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What kind of lifetime (miles) can you expect out of a set of tires on Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AB4EJ, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. AB4EJ

    AB4EJ Member

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    How many miles are people getting out of a set of tires on the Model S?

    This will vary depending on the type of tires, road conditions and how you drive. I have seen big differences between vehicles I have had:

    On a Mercedes E250D (diesel), I got over 75k miles per set - but this car did a lot of interstate miles.
    On a Mercedes SLK 280, I am getting about 25k miles per set; these are high speed rated and very sticky for performance driving. Mixed town and interstate driving.
    On a LEAF, I am getting 25k miles per set. These are the inexpensive tires that came as original equipment on the car. All in-town driving.

    Since the Model S has a high top speed, high speed rated tires would be required; with doing performance driving with a heavy car, they should have a high traction rating ("sticky"). So I would think 25k miles per set would be what to expect on the model S. Is this what people are experiencing? Also, I would assume Model S will require expensive tires ($400 each) - right? I'm just wanting to make my expectations realistic when planning for this car...
     
  2. MartinAustin

    MartinAustin Active Member

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    I have the Primacy MXM4's. I've got about 26K on the car now and it's looking like they will need replacing at 30K. Price is about $350 per wheel inc. Installation.
     
  3. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Depends on the wheel size and tire compound, whether you rotate the tires on a regular basis, etc. I know of owners with the 19" Goodyear "all" season that have gotten 25-30K, and the 21" Continental summer-tires that went at about 10K miles.
     
  4. efusco

    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    I only got about 20k out of my goodyears (2 sets) despite conservative driving.
     
  5. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Got nearly 25k out of my 21" Continentals. Probably could have pushed it a few thousand more, but tread was down to 4/32 and they were getting loud.
     
  6. glhs272

    glhs272 Unnamed plug faced villian

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    I have a little over 30K on my Goodyear 19"s. But they are in need of replacement. I wouldn't expect to get much more than that for this car.
     
  7. zhenya

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    15k on the 19" OEM Michelins.
     
  8. Rprp

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    Odometer currently at 72.000km/44.700miles. First set (OEM) were the 21" Continentals. They were very, very bad. Lasted only 10k miles with non-aggresive driving (bad weather).

    Second set were the Michelin Pilot Sport 2 (21"), lasted me 18k miles with aggresive driving thru summer without tire rotating. Rear wheels still had some thread left, but replaced them anyway.
    Driving on the Micheling Pilot Super Sport now and they drive better than the PS2. Can almost push the pedal down near the bottom when it rains (P85) without traction control kicking in.

    Also, according to tirerack the Super Sport have threadwear 300 while the PS2 only has 220. So they should last around ~ 25k miles I suppose?
     
  9. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Treadwear ratings are pretty meaningless and are manipulated by manufacturers, unfortunately. I had a set of 19" Hankook Ventus S1 noble 2 that were treadwear 400 rated, had tire warranty of 50K miles on regular car, that only made 15K miles before down to 3/32.

    You get to choose - tires and range vs. brake pads and brake jobs. :)
     
  10. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    Ouch. That's about what most get with aggressive summer-compound tires. Extreme inside tire wear due to misalignment?
     
  11. Cyclone

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    I would imagine that wheel size (19", 20", or 21") and air vs. coil suspension to be big differentiators in addition to the compound of the tire itself too.

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    As a point of comparison, I have a 2006 Toyota 4Runner as well. The Dunlops that came with it lasted 40k miles and the Michelins on it now have lasted 50k (and still have a ways to go before replacement).
     
  12. JPP

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    I got 25K miles on my OEM Goodyear 19s. Very careful with tire pressures and alignment. About what I expected. Went ahead and replaced them with another set--cheap at $120 each.
     
  13. DrGuest

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    At 20K I have worn out both my 19" Primacy MXM4 (summer) and my 19" Pirelli Sottozero's (winter). I did a lot of aggressive curvy road driving my first year and now am mellowing a bit. I just put 19" Continental DWS on for my summer tires and will rotate them at 2500- 3000 miles. I will be buying some Michelin Ice3 for my winter tires. Hopefully we will actually get some snow next year, the dry roads with gravel/grit really worn my Pirelli Sottozero's down very quickly.
     
  14. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    21", Sig P85
    • 8,500mi (OEM) Continental DW
    • 8,500mi (OEM) Continental DW
    • 12,000mi Michelin Pilot Super Sport
    • 11,000mi Michelin Pilot Super Sport
     
  15. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    48k miles on the goodyears. still had tread left in them when i replaced them too. 18k so far on michelin pilot sport A/S 3, should be able to get 40k+ miles out of them.
     
  16. Johann Koeber

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    I've gone 70,000 km with my all season goodyears - so far. They look like they can handle another 30,000 or so. Model SP, 19 in, air.

    I quit doing quick acceleration from zero. I hit full throttle only when the car is rolling about 15 km/h. Somebody here in the forum taught me to save rubber this way.

    The service center does a great job of aligning the wheels. I check tire pressure regularly and adjust as needed.
     
  17. ZBB

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    I have the 19" Goodyear all seasons... First set lasted ~32.5k miles. I probably could have eked out another 1k miles before they really needed to be replaced...

    Tire Rack had a very good price on them, so I stayed with the same tire when replaced in Feb...
     
  18. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Totally depends on model and configuration. For my P85+ with 21's...not a hell of a lot. Getting new tires tomorrow, as a matter of fact. I got 9K out of the rears, which is actually pretty good. I have heard many who have only gotten 5K. The fronts are fine. But I am moving from Michelins to Hankooks in the hopes of doing better and doing all corners at once. I am also very carefully aligning the wheels based on what I have learned here at TMC. It's a totally different story with 19's. You can get 20K plus easily. Check the threads. There is a lot of info on this topic.
     
  19. jrreno

    jrreno Nothin' left to do but smile, smile, smile

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    I have 26k miles on my MXM4 19inch. non air suspension.
    Just had them in for rotation 7/32 even wear.
    Almost all highway miles.
     
  20. David99

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    Very interesting to see the numbers here! After one year and 40k miles my front tires (the original 19 inch Primacy) are still good. The rear tires had to be replaced due to a flat at around 20 k miles. Now these new ones (cheap Goodyear) already have less thread than the front tires despite having half the miles. I drive very gentle and hardly use the brakes.
     

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