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20" Aftermarket Wheels - Decisions Decisions!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by StingSC10, May 20, 2013.

  1. StingSC10

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    #1 StingSC10, May 20, 2013
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    I've been spending entirely too many hours on the internet recently researching wheels for my soon-to-be-delivered MS. I've settled on the fact that I want 20" wheels and have narrowed my choice to two different styles from TSW. I'm now trying to consider which wheel to choose - taking into account weight vs. style. From what I've read, the stock 19" wheel weights approximately 30 lbs so both of these should be lighter. The two choices are:

    Option #1: TSW Jerez - 28 lbs
    http://ver1.iconfigurators.com/createpdf.aspx?user=5155969&wheel=24498938&config=4316645&tire=0
    WhiteMS-Jerez.jpg

    Option #2: TSW Interlago - 23 lbs
    http://ver1.iconfigurators.com/createpdf.aspx?user=5155969&wheel=24499155&config=4316645&tire=0
    WhiteMS-Interlagos.jpg

    I would love to get some feedback on both of these wheels with anyone that has knowledge of how aftermarket wheels affect the MS handling and range. I have a 40 kwh MS so the last thing I want to do is shorten my current range but even if these wheels cause more "drag" I would think the lighter weight could overcome that. No way to really know - unless someone has experience. For what it's worth, the Jerez is more expensive and heavier - but I like the look of it better and am leaning toward the Jerez.

    Looking forward to any feedback and tips before I decide to purchase.
     
  2. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    I'm curious how 7lbs off the wheels makes any difference at all on a 4700 lb car.

    I think you'd get the most range on thinner tires, just for wind resistance.
     
  3. Sunfishsolar.ca

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    What about these from the tirerack, light also. I painted them, they come in black.
     

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  4. rpavlicek

    rpavlicek ***** Neophyte

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    The "Jerez" (First picture) are by far better than the second.

    I might go get a set myself!
     
  5. mnx

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    Getting lighter wheels won't effect range much at all. If you're interested in better range, I'd try to find some 225 width tires that are LRR. I tend to think that the aerodynamics of the wheel are more important than weight when it comes to range/efficiency.
     
  6. Soflason

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    Sunfish and Sting - both very sharp looks for the Model S :cool:
     
  7. JerryNycom

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    Love the first one!
     
  8. elektrikS

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    I posted a pic of my Model S with 20" wheels in a different thread


    1766 / 40-60kWh / Black / Tan / Obeche Gloss / Pano / Tech / Air / 20x9 +35 Machined / Tint TBD
     
  9. SouthJerseyJon

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    This is mine with new 20s in staggered fitament.

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  10. jat

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    I put BBS CH-R 20x9 and 265/35R20 g-Force Rivals on my car. I wrote up my experience taking it to the track on G+.
    IMG_20130820_102146.jpg
     

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  11. simplesolar

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    1st one looks better. I like the BBS as well. Thinking of getting a set of 20" and get rid of my 21" for tire saving cost.
     

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