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wait...tires are 1.5k and last 15k miles??

Discussion in 'Model X' started by acal, May 23, 2018.

  1. acal

    acal Member

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    saw someone mention this in an unrelated thread? seriously? what the heck are people doing that they go through a pair of tires in 15k miles?
     
  2. P85_DA

    P85_DA Supporting Member

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    Staggered tires ...high camber with all wheel drive ...using regent as braking ....
     
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  3. Helmuth

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    I have over 33k on our original set of tires and still plenty of tread left...
     
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  4. dhanson865

    dhanson865 Active Member

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    Depends on the size of the wheels (for an X that is 20" vs 22"), What height you run the suspension at (lower height tilts the wheels outwards more, wears the inside corner tread but not the outside), how much ludicrous mode / max power launches you do. Where you live (are the roads smooth or rough, hot or cold, flat or hilly).

    All kinds of variables. You might make a set last 10x what someone else does if they go for the worst of all possibilities and you go for all the best case possibilities.
     
  5. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    The Goodyear 22's are only $200 (rear) from Tesla, even less from 3rd parties. Continental 20's are pricier though.
     
  6. outie

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    The SC said my Continental tires at 15k needed replacement. It was a 60D->75D and ride height was standard and goes low at 55mph. No hard launches etc. Very disappointed. Fortunately they ended up buying back the car so I didn’t have to deal with it.
     
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  7. EV-lutioin

    EV-lutioin Active Member

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    35k on mine and still looks like they have 10k left on them. I'm happy with 45k tires.
     
  8. mrtian97

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    Just curious, why they ended up buying the car? Thanks
     
  9. Xminus6

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    I think highway miles are much easier on the tires. I drive mostly local roads and my tires are just about done now at 17000.
     
  10. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Mine lasted 29k....they do cost $1.5k
     
  11. roblab

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    I'd say, you gotta shop around. And I would add, don't buy from Tesla.

    On my first Tesla, the OEM tires lasted 20K. I drive on hilly, curvy mountain roads, local, not much fwy, but I thought it was poor tire life. I looked for a top tire rating, needed good traction when it rains, etc., etc. I bought Michelins. My tire life doubled.

    Second Tesla, car came with Michelins. Got 40K, have 30K on second set and expect another 10K. The only difference is the tires. Yes, Michelins cost over a thousand bucks for four, and getting them mounted and balanced is another hundred a tire, so you're right about the price. These are BIG tires, and the X tires are bigger than mine. Make sure you get the max tire life rating.

    But -- it's the price you pay for a big hot-rod SUV. I used to buy tires for $30 for my Corolla.
     
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  12. chillaban

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    Even when I got my Audi A4 with 19” summer tires they made me sign a disclaimer saying I understood the tires only last 12k miles and cost a ton.

    Depending on what kind of tires you have, combined with the sheer weight of these cars, it’s definitely a hidden cost that adds up.
     
  13. X Fan

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    Have 19K on the latest ( Contis ) and while at shop tech suggested not even 1/2 done.....
     
  14. Krazaak

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    I got 13k out of the factory Michelin tires and I'm on track to get about 17-18k out of the Continental DWS 06 tires that replaced them.

    Overall pretty comparable to the mileage I got on my BMW X6M, which had similar weight and driving dynamics. The one plus is a new set of 4 tires cost me $965 installed for the Tesla vs. about $1,300 on the BMW.

    Based on the wide variation in tread life that people report, it's pretty obvious that driving habits play a big part. I'll admit that I drive my tires hard, so I really don't have any complaints about the tread life.
     

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