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  • October 13, 2021 8:17 AM
    Reply # 11445204 on 11090821
    Harry Burch (Administrator)

    Thanks for that information. At this point, I'll just put two new ones on the rear to pass inspection before it gets traded in January. 

  • October 12, 2021 9:34 AM
    Reply # 11391702 on 11090821

    Upon further reading, and speaking to a Tesla tech at our local serivce center, I learned some interesting facts. The tech said regen braking is one of the least contributing factors and there are many. Driving habits such as lots of 'launches', and the physics of acceleration and applied torque are reasons. I was pointed to this quote below from Tesla's JB Straubel, Chief Technical Officer.

    "During hard acceleration, weight transfers to the rear of the vehicle. The front motor must reduce torque and power in order to prevent the front wheels from spinning. That power is fed to the rear motor where it can be used immediately".

    So the rear motor applies more torque and does more work when accelerating, apparently causing the rear tires to wear more?

  • October 12, 2021 8:01 AM
    Reply # 11387503 on 11090821
    Harry Burch (Administrator)

    Good to know. I usually rotate every 10k miles. 

  • October 11, 2021 8:39 AM
    Reply # 11317799 on 11090821

    From my research, my 2020 Model 3 LR DM has an "Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) synchronous rear, & Induction motor front".  This means my Rear motor does the regenerative braking. Perhaps this causes more wear on the rear tires? And why my Tesla service center stresses tire rotation every 5K miles to maintain even wear?

  • October 10, 2021 8:55 AM
    Reply # 11265705 on 11090821
    Harry Burch (Administrator)

    I was checking tire pressures on our Model 3 and found the rear tires need replacing after 14k miles while the fronts are just fine. Original Michelin Green tires. Since I'm selling/trading it in January, I'll probably just replace those two with the same brand for consistency, but it seems odd that there's so much difference front to rear. I haven't had a chance to rotate them yet, since most of the miles were on trips over a month's time this summer.

    Anyone have thoughts on why the difference front to rear?

    My Model X lasted 22k and only had to be changed due to a puncture. I look at 25k as a good run on tires, so that was okay in my book. 

  • October 09, 2021 10:21 AM
    Reply # 11231967 on 11090821

    I just replaced my tires at 20,000 miles with Vredestein Quatrac Pro tires.  So far they have been excellent.  Here is a review that I found helpful:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilVkmfJYrfc 

  • September 24, 2021 7:37 PM
    Reply # 11116776 on 11090821

    Hello, did you get new tires yet? If so what kind?

    I'm at around 8k miles on a model Y and need tires really soon.

  • September 20, 2021 5:41 PM
    Reply # 11104846 on 11093686
    Pat Rooney wrote:

    "had to replace them at 26K miles"

    You got lucky.  I had to replace my Model 3 LR Michelin Primacy MXM4s after 19,000 and I'm not a crazy driver.  On my third set, I switched to the Michelin CrossClimate2s and they are really great.  They handle wet conditions so much better and are actually snow rated.  There is slightly more give on hard turning, but not enough to negate the other positives.  I can listen to classical music with the new tires.  Could never do that with the Primacys.


    Last modified: September 20, 2021 5:42 PM | Cory Notrica
  • September 17, 2021 10:18 PM
    Reply # 11098388 on 11090821

    I've had great luck with Continentals but the stock (OE) tires are reported to be a bit thin. I'd certainly recommend going to a tire shop for a check. Unless someone is regularly making high torque starts from 0 the rears shouldn't be that bad relative to the fronts.

  • September 17, 2021 3:28 PM
    Reply # 11097559 on 11090821

    Thanks for the reply, Pat. I drive a Y — not sure if tire experience would be the same on a 3. Something is obviously wrong because your tires lasted two and a half times longer than mine.  I have had a disappointing experience with the local DunnTire people on another vehicle. Tesla’s Henrietta Center this week suggested I pose the tire question to the Club since Tesla can’t offer third-party recommendations. So, I upgraded my membership hoping for input. You are the only response I’ve had. I’m going to have an accident if I don’f attend to this soon. Guess I try Tirerack. 

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