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Are new 21” sonics lighter than older 21” turbines?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Navsarin, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Navsarin

    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    So I have a 100D loaner with me for a few days with the new 21” sonic wheels as opposed to the traditional turbines.

    I noticed this interesting gouge out behind the spokes and it got me thinking whether the new 21” sonics are actually lighter than the previous 21” turbines?

    Anyone have any data/specs on the new ones? The gouge certainly looked cast on purpose to reduce weight. That and the spokes themselves are slightly thinner than the 21” turbines from 2012-2017.
     

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    Same 'gouge' as on the arachnids, for what that is worth...
     
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    I’d like to know this as well.
     
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    Should’ve popped them off and weighed;)
     
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    Any photos of these wheels?
     
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    IMG_4042.jpg ...and mine
     
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