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Who has P85+ and replaced with other than 21 inch wheels?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by rainman50, May 4, 2014.

  1. rainman50

    rainman50 Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    Holland, Michigan
    #1 rainman50, May 4, 2014
    Last edited: May 4, 2014
    I'm still deciding on either a P85 or P85+. I drove both and like the P+ but the constant ride is a little rough on a grainy road. Not pertaining to patched or pothole roads, that is understandable . I have talked to some that have replaced with 19's. I'd just like more feedback on others that have done it. Tesla sells and condones 21's but seem to allow other sizes even in the summer months at the service centers. Maybe there is another 21 inch tire that would ride OK but there don't seem to be many selections in that size.

    I'd like to go to maybe wider 19's or 20's but not sure if wider is needed. I do think that the standard 19 tires that come with the P85 are good as all season are concerned but seem to loose traction under higher acceleration, especially in turns, but probably would still be better on a P+ handling wise.

    What other wheels or tires has anyone used for whatever reason (quality or replacement cost/wearability )? Would a P85 and a P85+ feel very close if they both had standard 19 inch wheels?

    I really want to make a decision soon but I'm concerned if I get the P+ that it might still have ride concerns even after getting different wheels/tires.

    Thanks ahead for any input.
  2. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

    Jul 12, 2013
    I'll try a second time to answer your question. I've ditched the 21" wheels all together.

    Went to 19" winter wheels and 20" staggered summer wheels.

    More details in this thread :

    And yes, wider is needed. The staggered setup just offers more of the necessary traction on the rear wheels. Read the bible that lolachampcar has written on the subject.

    You might want to look at this thread :

    And your own thread : :)

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