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  1. Salim3r's Avatar
    Recently my wife, Zehra and I went on an epic trip! It was a paradigm change in how we drove and will drive in the future. A total of 2200 miles roundtrip in our Tesla model S to Florida and back. Just close your eyes and think outside the box. No gas, no fumes, no pollution!!. Just electricity as the mode of transportation.
    It is unbelievable to know that this can be done due to the superchargers being placed strategically all over our country. Charging usually took 20 to 40 minutes at charging stations and we were on our way. Great restaurants were available at those locations.
    Lots of folks have range anxiety, but Tesla has done a wonderful job of eliminating that. Right on the screen one gets the trip tic with the charging stations and the amount of charge left at the next station.
    I know a lot of you will have a lot of questions. Please feel free to ask them. All it takes is one experience to convert from ICE to Electric!!
    (ICE= internal combustion engine)
  2. RobertG's Avatar
    Great information. Thanks to all for posting!
  3. Unregistered's Avatar
    You can order additional wheels, without tires, through the Tesla service centers. (They're kinda expensive.) Or you can talk to TireRack, who have some non-OEM wheels which fit.
  4. Kevin Michaluk's Avatar
    Great post, Doug. I live in Winnipeg (aka Winterpeg) and just ordered my P85D last week. Arrives in June.

    Winter tips was clearly the first thing for me to research, so this is my first post on this forum.

    I was about to order the Winter tire package from shop.tesla store, but given so the extra set of wheels would ship with my car, but given how bad the Pirellis are I'm wondering if there is a better alternative for me. Can I buy just the 19" wheels somewhere so I can then buy the tires of my choice and use those straight away?? Will try the recommended Hakkas or XIce 3s.

    Thanks!
  5. KBF's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gregg_G
    Does anyone have experience with the 70D or 85D with the all seasons in the snow? I'm coming from an S4 and was hoping not to have to change out tires every spring and fall. I just ordered an S70D.
    I'd highly recommend winter tires even with AWD - I've owned several SUV's and while AWD helps with acceleration and somewhat with steering, there just is no comparison when braking on ice/snow. "All-Season's" only work down South (and even then, they're horrible during the rare snow days). They become like bricks when the temps near freezing. I know there are several "tire guys" on here that would back me up. Winter tires are worth the hassle of swapping and storing.
  6. Gregg_G's Avatar
    Does anyone have experience with the 70D or 85D with the all seasons in the snow? I'm coming from an S4 and was hoping not to have to change out tires every spring and fall. I just ordered an S70D.
  7. davidc18's Avatar
    Excellent write up. Thank you.
  8. tinkll1's Avatar
    As a P85D owner of 3 days duration and now the survivor of a 10 hour, 435 mile trip (before Google/Tesla fudge factors), I would have greatly benefitted by discovering the club and your sage advice before I began the long road trip. Many, many excellent ideas. I found this trip to be an updated cross country flying experience with the charging stations substituting for airfields, and the consequences of an error of judgement on land being less severe than in the air. Your advice is an excellent introduction to a very different experience than the same trip in a Porsche 991 911 Turbo S. It would have helped me acquire a different mind set. Thank you. And the learning begins.