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    S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13 jerry33's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhs_7645 View Post
    By the way Jerry, thank you for your numerous and invaluable contributions to the tire discussions!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhs_7645 View Post
    By the way Jerry, thank you for your numerous and invaluable contributions to the tire discussions!
    Amen to that.

    Jerry, question for you. On page 19 of the Model S Safety Information document, we see this (in a much nice tabular format):

    TIRE AND WHEEL SPECIFICATIONS
    Wheel Option Location Size
    19”
    Front 8.0J x 19
    Rear 9.0J x 19

    21” Silver
    21” Grey
    Front 8.5J x 21
    Rear 8.5J x 21


    Tire Specifications
    Tire Type Location Size
    On 19” wheels:
    Goodyear Eagle RS-A2
    All P245/45R19 98V

    On 21” wheels:
    Continental Extreme Contact DWS
    All P245/35R21 96Y

    Am I reading this correctly to say that the rear 19" wheels are 9" wide, and the front 19" wheels are 8" wide (but the front and rear 21" wheels are 8.5" wide)?

    Why then are the 19" tires both P245?
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    Has anyone opted for the Nokian Hakka 7 studded package from Tesla? Comments, especially about noise on dry pavement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeP View Post
    Am I reading this correctly to say that the rear 19" wheels are 9" wide, and the front 19" wheels are 8" wide (but the front and rear 21" wheels are 8.5" wide)?

    Why then are the 19" tires both P245?
    1. My first thought is that the 9.0 is a misprint in the manual. Can someone check their 19" wheels, both front and rear. The size will be stamped on the wheels.

    2. The reason that the 21" are 8.5 and the 19" are 8.0 is because the tread widths are different between the 21" and 19" tires (the 21" has a wider tread). Ideally, the rim width should be the same as the tread width (which is less than the nominal section width).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vger View Post
    Has anyone opted for the Nokian Hakka 7 studded package from Tesla?
    I'm still wondering whether the WRG2 in 255/40-19 will work on the 19in rims. The diameter should be the same as with the 245/40 stock tires. The only question is whether the slightly wider tread will fit inside the fenders without rubbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoyodyne View Post
    I'm still wondering whether the WRG2 in 255/40-19 will work on the 19in rims. The diameter should be the same as with the 245/40 stock tires. The only question is whether the slightly wider tread will fit inside the fenders without rubbing.
    I've got 255/45/R19 (Michelin Pilot Aplin PA3) on my car. I think I hear rubbing sometimes in the front. (but only when maneuvering around parking lots with the wheel turned all the way).

    The stock tires are 245/45 not 245/40 FWIW.
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    > severe-service all-seasons [jerry33]

    A weasel on a weasel. Gaak!

    > The Yokohamas are surprisingly competent on snow. [Doug_G]

    The Yokos I have on the Roadster: AD07s "Advan Neova" 175/55/16 proved to be absurdly useless (like made of wood as someone described them) under these conditions: packed snow aka 'ice' @20*F (-7*C) with strong sun. Thin film of water likely on surface makes tires slide sideways at the slightest brake application. Car slides down crown into ditch.

    Ok, S has much more weight on front than Roadster. Still, I'd put on real snow tires by Halloween on any Tesla or fun 'n games likely to occur when you least expect it!!
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    Has anyone tried these tires yet (or recommend them at least)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    Has anyone tried these tires yet (or recommend them at least)?

    Blizzak LM-60

    I have not tried them on a Model S but I have run with them on my bmw and they are fine ... according to PMC tire they are on par with the x-ice with a overall winter rating of 9 so i have confidence that they would be an excellent choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevincwelch View Post
    Has anyone tried these tires yet (or recommend them at least)?

    Blizzak LM-60
    I've seen quite a few posts from people loving the Blizzaks.

    Not to rekindle a debate but my informal survey of the serious Winter driving people on TMC comes up with the Hakka R's (now R2)as the clear favorite:

    Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2
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