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Base 19' or 19' Cyclones?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by allanhof, May 15, 2015.

  1. allanhof

    allanhof Member

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    Any opinions out there on aesthetics and/or preference? I understand the cyclones also provide a slight range advantage, but not much really to speak of.
     
  2. iKhalid

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    The cyclons are the same as the base ones in terms of efficiency. The only one that differs is the aero wheel, where it is a bit more efficient.

    I personally like the cyclons better, but there is a better one, which is the 19" Turbine made by Sportline.
     
  3. paulwesterberg

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    On this blog post JB said that 19" Cyclones are the most efficient wheel they currently offer:
    Driving Range for the Model S Family | Tesla Motors

    I don't see how they can be very aerodynamic considering that they are shaped like a fan and one side sucks in while the other side blows out... But afaik the wind tunnel numbers are not publicly available.

    They used to offer aero wheels:
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=30068&d=1378583911
    But not enough people bought them so they were discontinued.

    I ended up just getting the base 19" wheels as I don't like how the cyclones are slightly asymmetrical and I didn't want to pay 4 grand for turbines that offer worse efficiency and a harsher ride.

    If I can't find anything aero and reasonably priced I am planning on picking up a set of tsportline wheels for winter tires later this year:
    TST Tesla Aftermarket Wheel 19x8.5
     
  4. Doug_G

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    I definitely prefer the aero wheels to the base wheels, aesthetically speaking.
     
  5. SmartElectric

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    Agreed.

    Choosing Cyclone option costs more than base, but they don't give you a set of base wheels when you purchase cyclones.

    But, if you order the car with base, and then purchase the T-Sportsline wheels after-market, you can always sell the base rims and net $$ out of the situation.

    I personally would order base, get the black T-Sportsline rims and use them for the summer tires, and then switch to the base for the winter tires.
     
  6. allanhof

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    good idea. Will likely get dinged with the $500 change fee but net out $2300
     
  7. dsm363

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    The Cyclones if powder coated look nice
     
  8. hingisfan

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    Rial Lugano`s from Tire Rack are a lower cost option as well....and offer a few different finishes. I got the Graphite Silvers for my winters, but if I end up liking them more than my stock 19`s I will swap and make them my summers at some point.
     
  9. pairtrader

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    I have the Tsportline wheels and love them. I keep my winter tires on the stock wheels and my all seasons on the Tsportlines. I put TPMS sensors on both sets so it's a simple $9 per tire swap at my local shop.

    Photos (on winter tires, since swapped) Western Canada Superchargers - Page 81
     

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