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What is the size of your Frunk?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by MangJose, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. MangJose

    MangJose New Member

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    Hello what model is your Tesla S? and how big is your Frunk? I'm wondering what are those that could fit a spare tire?
    Thanks!
     
  2. gene

    gene Supporting Member

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    I can tell you for sure. I owned a 2wd, 2013 Model S. Only the 2wd, earlier Model S's with deep cubby that extended under the dash will fit a spare. And! That is only when the tire is deflated. So you need bring a small compressor.
     
  3. Patrick W

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    Agreed. My 2015 rear motor had a huge frunk that was big enough for a spare but Tesla told me to not put it in there because of the possibility of it being pushed into the passenger cabin in case of a crash (so only soft stuff in there :) ). They recommended keeping spares in the trunk which is where I keep it now that I've a 2016 which, despite having just rear wheel drive, has a very small frunk..
     
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    For 2017 S75D (facelift) no way - frunk in dual drive cars is simply too small.
     
  5. MangJose

    MangJose New Member

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    Thanks for the info everyone. So only the classic ones can fit a spare in the frunk but should be deflated.
     
  6. MangJose

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    I'm actually going on a deal for either a p85 or p85D but I can't decide yet because I'm thinking about the frunk. But since it's not ideal to put it in the frunk I might go with the D version instead. I'm planning to get this spare tire kit as well https://amzn.to/2PXXbim with the carrying case so that I can just toss it in the trunk.
     
  7. Zorg

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    Want some junk in the frunk?
     
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    I get a lot of emails offering things to increase the size of my frunk;-)
     
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  9. Benjanos

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    Thanks Mang.Jose, this is exactly what I am looking for, just need to figure out how to get them to send it to my county.

    On the frunk side of things, I would gladly have bought a 2WD car with bigger frunk and saved a few $$$. As it happened a CPO D came along and I fell in love. Kinda glad I have a D now. Hard to explain..

    Anyone got any opinions on running wheel/tyre combos of different circumference? Will it damage the drive units front or rear in the short term?
     
  10. ucmndd

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    This is good advice that should not be dismissed. Carrying around a 40 pound cast metal slug inside one of your car’s most important safety features, right in front of where you sit, sounds kinda dumb.
     
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  11. The Duke

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    YES, keep the rolling circumference within 1% left to right or go very slowly. The differential can overheat with one side spinning a lot more than the other. Also remember your traction control, having one wheel turning faster on the same axle can make the car drag that side's brake (in theory, never seen it tested).
     
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  12. David99

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    There was a discussion here years ago where someone used a smaller spare tire from a BMW that fits the Model S. It works but he said the car noticed the different wheel spin speed and disabled regen and traction control and probably also any AP and TACC.

    I don't think it's too much to worry about. You are not going to drive around with a smaller spare for a long time. I live in Los Angeles and I had countless flats. So much junk on the roads here. I have successfully used my Dynaplug tire repair kit many times. Works great and quick.
     
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