Cybertruck Tire Size Options What Do You Choose?

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Cybertruck rolled out on stage with 35" tires made by Goodyear. At this time that particular tire is not
in production with the special spoke moulding on the side wall. What rim and tires sizes would you like to
see as a option? The rim size is not mentioned so this is my best guess.
35 12.5 r 20. My choice would be a 35 12.5 r 18 and if bigger rims are used 35 12.5 r 22.
 
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I really like the set up on the prototype, but maybe less knobby. Wider tires mean more drag and friction. no1 really knows how wide the wheel wells are so larger diameter tires might look better but with the air adjustability I think issues with rubbing will happen. It would be cool if someone added tires as an option on the CT visualizer thing.
 

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Cybertruck rolled out on stage with 35" tires made by Goodyear. At this time that particular tire is not
in production with the special spoke moulding on the side wall. What rim and tires sizes would you like to
see as a option? The rim size is not mentioned so this is my best guess.
35 12.5 r 20. My choice would be a 35 12.5 r 18 and if bigger rims are used 35 12.5 r 22.
I dislike the sidewall contour and the funky hubcaps on the prototype.

I just want conventional all-season pickup truck tires. They're affordable (around $1200ish per set), versatile, and very good at what they do.

Exotic low-sales-volume tires will cost more, and this truck will be able to shred its own tires if commanded to do so. Paying 2-3x more for apparent badassery could become very expensive very quickly.

As for the looks of the wheels, my taste is conventional. I'm interested in the Cybertruck despite its looks, not because of its looks. The stock chrome wheels on my current truck suit me just fine, so something kinda like that (which doesn't clash with the Cybertruck's unusual looks) would be the look I'm going for.

I realize that taste is a personal matter, so I'm not telling anyone else what they should do with their truck. Almost everyone who owns a pickup truck ends up customizing it to their needs/tastes some degree, which is a good thing. You do you!

As for me, I'll take the boring wheels. Please!
 

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Isn't what matters the performance and life of the tires, not what the sidewalls look like?

What's wrong with hexagonal hubcaps?

-Crissa
 

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Alloy wheels are conventional?
Alloy wheels were stock my 1990s Ford Ranger, my 2000s F-150, and my 2010s GMC Sierra.

Like these:
https://www.biscayneauto.com/galleria_images/83/83_main_l.jpg
https://cdn02.carsforsale.com/3/418184/18574926/1030839286.jpg
https://images.dealersync.com/cloud...pg?_=d19a57a7b61a068e9ac35317141d63e39cfc2db1

The work-truck variants of those trucks probably had steelies, but I went with consumer-oriented trim levels for all of these purchases.

I'm not a fan of the black wheel look. I appreciate that people who do that to their cars like the results, but I won't be customizing my ride that way.

As an engineer, I also appreciate that customizing the truck for a particular application (towing, racing, mudding, overlanding, etc) will drive the tire choice -- as it well should!

My use case, though, and my taste both fit into the nerdy end of the conventional midwestern dad box. Convenient, I guess. 🤷🏻‍♂️
 
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The Cybertruck is rated for 3500 ibs payload in the bed, This tire size has E or F load rating which enables the rated capacity, I think the dual motor has a 690 hp and the tri motor is 800 hp it requires a tire that can handle the load and power. For me I would like the tires on a 18" rim for more side wall, this will help with ride quality for bad roads. 35 inch tires have a potential to last longer ( less wheel revolutions per mile ) which would not hurt my pocket book so much. Tires in that classification are spendy.
 

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Steel wheels were the base on every car I've ever owned (tho I put them on my second to last, and got the optional ones on my most recent car.

For me I would like the tires on a 18" rim for more side wall, this will help with ride quality for bad roads.
Yeah, function before form, at least for wheels, I think.

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Currently have 35x12.5x20 on my GMC 2500 - Nitto terra grappler g2 f load range - great load capacity; first set lasted 55k miles; very quiet for what they are....so possible to get good tires in that size if that's what the OEM rims/sizing is
 

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I was hoping for 17" rim diameter, as above that they get expensive.

I currently run Yokohama Geolander A/T on my Subaru and really like them for a long lasting do most things tire (that is predominantly on the road). I did take a small hit to MPG with them, about 1 to 2 MPG, dropping my average from 30 to 28-29. On long highway trips, still get 30 or higher.
 

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I hope the Tesla engineers pay attention to this part of the CT. With the weight of the truck and its capabilities the tires need to be able to handle it. And with big tires where’s the spare? in some flat tire happenings you have to install the spare!
 

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I hope the Tesla engineers pay attention to this part of the CT. With the weight of the truck and its capabilities the tires need to be able to handle it. And with big tires where’s the spare? in some flat tire happenings you have to install the spare!
There is at least one thread about spare and the lack there off. I plan on buying a spare before doing any serious offroad adventures. :)
 

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If it makes it to production with 35s (and I think it will) and still is capable of 0-60 in 2.9 and 500+ miles of range, then I'll stick with 35s
 
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There is at least one thread about spare and the lack there off. I plan on buying a spare before doing any serious offroad adventures. :)
I was a boy scout long ago and the motto is "be prepared", I was in the Sierra Nevada mountains about 30 miles off on a dirt trail when I heard the tire let go. I had a good spare and it got me out to a car/truck tire shop where I did not know of it before. My tire was beyond repair. They showed the only tire in stock to replace it, he led me out back where on a rack in the weather it was stored securely. He gave the price which I had no choice of course and I asked him if there was an extra charge for the nail that was sticking through it, He laughed a little nervously and said that the reapair was free of charge.....I jumped at the only deal in the middle of nowhere. I still have on my Landrover as a spare and that was a very long time ago. If CT truck has no full size spare it would be on the top of my list as required gear before ever thinking of hitting the trail, Amen and pass the lug wrench.
 

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