TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Winter wheels: Tesla original 19 vs Rial 19

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Hybris, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. Hybris

    Hybris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Sweden
    I have two options regarding winter wheels:

    Tesla original 19 with Nokian Hakka 7 (Tesla don't seem to deliver Hakka 8)

    Rial Lugano (gray) 19 with Nokian Hakka 8

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2009
    Messages:
    5,062
    Location:
    Colorado
    I would seriously consider the Hakka R2's. Take a look. I have the Hakka 7's. They work well, but I have grown to hate the "Rice Krispy" sound of the studs on dry pavement, as well as the loss of dry pavement traction.
     
  3. Hybris

    Hybris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Sweden
    in Sweden. need spikes. 80% go with spikes here.
     
  4. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    646
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I have the tesla original 19's with the hakkapeliitta 7's. They ARE really loud but they get the job done and done really well. While you do lose traction on both wry and paved roads. They are fantastic.
     
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    At the cost of higher lung cancer rates and accelerated road wear.
     
  6. Hybris

    Hybris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Sweden
    if you live in a place with icy roads anything but spikes are plain stupid...
     
  7. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    646
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    cmon. I think this is a little uncalled for! I have the spikes because I live on the side of a mountain at an elevation of 2100 feet. Stud less tires don't work for me. We've tried them and I'm not going to send my 100k car and the lives of my family down a cliff to save a bit of road wear.
     
  8. Hybris

    Hybris Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    445
    Location:
    Sweden
    in china/peking they have extremely high PM10 almost all the time... guess what? they dont drive with studded tires. strange isnt it??? Same in spain and many other places. Yes studde domaffect Pm10 but just a very small % compared to many other factors. Studded saves many lives in icy regions every year. Period!
     
  9. lloyds

    lloyds Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    890
    Location:
    Bay Area
    how do spikes affect efficiency?
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    Hard to say because the tires they are installed on have deeper tread depth and are used in situations where efficiency is reduced by the road conditions. Basically, you're not going to be setting any range records while driving through snow and when the temperature is cold. The small amount of difference studs may affect is just a noise factor.
     
  11. Alysashley79

    Alysashley79 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Messages:
    646
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    On dry or wet roads with my spikes I don't see much difference between my nokians (spikes) and my primary's in fact it's just about the same. Now when there is snow or ice on the ground it all goes out the window because traction control is working the entire time. For instance it's 7 miles to basically go from sea level at the bottom of my hill to my house at 2100' it takes about 13 miles of rated range on a normal dry or wrt day with either set of tires. If there is snow or ice were looking at 25 rated miles maybe more.
     

Share This Page