I am worried about the lack of a spare tire. Has anyone had a flat tire yet? If so, how was it handled and how long did it take for resolution? How is everyone else handling this concern?
Inject tire with the fluid, it will coat the diameter of the tire and become a semi solid. In the event of a puncture it will seal the puncture permanently and you never know it's in the tire.
I have a GTR and I replaced the run flats with non-runflats because the ride was too harsh with the run flats. Getting a flat was a big concern of mine. I have used tyre shield and never looked back.
I was told by Tesla that the distance of the lug nut holes from the center is different than on other cars so non-Tesla rims will not work. Telsa is apparently considering an optional spare of some sort. Telsa sells a compressor with a can of fun-flat liquid. I have another car with a folded inflatable tire on a narrow rim. If Tesla introduced that and sold it with their compressor, all would be good in the world.
I can imagine derbies where the MS all had four narrow inflatables on, and half the challenge was not to spin out by losing control or a tire! ;)
When they eventually get around to right hand drive, for the Australian market, we are going to need a spare of some sort. Our distances and road quality make them an essential item. Larger rim size tyres are not that freely available, and even in Sydney are a special order at most tyre shops. Usually take 2 or 3 days for stock to come in before fitting can happen.
I just ordered a spare tire & wheel for my model S from the Tire Rack. They assured me it is the correct bolt pattern, offset, stud hole size and correct center hole size. It will not fit in the trunk, but I wanted a spare just in case. We live in New Mexico and I wouldn't want to wait for Tesla to send me a spare. Total cost was $326.61 including shipping. This doesn't match the original wheel, but It is only for emergencies. My salesperson was Marshall at (888-727-8092) (ext.4792) Hope this helps.
Danny, where in NM? PM me on TMC, same username.
ripm, I live in Albuquerque,NM
I made the mistake of posting on someone else's thread regarding this issue and did not feel comfortable continuing to post there.
With respect to...
I'm at the Harris Ranch Supercharger. Been here for 1 1/2 hrs. I have received just 100 miles of charge. Not so super... A tesla rep came up, and informed...
Elon has tweeted that this week's announcement will now be the loan repayment, so supercharger announcement pushed back. Again. Urgh.
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