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EVT vs TST 18" Wheels

Sachmo

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Apr 4, 2018
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California
I ordered a set i think they will be Great. Yes the cost difference was a factor when choosing who i should purchase them from but i had difficulty with corresponding with some vendors. When it came to questions EV was right on top of it. And seems to be quick to ship also. I'll let you know when i get them Saturday.
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oneshortguy

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Mar 21, 2018
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Los Angeles, California
Refer to this: The Tesla Model 3 Wheel and Tire Guide

Looks like T Sportline is making the 18" Flow Forged to match the Base wheel weight. Any Turbine style wheels is likely heavy by design.

I highly doubt 'The EVT turbine is on average 1-2lbs lighter in construction per wheel than other turbines in the market'. The 19" EVT and 19" TST are already in 28-29 lbs and a 20" is already breaking 30 lbs.
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Xenoilphobe

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Jan 2, 2014
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Fairfax County, Virginia
18 x 8.5 x 40 ET in forged weigh ~17 to ~ 18 lbs. so that the fact that the TST's are only ~ 3 to ~ 4 lbs heavier than forged is pretty good, but why would you bother if the stockers already weight ~ 21 lbs? Looks for $1300?
 

Tony_YYZ

Tezler Guru
Apr 7, 2016
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2,203
Caledon, ON Canada
18 x 8.5 x 40 ET in forged weigh ~17 to ~ 18 lbs. so that the fact that the TST's are only ~ 3 to ~ 4 lbs heavier than forged is pretty good, but why would you bother if the stockers already weight ~ 21 lbs? Looks for $1300?

I'd personally be looking at a set for summer wheels and using the OEM Aero rims with winter tires.
 

PA ZU

Member
Jul 18, 2018
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pittsburgh
Long story short for a non-car guy (ie didn’t know a camber from a caliper), if I upgrade my P3D- order to a PD3+ (With bigger brakes) I will now be able to switch out the 20s for the Tsportslines 18s (or 19s) during snow/pothole season without any issues?
 

huangbong

Member
Aug 16, 2018
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SF
I'd personally be looking at a set for summer wheels and using the OEM Aero rims with winter tires.

Any reason why you're gonna put winter tires on the OEM Aero's instead of the new set of EVT/TST's? The OEM's will already have All Season tires on the wheels so I'm thinking of putting winter tires on the EVT/TST's.
 

Tony_YYZ

Tezler Guru
Apr 7, 2016
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Caledon, ON Canada
Any reason why you're gonna put winter tires on the OEM Aero's instead of the new set of EVT/TST's? The OEM's will already have All Season tires on the wheels so I'm thinking of putting winter tires on the EVT/TST's.

Because I think the TSTs look nicer than the OEM aero wheels. They'd better suit me as summer wheels. I'm still undecided with whether or not I'll be buying 18" or 19" TSTs. If 18" then I my use my oem tires.
 

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