TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Found a sweet deal on 21" turbines, did some restoration, whatcha think?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Proxlamus, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Proxlamus

    Proxlamus Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2017
    Messages:
    65
    Location:
    Colorado
    Hey guys!

    I found some 21" turbines in craigslist with a lot of curb rash. I was able to get them for a good deal and I sanded the curb rash out, used some filler, sandblasted the wheels and used Duplicolors Gloss Black wheel enamel and gloss. I used nickel slag to blast the wheels with the tires on. Obviously I did paint the wheels with the tires still attached.

    Definitely a lot noisier on the road and highway speeds and some loss in range. But worth it!

    What do you think?
     

    Attached Files:

    • Like x 1
  2. Lifeinabox

    Lifeinabox Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2017
    Messages:
    166
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Looks amazing (wheels and car). Well done!
     
  3. mambro

    mambro Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2018
    Messages:
    50
    Location:
    McKinney, TX
    +1 Wow, great example of what a diff some wheels make to a ride! All the sweeter you did it yourself. :)
     
  4. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Software Engineer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    Looking awesome! Well done.
     
  5. Unpilot

    Unpilot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,377
    Location:
    Illinois
    They look nice but I gotta admit I prefer the original's. For some reason I never liked the darker wheels.
    Of course beauty is in the eye....
     
  6. pdxgibby

    pdxgibby Software Engineer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    Tualatin, Oregon
    How about mine?

    IMG_2591.JPG

    Sorry to hijack your thread. Like I said already, your wheels look great. Nicely done.
     
  7. Unpilot

    Unpilot Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    1,377
    Location:
    Illinois
    Yep those are very nice!
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC