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21" Wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Smooth9883, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. Smooth9883

    Smooth9883 Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm thinking of ordering the 21" wheels but I've read a lot of threads about the reliability of the wheels. Specifically bent, cracked, or warped wheels after hitting potholes. In Colorado we love our potholes :)

    I was curious if anyone has had a positive experience with the wheels? I do understand the tires will wear fast, but I'm okay with that. I'm more concerned if the wheels are truly weak.

    Thanks
     
  2. ahurst

    ahurst Member

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    I don't think there is enough anecdotal evidence to say the wheels are weak.
    If you are careful and avoid potholes, they should be fine.
    They are chosen primarily for their looks, as there is no other advantage to the 21's.

    I am struggling with the 21 v 19 issue as well. Would love a 20" OEM option. Or even an OEM 19" gray option.
     
  3. chulo

    chulo Member

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    I went with the 21" wheels on my build as I find them so great looking on the car. That said, I haven't received the car yet, so I cannot comment on the build. I will definitely put a set of 19" snows on for our lovely Chicago winters.
     
  4. Skateboardgolf

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    Whoah there Nellie - that's a little harsh.
    The 21s have better handling as there's less sidewall to flex.
    I'm on my second Tesla in 1.5 years, and never had an issue with potholes or bent rims on my 21s.
    Love them.
     

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