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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?

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  1. Tsportline

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    #21 Tsportline, Jan 31, 2016
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    TMC has spoken. From concept to conception: T Sportline on Twitter:

    The TS5 will be available in 22x9.0" and 22x10.0". Owners can use factory center cap, lug nuts, tpm sensors and factory tires.
     
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    #23 Xenoilphobe, Jan 31, 2016
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    They are $8K and increase acceleration, braking performance gets better and road noise drops.

    The other option is to PVD Black Chrome the stock rims for ~$200 per rim. The Tesla "high end" wheels are crap - they weight a lot and a like waterford crystal - a basic pothole will bend/crack/damage the tires with the 21's.

    Huge thread on carbon fiber wheels here. They will get cheaper as more main stream OEM's adopt them...Carbon Fiber Rims.

    Check out the Feb 2016 issue of Car and Driver and the review on CF wheels, they did some acceleration runs on a Mustang GT350R with stock CF wheels, and then with the AL wheels that come on the non-R. http://blog.caranddriver.com/tested-quantifying-the-performance-benefits-of-the-shelby-gt350rs-carbon-fiber-wheels/

    The difference is pretty unbelievable--more than a second quicker from 30-50 in a top gear roll-on.

    Wheel weight difference is about 21 lbs per wheel using ESE Carbon Rims verses the Tesla 21's. I expect significant improvement in performance (brake, acceleration, noise, vibration, harshness) and ultimately range and economy.
     
  4. yearofthedragon

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    PVD is a nifty little powdercoating process. Might not look that bad on that 20" T Sportline TST.
     
  5. Xenoilphobe

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    I love PVD!!! They are super easy to clean - I just use a pressure washer and Eagle One All Wheel and Tire Cleaner - the cheap stuff (under $5 a bottle at Walmart). They look awesome!
     
  6. FlatSix911

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    #26 FlatSix911, Jan 31, 2016
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    Nice looking wheel ... I have a very similar set of forged wheels on my Model S.

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    What is the price per wheel of the TS5? Weight? Thanks.

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  7. Xenoilphobe

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    Here is another option - only weights 11 pounds per wheel.

    Good news, I spoke with ESE Carbon today - they are working with Tesla in Dania Beach FL to get the exact fitment on the center cap and make these wheels compatible with the Model X also. So I ended up going to 20 x 9 after all - so they could be used on the Model X when I buy one in the future.
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  8. FlatSix911

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    #28 FlatSix911, Feb 1, 2016
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    $2,000 is a great price for a 20" Carbon wheel at 11 lbs. :cool:
    I wonder what the price and weight of the Tsportline will be?

     
  9. Xenoilphobe

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    #29 Xenoilphobe, Feb 1, 2016
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    I'll bet the T Sportline's are less :wink:. Their forged product will be really good and be right around ~24 lbs. I almost bought their 19's for my S until I realized that I could just PVD my stockers which allowed Tesla to continue to change the tires and support their OEM product.

    Once you go aftermarket, Tesla will no longer support your wheel set/tires etc. I had to sign a waiver just because I PVD'ed their product in order to have them service the car.

    I'm with Hill - Tesla should lead - If I am spending $150K for a loaded P90L at least give me the option for Carbon Fiber or Forged -not the same heavy junk they put on minivans.
     
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    That is a surprise to me (Tesla no longer supporting wheel set/tires) if you PVD them. I can see them not supporting after-market RIMs and even make a case for not supporting their tires on after-market RIMs. But I can't see how a PVD rim is going to affect their tires.

    Anyway, I agree, Tesla should be offering more RIM options.
     
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    They will support the OEM products that have been coated. Just not the coating if damage occurs during tire changes.
     
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    Ahhh. That makes sense. Order has been restored in the world.
     
  13. Tsportline

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    Here's what we have gathered so far about 22" wheels for the Model X. . .

    Factory 22x9.0" turbine: Weight - 38lbs
    Factory 22x10.0" turbine: Weight - 40lbs

    T Sportline TS5 22x9.0" forged monoblock wheel: Weight - 38lbs
    T Sportline TS5 22x10.0" forged monoblock wheel: Weight - 38.6lbs


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    Thanks for the info and picture! Got more? Pictures that is. ;-)

    <hustles off to tsportline.com>

    Hmmm, TS112 is pretty sexy too. Decisions, decisions.
     
  15. FlatSix911

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    Thanks for the good information on the wheels. A seller on eBay claims the 22" OEM Factory wheel is forged?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPERALLOY-TESLA-Model-S-2012-13-AL6061-Forged-Aluminum-OEM-Wheel-Rim-22x9J-ET35-/222020583430?hash=item33b1754006:g:K5oAAOSwll1Wu5by&vxp=mtr

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  16. Tsportline

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    At 38lbs up front and 40lbs in the rear, our educated guess is low pressure cast or flow formed.

     
  17. Tsportline

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    Aftermarket Tesla Model X wheel pictures

     
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  19. Tsportline

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    Very Low mode.

     
  20. yearofthedragon

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    guess HRE is on the jump too (as usual).

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