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Grey Or Silver Turbine Wheels?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Black_P85, Jun 24, 2017.

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On a Black exterior MS : Grey or Silver 21 inch Turbine

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  2. Silver

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  1. Black_P85

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    Black exterior MS
    Do you prefer the Grey or Silver 21 inch Turbine wheels? & Why?

    :)
     
  2. playoutside

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    Style and color are completely subjective. In my opinion, grey rims look better with every current exterior color except for silver metallic (which looks better with silver rims).
     
  3. T3xrr

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    Obsidian black or regular black?
     
  4. Black_P85

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    Its a 2013 so that would mean regular black right?
     
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    I prefer grey on my car too (pearl white paint). They look great even when dirty
     
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  6. Mbenz528i

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    I actually struggle with this a bit, but am inclined to agree with Playoutside. Grey on all but Silver.
     
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  7. Black_P85

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    confirming regular / solid black
     
  8. T3xrr

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    Can some one confirm which black this is...

     
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    Light colors, like silver, and white I like grey wheels.
    Dark colors, like black, blue, dark grey I prefer silver wheels.
    Red can go either way for me but I lean silver.
     
  10. Mickie

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    My vote's obvious. Some pix to help you out
     

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    Hard to distinguish between the two unless direct sunlight is hitting it, but I'd guess this's solid paint.
     
  12. Black_P85

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    BEAUTIFUL. Leaning toward grey for sure after seeing those pictures. Thanks for the input!
     
  13. T3xrr

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    Anyone have a solid confirmation on the type of black?
    I need to know because I will be buying a new model S soon.
     
  14. Mickie

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    Thanks! All but the last rear shot was taken on the fly, but it gives a decent idea. Keep in mind, you can always have wheels done in the color and finish you like for probably $500-$700 down the line (think shadow/black chrome, also looks amazing), so don't sweat the permanence of it. Albeit I couldn't fathom you wanting to refinish grey wheels in silver if you're even considering grey in the first place.
    You're in the same boat I was when I was originally considering between the two colors. I made my OA take me to the service center where they had both colors and looked at them in person and under different lights. I've always loved solid black, and I can say now without hesitation, I would do obsidian black metallic over and over again.

    It's just a great take on your classic black. And in my opinion you get the best of both worlds. It looks solid black in most lights (such as the low light of that video, obsidian would look very much solid), but when the sun hits it it just dazzles with awesome metallics and rich colors hues depending on how the light is hitting it, such as time of day and the sun's positioning.

    Again, best to go look at the two colors side-by-side. I hope I've helped.

    tl;dr—thanks black_p85--get obsidian T3xrr
     
  15. T3xrr

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    Thanks. That was super helpful. I think I'm leaning towards obsidian also. The video you saw really made me like black model S. I was thinking its obsidian in the video.
     
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    The silver all the time! The grey ones look like rims that are never cleaned and look like they are covered in dirty brake dust! Ugh!
     
  17. Mickie

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    Cool, glad to help. Also forgot to mention that you can get away with being lazy between washes as obsidian hides light filth vs solid black which is extremely unforgiving.

    Shot in the dark, but if you need a referral for that $1,000 off with free supercharging, you can use My Tesla Referral Code. Myself or any of the fine folks here would be honored if you used ours. Feel free to hit me up here or in PMs with any other questions.
     
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    Thanks. That is a kind deed. I really appreciate it.
    I do have one more quick question. Does smart air suspension allow adjustments in car height from stock upward, or lowering as well?
    In other words, is the car normally lower and it only adjust upward or is it both ways?
    I hope this makes sense.
     
  19. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    #19 ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Jun 24, 2017
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    I think the 21" silvers look really bad on the black Model S. The base silver 19s look better to me. My favorite would be 19" grey turbine wheels, but I'm thinking about powder coating my slipstreams charcoal grey.

    I prefer the solid black exterior over the obsidian. The obsidian looks like a dusty solid black car to me. I would put the savings towards a full Xpel wrap, unless I was leasing or only planning on keeping the car for a couple of years.
     
  20. Mickie

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    It's both ways. There's Standard; from there it's two settings up--High and Very High--and one setting down, Low. You can also set the car to automatically adjust to Low once you exceed a predetermined speed. I'm sure your OA explained about GPS based suspension-raising to combat steep inclines/ declines as well.

    Raising the suspension is also nice for deep snow and such, just mind that the car will start adjusting downward towards Standard once you pick up speed. I.e. you can't cruise around at 50mph in Very High.
     

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