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19' Gemini Wheels vs 19' TST Flow Forged wheels for winter set

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by AllThingsT, Aug 25, 2020.

  1. AllThingsT

    AllThingsT Member

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    Looking at winter tires for the PM3. Had intended on buying the 19' TST Flow Forged wheels from TSportline however I see now Tesla is offering a winter tire package on the model Y style gemini aero wheels which I think are an improvement over the model 3 aero wheels.

    While I subjectively think the TSportline wheels are better looking than the gemini wheels if there was a range benefit during the winter it may be worth it.

    Does anyone have any experience with the gemini wheels? Or have insights into the range benefits of aero wheels in the winter?

    Thanks

    Tesla - Model 3 19” Gemini Wheel and Winter Tire Package
    vs
    TSportline - Tesla Model 3 19
     
  2. glide

    glide Active Member

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    I would always go forged over cast wheels.
     
  3. AllThingsT

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    So your recommendation is neither? As the TSportline wheel is "flow forged" which isn't technically forged
     
  4. glide

    glide Active Member

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    Okay. In that case, my recommendation would be:

    1.) Forged
    2.) Flow Forged
    3.) Cast
     
  5. Tdriver

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    A 1-2% improvement in mileage would not be my deciding factor. In winter temp would be the deciding factor.
     

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