20" Wheel Issue - No One Will Install Tires (Load Index Specifications)

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  1. JiveTalkinRobot

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    Hey All,

    I'm trying to find 235/35/20 tires and am having issues finding a shop that will install the tires. They are telling me that the minimum load index for the Model 3 is 98....and no tire in that size meets that.

    I tried buying Michelin Pilot Sport 4S and Continental Extreme Contact Sport. Oddly enough the Tesla website sells the 20" with the Pilot Sports.

    How has anyone else gotten their installed?


    Thanks!
     
  2. dralusion

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    ive had the same issue with americas tire. they solely follow whats on their computer for liability? The car is too new to have the 20" as an option. The load rating on the pilot sport will def exceed the gross vehicle weight if you do the math. I tried explaining that to them, but no avail. I found that americas tire depot would sell and install it for me. not sure if they have that where you live. just keep shopping around someone reputable will install them. good luck
     
  3. Skione65

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    @JiveTalkinRobot and @dralusion,

    Wait...what? This doesn’t bode well. I’ve got 20’s coming on my 3. Let me know what you find out.

    Ski
     
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    Assuming you mean you're getting the wheels and tires from Tesla via the Performance Upgrade option (or from the Tesla Shop), Tesla has the right specifications for their own car. It's guaranteed to be no problem.

    The issue may be that some of the aftermarket tire shops don't have current data for a new-ish car yet.
     
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    Maybe go to a shop that don't have corporate guidelines to follow?
     

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