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Am I crazy for wanting to put Turbines on a new Model S LR?

HX_Guy

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I have a new Model S LR on order (with the 19s), with the plan to change it to 21s after delivery (I hate how the Arachnids look!)

I currently drive a Dec 2016 Midnight Metallic Silver Model S with Turbines...and I freaking love how it looks! I still look back at the car in a parking lot when I park! :p

The new LR is also Midnight Metallic Silver haha but I wanted the new longer range, the new interior and all the other cool stuff the new one has vs my 2016.
 

2101Guy

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I think they look great in 21" size on the S.
Note: The new refreshed S uses wider 21" wheels and slightly different offset in the rear..
 
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HX_Guy

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I think they look great in 21" size on the S.
Note: The new refreshed S uses wider 21" wheels and slightly different offset in the rear..
I dont think the slightly slimmer tires would necessarily be a bad thing on the LR...possibly a little better range?

Offset can be fixed with spacers :D I have them on my S now to get a better stance.
 
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Flyguy

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I have always loved the look of the turbines on the model S. For all the years before I bought one, that’s what I assumed I would run. After knowing more about their weight, the fact that their cast, and their price I decided to go with 20 inch forged custom wheels. I bought five wheels and tires (One full size spare) for about the same price. I also don’t worry about potholes on 20” wheels. I love them and think they actually look better now.
 
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Saimaannorppa

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I have a new Model S LR on order (with the 19s), with the plan to change it to 21s after delivery (I hate how the Arachnids look!)

I currently drive a Dec 2016 Midnight Metallic Silver Model S with Turbines...and I freaking love how it looks! I still look back at the car in a parking lot when I park! :p

The new LR is also Midnight Metallic Silver haha but I wanted the new longer range, the new interior and all the other cool stuff the new one has vs my 2016.
Fully agree and have pretty much same situation. There's such a huge difference between Slipstreams (which mine came with) and Turbines (which I bought this spring). Model S was designed with Turbines, and it shows. Silver Arachnids look great too on MSM, but I'm not a fan of dark rims.

If you try the Turbines on LR, could you please report back on what size spacers are needed, if TPMS work as expected, and pictures of course!
 

HX_Guy

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I actually bought some brand new 21" Slipstreams that have been sitting in the garage since I ordered the LR back in January...I like how they look as well, but not sure I like them as much as the Turbine's. I guess I can put one set on one side and another on the other side and see which I like better haha
 

Sunshine State

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I actually bought some brand new 21" Slipstreams that have been sitting in the garage since I ordered the LR back in January...I like how they look as well, but not sure I like them as much as the Turbine's. I guess I can put one set on one side and another on the other side and see which I like better haha
Tesla OEM Slipstreams only come in 19" on the S and 20" on the X. Not sure what 21" Slipstreams you bought
 

GetYourWheels

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I have a new Model S LR on order (with the 19s), with the plan to change it to 21s after delivery (I hate how the Arachnids look!)

I currently drive a Dec 2016 Midnight Metallic Silver Model S with Turbines...and I freaking love how it looks! I still look back at the car in a parking lot when I park! :p

The new LR is also Midnight Metallic Silver haha but I wanted the new longer range, the new interior and all the other cool stuff the new one has vs my 2016.
If you like how they look, I say go for it.
 

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