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Aftermarket Wheels for the Model X

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by yearofthedragon, Nov 23, 2015.

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Which wheel looks better?

Poll closed Dec 3, 2015.
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  1. yearofthedragon

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    x-wheels.jpg

    Taking delivery of my White Sig next month. Which wheel do you think looks better? Can't decide. Found these wheels here: Instagram
     
  2. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    #2 FlatSix911, Nov 23, 2015
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    The wheels in the second photo have a more rounded profile and fit the organic Cd design of the Model X.

    I have similar wheels on my X5 and Model S. Are you aware that BMW wheels with the correct offset will fit on a Tesla?

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  3. goneskiian

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    Not sure I'm a fan of the look of 5 spokers on the X. I think I'll look for something with more. Oh, and definitely dark. ;-)
     
  4. Cobra Kai

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    Will the dark rims (carbon turbine?) be available only with 22"? Am I out of luck if I want dark 20" rims?
     
  5. goneskiian

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    According to the recently posted pictures of the configurator you are. They don't offer a dark wheel in 19" for the S either though.

    This is an aftermarket thread though and there are LOTS of aftermarket options out there.
     
  6. FlatSix911

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    Here are the wheel options available:

    20" Silver Base: included
    20" Silver Helix: $2,500
    22" Silver Turbine: $4,500
    22" Carbon Turbine: $4,500

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  7. Tsportline

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    @Cobra Kai No, because T Sportline will be offering a 20x90 20x10 for the Model X in Q1 2016. The 20" TST will be available in Brilliant Silver, Metallic Grey, Matte Black and Gloss Black. :smile:

     
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    20x90! Damn! That's some serious meat on the road! Haha! ;-)

    Kidding aside, great to hear you're stepping up with some aftermarket support! I may very well be a future customer.

    Cheers!
     
  9. MXinCT

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    The TST wheels - what is the finish on them? How do they compare quality wise to the Factory wheels? I'm expecting to have to configure my MX in the next couple months (I reserved in sept 2014) and would love to know what the options are. I live the look of cyclone wheels but living in CT really puts a damper on 22" wheels and the $4500 price tag is a little steep for the option.
     
  10. Discoducky

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    My plan is to powdercoat the base 20" wheels.
     
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    Porsche (iirc) has an all carbon fiber option on at least one model from some aftermarket company - 15Lbs. Now THAT's what I call low unsprung weight. Here's to hoping Tesla will continue leading.
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  12. MrBoylan

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    Me too (maybe). Here's a Photoshop rendering of what that might look like (black powder coat on 20-inch base wheels). Obsidian Black and Pearl White. You can click to see the full-size version.

    obsidian black model x - black 20-inch wheels.jpg
    pearl white model x - black 20-inch wheels.jpg

    More colors here and discussion in this thread: Tesla Model X with Black 20-inch wheels - here's what it looks like
     
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    What about aftermarket 21" wheels? Do we know the tire size for the stock 20" wheels? I might split the difference between the stock rims.
     
  15. FlatSix911

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    Here are the Model X OEM wheels and tires - see the referenced thread for more details:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...ims-vs-22-rims

    Model X wheel sizes:

    • 22x 9.0+35
    • 22x10.0+35
    • 20x9.0+35
    • 20x9.5+40

    The 20" wheels have front tires in size 265/45-20 and rear tires in size 275/45-20.
     
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    I might do the same. I've ordered Midnight Silver and I'm not sold on the base 20" silver wheel. I might have to consider a dark gray instead.
     
  17. Xenoilphobe

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    I would get ESE Carbon Fiber rims in this size: 20x9.0+35 X 4. I have a set on order for my Model S and get them in April!
     
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    Discoducky, is powder coating something that is best left to a specialist company or do-it-yourself? If done by a company, do you know ballpark costs?
     
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    It it cost me $850 to get all 4 wheels of my S powder coated
     
  20. Tsportline

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    podwercoating can range anywhere from 250-1200/set.

    variants of quality and price paid include:
    -quality of stripping
    -know how of the painter
    -baking process
    -purchasing direct from a powdercoater vs from a tire/wheel shop or 3rd party reseller
     

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