Submitted by snc on Wed, 2019-04-17 18:57
I'm scheduled to take delivery of my basic $35,000 Model 3 SR tomorrow evening. Looking forward to it a lot.
I'm trying to figure out what the highest profile tire I could install on 18" wheels would be without rubbing the suspension arms behind the front wheel. For example, I'd really like to go to a 225/55-18 size tire (with narrower 8" wide wheels offset a little to the outside of the vehicle). Has anyone actually put taller tires on? And if so, what size worked?
Someone in an earlier post here had success with 235/50-18 winter tires.
And yes, I know it will affect handling, speedometer, etc, etc, etc. I am fine with that. I've always installed higher profile tires on all my cars in the interest of ride comfort as well as prolonging suspension bushings & other sensitive electronics that die when subject to miles and miles of harshness.