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Winter tires for Model X

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by Dakkor, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Dakkor

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    Hi!

    I have the Michelin Xice Xi-3 on my Model S for winter tires. Any recommendation for winter tires on the X? I looked real quick on a Canadian website and there was only Pirelli's at 700$ each.
     
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    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
     
  3. matblk

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    The Nokian website says the max load is 4200 lbs. The Model X 90D comes in at 5300 lbs. Is that a problem or am I out of the loop on what "max load" means?
     
  4. FarmerDave

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    Wouldn't that be maximum load per tire?
     
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    I went with the 20" staggered ( 265/275 ) Nokian WR G3 SUV tires. Deep tread pattern and a bit noisier than the 22" summers. We'll see how they perform in the snow.
     
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    I just picked up the nokian hackapelleta r2's and will put them on the 19 inch wheels for winter.
     
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    The model X is delivered with M+S tires. Isn't that enough?
     
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    Me too, using the last of my referral credits towards the wheels and snow tires
     
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    Are you guys buying the 19's from Tesla as their winter package with tires and swapping tires out for nokian r2's or are you able to buy the 19's wheels without tires somehow?
     
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    I am buying the wheels, tpms and center hubs separately.
     
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    Did you buy the wheels from Tesla? They only list them as a package with the tires on the site.
     
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    My service center is looking into getting them separate since they don't support the Nokian.
     
  17. Hayzen

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    Can anyone help explain the differences between the winter tires being sold for the Model X onTesla's online shop? Since they are all Pirelli Scorpion Winter tires, is the price difference based on the look of the wheel and not function?

    Also, what are the advantages and disadvantages of 19" vs 20"?



    19" Cyclone Wheel and Winter Tire Package
    Tesla — 19" Cyclone Wheel and Winter Tire Package

    20" Slipstream Wheel and Winter Tire Package
    Tesla — 20" Slipstream Wheel and Winter Tire Package

    20" Helix Wheel and Winter Tire Package
    Tesla — 20" Helix Wheel and Winter Tire Package
     
  18. cantdecide

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    As far as I can tell the 20" are for better looks.
    There are some articles on the internet about downsizing wheels for winter to perform better in the snow.
     
  19. cantdecide

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    I'm trying to figure out what the options are for someone in California (bay area) looking for a Winter wheel/tire solution.
    (for frequent Tahoe trips in Winter)

    As far as I can tell, these are the obvious options... (and I'd love if anyone could help out to improve this)

    1) The Tesla options
    Advantage: It is all Tesla so should work
    Advantage: Tesla won't blame the tires for any car warranty issue... i.e. no question of finger pointing.
    advantage: Tesla wheel badging (I don't care myself)
    Disadvantage: Expensive option $2800 minimum
    Disadvantage: you may need to book months before winter (i.e. it is already too late for the start of ski season, depending on how busy your service center is)

    2) Tire rack
    Advantage: Cheaper... package from $2120 including tpms for package with same tires as the Tesla 19" option. $2173 for 20"
    Advantage: Should work (it is a package) and has same tires as Tesla option
    Advantage: Should be able to get it fairly quickly
    Disadvantage: Not directly Tesla

    3a) "I really want the best = Nokian" option, and the dealer for that locally is Discount tire
    Advantage: Get the highly recommended tire.
    Disadvantage: Discount Tire (At least locally) suggests they don't have the right wheel for the Tesla X... so it would take a lot of effort to put a package together. Do you buy wheels from Tire rack and tires from Discount Tire? Can Discount tire even get the right tires in stock?

    3b) What about that Nokian genuine all-season tire?
    Disadvantage: I have no idea if that even works for the X, and what the pros and cons are.
    Advantage: no need to buy extra wheels, or store extra wheels.

    At this stage I'm leaning towards (2) for something easy that isn't too expensive and will be done by ski season opening. Anyone have any thoughts? Has anyone been to Discount Tire to see what they offer?
     

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