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Cyclones vs Slipstreams

Which ones you prefer?

  • CYCLONE

    Votes: 11 52.4%
  • SLIPSTREAM

    Votes: 10 47.6%

  • Total voters
    21
I know Cyclons were $2500 extra and Slipstreams are just base wheels since 2016, do you think going from Cyclons to Slipstreams is a downgrade, I also notice Slipstreams are about 1lb lighter than Cyclons (according to UP website)

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LEFT - SLIPSTREAMS (base wheels since 2016)
CENTER - CYCLONS ($2500 paid optional wheels)
RIGHT - Original 5 spoke base wheels (2012-2016)
 

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I don't think it's a downgrade, but I do think the slipstreams look better in sonic carbon or black, feels less like a hub cap. I have 21 inch cyclones for summer and 19 inch slipstreams for winter. I like them both equally, obviously prefer the 21s for aesthetic reasons but the 19s still look great imo.

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I liked the Slipstream early on but in person they look "heavy" if that makes sense. Instead I opted for the 19" Arachnid replica from Tsportline and love it. IMO it's lighter and better looking that that Slipstream wheel. If you decide to get anything from Tsportline & want a $50 discount referral code PM me.
 

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I liked the Slipstream early on but in person they look "heavy" if that makes sense. Instead I opted for the 19" Arachnid replica from Tsportline and love it. IMO it's lighter and better looking that that Slipstream wheel.

The Arachnids are the best looking Tesla OEM wheel design IMO. I have the factory forged variant and even in a 21” staggered set-up, they weigh less than the Slipstreams; I do prefer the Slipstreams to the other two kit wheels though.
 

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The weird spacing of the cyclones always bugged me, so my vote goes to the slipstreams (although I'm not that crazy bout the fat "rim" area). Sadly, my 21" rims sit unused with brand new PS2s...just a bit too loud for me.

Then You have to use PZeros in either the TO/VOL/LS configuration. Super silent, and amazing comfort even the ones without foam inlay (PNCS).
 
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Then You have to use PZeros in either the TO/VOL/LS configuration. Super silent, and amazing comfort even the ones without foam inlay (PNCS).

They don't appear to be available with the foam in the Tesla sizes (note: mine are staggered). The well-reviewed Michelin PS4s are, of course, available with the foam. I am running the 19" slipstreams with the foam now and am happy with the noise level (well, as happy as I can be with the noise level in Teslas).
 
I like the cyclones a lot for the looks but the slipstreams are more aerodynamic so I use them for longer road trips. If I’m not planning any long trips for a while I install the cyclones which in my case are painted grey and look awesome on a black car.

Sorry to revive an old thread, but do you know how much more aerodynamic the slipstream wheels might be than the cyclones? They look like they would be similarly aerodynamic, maybe 0.5-1.0% edge to the slipstreams, though that's a wild guess.
 

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Sorry to revive an old thread, but do you know how much more aerodynamic the slipstream wheels might be than the cyclones? They look like they would be similarly aerodynamic, maybe 0.5-1.0% edge to the slipstreams, though that's a wild guess.
I think it would be pretty difficult to measure a statistically significant difference between the two.
 
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