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Aftermarket Wheels

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Damo11, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Damo11

    Damo11 Member

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    I pick up my new P85D next week, it was an inventory car in Sydney. It has 21" silver turbines which I am looking to switch out for aftermarket wheels - I actually like the turbines but am looking for something a bit different. Has anyone gone aftermarket in OZ yet? It seems very popular on Teslas in the US but not so much here?

    I'm looking for ideas and stockists in Sydney!
     
  2. EcoCloudIT

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    #2 EcoCloudIT, Nov 20, 2015
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    Hi Damo11 I am looking to change my stock 19inch for Vossen CVT's 22inch's....22inch tyres very reasonability priced (compared to 21inch, and more options) and the CVT's great looking wheels....can go staggered etc. These wheels are lighter than the 21" turbines...

    See 2x attachments Tesla's with the CTV's one in the states I assume and the other is a guy in Europe (he has the exact wheel and black matt body wrap I'll be going for).

    Not sure who looks after Vossen Wheels in Sydney however a specialised wheel deal here in Melbourne may be about to help you or give you his equivalent in Sydney (he's really knowledgable about all the things you'll need to know to get the right "look"): Daniel from B.Boss Wheels (does more than just Vossen's)....his number is 0423422677

    However, in saying that if you'd like to sell your wheels to me I'd be happy to buy them off of you funding your aftermarket wheel purchase?

    -ECIT
     

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    Don't you think that wrapped matt black look is an acquired taste? I mean everytime I see it, my first thought is that that paintwork has seriously lost its sheen! And it just looks, well, so dull actually... I would really need to get used to it...
     
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    I prefer the high sheen wet look that opticoat provides. Was parked next to one at the service centre yesterday ( Matt olive green). It did zero for the car, I thought.
     
  5. Damo11

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    100% agree. My thoughts are that the Model S is a reasonably plain looking car so I understand why some are looking at wraps and bigger wheels to liven it up a bit. I have never altered a car before but I would like to try something a little different, but I will stop short of the wrap and the 22" wheels. If you have seen the cars in the Tesla race series in the US, some have racing stripes - again I probably won't go that far but they look brilliant on a Model S!
     
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    Sorry, Damo. I have to disagree! The lines on the car are stunning and only accentuated when full gloss. Especially the cars with colour such as the red, blue ( new), brown ( old). They simply change colour in various light and the different parts of the car look different in the same light. Variations of white or gray/ black, not my scene. Yeah I know that technically they are colours too, in the same way as saying " I am in shape, round is a shape".
     
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    Black or white allow you to see the purity of form without the distraction of what we percieve as colour.
    Then of course there is the teenage daughter view, who only wants a black or white car so it wont clash with what she's wearing......
     
  8. EcoCloudIT

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    #8 EcoCloudIT, Nov 21, 2015
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    The wrap for me is because I'll be sign writing the car with my company details (Eco friendly IT based Solutions) and wouldn't want to have issues with fading on the unwitten part of the sign writing....

    Personally I love the wraps, all my mates with lambo's etc. do it, each to their own....

    My offer to buy your 21's still stands...
     
  9. Damo11

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    Yeah I get it, I saw a blue MS with matt wrap and it looked brilliant. I will come back to you on the 21s but I may need to keep them for buyback.
     

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