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Aftermarket wheels for the Roadster

thefortunes

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Now that I don't have such a long commute and will not be buying new tires every 3-4 months, I decided to buy a set of these rims for my winter Pirellis so I can change them out myself instead of being reliant on a tire shop.

Amazon.com: American Racing Custom Wheels AR883 Maverick Anthracite Wheel With Machined Face (17x7.5/5x110mm, +40mm offset): Automotive
Amazon.com: American Racing Custom Wheels AR883 Maverick Anthracite Wheel With Machined Face (16x7/5x110mm, +40mm offset): Automotive

I had the tires mounted/balanced locally, and installed them myself (with this set of hubcentric rings Amazon.com: 4 pieces - Hubcentric Rings - 72.6mm OD to 65.1mm ID - Black Poly Carbon Hubrings: Automotive).

I put them on Sunday and have driven over 100 miles so far. No clearance issues, even though the front are 16x7 with a 40mm offset.

You can "see" them on a Roadster here WheelPros : Wheels: AR883 Maverick

Total for the rims was $406 delivered. I did not get TPMS since they are only for the winter.
 
Do you have a 1.5 or 2.X Roadster? I think the 1.5s TC may not adapt to this wheel.

As long as he stays at very close to the same rate of rotation (rr) between the front and rear tire, there's no issue. He's running the same diameter wheel as stock, so it'll be the tire profile/width that changes the rr on the tire.
 
I like these:

http://www.rotawheels.com/wheel.php?id=94 in 16x7 front, 17x7.5 rear
http://www.rotawheels.com/wheel.php?id=117 in 17x7 front, 17x7.5 rear
http://www.rotawheels.com/wheel.php?id=29 is the same as above but offers a 18x7.5 rear rim.

Whatever type, color or combination, the price for a full set is between € 750 and € 850.

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I don't believe the TPMS affects TC. I can have TPMS errors that don't interfere with the TC. Also the TPMS uses a radio signal, the TC I believe uses a sensor that's down by the hub that's embedded which is I believe the ABS pickup. ABS also needs to know if there's slippage/change in tire rotation in braking. I believe its just a magnet that counts each rotation.

Tesla can disable TPMS (European models have it disabled) and TC still functions.
 
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thefortunes

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thefortunes, could you post a picture of your car with these wheels on them?

What happens when you don't have TPMS in the wheels (other than the error message)? I would guess you lose regen unless you drive with traction control disabled.

I can take one tomorrow, but you can go here http://www.wheelpros.com/wheel/4339/ar883-maverick# and select Browse By Vehicle ; Configurator . It shows you a pretty good representation.

Re: not having TPMS...after 20 minutes of continuous drive time you will get the error message. If your drives are < 20 minutes you most likely will not see the error - I say most likely because sometimes the system "groups" drives together. I haven't figured out when/why. There are no other implications (all systems function normally).
 

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