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Wheel bolt hole pattern on X - Same as Model S?

Drucifer

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Nov 30, 2014
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I have winter and summer tires for my Model S. I carry a spare from the non-seasonal set in the frunk as a spare tire.

I was thinking about ordering Model X, but with 1 set of All Season tires. Could I use another wheel from the Model S "out of season set" as a spare for Model X?
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
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Bellevue WA
I don't think anyone knows with 100% certainty yet.

I would bet it does though. Especially considering Elon had what looked to be S 21's on his X at the reveal.
 
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Cyclone

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Jan 12, 2015
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I anticipate if they indeed do match up, that there will be a market for X 20s on the S given how often others have wished there were Tesla 20s available.
 

jscholl

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Nov 28, 2015
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Unless I'm missing something, I'm pretty sure the total diameter of the wheel + tire is larger on the X than the S, so your spare tire wouldn't even touch the ground, or else the car would drive very funny.
 

FlatSix911

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Jun 15, 2015
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Yes, it is confirmed that the Model S and X wheel offset and bolt pattern is the same.
Only the specific tires sizes are different - see the referenced thread for more details:
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/57910-Model-X-20-rims-vs-22-rims

Model X wheel sizes - Originally Posted by Tsportline:

  • 22x 9.0+35
  • 22x10.0+35

  • 20x9.0+35
  • 20x9.5+40

The 20" wheels have front tires in size 265/45-20 and rear tires in size 275/45-20.
 
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FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
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Maybe I'm late to the game here, but I'm a bit surprised that they'd use different sizes front vs. rear, so that you can't rotate tires. Maybe I was just burned too many times by the early Model S suspension issues.
 

FlatSix911

Porsche 918 Hybrid
Jun 15, 2015
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Maybe I'm late to the game here, but I'm a bit surprised that they'd use different sizes front vs. rear, so that you can't rotate tires. Maybe I was just burned too many times by the early Model S suspension issues.

Good point on the tire rotation issues. You could always put a set of the front wheels on the rear of the car as some Model S owners did.
 

Jack_L

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Feb 4, 2013
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Anybody know if my set of snow tires/wheels that I use on my Model S (stock 19" Tesla wheels) will work on the Model X? Love to save a few $$ by not having to buy a second set of wheels/tires for the X. Thanks!
 

ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
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San Mateo, CA
The bolt pattern will be the same between the two models. Smaller wheels will make the X ride lower. If you have the air suspension on your future X you could compensate for that.
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
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Bellevue WA
Anybody know if my set of snow tires/wheels that I use on my Model S (stock 19" Tesla wheels) will work on the Model X? Love to save a few $$ by not having to buy a second set of wheels/tires for the X. Thanks!
The bolt pattern will be the same between the two models. Smaller wheels will make the X ride lower. If you have the air suspension on your future X you could compensate for that.
Also keep in mind that the overall diameter of the X wheels/tires will be larger than that of the S so your speedometer and odometer will be affected. Unless they can update the settings in the car computer at the service center.
 

Roamer

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Aug 16, 2013
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Also keep in mind that the overall diameter of the X wheels/tires will be larger than that of the S so your speedometer and odometer will be affected. Unless they can update the settings in the car computer at the service center.

I think the speedometer may be calibrated via GPS. I have put on different circumference tires and the speedometer is deadly accurate when checked with other GPS devices. I have always been a little amazed at how accurate it is across all speed ranges.
 

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