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Which winter tires are you biying?

Shiraz8484

Member
Sep 8, 2019
77
35
Toronto
Looking for some opinions on winter tires. I am on 19s and thinking of going with the Pirelli Ice Zero FRs. Best pricing I have seen is with the group buy, followed by Zracing in GTA (around $1100 before taxes). The tire seems to offer the right combination of price, low noise and winter performance.
 
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Mr. Bigby

Member
Nov 26, 2013
55
31
Burlington Ontario
I was talking to 'a guy' at the Oakville service centre (no names to protect him) and he didn't think much of the Pirelli's that Tesla offers on their website. I bought the Michelin X Ice last year for my Model S through the service centre, and they were great over last winter. Far better than the Hakkapeliitta's that I had previously!
 

Legen---dary

Member
Feb 17, 2013
149
171
Canaduh
I bought the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tyres for my 3. 235/50, so slightly taller. Running on 18s.
They're amazingly good, but are a little noisy on dry pavement until about 70 km/h.
 

TheWulf

Member
May 14, 2019
97
63
Ottawa
> I bought the Michelin X Ice last year for my Model S through the service centre, and they were great over last winter. Far better than the Hakkapeliitta's that I had previously!

I've owned both of these tires as well and have the opposite viewpoint: The X-Ice were terrible tires even in moderate snow. Poor grip, lots of slippage. The H2s and H3s are just fantastic.
 

mkreaden

Member
Sep 7, 2019
6
1
94087
New Model X for getting to Tahoe from the Bay Area. Need serious snow tires, so I got the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV 265/50 R19 (all 4 wheels) mounted on a spare set of wheels. Pricey, but if you need the best, then go for it. Easy on/off. Will report on life after 10 years of audi SUVs (Q5 and Q7), once we get hammered with one of 2m snowfalls.
 
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Evbwcaer

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Jun 21, 2014
744
327
Minnesota
I’ve been really happy with my Mich. xIce 3 on my RWD S here in Minnesota. Have 5 winters on them, this winter will be their last.

They do seem to be less effective as they wear, but I assume that is normal.
 

itr452

Member
Sep 25, 2019
27
10
Vancouver
I bought the Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 SUV tyres for my 3. 235/50, so slightly taller. Running on 18s.
They're amazingly good, but are a little noisy on dry pavement until about 70 km/h.
I run the 19s on my x3 and theyre loud as hell sounds like a wheel bearing is going.

Ordered me some michelin pa4s for my model 3
 

Struja

"Fanboy"
Jun 27, 2017
1,050
1,055
Toronto, Canada
I've owned Nokian Hakka's, Blizzak's and X-Ice 3's last winter on my Model S. I think you can't go wrong with the Nokian's or X-Ice 3, but the Blizzaks are too noisey and comparably less effective than the other two.

I found that the Hakka's are a great tire but a bit too noisey to be my choice. The Michelin's are the BEST winter tire, I have ever owned, when I factor in all of the variables which are most important to me.
 

martind3

Member
May 14, 2019
178
60
Ottawa
Winter tires seem as much a personal preference than anything else. I had Blizzaks on my 328 and loved them. Leaning heavily to Blizzaks mounted on Replika R187 (Quick shout out to Wheelwiz.ca - my Replika's and TPMS sensors were delivered less than 24 hours after I placed the order)
 

N.Y.R.

Member
Mar 30, 2019
413
238
Calgary
Winter tires seem as much a personal preference than anything else. I had Blizzaks on my 328 and loved them. Leaning heavily to Blizzaks mounted on Replika R187 (Quick shout out to Wheelwiz.ca - my Replika's and TPMS sensors were delivered less than 24 hours after I placed the order)
Careful - the blizzaks that fit the model 3, especially the 18 inch ones are NOT XL load. The 3 is a very heavy car.
 

martind3

Member
May 14, 2019
178
60
Ottawa
Careful - the blizzaks that fit the model 3, especially the 18 inch ones are NOT XL load. The 3 is a very heavy car.
Thanks. I did research it to make sure - the SR+ doesn't need XL load tires. It is heavy, but the SR+ isn't that heavy compared to an Xdrive BMW. My 328d Xdrive weighed 3620lbs. That's only 7 lbs lighter than the SR+
 

BrandX

Member
Jul 21, 2019
69
32
BC
Winter tires seem as much a personal preference than anything else. I had Blizzaks on my 328 and loved them. Leaning heavily to Blizzaks mounted on Replika R187 (Quick shout out to Wheelwiz.ca - my Replika's and TPMS sensors were delivered less than 24 hours after I placed the order)

I've been looking at the Replika R187 wheels too, but the 18 inch are 29.8 pounds (WheelWiz | Replika R187 Gloss Gunmetal 18x8 +35 5x114.3mm 64.1mm - Gloss Gunmetal - R187 - Replika - Wheels), which seems pretty heavy. Any concerns for the weight?
 

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