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21's or 22's on my 2018 Model S 75D?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kingleonidas, Jan 4, 2019.

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21's or 22's on my 2018 Model S 75D?

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  1. 21

    72.4%
  2. 22

    27.6%
  1. kingleonidas

    kingleonidas Member

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    I live in the Midwest, and I've put Bridgestone Blizzaks on my 19" slipstreams so these are my dedicated winter wheels. The thing tracks like a snowmobile, couldn't be happier.

    I've started shopping for summer wheels, and the first instinct was 21's. I did have one vendor suggest 22's because it does look super aggressive... but, I'm a very active driver (9 months owned and 23K miles on my car) and don't want to have to baby my way around everywhere I go. Let's face it, I will be doing that enough with fresh black 21's ;)

    Any advice?
     
  2. Nick B

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    Don't know how the roads are in your area but 21's are already super fragile.. I would even suggest 20's. One pothole and you can easily blow out a tire and bend a rim on 21's
     
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  3. kingleonidas

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    Roads are pretty good, mostly rural/suburban and a main highway (Madison WI). I shied away from 20's just because I feel like they won't look much different than 19's on a car so big. I do a lot of road trips as well, if that helps prompt more insight...?

    thanks Nick
     
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  4. ramonneke

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    I think 22" doesn't look right on the MS, especially when the air suspension is set to low. It looks as if the wheels are just too big.
     
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  5. Pinegreen

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    I've got my stock 19", aftermarket 20s, and the Arachnid 21s. The most comfortable and the ones that I have to worry the least about damage are the 19s. The 21s ride noticeably rougher than the 19s. My 20s are a nice compromise between the two. I don't think that I would ever get 22s due to the fear of damage, rougher ride, etc....especially if you are doing road trips. 22s also look a little too big for my tastes...getting near the "Donk" look.
     
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  6. luvacoustic

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    7F136C9B-9481-458D-8090-3D0FC70FAE7C.jpeg AE290871-B89D-43E6-8054-C3326FE97658.jpeg A9333D44-38C2-47A0-A1E7-F1E2D6F74149.jpeg 059876CE-8300-44E9-B4C7-1A2A53319EA2.jpeg I had 19s and then tried 21s on a friend’s P90D and it was way too harsh and louder. I went with the 20s and they’re not noticeably different from a ride and noise perspective as the 19s, but look and have a more aggressive bite. A few 19 (silver) and 20 (grey) photos for comparison.
     
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  7. MC408

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    I would vote for 21”s, but haven’t rode on 22”s so I couldn’t chime in on ride quality.

    I had 19” cyclones and moved to 21” arachnids. The ride was a little bit rougher but the overall appearance was well worth it. I’m in NorCal and the roads are pretty good and don’t need to deal w snow or really bad weather here.

    I recently went to 21” turbines and surprisingly they seem to ride a little smoother than the arachnids but they are hevier and although I’m losing some range, I’m not too concerned. I rarely drive where I’m pushing my range limit,

    Tires for turbines (or any square set) is going to be less than arachnids (or staggered set) so that is also a factor to consider. I’m not sure if 22” tires are less expensive than 21”s, but you may want to factor that into your decision.
     
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  8. kingleonidas

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    I see that you went with T motorsport... nice! Also, congrats on getting a sunroof and roof rack... I made it just in time on that model S option as well!!
     
  9. ArbitrageMan

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    These look like the TST 20s. I put the same ones on my car, for winter. I use the twin turbine 21s in the summer.
     
  10. tomas

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    There’s an old thread somewhere about people with 20s... dozens of pix including mine. I swapped my 21s for 20s after 3 sidewall blowouts. The 21 setup is fragile as hell. I swear, a pebble will do it. 22s would be insane unless you own a tire store.

    Go 20. You can find very aggressive looking wheels, and that 1” really stands out vs 19.
     
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  11. BerTX

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    My advice is to stick with 19". You will significantly reduce range with larger wheels, and as your battery degrades on a 75 kWh battery, you will truly start to wish you had more. Trips from home that I usually made at 90% charge, I now have to go to 100%. I hope they build a Supercharger between me and my usual destination soon.

    If I had 21" wheels, I'd be offering to sell them to you!
     
  12. luvacoustic

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    Yep. These are the TSportLine 20s. Very reasonably priced and great quality. I absolutely love the roof rack, even with the “get a truck and don’t ruin this beauty”, “that’s... unique”, etc comments. This is a car - an awesome car - but just that, a car that I use everyday. 20s are great for everyday driving too.
     
  13. Nick B

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    So it really comes down to the quality of the roads. The S is a heavy car so the 21s are risky. Sure the look is really better with the 21's but you might change your mind once you've replaced a few rims and tires. The problem with the 21's is the side of the tires... it's very slim.
     
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  14. r0bgj

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    I literally just removed my 22"s about an hour ago. I was on stock 19"s and they were great, but I wanted an aftermarket wheel and the more aggressive look. I went with 22" Vossens and they look sooooo damn good. I got compliments on the wheels alone, let alone put together with the entire car. I took it to the body shop and everyone there loved how agressive the car looked.

    The catch for me is that i got them because i love the agressive/sporty look on cars (I have a Lexus also on Vossens but 20") but i commute 100 miles to work every day and 100 back home. I did this for a couple of months on the 22" sand the ride wasnt too bad. Maybe im just not particularly picky, but the ride wasnt too bad. I did feel the road a little more and of course bumps/holes you can definitely feel them. but i know my commute and know where to avoid the few bad areas. Other than that my commute road is very clean. Needless to say, i didnt mind the ride, what was killing me was the range!! I immediately noticed it was taking up to 40 miles of additional range to commute 100 miles. So at work i would have to plug in my car much longer, which was starting to add up and not making sense. I finally took them off today. I already miss the look, but with such a far commute i dont want to keep sucking up that much electricty, and also ruin such a beautiful set of wheels. If i didnt travel so much, I'd 100% keep them!

    Does anyone have any info/advice on how well their 20"s did on range? I'm going to sell these 22" and get 20"s if they help my range.
     
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  15. tomas

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    I have lifetime 310 wh/mi on 20s with 75% of time in Illinois/Wisconsin climate. I dare say 19s better but not by much.
     
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    21" turbines my dude. :cool:

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  17. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz 55 Fidelius Family Office

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    Like many, I'd suggest 20". I had the Tesla 21" wheels on a P85, and while it cornered on rails... the ride was noticeably harsher than on comparable cars, and I had more trouble with potholes and such than I want to deal with.
     
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  18. kingleonidas

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    Sick. I'm pretty certain that I'm decided on these wheels: SF03 Gloss Black Tinted Machined, though going to make a final decision in the spring once I actually need them.

    Welcome to the forum, I see you're from my old stomping grounds (I grew up in Lake County IL)! Nice ride.

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  19. kingleonidas

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    Thanks everyone for the very valuable feedback! I had a bad instinct about 22's from the jump, this confirms it. I'm definitely going to start a new poll for 20 vs 21...
     
  20. Rodolfo Paiz

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