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Finally ready to present - S75D + Wheels + Tint + Spacers

Discussion in 'Model S' started by HX_Guy, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. HX_Guy

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    Picked up this car a little over 2 weeks ago and it's been absolutely amazing. I was a bit hesitant of giving up a normal, manual transmission (the other car I was considering was a new M4) but I can seriously never go back. The car is just so buttery smooth - yes it's missing some "luxuries" other cars may have, but I feel as if the car is in it's own class and a different kind of luxury that comes from the driving experience.

    As soon as I got the car, I scheduled to have tint done (Huper Optik Drei), purchased some 21" Turbine grey wheels off eBay and wrapped them in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and added 20mm spacers all around. Absolutely look the look and love the car.

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    Tired a few different sized spacers. 20mm is definitely the right size for the front...the rear I keep going back and forth between the 20mm and the 25mm (pictures have the 20mm). From some angles, the 20mm look better and from some the 25mm look better.

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    Was surprised to see that the car has Brembo brakes, and that it has two calipers on the rear wheels? Never actually seen that before.

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  2. hingisfan

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    Smaller calipers are the parking brake I believe.

    Are those spacers as simple as just sliding them on? Where did you get them? Any downside? More risk of curb rash?

    You should get your calipers painted red, looks fantastic with grey turbine wheels.
     
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  3. HX_Guy

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    Correct, just slide on and tighten the lug nuts. I got them from this site: Wheel Adapters, Wheel Spacers, Hub Rings for your car! | Motorsport Tech

    The 15mm do not fit FYI but they wouldn't be good anyway as they aren't thick enough to get the desired look.

    I don't see any real negatives, sure there could be a chance of more curb rash but shouldn't be an issue if you are careful (we're talking less than 1" pushed out vs stock). Ive had spacers on my last two cars and never had an issue.
     
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    Looks great!
     
  5. Btr_ftw

    Btr_ftw Court Jester

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    I have spacers as well but not adapters. if you want your mind blown try lowering it :)
     
  6. LuPapa

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    How dark is the tint on those side windows?
     
  7. silver00

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    Awesome post. I just ordered the same wheels and will try the 20mm spacers on your advice.
     
  8. HX_Guy

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    You'll love it! It gives the car a completely different look in my opinion...more stout/beefier would probably be a good description.
     
  9. HX_Guy

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    Not sure actually...it's the Huper Optik "Drei" tint, not sure if it even comes in different percentages or if it's all the same for the series tint.
     
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    Where did you order the tires from?

    I just picked up 21" wheels but TireRack has the Michelin PSS's on back order and I can't find them anywhere else that has the 'acoustic tech'.
     
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    Any concerns about extra stress on the wheel bearings from the spacers?
     
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  12. HX_Guy

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    I got them locally from Discount Tire, but didn't do the Acoustic Tech as I read there are problem if you ever need a flat repaired.

    Are the Acoustic Tech that much of an improvement noise wise?
     
  13. HX_Guy

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    Never had an issue with my past cars. I'm thinking its not a big enough difference to really make an impact.
     
  14. Hugh Mannity

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    Gdamn 21's on the S are a night and day difference. You gots me thinkin o_O
     
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  15. silver00

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    If you get the chance could you share a shot looking right down the side of the car (from the back/front)? I'd love to see how the offset looks from either end. Thanks if you have the time!
     
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  16. kdday

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    How hard is it to lower a model S with standard suspension? I'm handy but I've never attempted lowering.

    I'm going to add spacers asap.
     
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    Hey I see you're also in Phoenix. Have the other spacers left over you'd be willing to sell?
     
  18. RScottyL

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    In my opinion, the 21" are a must on the car, as far as looks are concerned!
     
  19. HX_Guy

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    Sure...but first I need to decide which I want to stick with. :D Might be faster to buy some from the place I got them, they made them and shipped pretty quick (I think I ordered on Monday and received by Friday).

    Where in the Phoenix area are you? Im up in N. Peoria near Happy Valley Rd & Lake Pleasant Pkwy.
     
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    I'm in Mesa
     

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