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    The Hankook's were ok'd for the Roadster...it has stronger revenue braking than the Model S so I'd be surprised if they were not ok for the S.

    I had Blizzaks on my Infiniti and my Lexus...great snow tires indeed.
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    Why buy the tire package over the rims alone if you're changing tires?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanuckS#69 View Post
    Why buy the tire package over the rims alone if you're changing tires?
    You can buy 19" rims on their own without having to purchase the winter tire package. That is what I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime Mover View Post
    You can buy 19" rims on their own without having to purchase the winter tire package. That is what I did.
    Don't forget to get the TPMS sensors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    Don't forget to get the TPMS sensors.
    Yes, I was going to mention that as well. You need to buy rims, TPMS sensors and the "Button" that covers the centre of the hub.
    Tesla has all of that available.

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    Is anyone getting a spare tire with their Model S ?
    Winter or Summer or both ?
    I don't suppose you could use a winter tire as a spare for the summers or vise-versa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapped View Post
    Is anyone getting a spare tire with their Model S ?
    Winter or Summer or both ?
    I don't suppose you could use a winter tire as a spare for the summers or vise-versa
    I suppose in an emergency it wouldn't be the end of the world to use the "other-season" wheel. It's not like you'd drive very far with it. I've had a multitude of slow leaks over the years, but never a real "flat" or blowout, so I've never used a spare. I'm not sure what I'll do with the S. Get towed, probably. On a flatbed, of course... Tesla has some sort of Roadside Assistance, right? Anyone know details? I'm too lazy to search for the appropriate thread on my phone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBF View Post
    I suppose in an emergency it wouldn't be the end of the world to use the "other-season" wheel. It's not like you'd drive very far with it. I've had a multitude of slow leaks over the years, but never a real "flat" or blowout, so I've never used a spare. I'm not sure what I'll do with the S. Get towed, probably. On a flatbed, of course... Tesla has some sort of Roadside Assistance, right? Anyone know details? I'm too lazy to search for the appropriate thread on my phone!

    With respect to this and the comments about Blizzaks, from a "southerner" in PA/NJ.

    1) I have had amazing results with Bilzzaks on RWD/4WD ICE's of all types in very bad conditions and they have never let me down in 20 years of use. I will be using Blizzaks on my Model S unless someone has a really, really strong arguement against.

    2) Tire rack has wheel/tire packages available without the TPMS sensors. It is unclear if TM will sell you sensors w/o the wheels, so I will have to wait and see if I have to buy the wheels from TM. (I have to wait till next year anyway (res 11468-just got configure invite)).

    3) In any case I will carry an "opposite season" tire/rim as a spare in the car on long trips because I am paranoid. (Nice covers from Tire Rack also)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Electric1 View Post
    In any case I will carry an "opposite season" tire/rim as a spare in the car on long trips because I am paranoid. (Nice covers from Tire Rack also)
    Don't blame you. My luck is such that I usually get at least 1 flat per year. Almost always a screw or a nail. Will a spare fit in the frunk? Any thoughts on an after-market compact spare?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknox View Post
    Don't blame you. My luck is such that I usually get at least 1 flat per year. Almost always a screw or a nail. Will a spare fit in the frunk? Any thoughts on an after-market compact spare?
    No, The frunk lid won't close. I don't think anyone has found a compact spare yet--doesn't mean there aren't any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBF View Post
    Tesla has some sort of Roadside Assistance, right?
    Yes, but that doesn't do you much good if you are halfway between Saskatoon and Vermillion. Get one of these tire repair kits from Griot's Garage. Just be sure to get the tire inspected properly (means demount the tire and inspect the interior for damage) afterwards.

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    Blizzaks have a good reputation, as do Nokians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mknox View Post
    My luck is such that I usually get at least 1 flat per year.
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