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Upsized MYLR Induction tires to 265/40 Michelin PS4 AS

Scott2002

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Aug 27, 2019
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While I love the induction wheels (Gemini's don't do the the car justice IMO), the wheel/tire comb is undersized for the wheel well with the stock 255/40 rubber. There's also zero sidewall rim protection with stock and little sidewall to help absorb the rougher spot. There's also a reduction in towing capacity with the stock rubber, and snow performance has been rumored to be less than stellar. So I spent a little extra for the upsized Michelins but IMO both the ride and look are transformational. I'm losing between 5-8% of range, but the tradeoff in ride, performance, aesthetics and curb rash protection more than offset range loss. No change in tire noise so far compared to stock.
 

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TwelveVoltMan

He'll make sparks fly round your head
May 14, 2021
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Thanks for sharing. Would you think that you could have had 275/40R21 tires on those wheels installed?
The Tesla Induction wheels are 20” wheels, so a 21” tire will not fit on it. If you are asking if 275/40R20 will fit on a Y, the answer is “that depends.” TSportline sells 20” wheel and tire packages that use that size, but I believe the wheels have a little more offset to make it work without rubbing in the front. 265mm is the widest I’ve read about on stock Induction wheels, but maybe someone who has tried that will chime in.

Tires for 20" Inductions

275/40/20 stock induction wheels
 

CorneliusRox

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Mar 3, 2021
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Those look so much better. I kind of can't wait until my OEM set of tires needs replacing. I hate that 'stretched' look. I know why they did it, but I still hate it.
 
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Maximus2002

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Jul 21, 2021
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The Tesla Induction wheels are 20” wheels, so a 21” tire will not fit on it. If you are asking if 275/40R20 will fit on a Y, the answer is “that depends.” TSportline sells 20” wheel and tire packages that use that size, but I believe the wheels have a little more offset to make it work without rubbing in the front. 265mm is the widest I’ve read about on stock Induction wheels, but maybe someone who has tried that will chime in.

Tires for 20" Inductions

275/40/20 stock induction wheels
Thank you for your response.
 

Scott2002

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Aug 27, 2019
15
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Oakland
Do you actually have a range loss, or is it the change in speedometer due to the higher sidewall?
Difficult to say under real world driving conditions which for me is a lot of 75 - 80 mph driving giving me about 230 miles of useable range. My assumption is that I've lost some range (on my prior MX going from Conti's to Scorpions resulted in a significant range drop), but I didn't have the stock tires on long enough to establish a good baseline kwh/mile to measure against.
 

Schulz1983

Model Y LR AWD: Matte PPF, Vossen HF-1
May 14, 2021
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High Ridge MO
Difficult to say under real world driving conditions which for me is a lot of 75 - 80 mph driving giving me about 230 miles of useable range. My assumption is that I've lost some range (on my prior MX going from Conti's to Scorpions resulted in a significant range drop), but I didn't have the stock tires on long enough to establish a good baseline kwh/mile to measure against.
I think anything outside of the cheap Goodyear’s is going to result in a range loss. I don’t pay much attention to range anyway. I’m running Michelin PS4S summer tires on my Vossen wheels. I think I’m going to take a page from your book and run the 265/40/20 on my inductions with winter only tires. I like the idea of no more curb checks.
 

Maximus2002

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Jul 21, 2021
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San Diego
The Tesla Induction wheels are 20” wheels, so a 21” tire will not fit on it. If you are asking if 275/40R20 will fit on a Y, the answer is “that depends.” TSportline sells 20” wheel and tire packages that use that size, but I believe the wheels have a little more offset to make it work without rubbing in the front. 265mm is the widest I’ve read about on stock Induction wheels, but maybe someone who has tried that will chime in.

Tires for 20" Inductions

275/40/20 stock induction wheels
If you receive your LR with 19" wheels, are you able to swap the whole set with 20" wheels & tires without any issues? Is there any setting on the display that would let you change the configuration accordingly?
 

TwelveVoltMan

He'll make sparks fly round your head
May 14, 2021
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Raleigh, NC
If you receive your LR with 19" wheels, are you able to swap the whole set with 20" wheels & tires without any issues? Is there any setting on the display that would let you change the configuration accordingly?
Yes. The diameter of a 255/45R19 tire is the same as a 255/40R20 or a 255/35R21. All three are 28”. You can easily swap the 19s that come with the LR for the 20s or 21s. You can tell the computer that you have changed the wheel size and it will display the EPA range for the OEM tires in that wheel size, but even if you do not, the mileage and speed will be correct.
 

Maximus2002

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Jul 21, 2021
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42
San Diego
Yes. The diameter of a 255/45R19 tire is the same as a 255/40R20 or a 255/35R21. All three are 28”. You can easily swap the 19s that come with the LR for the 20s or 21s. You can tell the computer that you have changed the wheel size and it will display the EPA range for the OEM tires in that wheel size, but even if you do not, the mileage and speed will be correct.
Thank you
 

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