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21" wheel owners, have you broken a wheel?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by jerjozwik, Jun 10, 2015.

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have you broken a wheel

  1. yes i have broken a wheel, needed immediate repair.

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  2. yes i have broken a wheel, slow leak

    3 vote(s)
    8.8%
  3. no i have not broken a wheel.

    26 vote(s)
    76.5%
  1. jerjozwik

    jerjozwik Active Member

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    please vote.

    1. yes i have broken a wheel, needed immediate repair.
    2. yes i have broken a wheel, slow leak
    3. no i have not broken a wheel.
     
  2. artsci

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    What do you mean by "broken" a wheel? Bent wheel or cracked it? There's a very big difference.
     
  3. jerjozwik

    jerjozwik Active Member

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    bent = broken.
     
  4. Firewired

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    I had a slight bend on a rim, noted when I got the tires balanced. I can't feel it and didn't need to have it repaired.
     
  5. JamesM

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    I bent a 21" wheel (along with a rear link assembly!) but the tire itself survived. It happened when I hit a pothole. I paid ~$1100 for a new wheel and had the slightly bent one repaired for about $150. It is now my full size spare. I keep my eyes glued to the road for potholes now.
     
  6. polything

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    I hit a small pot hole @ 30 mph; rim destroyed but tire survived. bought two used 21" cyclone on ebay for $275 each + shipping.
    thinking about selling all 4 wheels + current continental tires and 4 brand new V12 Hankook
     
  7. jerjozwik

    jerjozwik Active Member

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    keep the votes coming! [and the horror stories :D ]
     
  8. Law&Disorder

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    I think you need to clarify whether the 21" wheel was a the Tesla OEM Turbine wheel or an aftermarket wheel.
     
  9. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Got around 25k miles on my first set of Continentals on the 21 inch OEM turbine wheel. No issues except for curb rash. I run them at 45 psi vs the 42 recommended.
     
  10. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    I have the Turbine 21"s with the Michelin Pilot Sports. Staggered P85+ configuration. I got the rim bands from Evannex. Over the course of the last 8 months I have managed to hit all 4 rims. Two were in one car wash event that will never happen again. Anyway, the rim guards did their job. While this is regarding curb parking errors, it is a great protection for about $100. This won't offer protection from pot holes as discussed. But the thread is about protecting 21" rims.
     

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