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What winter tire & wheel sets are you getting?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by chowfun, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

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    Good info. I paid $1,100 for a secondhand set including the tires with under 100 miles and I was happy enough with that deal.
     
  2. TheLocNar

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    Mostly 18" over 19" for the cheaper tires. The weight savings is just a bonus. I'll be rolling on the OEM 20s which I'll get powder coated satin black. Should look sharp with my silver. ;)
     
  3. usofrob

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    I contacted Tire Rack to see if they have measured a P3D+ yet. They said no, but would be interested in measuring my vehicle. But I don't have mine yet. So we can all wait a couple months, or ...

    Does anyone with a P3D+ (PUP) within driving distance of South bend, IN want to volunteer to visit Tire Rack to have you car measured?

    I'll start a dedicated thread on this when I have more details.
     
  4. NickHoffmann

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    I'd definitely be willing to make the drive once my car delivers as it is only about 4 hours from where I live. I'm expected delivery in early September. Do you have a contact I can reach out to?
     
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    Man those fender/wheel well gaps
     
  7. Snow Drift

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    I need to correct myself:

    While 225/45 will fit....225/50-18 will not fit. The max rim width is 8" and we have 8.5"

    Also, I don't think anyone will be able to use smaller than 235 because of the other ratings used on the stock wheels.

    Stock = 235/45-18 XL 98V (98 = 1,653 lbs/tire)

    I can't find a 225 snow tire that is Load Index rated 98 or higher. 235 width is easy to find 98 or 99.
     
  8. run-the-joules

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    I'd buy a set of Aeros + sensors from Tesla and the tires of your choosing, personally. Yes, it's more expensive than generic wheels, but at least you don't have to worry about centering rings and crap. Plus you'll get better range.
     
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  9. ezevphl

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    Interested to see if someone does find a good deal for Labor day on decent winter tires.

    In SE PA I haven't gotten winter tires before, although definitely felt that we could have used them a few times in the past.
    Figured, we invested this much in a car, might as well have the safest setup.
     
  10. noicepls

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    Within a reasonable price point premium, OEM wheels are always better than aftermarket. Also, Tesla wheels are 8.5 width, whereas these TireRack wheels are 8.0 width - this difference could affect handling.
     
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  11. chowfun

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    The x-ice I mentioned in OP have 98 rating and I'm pairing it with 8" wide wheels so it should fit.
     
  12. skitown

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    Another reason for OEM is that I believe Tesla won’t remove any wheel that isn’t OEM when doing service. Avoiding this potential pain is worth paying a bit of a premium for me at least.
     
  13. TheLocNar

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    Did you start a thread yet? I'm too lazy to look. :)

    I am scheduled to take delivery of my P+ on Sept. 8, then it goes straight to the detail shop for about a week for PPF/tint etc. After that I may drive over to them if nobody has by then. They are just short of 3 hours from me in Chicago.
     
  14. Snow Drift

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    Are you sure spoke design and 8” will clear the calipers?
     
  15. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    I think I would lose my mind if my brand new car was sitting at a shop for a week.

    The local detailer guys here that come highly recommended said they could do ceramic and PPF all in one day as long as the car was dropped off the night before.
     
  16. TheLocNar

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    Oh I’ll be paying it daily visits. lol What would take the most time is the wheels. He’s gotta druvebthem over to the guy. Heh I’m in no hurry. Want them to take their time and do it right. ;)
     
  17. terryaubin

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    Nice same setup I am going for
     
  18. TheLocNar

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    He's gotta drive/deliver then to the guy***.
     
  19. usofrob

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    I haven't started a thread yet. This is the only email that I've gotten:

    Thank you for your inquiry.

    We haven’t test fit your exact Model 3 yet so our head of wheel fitment is interested in test fitting your car. He’ll be back in the office tomorrow and will follow up with you in the next few days.

    Thanks.

    Cy Chowattukunnel | Sales Specialist
     
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  20. chowfun

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    No I'm not positive. I'm hoping someone can tell me how to figure it out.. It's so risky buying new tires and wheels on a new car. Can we really rely on the online retailer compatibility?
     

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