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Has anyone ever tried demanding Left and Right handed turbine alloys?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by mgboyes, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. mgboyes

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    I realise that in practice the wheels are all identical so the turbines face the "wrong" way on one side of the car.

    But all the renders in the design studio show them as being different on the two sides of the car (and AFAIK always have), so surely someone must have argued that since that's what they were shown when they ordered, that's what they're entitled to get?
     
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    "Entitled" about sums it up... :rolleyes:
     
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    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Damn. Another "deal breaker".
     
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    To be clear, I couldn't care less myself, but I was just surprised to see that there's an obvious error in the design studio that no doubt has led to some buyers genuinely believing they'd get handed-turbines and then being upset when they didn't.

    You would think that if people had complained and pointed to the design studio renders that Tesla would have fixed them by now.
     
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    Wait, I always assumed the turbines were matched to the sides of the car. Wow, so glad I didn't spend the extra money for those. It must look really strange to have the turbines rotate the "wrong" way. That seems a little odd.
     
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    I don't care myself, but if someone did (there are lots of folks who care deeply about the wheels on their car), I don't think it would be a negative to feel that you were entitled to receive what you assumed you would based on the information available.

    That said, I think most in that category would go aftermarket anyway.
     
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    Which way is the right way?
     
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    They're this way by design. Air is pulled from left to right to improve battery cooling performance. :tongue:
     
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    #9 ArtInCT, Jul 23, 2015
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    Vossen has a directional turbine like wheel known as the CVT. There is a left and right side wheel... I shall post a picture when I find it....
    As you can see they come in a bright color and a darker color. There may be other surface treatments as well.
    These will probably be the wheels I get for summer use... possibly in 20"
    I think they might make them in 19, 20 and 22
    Not sure of availability of each size in Tesla fitment.
    The 10 spoke appearance really shows off the rotors and calipers.

    vossen3.jpg vossen7.jpg
     
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    Whenever I order food in a restaurant, it never looks like the photo on the menu :(
     

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