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19 inch rims for snow tires?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Arzt84, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Arzt84

    Arzt84 New Member

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    I am in need of a set of 19 inch rims for mounting snow tires here in Colorado and am unable to find any. The service center says the winter tire sets are out of stock and no one seems to know if they will be back in stock or when. Perhaps someone know of a source of OEM 19 inch rims for sale or where to find them, or perhaps can recommend aftermarket wheels that meet all the specs of the OEM rims such as offset of 40 and other dimensions. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. mitch672

    mitch672 Active Member

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    The best place to look is on this forums "Tesla Parts for a Sale", I bought a set from a post their, complete with TPMS sensors, and even had the original Goodyear tires with them. I'm getting a set of Nokian Hakapolita R2's locally, and will actually have them mounted on my original 19" wheels.. In the Spring I'll mount the set I bought on the car and have the TPMS sensors added.
    Doing it this way as my original tires have 8/32"s of tread, while the set I just bought has 10/32 on 2 (guessing they where rears), and 11/32 on the other 2 tires.. Might as well keep the set with more tread on them for Spring/Summer.
     
  3. TurboFroggy

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    Just ordered this setup from TireRack for $1000 less than a set from Tesla. I already have the exact same set but in graphite and with Michelin Primacy MXM4s. They fit perfect, rated for the weight of the Model S and look great. They are also 5 lbs less than the OEM 19" rims. The silvers were on sale and thought I could use a nice winter contrast.

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    19x8.5 O.Z. Superturismo LM Silver


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    79/64.12 ring for oz xl o.d.


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    433MHz Tire Pressure Sensor


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    $97.00
    $388.00
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    245/45R-19 Michelin X-Ice Xi3 XL


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    $241.00
    $964.00
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    Mount and Balance (No Charge)


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  4. Hybris

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    Spoton! Real Nordic rubber and 19". The way we do it in Sweden ;-)
     
  5. JohnQ

    JohnQ Active Member

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    You can always hit eBay as well though it can be hard to get a reasonable price. I got a set of 4 for just shy of $1200 including tires and center caps but no TPMS. You can judge whether or not that was a good price. There's nothing listed right now.
     
  6. Dreamin

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    Agree with the Tire Rack suggestion above. They have wheels for less than $200/wheel. Add tires + TPMS and you can be out the door for ~$2000. FAR less than what Tesla wants...
     
  7. Luder94

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    Also...just so you know, you can find other manufacturer 'take-offs' for good deals too. I chose BMW OEM 20" wheels with TPMS already installed (they are supposed 433MHz, I'll report back once it's figured out whether or not they can be programmed to the car).

    All I need to do is buy some winter/all season tires of the right aspect ratio for the Model S.

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  8. Hybris

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    Luder? That means like hooker in Swedish...
     
  9. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    I went with the $2,400 USD OEM Tesla Package in 19 inch rims OEM rims, OEM TPMS and Pirelli Sottozero Serie II.
     
  10. bhuwan

    bhuwan Active Member

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    Got in before the price hike?
     
  11. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    Yes, and I am glad I ordered in July. Folks said I was ordering too soon.
     

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