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19" Wheels Chromed (Pics)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Brett, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Brett

    Brett Member

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    #1 Brett, Sep 29, 2013
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    I got my wheels chromed yesterday at Tires Buy Mark. I called them and they had new 19" factory Tesla wheels which they chromed for me, and then they took my wheels in exchange. My original tires and TPMs went to the chromed wheels.

    Here's the results.

    I watched the car like a hawk to make sure no one accidentally bumped into those jacks while they were swapping the tires and TPMs.
    Morrison Lumia 1020_20130928_16_08_45_Pro__highres.jpg

    Here's the result!
    Morrison Lumia 1020_20130928_16_26_47_Pro__highres.jpg

    Stopped by Topanga Mall for a charge. I was pretty low on juice.
    Morrison Lumia 1020_20130928_17_04_28_Pro__highres.jpg

    My gorgeous wife makes the car look 100x better than it already is. :)
    Morrison Lumia 1020_20130928_18_15_25_Pro__highres.jpg
     
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    #2 bareyb, Sep 29, 2013
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    I personally kinda like it. It makes sense with the other Chrome accents on the car. I also like the Stock look just as much. Chrome = classy; Stock = Sporty. It would add a little time in keeping them clean I'd imagine... Overall, I think it looks really nice and I think it looks super nice on the Black or on the Grey Model S as well.

    ETA: That's not your wife. No way... ;)
     
  3. texex91

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    Brett you mentioned something about chroming wheels, but I'm still struck by the last pic, speaking of the boots of course as a Texan--lucky man for sure! :redface:

    Loving the rims--congrats!
     
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    #4 Brett, Sep 29, 2013
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    I had a month to think about the decision. I went back and forth between gray, black, and finally decided to go for chrome. I think for a black car with chrome accents, it's a natural fit. It looks like it could be stock. I don't like when wheels look like you're trying too hard and look like a huge departure of the natural look of the way the car was intended. I'm pretty happy with the chrome.

    That's indeed the wife, the original @persiangoddess. I'm very fortunate.

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    LOL. Thanks Tex. I feel like we all are lucky to have this car. The wife is special, limited edition, one-of-a-kind.
     
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    OMG NOOOOOOO!!!!!! MORE CHROME??? OMG OH NO, I'M BLIND, I'M BLIND

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    but holy crap your wife is HOT ... lucky S.O.B. :p

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    now just stop showing her off , that's the real reason you created this thread LOL
     
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    Chicks dig guys with Teslas. It's a known fact.
     
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    I'm not really a chrome fan (blacked all mine out) but it definitely works here with the black. Looks great! :)
     
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    been thinking about this myself... how much did it cost if you font mind my asking...
     
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    Wow, I didn't see the wife upgrade option when I was ordering. How much was that option?

     
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    It cost $150 / wheel + tax.

    I think for a car with so much chrome already on it, it works.
     
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    Cleaning the same?

    That is a really nice look indeed!

    Does it attract the brake dust more? Are you having to spend the same time cleaning the chrome as non-chrome?
     
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    At the Cupertino, CA plug-in day there was a guy in a brown S with chromed stock wheels. As someone who generally hates chrome wheels, it looked significantly better than I would have imagined it would. Probably because the Model S has quite a number of chrome pieces to start with.
     
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    Saw that one too, and it did look really nice. That was a pretty good event. :)
     
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    Brett--

    Was watching "The Amazing Race" debut last night and as the teams parked their Ford Fusions at LAX they had to plug them in-- maybe 10 minutes into the show. I SWEAR in the background on the opposing row of cars I saw your Model S. Or, at the very least, I saw another black MS with chromed factory 19" wheels. Pretty sure CBS posts full episodes if you want to check it out.

    Made me smile to see a Tesla... and my son caught it too (doubly proud).
     
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    Wish I could say it was me but it wasn't - for sure. And I just watched it online to be REALLY sure. It's here: The Amazing Race Video - Back in the Saddle - CBS.com at 13:30.

    Good eyes - but wasn't me. My Model S doesn't go anywhere without me knowing, and I definitely never parked in that spot!
     
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    Gorgeous...the rims and the wife. May have to see if anyone around here does that sort of work as I too have the black and I think the chrome would look fantastic...
     
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    Looks great! I agree it fits with the existing chrome. Far better than all these people putting black rims on their cars...
     

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