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Grey 19" Cyclone Wheels?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by JakeP, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    I had an interesting conversation with Tesla Service today. I am using Rial Lugano Gunmetals for my winter wheels, and had asked if they could change the in-dash image of my car to show the 21" Grey Turbines during my annual service, to be a closer match. I got the car back today, and it showed 19" Cyclones instead of 21" Turbines. The Service rep asked me if I saw the change, and then added that it was set to display Grey Cyclones. I asked if such a thing existed, or if it was just a combination of display option settings for wheel type, size and color. He said that they are showing an actual part number for Grey Cyclones, but they have not seen any in person yet, and they are not available for online purchase.

    I don't see it in the design studio, either. I thought this was very interesting.

    I really wish they offered a perfectly symmetrical 19" Turbine, in either color. I love how the Gunmetal grey looks with my Green.

    It also makes me curious as to whether HankLloydWright really saw a 19" Turbine pop up in the Design studio and then get immediately pulled (as discussed in another thread), and if so, if they really pulled it because the aerodynamics were worse than the 21" Turbine.

    Still, Grey Cyclones might be something to consider.
     
  2. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Yes, they exist although they are rare.
    My understanding is a small number of them were made for Europe. I don't know if small number means 4 sets or 400.
    I only know of one set in the US.
     
  3. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    Thanks Zythryn, the only grey Cyclones I had ever seen were the ones painted by the owner here:

    S85 with painted Cyclones

    But the ones on my car image are unmistakeably grey, which must equate to the rare ones you have identified above:

    CarIconWithGreyCyclones.JPG
     
  4. ojee99

    ojee99 Onno

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    I have a set, delivered as winter-set. I waa told indeed these are very scarce.

    a7evusu3.jpg
     
  5. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    Very nice, Ojee99!!!
     
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    Ok I must say, if Tesla doesn't mass produce these, then Tesla is stupid. They are losing out on a countless number of people that would shell out $$$$ for these.

    Also, are you missing center caps?
     
  7. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    Should be symmetrical, IMO.
     
  8. SwedishAdvocate

    SwedishAdvocate Active Member

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    +1

    But then again, I’m not in the market anyway…
     
  9. ojee99

    ojee99 Onno

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    Actually, i don't really like them :), I preferr the original silver 19" rims... But they were not available at that time... Maybe after the winter I will sell this set.

    About the caps, they were delivered later, after I took the photo (but very sharp of you!!)
     
  10. ckessel

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    I'd swap my grey 21s for the grey 19s in a heartbeat.
     
  11. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    how many sets have you gone through by now? lol
     
  12. ckessel

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    Surprisingly, just one. Still on my originals at 17,000, but they are getting mighty thin. I have to get new ones in a few weeks.

    But, cheaper tires, better longevity, maybe rims that aren't as easy to curb. Lots of advantages in the 19s.
     
  13. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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    Yes, if they were symmetrical, they would be perfect. Until then, thank goodness for the Rial Luganos and TireRack!
     
  14. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Yeah! I'd love the Cyclones (or even the normal 19s) in the same grey as my 21s.
     
  15. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Tesla, please sell these! Don't bundle them into a winter tire-wheel set (like you did with the Aeros) that your friendly neighborhood Californian doesn't need and please price them under $3k...
     
  16. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    Come to Norway and we'll do a swap with my car :)
     
  17. ojee99

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    Come to Holland! :)
     
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    if somebody wants to swap with my aero wheels please pm me:smile: i'm located in Switzerland
     
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    MindBender Bite my shiny metal ass

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    Does it? Mounting a tire is pretty much the same whether it's summer or winter.

    modp_0904_05_o+project_dc2_integra+tire_mounting.jpg
    You affix the wheel to the machine, and the arm in the picture above pushes the tire over the rim. It never touches the face of the wheel beyond the lip or goes between the spokes. Balancing touches the center cap area (and is why center caps exist), but never needs clearance between spokes.

    I don't work at a tire shop so I'm certainly no expert, but I can see nothing in the process that would require gaps. Indeed, the Aero wheels have no gaps at all and they get winter tires mounted.
     

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