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19" vs 20" pics?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by olanmills, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. olanmills

    olanmills Member

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    So T Sportline is coming out with some 20" wheels soon. Given that there are actually some non-performance tires available for this size (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSearchResults.jsp?width=245%2F&ratio=40&diameter=20&rearWidth=255%2F&rearRatio=40&rearDiameter=17&zip-code=), I'm mildly interested in these. However, I already have the 19" TST wheels, so I'm wondering if it really looks that different. Are there any sort of side-by-side comparison shots that show 19" wheels and 20" wheels on a Model S?
     
  2. flodrab

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    I don't have a side-by-side, but here's what my 20s look like ... I feel that 21s are just a little "too big" for driving the crappy pothole streets in LA ... the low-profile rides harsh, and there's an increased risk of bending the rims ... but 19s look just a little "too small" to me ... 20s are in the Little Red Riding Hood sweet spot of "just right" ...
    Dropbox - wheel.JPG
     
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  3. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

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    I have a set of the 19" TST turbines and a set of the 20" TST turbines on order. Once they come in, I'll post some comparison photos.

    They were supposed to ship in early March, latest update from them now says beginning of May. TST must be on the Tesla "soon" schedule.
     
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  4. artisjr

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    I removed the 19'' stock wheels and went with 20" (non TST). I did call and inquired about the TST. I received the same response that @SomeJoe777 got.

    The result: 20160416_103721_resized_1.jpg 20160416_103557_resized_1.jpg Pirelli P Zero All Season and CV4 Vossen Matte Graphite Machined.
     
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  5. RealSnurf

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    I preordered the 20" TSTs and they called today to collect the rest of the money. It should ship on Tuesday they say.
     
  6. SomeJoe7777

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    Same here, should have them next week, now I just have to order tires. :)
     
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    Post a ton of pics please!!!!!
     
  8. SomeJoe7777

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    Will do! I'll throw the 19" TSTs with the winter tires on the car and take some pics, then put the 20"s on and post both.
     
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  9. SomeJoe7777

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    Here are the pictures of the various wheels/tires on my 85D.



    Stock 19x8 wheels, Michelin Primacy MXM4 245/45R19:

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    T Sportline 19x8.5 Silver Turbines, Nokian WR G3 245/45R19 (winter set):

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    T Sportline 20x9 Silver Turbines, Michelin Pilot Super Sports, 255/40R20 (summer set):

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  10. Hojo

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    The new TST 20's look very nice. Perhaps you could post a photo from the direct rear to see if the wheel/tire is protruding from the opening. It's hard to see from the photo's perspective if the 9" wheel or 255 wide tire are within the wheel opening. Thanks:confused:
     
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    The TST 20s look great on your car! That's the exact setup I was considering (grey S with silver 20" TST) and I feel so much more confident after seeing your pics.
     
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    Your car is looking VERY luxurious :)
     
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    As requested:

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  14. Hojo

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    Thanks. Those photos are perfect. You must be very happy with your choice. Well Done:)
     
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    I really love the turbine-style wheels, but I did not want 21"s both for ride comfort reasons and pothole damage susceptibility. The 20"s are a perfect compromise.
     
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    My only concern was the 255 vs the 245 for the Pilot Super Sports. Your photos have encouraged me to go with the 255's.
    Cheers.....:cool:
     
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    Cool ... be aware that on 20x9 wheels, the 255s will have a very slight rub in the front when going in reverse and turning the wheel hard to one side. I don't think it hurts anything, just be aware of it.
     
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    This is the goodness of the Internet!:). I'd give you a gold star, but all we've got to choose from are little faces.

    Moderators, we need stars.
     
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    Boy those 255's look incredible. Very OEM, perfect stance. Gratz, TST outdid themselves.
     
  20. Vrrooom

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    I love it! Only problem now is finding A/S tires in that size... Almost non existent. I know for a 9" wheel 275s are really ideal, but thoughts on going with the stock width 245/40/20 on the 9" TSTs? I'm leaning towards the Continental DWS06
     

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