Posted on February 16, 2019 | Kyle Field
February 16, 201
equip your Tesla for snow, looking at these three parts of the car
Above in the Interpretation of Development, Jason Fenske, took to the mountains put it Tesla Model 3 Performance to test with a new set of winter tires in order to see how it behaved in some real winter weather. He found that not only were there options for winter tires out of that offered by Tesla, but that with a set of improved winter tires, the car in fact handles extremely well in snow.
Jason breaks down the behavior of Tesla Model 3 Performance is very detailed in the 19-minute YouTube segment below. This is a good watch for those who want to winter their Tesla Model 3.
To begin with, he breaks the winter trim into three categories, and then continues to unpack everyone very carefully. ] The first thing to know: Winter car driving begins with tires . Inside the car, all-wheel drive (AWD) like the Model 3 Performance, gives the car more rights in order to get the car moving safely and maintain control of the car in slippery conditions. Finally, road clearance can come into play when navigating in snow conditions, and it explains why the Tesla Model 3 Performance build is worse than the rear wheel drive (RWD) or the base configuration of the AWD
. ] Tires
First: tires. Tesla offers only one set of snow tires for the assembly of Performance Model 3, and they are supplied as a set of 20-inch wheels from Pirelli Winter Sottozero IIs. The package will set you back $ 4,000, which seems unnecessarily cool just to get a kit of winter tires. Instead of selling bodies to keep the car safely in the winter, Jason began digging online for options.
What he found that the Porsche Cayman GT4 has the exact same size of tires and the Porsche spec's winter tire specifically for its Canadian customers, the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 235/35 / R40. He went online and was able to get them from Canada, and then built and counterbalanced at the factories at a local tire store. The new tires still managed its $ 300 pop, but $ 1,200 plus shipping feels like a bargain price compared to a $ 4,000 extra for a new set of disks and tires.
Two engines, one front and one in the rear. These two engines are locked on the tires on each axle, so the model 3 uses brakes to adjust the speed of one or the other side to maximize thrust and minimize slippage. Jason tested a system with deep snow, on icy roads and on a snowy road at a fairly high speed.
Full drive system in its model 3 worked flawlessly. on different conditions, even without needing chains or pins. As a Californian who lived in warm climates for most of my life, all the videos look like a rising hair, a white fist driving to me, but it's so fun that it almost makes me want to try.
] Landscape of the earth
The height of the car frame becomes a problem when moving through the deep snow, because it can leave the car high and dry, if not taken into account during the movement. Jason notes that while Model 3 performance exceeds the specifications for other configurations in almost every area, its lumen is 1 centimeters lower. This should not be a problem for most situations like a sports electric car, but it is worth paying attention to those who live in areas where snow is more prevalent.
He takes a car off the main road on the shoulder with a 4- to 5-inch unpacked snow buildup and the car is able to easily get in and out of the snow. On the side note, its bright red paint really pops up against white snow, making for some visually engaging frames, as it speaks through the nuances of car performance.
The video really takes a turn to the best when it turns on Slip Start and then Track Mode. The Slip Start gives the vehicle's traction control system more space and allows the tires to slip slightly more than it would normally be as a way out of free sand, dirt or snow. In this case, Jason is just a little entertaining with him and notes that he makes driving in the snow a bit weaker, and tires slip enough to keep adrenaline without unnecessary danger.
Track mode looks the most interesting though, when the car slips and slides from side to side on a snowy road into some kind of dreamy drifting platform. In Track mode, the wheels are cut free at the slightest touch of the pedal, allowing the car to slip and slide around in the driver's whim. The car then wisely rejects power on the front wheels to pull out of the slide. It is interesting to watch and see how fun he plays with his Model 3 in the snow.
If you do not already have a look, watch the video and come out to have fun.