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Model Y winter tire recommendations

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Model Y winter tire recommendations

Debating on which winter rims and tires for the Tesla Y

Michelin X-ice snow comes in at $3185 all in with rims and TPMS (there is
also a $70 rebate, so $3115)
Nokian R5 comes in at $3534 all in with rims and TPMS

Thoughts on the two tire choices?

Anyone have a place they can recommend in the GTA?
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I’d rather the Michelin for the price.
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i heard EV needs special tires, is it because they are very heavy?
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divx wrote: i heard EV needs special tires, is it because they are very heavy?
Precisely.. Engineering Explained on Youtube did a video on this. Its a good watch.
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trixstar wrote: Precisely.. Engineering Explained on Youtube did a video on this. Its a good watch.
thanks for mentioning this video . considering a Model Y
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Doesn’t “need” special tires.

Eco/ev rated tires can improve efficiency but at a cost of worst wet/snow performance. Will see the same benefits if you put them on a ICE car. Just the with a EV the savings are more pronounced.

Better to use efficient wheels instead. (i.evaero caps)

Engineering explain and Tyre Reviews on YouTube explain this.
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Badman wrote: Doesn’t “need” special tires.

Eco/ev rated tires can improve efficiency but at a cost of worst wet/snow performance. Will see the same benefits if you put them on a ICE car. Just the with a EV the savings are more pronounced.

Better to use efficient wheels instead. (i.evaero caps)

Engineering explain and Tyre Reviews on YouTube explain this.
EE mentioned something about EV tires having different sidewalls to compensate for the flex due to weight during cornering. Unsure if thats going to be something super noticeable for the average driver though.
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Im planning to rather get a CC2 eventually. Performance on wet and winter ooks decent enough overall, and range doesn't seem majorly impacted.

Probably would save enough with tire changes (+extra rims?)/storage/...
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Nokian makes great tires. I have had the R3 and currently have the R5. They are one of the best winter tires avail now.
banban wrote: Debating on which winter rims and tires for the Tesla Y

Michelin X-ice snow comes in at $3185 all in with rims and TPMS (there is
also a $70 rebate, so $3115)
Nokian R5 comes in at $3534 all in with rims and TPMS

Thoughts on the two tire choices?

Anyone have a place they can recommend in the GTA?
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sickcars wrote: Nokian makes great tires. I have had the R3 and currently have the R5. They are one of the best winter tires avail now.
Thanks! Ended up with the Nokians

So far so good. Will find out tomorrow how they handle
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banban wrote: Thanks! Ended up with the Nokians

So far so good. Will find out tomorrow how they handle
where did you end up buying your winter set? Which wheels did you buy and what nokians? R3/R5/R5 SUV?
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corvax wrote: where did you end up buying your winter set? Which wheels did you buy and what nokians? R3/R5/R5 SUV?
Ended up getting them at Steelcase Tires. Price was competitive; they also know what they're doing and fit me in (though I'd say most tire shops aren't that busy at the moment).

I got the R5's.

Car was amazing in the snowstorm on Wednesday and Thursday. The Off-road assist mode makes it closer to a 4x4 vs awd. You can tell the difference when it's on and off on the snowy roads

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