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20" BBS wheels for Model S

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Checkcaptain, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. Checkcaptain

    Checkcaptain Member

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    Hello, I am new on this board and coming from the BMW M side :smile:I finally decided to buy a model S after having test driven 2 P85 over the last 1.5 years when visiting the US.
    After finally the P85D was introduced, I pulled the trigger and ordered one a month ago.
    Expecting delivery in Germany in March now.
    Since I also want to track the car, like all my cars before, I am already thinking about a nice 20" wheel set.
    My car has all options except rear sets and I ordered the cheapest 19" wheels for winter tires only.
    I am planning to put custom 20" BBS wheels on.
    Presently I am thinking about 9x20 front and 10x20 rear.
    It will be either BBS FI or RI- D design.
    Tires I am planning are 255/30 front and 285/30 rear.
    Any recommendations from you guys about possible offsets?
    Tending to 32 front and 35 rear...
    Since BBS needs about 3 month for the project it's time for me to get started.
    Appreciate your recommendations☺
     
  2. linkster

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    I would consider a 40-series front and a 35 or 40 rear to keep tire diam close to factory. But definitely, a 20" lightweight wheel will simply kill the heavy low-performance factory 21" turbine in all performance metrics. I am quite frankly surprised that Tesla doesn't offer a high-performance 20" lightweight wheel/tire combo for all you very lucky P85D owners. The 21" turbine package is a disaster in every (except ascetics) way. In case you missed this thread.

    New 20 Tires


    Good-Luck!
     
  3. Checkcaptain

    Checkcaptain Member

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    Thanks for the link.Guess I am on the right way!

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    Can a moderator please consolidate the 2 threads?Sorry double post
     

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