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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Cnasty, Apr 18, 2017.
Wow... I killed my 19" tires in 14k pilot sport 3
Here's my black S when I had the grey Turbines on it for reference. Definitely one of my favorite combos
You used the past tense, did you go to the 19s or something else and why?
While losing 3 to pot holes in just a couple of months, (13K, 3K and 1K ouch!!), the driver side tires were just shy of 18K, and as of Feb 17, registered as below. The Tesla tech thought I'd get close to 30K on them if I can stay away from potholes. [21" ContiSilents staggered, mostly @ over-the-top-speed highway miles ] Generally good roads and good weather here.
- Checked for active faults: No active faults found (2/17/2017).
- Checked firmware version: Staged to Updated latest version 8.0 (17.6.15)
- Inspected the 12V positive jump post.
- Topped off washer fluid.
- Torqued wheels to 175 NM
- Adjusted tire pressure to: 45 PSI front, 45 PSI rear.
- Measured tire tread depth at:
(Outer) (Center) (Inner)
LF: 8/32 8/32 8/32
RF: 10/32 10/32 10/32
LR: 8/32 8/32 8/32
RR: 8/32 8/32 8/32
Yep, awful, but no regrets except when standing in the rain staring at another blow.
Otherwise, love them.
If/when I get these I think I will take the highway more as the city roads around Dallas are just littered with landmines!
My 2013 - with paint protection...
I will never grow tired of looking at pics of these cars with these wheels.
Someone asked. My lifetime use on my 85D with 21's was 333Wh/mile. My shiny new 100D is showing almost exactly the same so far. Daily commute for 95% of my use is 93 miles on an expressway traveling 75mph routinely. If traffic sux and I am slowed to say 60 or even slower it averages 280Wh/mile. However my 52k never reset odometer on my recently sold S85D was 333 lifetime
My lifetime right now since ownership began in August is 292 and its mostly city driving with the occasional highway need for work. I have a S60.
Grey - Modern/aggressive
Silver - Classic
I'm going down both paths. The Arachnids (referral) will be silver...
Not a big fan of the arachnid look but I am a big fan of your garage and its sweet set up...minus that ugly crocodile thingy on the cabinet.
I had the 21" silver turbines on my previous MS and loved the look. I feel like I went through tires very, very frequently, though...I think over 4 years I was on my 5th set of tires. And the 21" tires were often out of stock (I'm in Tesla's backyard and was told that the Tesla factory sucked up most of the local inventory) and obviously more expensive. Curb rash was an issue for me, but that speaks more directly to my driving ability.
For my second MS, I stuck with the 19" slipstreams. The ride is definitely smoother and quieter with possibly a touch worse handling noticeable to me. I'm really hoping that I get more than 10-15k miles per set of 19" tires. But I do miss the turbines and the look of the whole car with the turbines. I got my 19" slipstreams powdercoated to a magnetic gray similar to the 21" gray turbines. I think it works to make the wheel look bigger and better looking along the lines of the 21" turbines. Have a look:
Went aftermarket but stayed with 21"s. I like the proportion of the 21"s on the long wheelbase and profile of our cars
Great looking ride! Its just something about the slipstreams I do not like. I actually like the former 5 star spoke stock Tesla rims more even. Personal preference I think. I feel its the thickness of the actual rim metal and not enough opening for my preference.
Went from the silver 21s to the 19" slipstreams. I does make me a bit sad to see the 21s just sitting there with new tires no less, but PS2s are noisy (the Contisilents or new PSS with sound deadening foam are quieter) and they ride a bit rougher (though not that bad really). As to gray vs silver. I like the gray in the "right" light, but MOST of the time they are in shadow of some kind (even worse at night) and then you lose all the contrast and they sort of disappear...I see this with all cars that have dark rims these days. You can get a feel for this in the random post here I just found:
Color selection poll
Anyone following the thread split the difference with the 20 inch turbines from T Sportline? I've been heavily considering it and just going back and forth for matte or gloss black.
Hah! Thanks for the comment about the garage.
I'm also a DFW resident (and crappy road aficionado). After delivery, I swapped out my OEM slipstreams for the graphite Rial Lugano OE caps. After putting the original tires on the new wheels and selling the slipstreams, I was out about $150.
Like you, I really wanted the grey turbines, but the horror stories had me spooked. While I don't think what I have looks as good as the 21s, it's a worthy substitute for me on the roads of Dallas. The 21s and future tire and wheel replacement costs are simply not worth it to me. It sounds like they might be worth it to you.
In addition, I had a loaner with the 21s last week, and the ride was noticeably worse (coming from someone who doesn't pay that close attention to the ride).
Here's my baby...