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Advice please: TST 20" or Axis MS 20"

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by kebel21, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. kebel21

    kebel21 Member

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    Hi,

    New P90DL owner looking to replace the 19" Slipstreams and Michelin Pilot Sports that came on the car with 20" turbine lookalikes. I have searched thoroughly and haven't seen a definitive comparison of these two brands. The Axis are over $1,000 cheaper on Tirerack than the TSTs on the TSportline site, both with the same Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 tires mounted with TPMS sensors.

    Any thoughts on which is better? Or, are there issues with the Axis that justify the wide price difference? I have read the threads on the back "pocket" of the wheel being required to allow room for the disc retaining bolt. Do both of these wheels have the pocket?

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. ig_epower

    ig_epower Member

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    I have no ideal what you are talking about with respect to the mounting issues and pockets for the disc retaining bolt. All I know is that I have the Axis 20" on my MS for my winter set and have had no issues with them last season.
     
  3. yearofthedragon

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    @kebel21 both do have pockets on the mounting pad.


    Guess the question you have to ask yourself, do you want to have the closest look of a 21" turbine or a wheel that just has a turbine style design. I've always installed aftermarket wheels on all my cars, and the Axis MS just isn't the same lookwise as a TST. It is a great alternative at a much lower price point, but Night and day to me with regards to that oe looking touch.

    T SPORTLINE TST in Metallic Grey
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    AXIS MS in Machined/Black Accent
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  4. kebel21

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    Explained in this thread by yearofthedragon, who also posted in this thread.
     
  5. kebel21

    kebel21 Member

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    Thank you very much for the info. I was actually thinking of this Axis MS wheel which looks similar to the TST and Tesla turbine.

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    Any thoughts on quality of Axis vs. TSportline?
     
  6. wildTING

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    @kebel21 have owned tsts on both my p90d mx and my p100d ms. look great. no issues. factory fit. used my original tesla center caps and all other hardware. upgraded to tsportline's ts115 21" on my ms.
     

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