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21" Wheels

Discussion in 'Model S' started by donaldp, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. donaldp

    donaldp Member

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    Currently a lurker but planning on a Model S for my next vehicle. Does anyone else agree that for $4,500, the 21" wheels should be directional with the blades facing the same direction when viewing the wheels from both sides of the car? I would think aerodynamics would be affected positively as well. It's an observation and a minor point for such an amazing machine.
     
  2. PaulusdB

    PaulusdB Mayor Gnomus Vintage Limb

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    I concur to the extent that I sold my brand new P+ staggered 21" wheels, tyres and TPMS sensors included, for less than 50 cents to the dollar. (euro in my case, but you get the idea.)
     
  3. SherSlick

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    The directionality of the design is subtle enough that I can look past it. Still agree with you though.
     
  4. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    for $4500, they should also wash the dishes. This is the only configuration choice I've regretted. Wish I had gone with standard 19s, on which I could eventually put snows, and then go out and get killer 20" wheels and tires for summer.
     
  5. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    Find someone in your area who shares the same thinking and swap 2 wheels... When you finally order that is! :)
     
  6. donaldp

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    All of the wheels are the same and that is point i'm making. Directional wheels would have right side and left side wheels so the blades point the same direction when viewing the car from either side. Currently the blades point one direction on the right and the other direction on the left.

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    Couldn't find a way to edit my last post so have to add this to another post.
    Wheels on the drivers side roll counter clockwise and wheels on the passenger side (U.S.) roll clockwise so whenever wheels are not in perfect symmetry they will appear different on each side unless directional wheels are offered.
     
  7. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Tires.

    I checked tirerack.com for tires for the 19s... dozens of choices.

    21s... I think you get like 4 choices.

    Also in PA we have these things that like to destroy nice cars... called potholes... so yea... 19s for me!

    Now that I've had the car a few weeks... Yea, I'd like the 21s for more grip, but what can ya do?
     
  8. teslasguy

    teslasguy MSP P#1117

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    How about $2300? That's what I'd want for mine with sensors and tires.
     

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