TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Can set of 22” turbines fit in rear cargo area of MX?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by kvelarde23, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. kvelarde23

    kvelarde23 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I’m planning to pick up a set of 22” turbine wheels with tires from a seller and was thinking to use the MX to do so. Was wondering if anyone else did this and if so, any challenges in getting these to fit in the rear cargo area. I’m have a 6-seat configuration. I’ll be coming prepared with trash bags or some moving blankets to ensure no damage/dirtiness to the interior.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Dr.Will

    Dr.Will Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    Irvine
    It takes some tetris like involvement but its possible. I had to slide both second row seats forward and stack the wheels to make it fit. I think I had to stand one wheel up between the backing of the second row and third row and then stack the last three around it.
     
  3. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,003
    Location:
    Behind you
    Pickup will go fine. They won't go straight in like you may be picturing in your head. Put two wheels in on a diagnol and they will go up against back of your two middle seats and lean against the cargo side. One wheel drops into the rear trunk recess. The last wheel won't fit in the rear cargo area, so you have 2 options. 1. Put it in between the two middle seats, and it slides in with no issues. Or 2, move the passenger seat up and put the wheel between the 2nd row and behind the passenger seat. It's easier to get in and out that way. I had passengers so I went with the middle.
     
  4. kvelarde23

    kvelarde23 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Great, thanks everyone for your inputs!
     
  5. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2013
    Messages:
    2,721
    Location:
    Maine
  6. lloyds

    lloyds Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,092
    Location:
    Bay Area
    It will fit, but bring towels to cover the leather and side panels
     
  7. krouebi

    krouebi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Northern Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines
    Hi,

    here's how you easily transport up to 22" wheels in the cargo compartment of ANY Model X:

    Remove the intermediate load floor(s) (2 in 5-seaters) 1 in 6/7-seaters. Store vertically behind 2nd row seats.

    Fold 3rd row flat in 6/7-seaters. 2nd row can stay up, but should not be reclined (5-seater) or all the way back (6/7-seater).

    Put in two rear tires/wheels and one front tire/wheel VERTICALLY, in the driving direction, behind 2nd row seat. for best vision (which will be impaired slightly on 6/7-seaters, put the front tire in the middle.

    Put the last (front) tire/wheel VERTICALLY, and of course NOT in the driving direction, in the well just in front of the rear door opening, and secure/strap the whole thing so the hatch will close without interference.
     
  8. karupspc

    karupspc Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    It will fit. I carried 4 22" in boxes to the service center for install without any problem. Having the falcon wing doors helped to squeeze in the remaining two boxes.
     
  9. kvelarde23

    kvelarde23 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2017
    Messages:
    28
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Got it, thanks for everyone’s inputs. I actually just completed the transport this past weekend. It was piece of cake fitting them in, especially without any passengers in 2nd row.
     
  10. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    656
    Location:
    Torrance
    Anyone got a picture of this ? Service center couldn’t do it in my 7 seat X so I drove three of them home and drove back to get the fourth. I will have to load all 4 of them this time to take to a different service center much further away due to scheduling conflicts.
     
  11. krouebi

    krouebi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Northern Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines
    Hi,

    unfortunately I did not take pictures of the last time we successfully (and with the rear seat bench FULLY usable) transported a set of 22" tires in our 5-seater MX, over a 400 mile drive - but I assure you that the method described above IS feasible, for ALL versions. In the older 7-seat, and current and older 6-seat versions you will not have very much rear visibility, thus my recommendation to put the slightly smaller front tire/wheel in the middle, flanked by two rear tires/wheels.

    On May 9 we'll drive to the Service Center in Düsseldorf, Germany (± 320 miles roundtrip) to have our 22" referral wheels fitted - outbound with a set of 22" tires in the rear cargo area, and homebound, in addition to this, with a complete set of 20" winter wheels on the flat-folded 2nd row seats. And yes, we will upload photos of both configurations!!

    To those of you who might wonder why all this transporting tires around - no, we're not trying to beat YouTuber "Teslabjørn", but after successfully bidding for one of the 22" referral wheel sets in January, we bought a second set of new (but late 2015 vintage) 22" tires at a ridiculously low price (± 200 $) a month ago, and want to put those to use first (the new "referral" tires are not yet mounted on the rims), and then use the "referral" tires once the older ones are done.

    And tire or service centers generally have no idea of how to fit tires efficiently - they just kind of throw them in. We experienced this both with our MS, and now with the MX - with the latter they even claimed the wheels would not fit in the vehicle, and consequently sent a Mercedes Sprinter van to deliver.....
     
    • Informative x 1
  12. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,003
    Location:
    Behind you
    New or old 7 seater? That seems really odd if it's the newer one...
     
  13. Maaz

    Maaz Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2014
    Messages:
    656
    Location:
    Torrance
    Old 7 seat
     
  14. krouebi

    krouebi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Northern Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines
    Hi,

    a couple of photos to prove that transporting 4 MX wheels (20" or 22") in the cargo compartment in a 5-seater MX is really a piece of cake:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    This load configuration leaves the 2nd row seats completely usable in any MX, and completely preserves rear visibility in the 5-seater. Because the 20" wheels are slightly too narrow to properly fill out the width of the cargo compartment some kind of insert at the sides is useful for keeping the wheels/tires from moving around.

    When you have to transport a second set of wheels/tires (in this case 22"), this slightly odd load configuration preserves rear vision, and allows for completely undisturbed adjustment of the front seats:

    [​IMG]

    Of course, with a non-black interior, proper handling when loading and some protection from rubbing is essential. Stacking the tires/wheels in pairs horizontally can also be done, but impedes on front seat adjustment, and cuts rearward vision a bit.

    Best regards from Luxembourg, Europe

    Krouebi
     
  15. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,003
    Location:
    Behind you
    Just wanted to highlight. This doesn’t work in a 6/7 seat. The 3rd row raises the height and prevents the wheels going going straight in.
     
  16. krouebi

    krouebi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Northern Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines
    @Yinn,

    according to my information it should be possible, albeit with impaired rear mirror visibility.

    Kind regards from Luxembourg, Europe

    Krouebi
     
  17. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2016
    Messages:
    2,003
    Location:
    Behind you
    I transported 22” wheels just a month ago and they definitely don’t go straight in. Your setup was the very first thing I tried. They’re too tall and hit the roof. You can put them diagonal and they’ll go in. But it won’t fit three across then.

    Keep in mind this is for the monopost 2nd row as well.
     
    • Informative x 1
  18. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Messages:
    1,965
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    well this thread just convinced this guy to go with the 5 seater as opposed to the 7 seater.
     
    • Like x 1
  19. krouebi

    krouebi Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    86
    Location:
    Northern Italy, Luxembourg, Philippines
    Hi,

    tomorrow we'll try something different: EIGHT 22" wheels & tires, in the back, 2nd row seats down, front seats fully adjustable .

    Kind regards from Luxembourg

    krouebi
     
  20. dundas

    dundas Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2016
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    China
    Awesome! Usually just need 1 at the very back for emergency I guess.
     
    • Funny x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC