to ask this question to Tesla (since it's impossible to get Service on the phone anymore). No response yet, but the appointment is 3 weeks out.

So I called America's Tire and they said that these 245/45/19 Michelin X-ICE are H, rated and the Model X requires Y rated because of the weight.
So I guess the answer is 'No'. I probably should have just called them first.

Thanks all!
 
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Wow, MS OG 19" Aeros on a Model X? That's quite a unicorn!
In fact I have only seen one other Model X running 19" Cyclones (even though Tesla previously sold them as a winter setup).

I scheduled a tire swap at Tesla Service through the app just to be able to ask this question to Tesla (since it's impossible to get Service on the phone anymore). No response yet, but the appointment is 3 weeks out.

So I called America's Tire and they said that these 245/45/19 Michelin X-ICE are H, rated and the Model X requires Y rated because of the weight.
So I guess the answer is 'No'. I probably should have just called them first.

Thanks all!
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