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Feeler : 21" Tesla Custom Forged Matte Black Arachnid Wheels and Tires

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by r6bruin, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. r6bruin

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    I am considering selling my upcoming 21" Tesla forged arachnid wheels in matte black for Tesla Model S (wheels itself should fit Model X as well). They will be in 'brand new, never installed' condition.

    For those who wish to know more about the uniqueness of these wheels:

    • These custom wheels are not sold in Tesla store.
    • Wheels are 8.6 lbs lighter in front and 9.5 lbs in rear wheel for a total reduction of 36.2 lbs of unsprung weight compare to the 21" Turbine wheels, a $4500 upgrade option for new purchase, or $6000 when sold separately.
    • Arachnid wheels are equipped in the Tesla that sets the record 0-60 time.
    2017 Tesla Model S P100D First Test: A New Record - 0-60 MPH in 2.28 Seconds! - Motor Trend

    Specification:
    • 21″ Arachnid Wheel
    •Size: 21 X 8.5″ front,21 X 9.0″ rear.
    •Offset: +40 front, +40 rear
    •PCD: 5X120
    •Center Bore: 64.1mm
    •Lug Nut Spec: 13/16 Hex, 14X1.50 Thread
    •Lug Nut Torque Spec: 129 lb-ft.
    •Weight: 26.5 lb front, 28.5 lb rear

    Package includes:
    • 4 Arachnid wheels
    • 4 Michelin Pilot Super Sport (PSS) tires
    • 4 tire pressure sensors
    • 4 Tesla logo wheel caps


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    Photo of the silver wheels for reference purpose.



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    Looking for $7000, local pick up in San Francisco Bay Area preferred.

    No rush in selling.
     
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  2. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Just to let you know, I've had three offers to buy my Arachnid wheels from Model X owners, only to be (all separately) told by Tesla that these custom wheels will not work/fit on the Model X. There's some speculation it's a load bearing issue. I have no idea if this is valid, or just Tesla being Tesla saying something isn't possible just because they haven't done the work to approve it otherwise. YMMV.
     
  3. r6bruin

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    Thanks for the clarification, HankLloydRight, really appreciate that!
     
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    but
    No kidding lol
     
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    You read it right, sakimano, $6000 is for 36.2 lbs heavier 21" Slipstream wheels that is currently available for sale, *NOT* the forged arachnid wheels.
     
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    Minor correction, Arachnid wheels are 36.2 lb heavier than the 21" Turbine wheels (as listed in original post).
     
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    minor correction of the correction...I think you meant to say lighter :)

    I thought your post above indicated the Arachnids were on offer for $6,000 in the Tesla shop. Weren't they for a while? Now they show coming soon or something.

    you should keep them. they're beautiful, and 36 pounds of not only unsprung, but more importantly ROTATING mass is a significant performance boost (and likely a bit of a range boost)
     
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    Yes it is, unfortunately due to the newbie status I am not able to update these posts :(

    They are indeed gorgeous, but then it's my wife's DD and it'll be heartbroken to see this set of awesome wheels filled with rashes in no time.
     
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    Hahaha make sure she doesn't see this

    Best of luck with Sale
     
  10. Steve S

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    Price seems about right for these forged wheels. The silver ones that arrived for my car (I ordered grey) were quite gorgeous. Can't wait to see the grey.

    GLWS
     
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  11. FlatSix911

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    A bit of a Reality check ... current market for the wheels is $3,200 :cool:

    New Tesla Factory Model S 21 inch Arachnid Wheels, Limited Edition | eBay
     
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  12. r6bruin

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    Thanks Steve S and sakimano.

    Thanks for the info, FlatSix911, I am aware of that too, but the sampling size is still relatively small to call it a market price, set aside that this particular ebay transaction is only for 4 wheels, and not including a set of brand new tires and tpms mounted.

    Also, many people from ebay may not even aware of the uniqueness of such wheel set early on....
     
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    Good point ... They look great and you are including the new PSS Tires and TPMS for a fair price. GLWS :cool:

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    #14 r6bruin, Apr 14, 2017
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    Looks great! Thanks for sharing FlatSix911! Btw is that grey or black? Looks like grey but can't say for sure...
     
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    Grey Arachnid Wheels :cool:
     
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    Anyone in the NYC area (preferably) looking for a set of Silver Arachnid wheels and tires?

    PM me!
     
  17. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    I'm looking to sell a set of new Black arachnids in the San Diego area. PM me if interested.
     
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    Picking up my grey Arachnid's next week, PM if interested.
     
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    Hey Steve, did you sell these?
     

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